University of Stirling DBA

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University of Stirling DBA

University of Stirling DBA

The Stirling DBA develops both researcher and practitioner skills for senior roles in management and related fields. Graduates will be able to work within both universities as research-active academics and industry as research-informed senior managers, consultants and business leaders. You will gain the level of research competency of a PhD combined with the in-depth and reflective knowledge of management theory and practice gained on a traditional DBA programme.

A guided, stepped transition is provided to support individuals from a variety of educational and practitioner backgrounds to successfully become doctoral level researchers and practitioners. This DBA programme will guide your development towards a reflective, self-critical professional and give you the confidence and resilience to respond to continually developing business environment and to practise in the context of new problems and circumstances.

Successful DBA students will have developed principal professional skills, techniques and practices to conduct cutting edge research and have accumulated theoretical and practical knowledge at the forefront of business and management research. After successfully completing the programme, you will be prepared to successfully manage the pressures and challenges of an increasingly dynamic business environment and to offer original and creative solutions to emerging issues.

Whilst most DBA programmes focus on only conducting applied research in a corporate setting, through our unique focus on teaching fundamental business and research skills and allowing adequate time for academic research, our graduates will generate new knowledge for the whole field. This is aided by developing a thorough understanding of management theory across core disciplines. With this higher level of understanding, you will be able to conduct pure applied research in your organisation with a greater ability, or work within academia, leaving two career paths open.