What is the added value of the Cranfield Executive Doctorate (DBA)?
Cranfield’s Executive Doctorate (DBA) is a flagship programme and the School supports it with leading faculty contributing to both teaching and supervision. As the issues addressed by Executive Doctorate students are real organisational problems, they tend to be cross-functional, requiring inputs from a number of faculty with differing expertise. A panel structure which is normally three members of School of Management faculty is used on the Executive Doctorate rather than a single supervisor, to ensure that candidates are receiving the most relevant support. Furthermore the structured nature of the Executive Doctorate provides a clear set of milestones, which enable the candidates to evaluate their progress and ensures that they are maximising their potential. What particularly distinguishes the Executive Doctorate is Cranfield’s own well-known strength of a combination of academic rigour with a closeness to practical business issues. Perhaps less well-known is the level of individual