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    Hi Studentroom,

    I'm considering postgraduate study when I complete the BA Business Management degree that I am currently studying for.

    I have been looking into an MBA which I would like to do part time over 2 years from 3-5 years of professional experience after graduating.

    Considering today's competitive climate and deciding that I enjoy research there is the possibility that I could go on to pursue a DBA some years after an MBA.

    I have had talks with tutors and I asked if it would be possible to study for the DBA instead of a Ph.D. immediately after graduating as I wanted to have an exceptional qualification from deciding to go into industry. Teaching has never really interested me. I was told what I already knew that I needed at least some years of professional experience before studying towards an application based qualification.

    So there was a unsolved question between us if it was possible to study a Ph.D in Management after graduating and then a DBA in 8-10 years later?

    Dr Management professional BA, Ph.D, DBA

    I look forward to reading your opinions on this and I hope it helps other business management undergraduates in mapping out a career path.
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    Anything is possible if you can pay for the course and get a place. However, it would be pretty pointless except in very unusual circumstances, like a sponsored research project, and would seem like you are just degree hunting. You are either a manager, in which case you manage in industry, or you are an academic. In either case, a single doctorate is more than enough.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Anything is possible if you can pay for the course and get a place. However, it would be pretty pointless except in very unusual circumstances, like a sponsored research project, and would seem like you are just degree hunting. You are either a manager, in which case you manage in industry, or you are an academic. In either case, a single doctorate is more than enough.
    Amen to that, unless you are Peter Venkmann of course.
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    I found this http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/p.../Colin-Pilbeam and I remembered asking about this on here so if anyone ever reads this then there you go it is possible but from what I know understand the one doctorate would suffice.
 
 
 
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