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The Durham DBA

The Durham DBA benefits from a long heritage as one of the first executive DBA programmes in the UK. Its impressive alumni include senior figures from the UK government ministries as well as distinguished organisational and political figures internationally. A number have also become successful authors and others have embarked on a second career in academia. The distinguishing feature of the Durham DBA is its strong organisational focus. The programme seeks to encourage DBA students to use organisation theory in interdisciplinary ways to think critically and analytically about as well as influence organisations and management, work practices, processes and institutions.

As a research degree, the Durham DBA offers skills and capabilities to discriminate between managerial “wisdom” and the results of rigorous, and relevant research and educates our students to engage in the second of these both through the research philosophy and ethics, and the research methodology workshops.

The Business School

Durham University Business School is a Faculty of Durham University and has three Departments which are Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing.

Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being.

University student
The DBA has been a really neat fit between my personal wish to pursue research and my professional wish to ensure the results are cycled rapidly back into my place of work at the Cabinet Office. I chose Durham because of the reputation of the School, the international and diverse student body and the standing and reputation of the supervisor I wanted for my thesis.

Dr Robert MacFarlane
Assistant Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

Explore More

Find out more about studying for a DBA with Durham Business School.

How to Apply

You'll have a relevant Masters degree or equivalent and at least five years of management experience.
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What Our Students Say

Find out more about the rewards of studying with us, to become a future business leader in your field of expertise.
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Meet the Faculty

Our work spans all aspects of business activity including operations and innovation management, leadership and marketing and international business.
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Fees and Funding

Find out more about programme fees and the availability of additional funding opportunities.
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Our Research

Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole.
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