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The award
DBA

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 56000 per total

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 56000 per total

All study options

About Executive DBA at Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School Of Management's Executive DBA is the highest-level business qualification available. This DBA programme enables senior managers to conduct valuable, doctoral-level research on a part-time basis, over four years, while remaining in employment.

This unique, research-based, practice-driven DBA programme provides a route to a doctoral level qualification, using the latest research tools and techniques to develop leading-edge thinking and analytical skills.

Aimed at senior practitioners, policy-makers and consultants seeking leadership positions in their organisations and professions, the Cranfield DBA is one of the few worldwide to hold an Association of MBA (AMBA) accreditation.

Cranfield School of Management is a member of the Executive DBA Council and Professor Emma Parry, Director of Doctoral Programmes serves as its President. One of Council's main aims is to provide outstanding networking and educational opportunities for professionals who serve and participate in executive doctoral degree programs.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDBAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 56000 per totalInternational course feesGBP 56000 per total

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on our four-year Executive DBA programme, you will need:

  • An MBA or equivalent business-related degree
  • A minimum of four years managerial experience

For candidates for whom English is a second language: a satisfactory English language test (see more details below)

Please note: If you have alternative qualifications and extensive managerial experience you could be considered for our six-year programme option.

English language

Before submitting your application, you should ensure you meet the English language requirements. You will be asked to provide evidence of the below English language tests in stage two of the formal online application process.

Failure to provide evidence will delay processing of your application and may result in missing the designated test and interview dates. You are expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the English Language test you have taken.

We accept any of the following tests as evidence of your English language ability:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) - minimum overall score of 7.0 and minimum writing score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based Test - minimum total score of 100 and minimum writing score of 26. Our TOEFL Institution Code is 0822.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - minimum overall score of 68.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - minimum of Grade C.
  • Cambridge English Scale - minimum scale score of 190 in any scale scored test.
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - Pass required.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). The University reserves the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

What students think about Cranfield School of Management

    Tobias Ternes, Associate Corporate Finance, HSBC Germany, Finance and Management MSc alumnus, 2013

    Testimonial from Tobias Ternes, Associate Corporate Finance, HSBC Germany, Finance and Management MSc alumnus, 2013, student at Cranfield School of Management

    "I looked at business schools all over Europe and felt that there were only very few that offered the right resources, that had the experience and the faculty to really offer a world class education."

    Michael Osakwe, Investment Management MSc current student (2017)

    Testimonial from Michael Osakwe, Investment Management MSc current student (2017), student at Cranfield School of Management

    "From the excellent, diverse and very accessible faculty, to the superb facilities, there is a great focus on the practical application of knowledge and the emphasis on acquiring the much needed soft skills that make you a well-rounded finance professional.”

    Chang Song, Accelerated Management Scheme at Bakkavor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc alumna, 2016

    Testimonial from Chang Song, Accelerated Management Scheme at Bakkavor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc alumna, 2016, student at Cranfield School of Management

    “The content of the MSc programme itself is incredibly practical. We have some of the best professors and doctors in the field, and the international presence of the students on the course is also brilliant for learning different cultures around the world.”

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