July 23, 2017

A doctoral degree isn’t only for aspiring academics!

Why choose to dedicate 3 to 5 years of your life to pursuing a doctoral degree? The effort in terms of commitment, funding and gaining access to organisations willing to support your research are not insignificant. So, if you’re not planning to move into academia, what’s the point? Certainly many potential doctoral students come to us, at EBS, […]

Doing a DBA: is it worth the effort?

Deciding to embark on a doctoral research programme is not a decision to be taken lightly. Finding the time, in an otherwise busy life, is going to be difficult, and maintaining the momentum to drive the research over three to five years will take a significant amount of personal commitment and discipline. So the question […]

Reflections from a DBA candidate

Why a DBA? Why at the Edinburgh Business School (EBS)? Those were questions I asked myself around four years ago. During this time I was very much interested in doing my own piece of research in a field in which I personally was very interested in. So deciding to go for a doctorate was already […]

What is an Edinburgh Business School DBA and is it for you?

Achieving a doctorate from any university is a major achievement that stays with recipients their whole lives regardless of the direction that future careers take. At Edinburgh Business School, DBA theses are examined against the same general criteria as PhDs and follow the identical procedures as laid down by Heriot-Watt University. Independent, external and internal […]

Small world

The Edinburgh Business School DBA programme, like its MBA, is characterised by its international reach.  In the case of the DBA this includes both candidates and expert supervisors as this recent web board exchange between a candidate and her supervisor illustrates: Candidate : “Thanks so much – so you are German and living in France […]

June graduation for six DBA candidates

Six more Edinburgh Business School DBA candidates are due to graduate next week alongside their fellow EBS MBA and MSc graduands.  The DBAs are an interesting group: not only do they come from three continents and a wide range of countries (Eygpt, Greece, Switzerland, USA and UK), but the work that they have done is […]

Blog Master’s Welcome

It’s October and, therefore, time for my term of office as Blog Master for the Edinburgh Business School business blog. I am responsible for the Project Management course and I’ll be making a couple of related posts over the next few weeks. I am also Director of the Edinburgh Business School Doctorate in Business Administration […]