What is the difference between an MBA and an Executive Doctorate (DBA)?
This is the difference between a Master’s-level qualification and a Doctoral-level qualification. At Master’s level the knowledge needed is already established; the examiners are assessing a students ability to absorb this knowledge. For example on an MBA course the knowledge needed to be covered in finance, marketing and HR is already well-defined, and the students work can be compared in terms of their ability to understand and apply this existing knowledge. In the case of a Doctorate the student must demonstrate that he or she has created new knowledge. We do not teach management subjects on the Executive Doctorate as our students already hold an MBA (or equivalent) and also have a significant level of managerial experience so they already know a great deal about management.