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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.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure


"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

Contact Information

Dr Rachel Mason-Jones
DBA Pathway Lead
Cardiff School of Management,
Llandaff Campus,
Western Avenue,
e: rkmason-jones@cardiffmet.ac.uk​​
T: 029 2041 6447​
www: DBA and PHD programmes and themes

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