Aston University

Executive Doctor of Business Administration (Online)

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Rank: 43 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode distance learning

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/07/01

Duration: 48 months

Intl fees: £39000

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Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

The AMBA-accredited Aston Executive DBA offers you a distinctive opportunity to work with world-leading academics to advance research to continually progress thought on how to develop effective organisations.Participants discover how to turn complex ideas into actions and become recognised as thought leaders in their field.


Entry requirements

For direct enrolment onto the Executive DBA you must have: an MBA, MSc or an MA degree in business or management (or an equivalent professional qualification); a minimum of five years experience in a senior role. For those whose first language is not English: either evidence that the masters degree was taught mainly or entirely in English or a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score (see below) or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by Aston University. Additionally, you should demonstrate appropriate links to the practice that your proposed research refers to. Please direct any queries on eligibility to the Executive DBA Course Administrator: [email protected]

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IELTS: 6.5 (1 band 5.5 as mini, others 6.0)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Aston University, Business and management studies .

About this university

International students

Students travel from some 130 countries around the world to study at the university. This means there is plenty of help and assistance on hand for those travelling from outside the UK. There is free advice and assistance with a range of immigration and visas issues as well as help for those with changing circumstances and those wishing to bring their family with them. There are also preparatory programs in place covering English language to assist those for whom it isn’t a first language. There is also assistance on hand with student accommodation and other matters relating to integrating with their new community as well as meeting up with others from their own cultural background. Aston Students’ Union is the representative of the students while they are attending the university. They provide a range of clubs and societies as well as Welfare Services and are partially funded by a number of commercial services. The Union Building covers some five floors and is at the heart of the main campus. These include a Union Shop offering snacks, stationary and other essentials as well as the B4 BAR, a great place for a drink as well as hosting numerous events during the year. There is also The Loft, a social study space on the 2nd floor of the building with an IT suite with Presentations. Clubs and societies come under the sub-heading of the Student Activities office, a small team who organise the 34 sports clubs and over 100 societies that students can get involved with during their time at Aston. There is also an Advice and Representation Centre (ARC) available to help students on a wide range of subject from academic matters to housing issues and even health and wellbeing topics.

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