If you are not in the right situation, don't have the right
experience or an MBA might not be suited to your skills, there are
plenty of other options for you to think about.
If you are an experienced manager looking to do management
research, consider a DBA
What is a DBA?
The DBA is a Doctoral-level, research-based qualification
designed to enhance cross-disciplinary professional practice. It
explores the application and development of theoretical frameworks,
methods, and techniques, placing an emphasis on the application of
theory, rather than the creation and testing.
If you are an experienced manager wanting to stretch your
research abilities while still working towards something that has a
direct practical application, then the DBA could be for you. It can
boost your career and the success of your organization by
introducing innovative ideas to solve management situations.
The DBA takes a minimum of four years, so you need to be
intellectually motivated. Unlike a traditional PhD, the DBA is a
bridge between academic knowledge and professional practice, where
students uncover solutions to real management problems.
The Association of MBAs has been accrediting DBA programmes
since 2006, providing an independent mark of quality whilst helping
people understand exactly what the course has to offer.
If you don't have the experience required for an MBA or are a
recent graduate, but still want the theoretical skills of a
business degree, consider an MBM
What is an MBM?
A Masters in Business and Management (MBM) is ideal for someone
pursuing a postgraduate degree in business and management, but who
doesn't have the necessary work experience for an accredited
Although MBM degrees do not require the same level of work
experience as an MBA, they are still designed to equip students
with the kind of managerial and leadership skills that will put
them on the path towards a successful career in business
Visit the Association of MBAs website for more