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Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Faculty: OUM Business School
Level: Ph.D Studies
Level of Study Ph.D Studies
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Entry Requirements

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

Course Duration4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart Time studies/Weekend classes
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

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 60 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.
Course Structure

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 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (BPER7103)
Business Research (BPBR7103)
2 IV Technical/Academic Writing (BPAW7103)
Qualitative Research Methods in Business Administration (BPQR7103)
V Applied Statistics (BPAS7103)
VI 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 -1 (Part 3)
4 X Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -2 (Part 3)
XI Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -2 (Part 3)
XII Research and Dissertation BPDD 7200 -2 (Part 3)

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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