Hello All, I love this board! It's been a huge resource. So, I've recently applied to the following blended DL DBA / PhD programs, all for an economics focus: Durham DBA IE DBA Manchester DBA Cass PhD I was wondering if anyone had an idea of similar quality DBA / PhD programs as listed above, geared to working professionals for DL / blended DL from top 20 ranked Unis . I've also spoken to several schools (Kings, Leicester, Exeter), that while they "have" a DL option, they aren't specifically geared to working professionals doing a part time DL degree. These schools may allow a part time DL, but they tend want you to prove your academic success already (i.e. listing your published works today...etc..etc..) and the programs seem to be set up for ppl who want to eventually be full time professors post PhD. You also walk directly into writing a PhD, while the 4 programs I listed seem more geared to training you first to write a doctorate. At least this is my impression from chatting w/ the various school. I plan on continuing to work full time and eventually be a part time professor. I would love to hear any specific conflicting experiences that differ. My question to the board, are there any other programs from top rated Unis (must be a top 20 Uni ranked or b-school) that offer either 1) a DL/blended DBA, or a 2) DL/blended PhD that I should consider at this point? The Uni's pedigree is essential. I will keep everyone in the loop once I get in / start at a program, and obviously happy to be a resource once I start. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!