Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The DBA Programme of advanced professional studies is aimed at developing leadership in the field of business administration. It primarily focusses on theories and methodologies related to research and practice, breadth and depth of study, processes as well as best-practises in business managament environment. Students of this programme will develop business acuments while at the same time, enhance their overall management capabilities.

Accredited programme by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Ministry of Higher Education.



  • Curriculum that applies cutting-edge research to practical problems in business and management.
  • Modular type of delivery for the taught courses.
  • Close monitoring by the research support team


  • Possess a recognised Master's degree in the relevant field OR
  • Other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate


Modes of Study Part Time
Fully Online
Blended Learning
Duration 3 years
No. of Subjects 7
Dissertation Yes
Frequency of Tutorials Once a month on weekends with  tutorials per subject
Grading Assignments 60%
Final Exam 40%
MQA Accreditation A9673
Advertisement Code (R/340/8/0407)04/19
EPF Withdrawal (Malaysians Only) YES


  • To develop skills and competencies in the business environment.
  • To evaluate and create new body of knowledge.
  • To demonstrate leadership in organisations.
  • To research and effectively conduct business research and relate its implications to the industry.



Core (28 credits)

  1. Managerial Leadership in Asia
  2. Accounting and Finance for Decision Making
  3. Business Strategy and Policy
  4. International Business
  5. Marketing and Global Business 
  6. New Business Venture
  7. Research Method for Business


Coursework 28 credits
Proposal and proposal defense 10 credits
Research Collaquium before Viva Voce 10 credits
Dissertation and Viva Voce - PASS 32 credits
Viva Voce with corrections, if any  
Total 80 credits


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • MyBrain15 Scholarships (for Doctoral & Master’s Degree only. Government and private sector candidates are eligible to apply).

Terms and conditions apply


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Last updated: 5/5/2015