Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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Overview

Overview

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a doctoral program for senior professional managers/administrators. It combines coursework and research investigations. The mission of the DBA Program is to create the body of knowledge embedded in practice, and the ultimate vision is to develop and disseminate management theories, grounded in the Asian business practices and experiences, including case studies and industry analyses. The DBA curriculum is designed based on the needs and preferences of industry experts. It is interdisciplinary, integrative and adopts a holistic approach.

The required course work is structured into three perspectives: Research Methodology, Knowledge Building and Research Specialization including Thesis writing component. The program will provide an opportunity to practicing managers to investigate the ongoing practices of the Asian companies and develop new contextual theories, or theories that will complement those built around the practices of the Western companies. There are several companies in Asia which have excellent performance and have deviated from established practices in the West. Hence, they provide excellent opportunity for research and developing new management paradigms or theories entrenched in Asian practices.

Objective

Objective

  • To enable senior management professionals to develop and improve management theories to enhance their leadership and strategic skills
  • To make a contribution to management practice and create additional value for their organisations
  • To enable executives to acquire advanced management knowledge and research skills
  • To offer executives the opportunities to carry out research in organizational contexts using their practical experience, and translating it into management theories which are practical and implementable.

Value

Value

  • The opportunity for practising managers to investigate the ongoing practices of Asian companies, and to develop new contextual theories, or theories that complement those built around the practices of the Western companies.