Doctor of Business Administration (Thesis only via Qualifi Level 8 Diploma)

DBA program (Doctor of Business Administration) has been created for managers, more broadly, for upper-level professional employees, and guides you to embark on careers as applied researchers, consultants, and senior corporate roles. The Doctor of Business Administration / DBA fast-track programme provides an excellent opportunity for applicants with the Qualifi level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification to gain a further higher university Qualification to enhance their career prospects. This program acknowledges as an equivalent to a PhD in Business Administration. DBA candidates may specialise in areas such as management science, technology management, organisational behaviour, coaching/mentoring, economics, or finance or other practical fields. DBA is a program that can show compatibility with requirements of the modern business world. At this level, students equipped with the full knowledge can cope with new theory themselves, manage a big team and teach young professionals on how to better their tasks. This method of study educates the candidates business against a background of cultural differences as manifested in the world business industry.

Upon completing the Qualifi- Level 8 Diploma, students will be transferred to Cambridge Management and Leadership School for the DBA Top Up enrolment where students will be provided supervision for the thesis.

  • Develop and practice innovative research methods.
  • Earn the highest quality of education.
  • Achieve the expertise to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Become a successful doctoral researcher and educator.
  • Prepare to make an impact in policy and practice.
  • Learn strategies to facilitate more effective and, adaptable organizations creating positive changes.
  • Become a more innovative leader in your field.

After completion of the Thesis, students will receive a Doctor of Business Administration jointly awarded by:

  • Open University of Switzerland
  • University of DąbrowaGórnicza
  • Taras National University

The Open University of Switzerland is recognised and accredited by European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS), Certified by the Swiss EduQua-the Swiss national quality label for education, European Council for Distance Learning (EUCDL) and Premier Accredited University by Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities ASIC UK.

The University of DąbrowaGórnicza’ is a state recognized University, located in DąbrowaGórniczain, Poland. University excels in the ranking of the best universities for several years.

Taras Shevchenko University is a State University. Officially recognised and located in the capital of Ukraine. KNU is ranked within top 500 Universities in the world founded in 1834.


QUALIFI, recognised by Ofqual awarding organisation has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Leadership, Hospitality & Catering, Health and Social Care, Enterprise and Management, Process Outsourcing and Public Services.They are liable for awarding organisations and thereby ensuring quality assurance in Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

The following Qualifications are allowed to get direct entry onto the Thesis Level:

  • Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (601/5362/3).

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

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Delivery Methods

School of Business London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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