Entry requirements

You can apply directly for enrolment in the DBA programme if you hold or will have obtained the following:

  • an MBA, or masters qualification in a relevant area
  • if you are pursuing, or have pursued, a significant career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interests of Sheffield Business School and Zagreb School of Economics and Management
  • if you display evidence of your potential to develop work of doctoral standard

 Exceptionally, we may consider applicants without a masters degree who

  • have a good first degree in an appropriate discipline
  • have at least three years’ management or professional experience that reflects the research interests of Sheffield Business School and Zagreb School of Economics and Management
  • can demonstrate continued development/education since graduation

 Since this programme is taught in English, you have to demonstrate level C1 (CEFR) proficiency in one of the following:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall with no element under 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT test with an overall score of 100 with a minimum of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking

 You also need to talk to the course or programme leader to ensure that

  1. you meet the admissions criteria
  2. you have the potential ability to complete the course successfully within four years
  3. you can demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a capacity for critical analysis of issues, and the ability to abstract and formulate underlying principles in a systematic way
  4. your proposed area of research is appropriate to the programme

 If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications.

 

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