University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

DBA in Higher Education Management

Fast Facts

Designed for:

Mid to senior level managers working in higher education or leaders from governmental ministries and other organisations with a higher education brief


Part time programme: minimum three years, maximum eight years

Start date:

5 November 2018
The deadline for applications for Autumn 2018 entry is 25 September 2018

Admissions requirements:

You should be a graduate of an approved university or hold a graduate-equivalent professional qualification and a post- or advanced graduate qualification (normally a Masters level degree). You will have held a mid to senior position of responsibility in the field of higher education (institution or agency). You will also be required to supply the names of two referees, one of which should be academic if you have studied in the last five years.

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Fees for 2018-2019:

(for a typical six year completion)

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Admissions enquiries

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The higher education environment of the 21st century is changing dramatically and requires managers who can respond creatively to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

The Bath Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management was developed in response to such developments and is the first programme of its kind offered world-wide.

Why study the DBA in Higher Education Management?

The DBA (HEM) is distinctive in that it is based in a leading School of Management and combines research excellence with professional practice. The interdisciplinary nature of the research carried out puts Bath at the forefront of this exciting field.

An international and diverse cohort

The course is also distinctive in offering a programme which is truly international. We have students from all over the world including Africa, Canada, the West Indies, Australasia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the United Arab Emirates. All our students gain significantly by being exposed to such diversity. Students enrolled on the DBA (HEM) hold mid to senior positions within the higher education sector and represent a significant body of leading experts in this field. Taken together, our students represent the largest international group of leading research managers in the higher education field. They will go on to produce some of the most significant, influential and cutting-edge research in this area.