Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

Doctorate of Business Administration

Study your DBA flexibly in the Caribbean

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Best priced UK online DBA

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100% Flexible. 100% Online. 100% Relevant.

100% online DBA, MBA, MBM, BABE (Top-up), BA (Top-up), BSc (Top-up), and MSc Specialist programs in the USA, Caribbean, and Latin America.

  • The Privy Council approves Edinburgh Napier University to award degrees.
  • Degrees granted by the university are identical to on-campus degrees.
  • Academic support is provided directly by Edinburgh Napier University.
  • SEI, the exclusive regional representative, handles enrolment and non-academic support.

Join ENU’s 37th intake in the Caribbean and be part of a community of over 5,000 students.

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Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) holds the prestigious No. 1 ranking in the UK for value-added education (The Guardian). It has also been awarded the highest possible rating of 5 stars for Teaching, Employability, and Internationalisation by the QS World University Rankings 2024. Since 2012, Southpoint Education International has been the exclusive regional recruitment representative of the university. All degrees are exclusively awarded by Edinburgh Napier University.

The University offers industry-informed courses that expertly balance theory and practice, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for success in today’s competitive global job market. ENU has a renowned international reputation for the employability of its graduates.

Further enhancing its prestige, the Edinburgh Napier University Business School has achieved AACSB accreditation, placing it among the top 5% of Business Schools worldwide.

Structure of Programme

The Programme is divided into two stages. Stage 1 incorporates the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, which is compulsory for DBA students at Edinburgh Napier, lasts one year and is based on learning and research in the modular structure with specified assessments. Each module will involve an assessment and successful competition will be confirmed by an Examination Board. There are 3 compulsory modules and in addition students choose one of two optional module. The compulsory modules are:

  • Research Philosophy
  • Research Design
  • Writing and Presenting Research


In addition, students choose one option module:

  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Statistical Research Methods

Students must pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods before progressing to Stage 2 of the DBA. Stage 2 continues for the rest of your time as a DBA student, after completing the PGCert in Research Methods, up to a maximum of four years after you started the PGCert stage. During the second stage, you will complete your research and develop your DBA thesis of 40,000 words. The thesis will be examined in line with University regulations for doctoral examination and will include a viva voce examination.

Course Information

The Edinburgh Napier University Doctorate in Business Administration is offered in the region annually each October and a professional doctorate programme designed to develop applied research for managers in business, public services and non-profit organisations. The programme is aimed at senior managers and leaders currently employed in an organisation that is committed to the continuing development of its employees.

The DBA blends theoretical learning with practical experience based on a business context to create a reflective practitioner.

Rather than working towards a single output, the DBA is assessed by combining continuous evaluation with a major research project focusing on the participant’s workplace.

The DBA programme can be completed in a minimum of 3 years or a maximum of 4 years.

This programme is offered 100% online with live online workshops which are held periodically.

Throughout your DBA programme you will be 100% supported and delivered directly by Edinburgh Napier University Professors.

ENU’s DBA allows you to:

Undertake research, critical investigation and evaluation of an approved topic in their professional area.
Undertake rigorous research in the field of business and management and develop their ability to appraise critically their own insight and impact as a manager.

Make meaningful links from the research findings in the thesis/portfolio to the profession.
Clearly communicate their work and disseminate ideas to fellow professionals in order to develop practice and enhance the professional generally.
The DBA programme is equivalent to the PhD in terms of application, originality of work and contribution to business knowledge. Successful completion of the DBA provides delegates with the opportunity to apply and develop the very latest business and management theories to their own working environment.

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