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GlobalNxt University Doctor of Business Administration
GlobalNxt University

Doctor of Business Administration

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3 Years


Part time

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USD 12,000 *

Distance Learning

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Take your intellectual interests to the next level

The fully accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed for those who are interested in applied business research. There are several reasons for studying for a DBA. A student might have a specific personal or professional interest in a particular area of business or management that they wish to develop specialist knowledge in. A DBA is also useful for those developing a career in consulting or teaching. For the award of a DBA, students must complete a series of business courses, research courses and must submit a research thesis. For their research thesis, they will work closely with a supervisor from our global faculty depending upon the topic area of their research.

At Manipal GlobalNxt University, you stand to gain from our following advantages:

  • On-demand learning across time zones
  • Globally renowned (PhD-only) professors
  • Collaborative Social Learning
  • 24/7 eLibrary with 70000+ resources
  • Modular program structure - personalized flexi-paced progression
  • Fully accredited and globally recognized programs (learn more)
  • 20 years of delivering fully online learning experience
  • 12000+ community of learners across 72 countries
  • Intelligent Digital Learning Platform
  • Go beyond the curriculum - incorporate real-time topics through discussion forum contributions and projects
  • Take-up work integrated projects - build synergies with projects at your work place

Average Duration of Program

The program will take an average of 3 years to complete. Normal Candidature – 3 to 5 years; May be extended through continued candidature and payment of the continued candidature fee.


Normally students will choose a topic of their choice with inputs from GlobalNxt faculty.

What is a DBA

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a part-time professional doctoral degree with an international scope and reputation, designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management. It enhances the capability to develop knowledge and theory, and their application. Key to this is a program to develop personal, consultancy and research skills in the context of rigorous and relevant research.

DBA and PhD – Equal but Different

The DBA has both rigor and relevance as it contributes to theory and practice in business and management. The DBA typically focuses on research ‘in’ organizations rather than research ‘on’ organizations. It is more likely to involve cross-disciplinary work and mixed methods and contribute to developing students' own practice and development.


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