Doctor of Business Administration

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Doctor of Business Administration


3 Years

Start Date 


Programme Structure
The DBA programme runs for 3 years with 6 semesters
The first year will be dedicated
exclusively to course work.
The second year will be dedicated to
course work and research while the
third year be dedicated to research.
The DBA courses are delivered in a
blended fashion that combines the
power of face-to-face sessions with
the flexibility of online content
delivery that accommodates the
busy schedule of a typical busy
working executive.
The face-to-face classroom sessions
are scheduled on a modular basis.
For each module, the students are in
school for a period of one week in
every two months for lectures,
seminar, and other classroom
Each intensive week runs from
Monday through Saturday. There are
12 weeks in all for taught courses.

Supporting Documents


References from two

referees who know you in a

professional capacity. The

references may come from the

same organization and may

also be sent directly by the



Copies of Original O Level (if

secondary education was in

Nigeria) and University Degree

Certificates (statement of result

is acceptable)


Official transcripts are required

before admission (these should

be sent directly to us by your

former school)


Evidence of the ability to pay

(for self-sponsorship, kindly

attach your 3 months bank

statement or pay slip).


Copy of the NYSC Certificate

or Letter of Exemption (for

Nigerians only)


CV with a passport photograph of the

candidate not later than 6

months old

Entry Requirements

  • A masters degree (MBA or MSc) with at least an average of 'B' grade i.e. 60%

  • A good pre-admission research proposal.

  • Satisfactory evaluation of the candidate's intellectual capacity, professionalism, maturity, and motivation for work through an interview.

  • Eight years of professional experience (six of which must be at managerial or supervisory role).

Entry Requirements

Both degrees are terminal degrees. None is inferior to the other. What differentiates the DBA from the PhD degree is the nature of the output.  PhD is more theoretical while the DBA is more applied (output). The DBA solves a real-world practical business problem.

We are not new to running doctoral programmes at LBS. We have had the PhD for over 10 years. For the DBA programme, this is our first cohort.

Complete the online application and submit all required materials. Please feel free to learn more about the application process on our website

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