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The Doctor of Business Administration, or DBA, is a professional degree and research doctorate that attracts leading business professionals and has the same status and standing as a PhD in business administration.

A DBA degree programme is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of business administration and to contribute to both theory and professional practice in relation to business and management.

A Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) graduate has the title of ‘Doctor’.

Study for your DBA online

Many working professionals decide to study online for a doctorate in business administration so that they can continue to work while they study.

The flexibility of the online format allows you to fit a doctoral study into your current lifestyle, and still manage your career, family and any other commitments, without having to relocate or take time out from your work. Another advantage of studying online for your DBA is that you can often put what you learn into practice in the workplace immediately.

“The DBA programme has undoubtedly made me a reflective practitioner and more decisive in the way I approach organisational situations. It has brought me to appreciate new concepts such as leaderful practice, where any member of the organisation can serve as a leader,” said Preetee Gopee, a DBA student and senior marketing strategy professional in Toronto, Canada.

Why choose the University of Liverpool Online Doctorate in Business Administration?

The University of Liverpool offers an online doctorate in business administration with an excellent reputation – providing ambitious professionals with an opportunity to earn a DBA degree from a world-class university and Russell Group institution with an AACSB-accredited management school.

One of the unique benefits of the University’s online degree programmes is the highly collaborative online classroom. Students who study on the online DBA programme will actively collaborate with other high-level, international professionals and will be able to build a network on a global scale – the University of Liverpool has over 10,000 online students from over 160 countries.

Other benefits of the doctor of business administration (DBA) programme online are:

  • Innovative Critical Action learning and Action Research methods that encourage the development of doctoral-level thinking and research skills.
  • Practice-based learning with in-depth academic insights.
  • An international, up-to-date curriculum covering contemporary management topics
  • A unique opportunity to develop leadership and critical thinking skills through disciplined self-reflection
  • A Doctoral Development Plan that encourages you to reflect on both your research and your development as a doctoral practitioner
  • The opportunity to take up two optional residencies on campus in Liverpool

Many DBA students say how beneficial they find it to visit the Liverpool campus during their studies.

“While the residency isn’t a requirement, I can’t say enough good things about this option and strongly encourage DBA students to participate if their schedule allows. After studying online for two years, it was incredible to meet my classmates in-person during a two-part residency programme.

Aside from building lifelong friendships, the opportunity to study at the University of Liverpool and interact with the faculty was extraordinarily valuable,” said Dr Crockett.

Are you a business professional interested in becoming a high-performing business leader? Find out more about the online doctor of business administration (DBA) programme with the University of Liverpool.

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