University of Bradford School of Management West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

DBA Programs

Address:Bradford University School of Management
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BD9 4JL West Yorkshire
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University of Bradford School of Management

Studying at the University of Bradford School of Management

The University of Bradford School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in the UK, with over 50 years of academic excellence in business education and research success. We are also part of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the “triple-crown” of accreditations.

We are proud to have created an environment that enables current and future business leaders to flourish and to make a difference in the world. Our range of courses, from undergraduate through to the Executive DBA, is designed with our industry partners to respond to the rapidly evolving business landscape. Our research is distinctive, relevant, and is helping to shape the world we live in.

By choosing to study at our School of Management, you’ll become part of our community of international academic and research partners, local and national employers, and alumni of more than 140,000 graduates in over 175 countries.

The Location

The School of Management is located within the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences, at the University of Bradford’s City Campus. Our campus is compact, self-contained, and just a 10-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride from the centre of Bradford.

The city of Bradford is located right at the heart of the UK. It offers excellent road and rail links and an international airport. We’re a short trip away from the cities of Leeds and Manchester, as well as some amazing outdoor spaces, picturesque villages, and tourist destinations.

Financial aid

The University offers the Alumni Discount Scheme to all past University of Bradford graduates, regardless of when you graduated. The Scheme awards a discount off the cost of your postgraduate tuition fees.

We also invest over £4m every year in scholarships, to support students from all backgrounds.

DBA students may also be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral loan from the Government.

Find out more about the financial support available to students at the University of Bradford.


Our School of Management is honoured to be named Business School of the Year in the THE Awards 2021. The award was based on our commitment to driving economic and social regeneration, extra-curricular support to our students, reskilling our alumni, and helping local business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also received Educate North Business School of the Year 2020 in recognition of our outstanding performance in the areas of financial performance, teaching, research, student experience, innovation, and economic impact.

Our DBA programme is one of a selected group in the world and in the UK to be listed by CEO Magazine based on accreditation, quality of faculty, geography and international standing.


The University of Bradford School of Management is proud to be part of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold the “triple-crown” of accreditations:

  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • AACSB (Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

We also hold accreditations and endorsements from professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, including the Business Graduates Association, the Small Business Charter, and the NHS Leadership Academy. Find out more about our accreditations.

Why to study here

The University of Bradford Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of management education, providing an unprecedented direct route to the status of global expert in a particular field.

As a DBA student at Bradford, you’ll make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in your area of expertise while studying part-time and remaining at work. You’ll open a new realm of personal development and career opportunities, including teaching at international business schools, high-level consultancy and board-level roles.

You’ll learn as part of an elite group of around 25 international managers who you’ll meet, network and share ideas with.

As a student at our School of Management, you’ll have access to additional learning support including the AWS Academy – a global programme which allows students to become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies.

Our Career Booster programme is also designed to equip you with additional skills and certification, including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), Sage, and SAS.