Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

​The programme is aimed at professional managers from a wide range of business and industry sectors and normally requires candidates to lead a significant strategic management project. The DBA is equivalent to that of a PhD but focus primarily upon identifying how professional practice will change as a result of the new knowledge developed and generated from the Professional Doctorate. Due to the nature of the programme and the need to show a clear and well articulated contribution to professional practice, the programmes are only offered on a Part-Time basis.

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Why do a DBA?

There are many reasons why post graduate study may be the right path for you.  Whether it is to enhance your employment prospects, to gain a deeper understanding of a subject you feel strongly about or to provide the impetus to make a change in your life, Cardiff Metropolitan University is an ideal place for this. 

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"As a busy Science Centre Chief Executive, I saw the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) qualification as a unique opportunity to tackle work-based change issues of sector-wide importance....The work I undertook during my DBA highlighted a number of emerging research areas, and has given me the interest and skills required to pursue these." 


Paul Jennings
DBA Graduate
Cardiff School of Management
Click here to view the full Employability and Graduate Profile of Paul Jennings

Contact Information

Dr Rachel Mason-Jones
DBA Pathway Lead
Cardiff School of Management, 
Llandaff Campus, 
Western Avenue, 
T: 029 2041 6447​
www: DBA and PHD programmes and themes

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