Warwick Business School

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


About the Programme:

The Warwick DBA will provide you with advanced tools and research skills for strategic planning and decision making, enabling you to enhance your organisations performance through evidence-based practice. It is equivalent in stature to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, but distinct in that you pursue applied research rather than theoretical knowledge as with a traditional PhD. It is the opportunity to conduct your own research in a business area of interest; turning you into a specialist in your field.

Choosing to undertake your DBA at Warwick Business School will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Exclusivity - one-to-one access to our world-class faculty
  • Cutting edge knowledge - access to the latest relevant theories and research
  • Tailor-made study - helping you solve an issue in your organisation
  • Future-proofing - preparation for the future in an uncertain world

New academic theories and practices can take decades to reach the ‘factory floor’, but as a DBA participant you will have direct access to the latest ground-breaking ideas in academia, and learn how to apply them to the activities of your organisation with the support of an experienced and well-matched supervisor, and a board of practitioners that can provide high-level input.

Length of the Programme:

  • The minimum allowable duration of part-time degrees at the University of Warwick is four years, with a maximum allowable period of seven years.



Teaching ModePart-Time
Tuition Fees

The fee for October 2020 entry is payable in the following instalments:

  • Year 1: £27,000
  • Year 2: £27,000
  • Year 3: £11,750
  • Year 4: £11,750
  • Years 5+ : £7,500/year
Length4-7 years
Application Deadline

31st July

Application Procedure

In general:

  • Check you meet our eligibility criteria.
  • Contact the DBA team to discuss your personal requirements , or call us on +44 (0)24 765 75346.
  • Applications are submitted via our online application form. Your application will consist of a Curriculum Vitae and a one-page document expressing what you are interested in researching, and how you intend to use the academic insights offered by the programme to tackle a specific issue within your organisation.


  • An upper second class honours at Undergraduate level (or equivalent) plus a good MBA or other Masters degree
  • A minimum of 7 years senior management experience
  • If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English.