Doctorate in Business Administration

Doctorate in Business Administration

Location:  Asia, London, Middle East, Paris
Start Date:  Contact Centre
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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the ultimate degree in the field of Business Administration, with only a very small percentage of business professionals ever achieving this level of success. It is a specialist professional qualification that unites professional practice in business and industry with academic knowledge. DBA professionals are an elite group, recognised as leaders of their own organisation, and attractive to those others who seek to appoint at the highest level of management.

The DBA is a part-time executive doctoral programme for motivated, high achieving global executives who want to research cutting edge solutions to real world issues, without having to put their careers on hold. It is structured around a research project which is driven by you the individual, and which has direct application to your organisation and the business world. This is an outstanding opportunity for you to study real-life business issues and to make an impact in your organisation and beyond.

Research is typically undertaken in your own organisation or sector, giving you the opportunity to make that difference in your own field. Joining the DBA programme will give you not only an outstanding (and challenging) learning experience, but the opportunity to participate in a vibrant community of like-minded business executives.

Learning outcomes

8 Core Courses

  • Development of critical thinking, analytical, conceptual and research skills at the highest level
  • Critical reflection on relevant literature
  • Capacity to communicate research findings, relating them to theoretical literature and methodologies
  • Deep understanding of your chosen research topic
  • Contribution to your own professional practice
  • Application of intellectual independence, autonomy authoritative judgement, academic rigour and ethical integrity to the creation of a substantial contribution to knowledge in the field of business.
DBA by Publication

Thesis by publication situates a DBA candidate’s research on the world stage and validates its relevance to the international business community.

This route sets you on the path to recognition immediately and enables you to disseminate your results to a global audience straight away. It splits your thesis up into manageable sections, and enables you to learn from the journal feedback process. Publication of your work is one of the most effective ways of securing scholarships, funding and jobs. It defines your worth as an academic and is the principal currency in academia.

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Paris and London Admissions

The next intake for candidates for our Doctorate programme is June 2018 and October 2018.
Candidates must submit their relevant application forms for consideration and approval.
The DBA will be online but all candidates are required to attend a ONE week seminar on Research Methodology prior to their commencement of their studies. This will be held in July 2018 in Paris and November 2018 also in Paris.
Attendance and other details including documentation for visas and other travel arrangements will be provided in due course.

Summary Doctor Of Business Administration
Duration Three Years
Type of programme Part-time, blended learning
Components Taught component and research component
Number of weeks on campus – OPTIONAL 1 week in first year in Paris
Who is it for? Ambitious business executives & consultants
Pre-requisite qualifications Masters, MBA or equivalent work experience
Reasons for study Career enhancement; development of research skils; development of business experties; building an international network of contacts
Learning support Taught research modules, virtual learning enviornment, expert supervision
Language English
Assessment Primer, research presentation, Thesis, up to 50,000 words, or thesis by publication(three artefacts)
Application procedure Research proposal, CV, academic transcript & certified copies of academic qualifications, application form
Malaysia and Myanmar Admissions

Malaysia and Myanmar offer the DBA by Thesis. Please arrange to contact our Official representative for further details with regards to applications and admission dates.


PMI Education Sdn Bhd (Reg.No. 629638 V)

Level 1, Bangunan AHP,
2 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3,
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur,

Contact: Prof Dr.William Chua

Tel: +60 3 7728 5215, +60 3 – 019 293 8816

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Bangladesh Admissions

The Centre for Applied Research in Software and IT (CARSit) offers our DBA by Thesis. Please arrange to contact then for further details with regards to applications and research opportunities.

The Centre for Applied Research in Software and IT (CARSIT)

House- 6/20, Block- E,
Housing Estate,

Contact: Prof. Dr. Karim Mohammed Rezaul

Tel: +88 0182 496 1566 (Bangladesh), +44 07960 272 886 (UK)

Some DBA research areas CARSIT will be offering include:

Management of Technology
IT project management
Business intelligence
Business information system
IT integration
Healthcare IS

Syria Admissions

Almashora for Training & Consultations offers our DBA by Thesis. Please arrange to contact then for further details with regards to applications and research opportunities.

Almashora for Training & Consultants


Contact: Dr. Yousef Abdul-Raouf Shannar
Executive Manager

Tel: +963 1 1333 1649, +963 1 1611 1742

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