Doctor of Business Administration

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.

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM5100 RM5100 RM2100 RM2100
Sem 2 RM5100 RM5100 RM2100 RM2100
Sem 3 RM5100 RM5100 RM2100 RM2100
Total RM43,200

Discount for Physically Disabled and Senior Citizens

This discount is applicable to:

  • Senior citizen at the age more than 60 years on the registration date - 50%
  • Administration fee will be charged (RM350 for Undergraduate & RM500 for Postgraduate)
  • Physically disabled learners or “Orang Kelainan Upaya” (OKU) – 50%



Note

  • Minimum payment: RM1000 for Any Postgraduate clustermes
  • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
  • An administrative charges of RM250 per semester is applicable for extension of Masters Project.
  • Financial Options: EPF (account 2), Study Loan from commercial banks, Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% interest) , HRDF Fund.
  • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit except cash discount for early settlement.
  • Payment Modes: Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal/Money Order.
  • The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the clusterme.

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