DBA Symposium

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is pleased to present the DBA Symposium, to be held at:

Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University
Redmonds Building, Rooms 518/519/523
Brownlow Hill, 
Liverpool, L3 5UG


The DBA Symposium will be held on 21 May 2015 for directors and managers who are currently running or interested in launching a DBA programme at their business school.

It has been designed to foster the links between DBA directors and managers across the countryand provide attendees with the opportunity to:  

  • Engage in debates on successful doctoral programme provision
  • Network with fellow DBA directors, managers and students
  • Discuss the visibility of DBA programmes in the UK
  • Deliberate on funding opportunities and challenges 
  • Provide strategies for promoting research impact

Speakers for the Symposium will include Dr Yusra Mouzughi, Programme Leader for Doctoral Programmes at Liverpool Business School; Prof Richard Thorpe, Pro-Dean for Research at Leeds University Business School; and Dr Julie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive of the Chartered  Association of Business Schools.

The DBA Symposium Dinner will be held the night before at 7:30pm following the DBA Students’ Symposium



DBA Symposium Dinner, 20th May at 7:30pm

Programme 21st May:

9:30 am Registration
10am Welcome
Dr Julie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive, Chartered ABS
Chair’s Introduction
Dr Yusra Mouzughi, Chair of the Chartered ABS DBA Steering Group and Programme Leader for Doctoral Programmes (PhD & DBA), Liverpool Business School
10:15am DBA – The Liverpool Business School Story I
Prof. Robin Leatherbarrow, PVC for Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer, Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Yusra Mouzughi, Programme Leader for Doctoral Programmes (PhD & DBA)
10.45am DBA – The Liverpool Business School Story II
Two alumni and a current student: Dr Dieter Fraueff, Dr Marion Kaherns, Roger Mendonca
11:15am Refreshments
11:45am Workshop – Capturing Impact in the DBA
Dr Emma Parry, DBA Director, Cranfield School of Management
12:30pm The Chartered ABS DBA Guidelines – A Review
Dr Claire Collins, DBA Director, Henley Business School
1:15pm Lunch
2pm Findings of AACSB's Taskforce on Business Doctoral Education
Professor Richard Thorpe, Pro-Dean, Research, Leeds University Business School

Wisdom of the Crowd - How can we continue to build the DBA community network?
James Newhall, Project Manager, Chartered ABS

4pm Close
Date: 21/05/2015 - 09:30 - 16:00


For further information please contact Dr Julie Davies - julie.davies@charteredabs.org


£200 including dinner (dinner is on 20th May)

£150 without dinner