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The Doctor of Business Administration degree encompasses the theoretical concepts and practical applications for business practitioners. DBA learners are given advanced education in management, marketing, accounting, corporate finance, economics, business law and other related areas. Furthermore, they will be equipped with updated knowledge and skills in Quantitative Techniques, Applied Information Technology and in Research & Case Methodologies.

The knowledge and skills gained by the candidates in research and case methodologies will prepare them to undertake the required thesis work, besides being instrumental in enabling them to effectively confront complex management problems in their organizations.

The DBA is targeted at managers who wish to acquire in depth knowledge in their fields of specialization. However, unlike narrow focus of Ph.D research, DBA research requires contribution to knowledge in a much broader aspects or the specific specialization.

Learners must complete a total of 61 credit hours to be eligible for the award of Doctor of Business Administration.

Program Learning Outcome

Upon graduation, learners are expected to demonstrate the following skill set; 

  • advanced managerial, entrepreneurial, and strategic knowledge and skills;
  • knowledge and skills for managing all facets of contemporary organizations;
  • expertise in research design and methods necessary to be able to undertake a doctoral-level research project;
  • ‘state of the art’ understanding of theory and practice in their area of research;
  • a greater level of effectiveness as a professional practitioner in management, leadership and related organizational change;
  • creativity, research aptitude, analytical thinking, critical analysis, and innovative solutions to organizational problems;
  • motivation for and appreciate the wisdom of acquiring lifelong learning.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree in business administration or management from a recognized college or university.
  • Minimum graduate grade point average of "B" (or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale);
  • A letter of recommendation verifying the applicant has the necessary ability and motivation to complete the program within the allotted time span.

Doctorate Requirements

  • Successful completion of 61 credits hours;
  • Maintain an 2.0 grade point average.


Doctor of Business Administration - Core Courses - 43 Credit Hours

ORI1101   Orientation 1 Credit Hours  
DBA6101   Business Ethics and Social Responsibility         3 Credit Hours  


  Leadership and Communication 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6103   Advanced Accounting 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6104   Advanced Economics 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6105   Advanced Strategic Management 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6106   International Business and Global Strategy 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6107   Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6108   Human Resource Management 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6109   Behavioral Approaches to Decision Making & Negotiation 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6110   Business Research Methods 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6111   Advanced Qualitative Research Methodology 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6113   Organizational Behavior & Comparative Management 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6114   Technology And Innovation Management 3 Credit Hours  

Doctor of Business Administration - Literature Review - 9 Credit Hours

DBA6115   Literature Review I  3 Credit Hours  
DBA6116   Literature Review II 3 Credit Hours  
DBA6117   Literature Review III 3 Credit Hours  

Doctor of Business Administration - Comprehensive Exam - 3 Credit Hours

DBA6118   Comprehensive Exams 3 Credit Hours  
Doctor of Business Administration - Thesis - 9 Credit Hours
DBA6119   Doctoral Thesis ( Proposal, Thesis, Defense) 9 Credit Hours  
    Total Credit Hours 61 Credit Hours  


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