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.

Andy Wood

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.