DBA Symposium: The DBA Journey

This year’s Symposium will examine the DBA journey from application and recruitment, to engagement throughout the programme and completion.

Embarking upon a DBA is a major, potentially life-changing, undertaking, so this event will focus on exploring the different approaches that business schools take at every stage of the journey.

A two-track event developed for DBA faculty and students from around the UK, the 2019 DBA Symposium is being run in collaboration between the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the British Academy of Management. As in previous years, this Symposium is designed to include parallel programmes for faculty involved in managing and teaching DBA programmes and for DBA students.

All participants will also benefit from the great opportunity provided by this annual event to meet with peers and discuss issues relating to the DBA programme.

For faculty involved in DBAs/Executive Doctorates: A programme for those involved in managing, teaching and assessing DBA/Executive Doctorates in business and management. The aim is to provide a forum for sharing experiences and good practice in order to build a supportive network within BAM and Chartered ABS. Speakers will include faculty with extensive experience of DBA/Executive Doctorate provision.

For DBA/Executive Doctorate Students:  A parallel programme will be run for DBA students to discuss their doctoral research in a supportive setting. One of the best ways to progress research is to present and receive feedback on research and ideas to date. DBA/Executive Doctorate students are therefore invited to submit a structured summary of their work in no more than 1,000 words by 5 April 2019. Submissions are welcome from students in all stages of their doctorates. Submission guidelines are available here.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Claire Collins, Director of the DBA Programme, Henley Business School
  • Professor Emma Parry, Director of Doctoral Programmes (Leadership and Management), Cranfield School of Management
  • Dr Martin Eley, Director DBA and Executive MBA Programmes, Birmingham City Business School, Symposium Chair
  • Dr Birinder Sandhawalia, Director DBA Programme, University of Hertfordshire
  • Dr Richard Tresidder, University Reader and DBA Programme Leader, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Who should attend:

  • DBA directors and other faculty involved in managing, teaching and assessing DBA/Executive Doctorates
  • Students on DBA/Executive Doctorates or similar programmes, who may be at any stage of their doctoral studies

DBA/Executive Doctorate students are invited to submit a structured summary of their work in no more than 1,000 words by 5 April 2019.

Submissions are welcome from students in all stages of their doctorates. Each structured submission should include:

  • Title
  • Purpose of the research
  • The practical issue to be addressed
  • A discussion of any literature read to date
  • Research questions
  • Proposed or actual methodology (depending on stage of doctorate)
  • Initial results and analysis (if appropriate)
  • The intended contributions to practice and theory

We aim to include all submissions in the workshop. Therefore, submissions will not be formally reviewed and written feedback will not be given, but they will be used to structure roundtable sessions during the symposium.

Please send your submission by email to Dr Martin Eley at Martin.Eley@bcu.ac.uk. Please head your e-mail ‘DBA Symposium – Student Submission’.

DBA staff: £180 each

DBA Students: £135 each

25% group booking discounts are available for colleagues from the same business school.

Birmingham City Business School
Birmingham City University
Curzon Building
4 Cardigan St
Birmingham
B4 7BD