Doctor of Business Administration
MQA Code: FA6239
MQA Code: FA6239
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a programme based on coursework and scientific research activities. It aims at improving the students’ business and managerial practices by developing the students’ personal, intellectual and academic skills.
In line with the university’s vision and mission, the DBA programme integrates both Islamic and conventional perspectives that are at par with other international doctoral programmes in Business Administration.
The IIUM DBA is designed for those with managerial experience who wish to upgrade their profession through a deeper understanding of management and business administration derived from intensive study and research. This DBA programme provides such experience and prepares students for senior managerial positions.
A relevant Master’s degree with good grades from IIUM or other accredited institutions of higher learning; or other certificates that are recognised as equivalent to a Master’s degree that is recognised by the Senate of the University and preferably, at least 2 years of relevant working experience, 2 referee reports and a resume/CV.
|IELTS – Academic Version (General version is not accepted)||6.0 overall|
|TOEFL – Paper||550 overall|
|TOEFL – Computer||213 overall|
|TOEFL – Internet||79 overall|
The coursework component of the programme comprises 12 subjects. Candidates will be evaluated through individual and/or group assignments, quizzes, presentations, mid-term tests and final semester examinations and must achieve a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 or better.
*All DBA students are required to sit for the Comprehensive Examination as partial fulfilment of their degree. This is required before they are allowed to register for research work. The Comprehensive Examination is a assesses a student’s knowledge and critical thinking in the field of business administration.
Using action research methodology, candidates are expected to apply knowledge acquired in the courses to develop client and management intervention for organisations of their choice.
A doctoral candidate is required to prepare and submit research work that constitutes an original contribution to a relevant knowledge area. Upon completion, candidates will defend their research work before an academic committee for final endorsement.