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The award
DBA

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 56000

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

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 to six 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.

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 startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 56000International course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students who require a visa to study in the UK must have a visa in place prior to registering for the course. The University needs to ensure that international students meet all conditions of entry before making a formal offer.

Please note: Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa will also need to meet the UK Home Office Tier 4 (General) student visa English language requirements.

For assistance with visa applications please contact our International Office studentimmigration@cranfield.ac.uk

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5 overall and 6.5 in the writing component

TOEFL - 92 and a writing score 21

Pearson PTE Academic - 65

Cambridge English Scale - 180

Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - pass

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

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).

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

Applicants who do not already meet the English language entry requirement for their chosen Cranfield course can apply to attend one of our Presessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We offer Winter/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders.

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    "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.”

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    “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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