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The award

How long you will study
4 - 6 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 40000 per year

How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 40000 per year

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About Executive DBA at Aston Business School, Aston University

As a senior professional, you will know that deep, dedicated thought on an issue is the path to innovation. The DBA is your chance to structure your thinking. You will discover how to turn complex ideas into action and become recognised as a thought leader in your field.

The 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.

The Executive DBA is a part time distance learning doctoral programme designed so that senior professionals can advance their learning whilst still working in their existing roles.

The Executive DBA goes beyond theory. To succeed, participants must show that they can transform practice with the knowledge they have created. Participants discover how to turn complex ideas into actions and become recognised as thought leaders in their field.

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Notes about fees for this course

If the course is completed within 4 years, it will cost £40,000. If you use the whole six years to complete the course, the fees will be approximately £44,125.

You can pay your fees in full when your course commences or you can choose to pay in termly instalments: 50% (term 1), 25% (term 2) and 25% (term 3)

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:

English Language Requirements: TOFEL: A minimum score of 101, IELTS: An overall minimum score of 6.5.

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