The DBA and PhD are both doctoral research degrees, but are designed for different purposes.
The PhD is suitable for those who wish to move into academia and become professional researchers.
A DBA on the other hand is a professional degree, designed to support you and give you the skills you need to deliver unique solutions in your sector or organisation, based on accurate and unbiased analysis of situations therein.
The DBA is an executive qualification
This DBA is an exectutive postgraduate qualification led by academics at the Edinburgh Business School. This programme of study is suitable for those with a number of years of work experience who wish to explore advanced principles of business administration.
The Edinburgh Business School has designed the DBA to fit around your working life. You can study full-time or part-time and either on-campus in Edinburgh or remotely online.
The average time needed to complete the DBA and PhD programme is five years. There is no fixed start date, so you can begin at any time.