Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration (R-DL/340/8/0041 (MQA/FA0368) 03/21)

Programme Synopsis

  • Earn yourself a competitive edge with OUM’s DBA. It is a professional doctoral degree designed for managers and executives who wish to enhance their professional practices and deepen their management knowledge, skills and leadership in business administration through intensive study and research. A total of 80 credits of core courses, electives and research components need to be completed in order to be awarded this doctoral degree.
  • 15 credits are allocated for core courses, 12 credits are for core research skills, 9 credits are for electives and 24 credits for a research dissertation or projects.
  • Specialisation is allowed in these areas:
    • Marketing
    • Human Resource
    • Management
    • Finance

Programme Objectives

  • DBA aims to produce a new breed of scholar-managers who have the ability to develop a vision for the future, think critically and plan strategically, implement effective business policies and make sound decisions to achieve business goals.
  • A major aim of the OUM DBA is to educate senior executives to be the "scholar-managers", who are able to apply research findings in solving the real-world management problems.
  • Students are developed to identify innovation opportunities, develop breakthrough strategies, and create an organizational environment that enable innovation and change .
  • Graduates will be able to apply a range of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and formulate solutions pertaining to real business problems and issues.

Normal Entry

Master’s degree in business administration, management, marketing, economy, commerce or equivalent qualifications approved by Senate.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM5,100 RM5,100 RM2,100 RM2,100
Sem 2 RM5,100 RM5,100 RM2,100 RM2,100
Sem 3 RM5,100 RM5,100 RM2,100 RM2,100
Total RM43,200
* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.



Note

♦ Processing fee:

  • RM50 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

♦ Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

♦ Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

♦ Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

Part I

  • Coursework (9 courses) = 27 credits
  • Elective (3 Subjects) = 9 credits

Part II

  • Doctoral Concept Paper

Part III

  • Research and Dissertation = 24 credits

Year Semester Courses
1 I Advanced Managerial Economics (BPME7103)
Advanced Organisation and Management (BPOM7103)
II Advanced Marketing Management (BPMM7103)
Accounting and Finance (BPAF7103)
III Advanced Strategic Management (BPSM7103)
Business Research (BPBR7103)
2 IV Technical/Academic Writing (BPAW7103)
Qualitative Research Methods in Business Administration (BPQR7103)
V Applied Statistics (BPAS7103)
Elective
VI Elective
Elective
3 VII Doctoral Concept Paper / Presentation of Research Concept Paper
BPCP 7000 (Part 2)
VIII Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -1 (Part 3)
IX Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -2 (Part 3)
4 X Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -3 (Part 3)
XI Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -4 (Part 3)
XII Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -5 (Part 3)

  Name: Assoc Professor Dr Santhi Raghavan
Tel (Office): 603 8922 2294
Email: santhi@oum.edu.my