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
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.


60,000 to 80,000 words.


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


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Programme: Doctor of Business Administration

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Programme: Doctor of Business Administration

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Programme: Doctor of Business Administration

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Programme: Doctor of Business Administration

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Programme: Doctor of Business Administration

Last updated: 5/5/2015