Liverpool John Moores University

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)


Equivalent to a PhD, the Liverpool Business School DBA is ideal for senior executives and managers who would like a doctoral level qualification whilst remaining in their chosen professional career.

The DBA at Liverpool Business School is unique in its design and structure and the level of support it provides to the candidates and has been running successfully for 10 years.

You will attend a total of four residential week-long workshops and have access to a range of support throughout your studies, enabling you to fit this qualification around your work and life commitments.

Focus on situational issues from your own workplace and enhance not only your ability to develop new knowledge, but also the ability to apply that knowledge to a professional context.
You will contribute to commercial and academic knowledge and, on graduation, will possess a specialist range of problem solving and decision making strategies that will take you to the next level of success.

This DBA will introduce you to a cohort of carefully-selected, highly diverse professionals, drawn from a wide range of nationalities, industries, cultures and backgrounds.

Programme outline:

Year 1

Two residential workshops (taught elements) each 5 days long will take place in Liverpool. These workshops focus on the planning process of the research, on refining the topic and basic research methods.

Year 2 and 3

One 5-day residential workshops, will take place in Liverpool. These workshops focus on the execution of the research, i.e. data collection and analysis, but also on a dissemination and impact strategy, as well as academic writing and viva preparation.

Year 4

After year 3 no further residential workshops take place; this is a time for independent study, writing up your thesis, and examination.


Teaching ModePart-Time
Tuition Fees
  • Home (part-time, per year): £11,600
  • International (part-time, per year): £13,100
  • Write up fee (years 4-7): £4000
BeginJanuary 2021
Length4 years
Application Deadline

30th November 2020