Welcome to Cranfield’s School of Management Executive DBA Programme

Cranfield School Of Management’s Executive DBA is the highest-level business qualification available. The programme enables senior managers to conduct valuable, doctoral-level research on a part-time basis, over four to six years, while remaining in employment.

This unique, research-based, practice-driven programme provides a route to a doctoral level qualification, using the latest research tools and techniques to develop leading-edge thinking and analytical skills.

Aimed at senior practitioners, policy-makers and consultants seeking leadership positions in their organisations and professions, the Cranfield DBA is one of the few worldwide to hold Association of MBA (AMBA) accreditation.

Participants are a carefully-selected, highly diverse group of professionals, drawn from a wide range of nationalities, industries, cultures and backgrounds. The group comes together for taught modules held at Cranfield, and stay connected throughout the programme and beyond.

Class Profile 2016/17:

Male 70% - Female 30%
Average Age:
44 years
Number of Nationalities: 7
Class Size: 10

The cohort enjoys excellent study facilities, Cranfield’s international research perspective and its extensive alumni networks. As the research is likely to be thematic, rather than discipline-based, participants are supported throughout by a panel of faculty members to maximise the value of the programme.

Gabriela Alvarez

The qualification is well recognised and opens doors. But, most importantly, developing a solid knowledge base and establishing new linkages has presented great new opportunities for research, consulting and teaching collaborations.

Dr Gabriela Alvarez, Director, Latitude Research and Consulting.