Doctor of Business Administration

(R2-DL/340/8/0407) (A9673) (04/26)

Doctor of Business Administration
The programme is aimed at developing leadership in the field of business administration.
It primarily focusses on theories and methodologies related to research and practice, breadth and depth of study, processes as well as best-practices in business management environments. Students of this programme will develop business acumens while at the same time, enhance their overall management capabilities.

This programme seeks to admit business leaders, senior management and rising managers who are motivated to go through formal doctoral training to solve the business problems of their organizations. Experienced practitioners could also choose to make a switch to academia or take up affiliate faculty positions at academic institutions.
What Our Graduate Says?
"AeU was my best choice as it offers a flexible mode of learning where I can study anywhere anytime. It is ideal for me as a working professional and family man. At age 59, I also took advantage of AeU’s incentive offer of 50% discount off tuition fee for students aged 55 and over. Such offer encourages more senior citizens to undertake further research study to enrich themselves and to contribute their knowledge to the society. My most rewarding part of my DBA study and research is having acquired a greater depth of knowledge, confidence and professionalism developed in advising many dealers of family businesses on their succession planning.”

Programme Highlights

  • Internationally benched marked, approved by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics.
  • Curriculum that applies cutting-edge research to practical problems in business and management.
  • Modular type of delivery for the taught courses.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals, and 2.4 million e-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime..
  • Viva Voce for international students can be done on-campus or off-  campus via video conferencing.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students are able:

  • Demonstrate managerial and leadership qualities by communicating and working effectively
  • Demonstrate mastery of qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Interpret research findings and recommend solutions using scientific and critical thinking skills
  • Refine theories and concepts in decision making process in the business environment
  • Critique theories and concepts in business
  • Design appropriate research methods
  • Conduct research with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional practices
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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/340/8/0407) (A9673) (04/26)

Mode of Study:

Part-Time

  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

3-4 years (9-12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday
Assessment:

Assignment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Core Subjects

  • Managerial Leadership in Asia
  • Accounting and Finance for Decision Making
  • Business Strategy and Policy
  • International Business
  • Marketing and Global Business
  • New Business Venture
  • Research Methods for Business

Programme Structure

Year 1

Semester 1: Research Methods for Business, Marketing & Global Business, Business Strategy & Policy

Semester 2:  International Business, Accounting & Finance Decision

Semester 3: New Business Venture,

Managerial Leadership in Asia

Total Credits: 28 credits

Year 2

Research Proposal and Proposal defence

Total Credits: 10 credits

Year 3

Data Collection, Research Colloquium & Dissertation Writing, Viva Voce

Total Credits: 42 credits

Overall 3 Years Total Credits: 80 credits

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/340/8/0407) (A9673) (04/26)

Mode of Study:

Part-Time

  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

3-4 years (9-12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday
Assessment:

Assignment: 60%
Examination: 40%

For Malaysian and International Students:

  • Possess a recognised Master’s degree; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification

Additional Requirements:

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Minimum English Language  Requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification.
  • Those who have their tertiary education in English will normally be exempted from the above requirement.

*Any of the above conditions would require student’s research proposal to be approved. 

* The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the university’s Admission Unit.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/340/8/0407) (A9673) (04/26)

Mode of Study:

Part-Time

  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

3-4 years (9-12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday
Assessment:

Assignment: 60%
Examination: 40%

For Malaysian and International Students:*

  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian Students only:*

  • 10% discount is offered to students who pay in full their annual tuition fee in one payment
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance

*Terms and conditions apply

For more details on the discounts and financial incentives, click HERE.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/340/8/0407) (A9673) (04/26)

Mode of Study:

Part-Time

  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

3-4 years (9-12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday
Assessment:

Assignment: 60%
Examination: 40%