The DBA and PhD are both doctoral level research degrees and both entitle the holder to use the title ‘Dr’; however, they are designed for different purposes.
A PhD is an academic research degree where the focus is a contribution to scholastic knowledge. A PhD has traditionally been the de facto qualification for those wishing to move into academia and become a professional researcher.
A DBA is a professional research degree where the focus is a contribution to the profession or practice overall. The DBA is designed to support professionals who wish to develop the skills needed to deliver unique solutions, based on an accurate, un-biased analysis of the situation.
EBU benchmarks: See: Germany’s framework for the Traditional Individual PhD and The European Commission guidance for Higher education institutions in the award of credits for non-formal and informal learning in higher education qualifications : See (Council Recommendation 2012/C 398/01).
The programme will be of particular benefit to experienced senior executives, consultants, management educators and business school academics which chose to study on a part-time basis at a self-selected pace. It will enhance one’s professional capability and credibility, develop networks, and provide a firm foundation for further career development or a major career move.
Designed to help students use research methods to define, implement and evaluate potential solutions for very real business issues.
Attracting high-calibre students from across the globe, the DBA builds on the learning gathered in our MBA and MSc courses to create a research-based programme of original thought and novel ideas. Studied by distance learning, students will have the full support of a dedicated EBU supervisor.