Doctor of Business Administration JPT/BPP(MQA/PA8155)11/21

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to provide entrepreneurs, managers and senior executives who want to explore the received and emerging perspectives on business and organisational management; and develop new intuition on effective leadership and management based on critical exploration of their own evolving professional practices.

The program aims to develop candidates who will be able to broaden and practice their knowledge in the fields through rigorous applied research emphasizing both academic rigor and business relevance.

Throughout the program, the candidate will be guided on ways to synthesise knowledge, adapt practical skills, conduct independent research, appraise problems, integrate information, generate new insights and communicate effectively.

The following courses are offered in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme:

Compulsory courses Elective courses (choose two)
  • Academic Writing
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Advanced Finance and Accounting
  • Advanced Operation Management
  • Advanced Organizational Management
  • Business Strategy Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Proposal
  • Seminar in Organizational Behaviour
  • Advanced Economic Analysis
  • Advanced International Business
  • Business Strategy and Policy
  • Global Marketing and Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Strategy Seminar

** Dissertation – Students are required to carry out an applied research in a particular area of organizational discipline.

Entry requirements

  1. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study accepted by the Senate, or
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are accepted by the Senate:
  • Possess at least 3 years of working experience after the completion of Master’s Degree
  • Required to attend an interview before admission into the programme

Other Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0, or
  • TOEFL 80, or
  • Other equivalent scores.

March, May and October

Mode of Delivery
Lectures, Seminars, Case Studies and Problem-based Learning Sessions

Medium of Instruction: English

Mode of Study: Weekend Classes

Duration of Study: 3 to 4 years