Business Administration (DBA)Preston Campus
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Rank: 102 (UKEAS)
Location: Preston Campus
Study mode distance learning (with some attendance)
Start Date: 2022/01/01
Duration: 48 months
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(Business and management studies)
The University of Central Lancashire evaluation:
13.3 : 1
Business and management studies evaluation:
University of Central Lancashire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The DBA is specifically designed for experienced practitioners in business, industry and the professions, who are seeking to engage in a part-time research-orientated programme of postgraduate study leading to the award of a professional doctorate. The DBA is regarded as being the same status as the more commonly known PhD and permits you to use the title of ‘Dr.' upon satisfactory completion.
To be considered for admission to the DBA Programme you should meet the following criteria: ;Hold an approved Masters degree in business, management or in a subject that is relevant to the proposed research programme to be undertaken or hold an equivalent and relevant professional qualification; Have a significant level of relevant business, management or professional experience at a level appropriate to the proposed research programme; Demonstrate the potential to conduct research and write a thesis at doctoral level in a field which matches the areas of supervisory expertise available within the Business School; Demonstrate a high order of oral communications skills; Demonstrate a high level of motivation and a clear personal and professional rationale for undertaking the DBA programme; Provide two appropriate and satisfactory professional/academic references. For candidates whose first language is not English, they should provide evidence that either they possess an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by the University) or evidence that their Masters degree was conducted entirely in English such as a sample assignment or chapter from the dissertation.
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Central Lancashire.
About this university
There are an average of 2,000 international students attending the university from over 100 countries, often due to the range of international partnerships in place. There is a dedicated International Office that are available to help with matters such as the application process, visas and immigration advice and even help with coming to live in the city. There are a number of special international events held during the year to help students feel at home and learn about the larger community as well as with ties to their own cultures. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as offer advice and representation for its members. It operates a two floor bar that has a number of well known music acts having performed there as well as another bar next door that is open every day during term time. There are some 35 different sports clubs on offer for students with many using the sports centre on campus. They take part in the BUCS leagues and also use the UCLan Sports Arena two miles from campus. There are also motor racing societies that run a team called UCLAN Racing. Student run media includes a newspaper called Pluto and there are numerous societies such as arts, interest and culture and faith based.