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The online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme from the University of Liverpool is a professional doctorate for senior professionals looking to advance their careers by enhancing their leadership capabilities and experiencing first-hand the power of an innovative, research-backed approach to today’s workplace challenges.
Equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, this programme encourages the development of doctoral-level thinking and research skills across key contemporary management areas through its distinctive Critical Action Learning and Action Research approach. Students can access the programme 100% online or can choose to engage face-to-face with each other and with Management School faculty during optional residencies on campus in Liverpool.
Students of the DBA programme develop a deep understanding of the challenges and risks faced by businesses in the 21st century, and the ability to continuously apply this knowledge in practical contexts. Graduates can expect to emerge with enhanced critical thinking and decision-making skills, making them strong leaders ready to reach the highest levels of professional excellence. Underpinning this personal development is a Doctoral Development Plan that encourages students to reflect on both their workplace research and their development as doctoral practitioners.
The University of Liverpool is one of the few universities offering an online DBA programme that uses Critical Action Learning and Action Research, making the programme highly relevant to your career. This is an opportunity to become adept at finding better solutions for contemporary business situations – a vital asset for any business leader.
Action Learning, where individuals work cooperatively to improve their practice by tackling real issues and reflecting on their actions, is widely used by high-achieving organisations to find solutions to difficult problems. Action Research is a well-established approach to strengthening evidence-based change and improvement for pressing, complex organisational issues.
The online DBA is offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, one of an elite group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide with sought-after AACSB Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide and is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities, which includes the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.*
The University of Liverpool also offers an online Doctor of Education – Higher Education (EdD) – equal in status to a PhD but with a professional rather than an academic focus.
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* The University of Liverpool is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables: Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2017-2018 – 177th; QS World University Rankings® 2017-18 – 173rd; Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150.
** Results gathered by the University of Liverpool Online in 2017 from 129 active online Doctorate of Business Administration students (21% of those contacted) who responded to our survey.