Pre DBA Programme

International Foundation Group

1 months
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The Pre DBA Programme course at International Foundation Group will help you with all other aspects of the application process, develop a relevant and attractive CV and prepare you for the interview which universities will conduct prior to offering you a place.


DBA programmes are becoming an increasingly attractive way in which to advance qualifications and enhance professional development. However, the application process is more difficult and confusing than for other degree courses. The Pre DBA Programme course at International Foundation Group, completed over four weeks, helps to take students step-by-step through the process as well as developing research skills once a student starts his or her DBA course.

Through small group workshops and one-to-one assistance, our programme will help you to produce a proposal suitable for applications to DBA courses in the UK and elsewhere. It will help you to choose a suitable topic which is of interest to you and will be of value to your organisation, investigate previous research in your chosen area, identify specific research questions and consider appropriate research methods.

By the end of the course, students will:

  • Have developed their understanding of different aspects of research methods;
  • have developed language and communication skills in an academic context;
  • have developed a range of skills to successfully apply for DBA study at universities in different countries;
  • have completed an appropriate and viable research proposal;
  • be able to defend the proposal at an interview.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Academic English
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Academic rules, skills and processes
  • Initial research into universities and suitable research topics
  • Literature review searches
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Developing research questions and objectives
  • Research methodology and design
  • Preparing a CV

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic qualifications which meet university requirements for DBA study, typically these will include a Master’s degree and an English language level equivalent to 6.0 or 6.5 IELTS

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Pre DBA Programme
International Foundation Group