The University of Warwick

Business Administration

The Shard
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Rank: 11 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: The Shard


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2019/09/01

Duration: 48 months

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Join like-minded senior executives to study at WBS London, our new world-class teaching facilities at The Shard, bringing our experienced academic and teaching prowess to the heart of London. You’ll have access to the latest ground-breaking theories and research, learning how to apply them to the activities of your organisation with the support of an experienced and well-matched supervisory team. Our DBA will help you to prepare for the future of business, in a constantly changing world. You’ll focus on three broad arenas of scholarship: strategy, organization, and people, as well as their intersection, learning to look at issues from different angles supported by different theories. Not only will you draw on the research of top academics, but you’ll also benefit from the experience and support of your fellow DBA participants. Your research training will include ten three-day workshops at The Shard, which integrate content, theory, design and research methods through a review of relevant literature. Workshops are themed on: behavioural design; cognition in organisations; strategic management; organisational design; international management; leadership and strategic talent management; innovation and technology management; strategic entrepreneurship; leading for change and organisational development; and strategy implementation. You will ultimately produce a portfolio of work that presents evidence for a thorough situation analysis, systematic literature review, synthesis of extant knowledge, problem description, solution design, and implementation evaluation


Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) plus a good MBA or other Master’s degree. A minimum of 7 years’ senior management experience. If you have a generalist Master’s degree, such as an MBA, or a masters in a subject other than the one you plan to research, you will need to demonstrate specialist academic knowledge e.g. through your masters dissertation or, in exceptional cases, prior experience.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+)

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

About this university

International students

Around 27% of students at the university come from outside the UK and over 100 countries are represented by international students. The International Department is available to help these students with a wide range of matters. This assistance starts from before they arrive at the university with matters such as immigration paperwork and visas. They can also help with issues such as working while studying and travelling abroad from the UK while being a student here. They host Orientation Week when students first arrive to help them adapt to their new environment and can even arrange a campus visit beforehand. Their help centre is on hand to assist with practical matters as well as finding out more about student life events through the Student Union. Student life is organised into two phases with the first year, life revolving around the campus and the Students’ Union then after this, more focus on off-campus. The Students Union is responsible for the organisation of some 260 societies and 76 sports clubs. It has two main buildings, the SUHQ including the admin offices and restaurant and the Union Building with the entertainment also operates a number of venues including a pub, club venue and teashop. There also a number of special events held during the year on a wide range of subjects including arts, economics, climate issues and international aid. Student media includes a radio station, newspaper, magazines, student cinema and a TV station.

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