University of Northampton BDA

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University of Northampton BDA

University of Northampton BDA

  • The University of Northampton Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is specifically designed for experienced leaders in the private, public and third sectors.
  • The DBA enables candidates to make a contribution to knowledge through the novel application of theory with the result being an enhanced capacity in thought leadership for organisational change, and greater preparedness for senior roles.


University of Northampton Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford, said: “This rating by the Government is confirmation that the University of Northampton is one of the finest teaching institutions in the UK, offering our students an experience that many promise but few can deliver. Our staff and the students who have studied with us – both in the UK and overseas – can take pride today in this outstanding achievement. We may be one of the youngest universities in the UK – but are officially one of the best.

  • Make an original contribution to the advancement of professional knowledge and practice in an area of professional activity through the identification, development and execution of original research based in a management and business environment.
  • Engage in advanced research within an inter-disciplinary and multiprofessional learning environment in a flexible and blended way.
  • Develop independent critical judgement related to a specialist area of management and business.
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the background literature and of research methods appropriate to professional practice in a specific area of management and business.

Entry Requirements

  • hold a Masters degree in a business-related subject, completed within the last ten years
  • have a minimum of five years’ work experience, at least some of which should be at a senior level
  • be employed in a leadership/management role capable of supporting the achievement of the programme learning outcomes