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DBA Testimonials

Michael Yap


"In the DBA program, we are a vibrant community of passionate and talented individuals who continually inspire each other to excel and grow in our skills and character. It is a community with people to bounce ideas off, where you find partners to challenge and support one another in collaboration and in pursuit of greater heights. I am thankful to be part of this community, and the DBA will always have a special place in my heart."

Cathy Hastie

Freelance Consultant Talent Specialist

“Of all of the career development I have undertaken, doing this DBA at Coventry University has been by far the best. The development of my thinking and depth of knowledge I have gained, has enabled me to grow my career in ways I didn’t think possible! Being part of a cohort has provided us with support and a much broader insight. We keep each other motivated and on track and it has opened up new areas of thought by learning about each other’s work and research interests."

Alan Richards

Principal Innovation Lead at Coventry University

"The Doctor of Business Administration programme has afforded me an opportunity to pursue my passion for innovation whilst maintaining full-time employment within Coventry University.  The flexibility CBiS offers in terms of learning and teaching has empowered me to study at a time that is convenient to both work and family commitments.

I am currently in my third year of a four-year journey towards the DBA; the time has afforded me ample opportunity to study at the highest level within a university system that places its students at the heart of everything it does."

Nicola Cardenas Blanco


"Being a DBA candidate provides an experience that has provided fulfilment in many more ways than I had ever contemplated. The opportunity to explore that one niggly problem in a specific area, in a way that is academically rigorous and defensible, is unique. The research process has provided me with a real appreciation of the extent and depth of study in my sector. Working with a magnificent team of supervisors, and with great peers, committing to this research to make a positive, tangible difference and develop my own skills along the way, is something I shall never regret."

Raid Al Rubaiey


"My inspiration to pursue a DBA is to further enhance my academic and leadership skills so that I can better deal with complex business issues and prescribe powerful solutions. A DBA program with Coventry University is helping me to elevate my practical experience to a different horizon supported by academic knowhow. My approach to the business challenge I am researching have evolved to a new direction once my practical experience was married with the academic knowledge that I gained. The DBA journey has been full of challenges and learnings, pursuing a part-time research and professional doctoral degree has required a great deal of commitment and discipline however the rewards are priceless."

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