Edinburgh Business School is the School of Business of Heriot-Watt University.

Edinburgh Business School has been helping working professionals become business leaders for over 25 years, offering high quality and accessible postgraduate programmes in business. Our popular online MBA, Masters, DBA and PhD programmes have accelerated the careers of over 20,000 graduates. Our students have seen increased salaries, gained promotions within their companies and many have started their own business.

Be among the very best practitioners of research-based business solutions in the world.

“The Edinburgh Business School doctoral programme unites first-class academics, rigorous training in research methods with a global practitioner community. It offers a unique opportunity for flexible distance learning DBA and PhD study with the option of on-campus support in Edinburgh, Dubai, Germany and other international bases.”

Professor Abigail Marks, Director of Research and Doctoral programmes

Meet Dr. Jeanette Vinke, DBA

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Programme structure

Designed to help students use research methods to define, implement and evaluate potential solutions for very real business issues, the DBA and PhD programme consists of two stages: the course stage and the research stage.

The course stage will give you the knowledge and expertise you need to develop the topic of your thesis and understanding of the research process. The research stage consists of two phases, the mentored phase and the supervised phase; on completion of these, you will submit your final thesis for examination, which takes place in the form of an oral defence.

Ready to apply?

To begin your doctoral programme you must have at least five years’ managerial experience and be fluent in English. You must also submit for review:

  • an application form
  • two references
  • an official transcript of your Master’s degree.

Apply now.

Want to find out more?

Enquire direct about this programme.

Or, talk to an advisor on +44 (0)131 451 3090

Email: dbaenquiries@ebs.hw.ac.uk

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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Last updated January 9, 2019
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Doctorate of Business Administration