Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The Middlesex DBA is designed to raise the level of professional capabilities of practising senior managers and executives. It does this by developing the practitioner's skills of reflective practice, by enhancing their knowledge of leading'edge areas of business, and by providing the opportunity to develop their capabilities in practice'based research by means of a major research project. During the first two phases of the course, this is achieved through online study resources, online discussions, and the support of a personal academic advisor. During the third phase of the programme of study, participants undertake a major research project that focuses on the work they are undertaking in their organisation as senior professionals, typically in change leadership roles. The course is designed for busy senior managers and executives who want to gain new insights and perspectives into leadership and management based on critical exploration of their own evolving professional practice. It is particularly appropriate for those wishing to improve their capability to lead and manage change in an established or new organisation without having to seek time off for formal study. A key role is played in their capability enhancement by the capstone research project, which enables practitioners to improve their professional practice by undertaking rigorous research into that practice.

Course Modules

Phase 1: Review of professional capability (30 credits); Phase 2: Accreditation of advanced learning (optional, up to 120 credits); planning an advanced practitioner research programme (compulsory, 60 credits); Phase 3: Project (240'360 credits)

Course Additional Entry

Normally a Masters degree or above, or an overseas equivalent qualification. You should also have a minimum of 5 years managerial or professional experience in a full'time senior position. Managerial experience means managerial responsibility for people, and/or functions, and/or technical expertise, and would normally, typically involve experience of change leadership.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 - 5 years
Part Time