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Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak, Selangor
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
SEGi University

Doctor of Business Administration

  Institution: Segi University

Field Of Study:
Business Administration & Management
Level Of Study:
PhD. Studies
Course Subject:
Business Administration, Corporate Communication, International Business Management
Course Intake:
April, August, December, February, June, October


Operating a business is crucial and gaining knowledge in business administration is definitely a wise choice. Degree in business administration makes a person all rounded, well educated and well prepared to venture into the business world.

Doctor of Business Administration by SEGi University College is a combination of coursework and research programme for management practitioners and professionals who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to practice and/or policy. The modules of the programme emphasize interdisciplinary understanding and the application of knowledge which is crucial for managing in a global perspective. SEGi DBA is a research-based degree which is the highest-level business qualification attainable.

This programme is considered as a strategic initiative in the Business School as it creates a path way for senior managers to deepen their knowledge and skills to meet the higher intellectual and professional demands of their organizations.

The overall aims of the programme are:

  1. Significant contribution and enhancement of professional practice through the application of existing knowledge and theoretical frameworks.
  2. Focus on existing real business issues through critical review and systematic application of theory and research knowledge to professional practice.
  3. Provide significant opportunity for considerable personal development to achieve higher level effectiveness as a professional practitioner.

Career oppotunity

Graduates from the programme are expected to make a key contribution to global business practices, so coursework will relate to leadership, change, finance and process management, as well as research methodologies.

Program Modules

Year 1

  • Management Theory & Policies
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategic HRM & Leadership
  • Advance Practices in Strategic Marketing Management
  • International Business and Globalization
  • Advance Financial Management

Year 2

  • Public Sector Management: Policy & Social Relations
  • Incentives and Monitoring in Accounting
  • Strategic Change and Quality Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting & Corporate Disclosures
  • Research Methodology I
  • Research Methodology II
  • Research Proposal

Year 3

  • DBA Thesis

Entry Requirement

Applicants seeking admission to the DBA programme should:

  1. Have a MBA degree or equivalent from an approved University;
  2. Have 5 years’ full-time management or professional equivalent work experience which are deemed acceptable by the Graduate School of Business (GSB); and
  3. Submit a proposed research topic in an area acceptable to GSB.

All applicants are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a sound command of the English language, spoken and written.
  • Provide evidence of having completed their previous Master & Honours degree in English.
  • Submit proof of having achieved an IELTS overall test score of 6.5 or higher, and a written score of 6.5 or higher (foreign students).
  • Provide a detailed curriculum vitae outlining their managerial/executive or teaching/ research experience.

All applicants must submit a 1,000 word outline of a proposed research topic as part of their admission application. The 1,000 word outline will be considered as an additional basis for assessing the applicants’ suitability for the programme, as well as the applicants’ proficiency in English.

Additionally, applicants may be required to attend a personal interview with the Dean prior to acceptance into the programme. The final decision concerning the eligibility and acceptability of qualifications and research areas for the DBA programme rests with GSB, SEGi University College.


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