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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Fee Waiver Bursary

University of Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire Business School

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Hatfield
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 15th November 2022
Closes: 15th January 2023

About the Awards

Applications are invited for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) fee waiver bursary in the Hertfordshire Business School at the University of Hertfordshire. The bursary is offered on a part-time basis and provides a full tuition fee waiver for five years and additional research funding to support fieldwork costs and appropriate conference attendance. The DBA offers the opportunity for those with an enthusiasm for learning to gain a professional doctorate, the highest level of professional qualification available in business and management. Drawing on the work of international experts in our Business School, researchers on the programme learn about the latest management techniques and research methods, and the skills and knowledge gained help improve the effectiveness of the organisation and enhance individual careers and professional development.

The successful applicant will be part of a stimulating research community which will fully support them on their path towards academic excellence, reflecting the enhanced position of the School in the recent Research Excellence Framework in Business and Management.  Ranked 1st globally for overall research student satisfaction for Business and Economics research degree programmes (2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey), the University of Hertfordshire is also ranked 10th globally for postgraduate research student satisfaction (2021 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey).  Our ambition is to nurture and develop the next generation of Business and Management researchers alongside our ambitious and dynamic colleagues.

About the Project

Applications are welcome on any research topic and specialism in the following disciplinary areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business analytics and technology
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Management (especially small firms and entrepreneurship)
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning
  • Project Management
  • Operations research
  • Tourism and event

Applicants may find it helpful to look at the nature of current research in the Business School as represented at https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/schools-of-study/business/research.

Applicant requirements

Applicants should hold at least an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree in a relevant field will be advantageous. The DBA programme of study can only be undertaken on a part-time basis and candidates are required to be currently working in a senior business / management role and to undertake their research in an area of their own professional practice.

This DBA bursary is open only to UK nationals and permanent residents (i.e. indefinite leave to remain).

How to apply

Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

  • A completed application form, available for download at: https://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/31105/uh-application-form.pdf.
  • A research proposal of up to 2,000 words
  • Two work-related references that confirm your suitability to undertake doctoral level research in the topic area
  • Copies of qualification certificates and transcripts
  • Certification of English language competence (minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

Please send completed applications to the Doctoral College at doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk, using the following format in the email subject line: “Business School_DBA bursaries_YOUR NAME”.

For enquiries regarding research degrees at the University of Hertfordshire, please email Ms Anna Hammerin (doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk). Ms Hammerin can also answer general queries on the application process.

For enquiries concerning this bursary and the Business School please contact the DBA programme Director, Dr Birinder S Sandhawalia (b.s.sandhawalia@herts.ac.uk ).  

Key dates

Closing date for applications: 15th January 2023.

Interview dates: week beginning 6th February 2023.

Start date: To be agreed.

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