Doctor of Business Administration

Be a Business Leader and Expert

Intake starts in February, May and October


Full-time, 3 - 6 years
Part-time, 4 – 8 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


February, May and October
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0414/8/0003) 06/30 (MQA/PA 16563) 04/28


Is for You?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme is designed for experienced professionals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the principles that govern global business. The programme emphasises advanced decision-making, leadership skills, and in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research.


The Doctor of Business Administration programme aims to produce professionals with the skills and knowledge to delve into strategic managerial aspects of entrepreneurship and business growth. The program will leverage real-world managerial problems to engage in practical research domains. Graduating students will learn to manage and formulate pertinent research-driven action plans leading to practical and valuable implications.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Doctoral students have the opportunity to explore the challenges facing business today, including corporate social responsibility, globalisation, and managing change. The DBA is a rigorous subject and research-based programme for candidates seeking to pursue higher-level business administration qualifications after an MBA such as:

  • Senior Managers
  • Business Development (C-Level Executives)
  • Marketing Directors
  • Other C-Level executives

Career Organisation

  • Higher Education
  • Management Consulting
  • Research Institutions
  • Government and non-profit organisations
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare Administration

Course Structure

Course Description

Students will learn to manage and formulate pertinent research-driven action plans leading to practical and valuable implications. Ideally, the programme seeks to develop practitioners and managers capable of evaluating business administration theories and concepts to advance the frontiers of knowledge and professional practice. This programme would also enable them to resolve complex and contemporary problems by applying advanced research to gain solutions. The graduate would also be able to exhibit entrepreneurial skills in addressing business issues or problems and demonstrate the ability to organise complex tasks flexibly within business organisations.

Year 1

  • Strategic People Operations
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Business Research Methods and Analytics
  • Strategic Managerial Economics
  • Advanced Accounting & Finance
  • Digital Business Strategy and Perspectives
  • Strategic Management Paradigms
  • Business Ethics and Privacy

Year 2

  • Thesis

Year 3

  • Thesis

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by experienced doctors, teachers, lecturers and researchers employed by UoC.

The programme employs the following teaching methodology:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Written assessments
  • Examinations

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state of the art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Solve World Challenges

Having a DBA in today's modern world not only empowers one to climb the corporate ladder and gain greater insight into managing the organisation they are working for. A DBA also means attaining a higher level of education that advances expertise in the field of business, which in turn allows for greater practical application in today's fast-paced business landscape. This is because, unlike a PhD, a DBA programme emphasises practical application, thereby addressing the gap between theory and practice making them highly valuable in real-world business settings. Graduates are equipped to make a substantial impact in the business world, contributing to the success and sustainability of organisations in an ever-changing global landscape.

Entry Requirement



Master's degree
Master's Degree Level

A Master's degree (Level 7, MQF) in related fields as accepted by the University.



Master's degree (non-related field)
Master's Degree Level

A Master's degree (Level 7, MQF) in non-related fields as accepted by the University subject to having relevant working experience and rigorous internal assessment.



Master's degree (non-related field)
Master's Degree Level

A Master's degree (Level 7, MQF) in non-related fields as accepted by the University and without relevant working experience, subject to passing prerequisite courses.


Other equivalent qualifications

Other qualifications equivalent to a Master's degree (Level 7, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

For International Students Only

Minimum IELTS score of 6.0; or MUET Band 4; or equivalent to CEFR (Mid B2)

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

Be the Change

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