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Cranfield Executive Doctorate

Cranfield School of Management
Length: 4 years
Study pace: Part time
Education level: Doctorate / PhD
Location: Bedfordshire
Language: English

Program description

Get your doctorate in business administration

Executive DoctorateThe Cranfield Executive Doctorate is a unique, research-based and issue-driven program and it launches an accelerated path to an executive doctorate.

The program has been rated as world leading and is one of a total of five programs holding ESRC accreditation in the UK. 

The part-time executive doctorate provides a state-of-the-art platform for developing managing abilities beyond those achievable through managerial experience alone and it focuses on the growth in following key areas:

  • Conceptualizing Skills
  • Research Method Skills
  • The ability to apply concepts to practice
  • The ability to reflect and learn from the whole process
  • Personal Development

Professionals with alternative qualifications and extensive managerial experience who wish to acquire the highest level management qualification whilst remaining in business.

The Cranfield Executive Doctorate provides the students with an opportunity to look upon critical business issues, such as re-structuring an organisation or developing new sets of organisational capabilities, with new insight and understanding. 

Admission requirements

Applications are evaluated by Cranfield's university registry before being passed on to the school for consideration, admission requirements for the Executive Doctorate are:

  • Clear understanding of the basic business principles together with extensive practical experience 
  • An MBA or equivalent business-related degree with a minimum of four years managerial experience 
  • Evidence of English language ability may be required

Overseas students who require a visa to study (all students from outside the UK and the EU) must have a visa in place prior to registering for the course. 

Degree & diploma

Executive Business Doctorate

Tuition & fees

The fees for the Cranfield Executive Doctorate are:

UK/EU student

  • DBA Part-time - £56,000 (4 years) 
  • DBA Part-time - £69,200 (6 years) 

Overseas student

  • DBA Part-time - £56,000 (4 years) 
  • DBA Part-time - £69,200 (6 years) 

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Cranfield School of Management


The Cranfield School of Management was founded in 1969 and its faculty is amongst the largest and most diverse of any business school in Europe.  The school is committed to inspiring the next generation’s leaders by creating new ways of...

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Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield University
MK43 0AL Bedford
United Kingdom

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