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 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 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 prepare professionals to tackle strategic managerial challenges in entrepreneurship and business expansion, using real-world issues as a basis for impactful research.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Our DBA candidates will delve into critical business issues like corporate social responsibility, globalisation, and change management. This intensive, research-oriented programme equips graduates for high-level positions post-MBA, including:

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

Career Organisation

After achieving a Doctor of Business Administration, graduates may venture into the following sectors:

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

Course Structure

Course Description

The Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) programme is designed to develop skilled practitioners and managers who critically evaluate business administration theories to advance knowledge and professional practice. Graduates will master the ability to address complex, contemporary business challenges through advanced research, demonstrating entrepreneurial skills and organisational capability within varied business environments. Graduates will also learn to formulate pertinent research-driven action plans leading to practical and valuable implications in the real world.

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 a distinguished faculty of 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

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