The DBA degree is created for discerning individuals who have reached a phase in their lives where personal fulfillment is their priority. This is the time where we reevaluate our life’s critical issues that concern family and career and the future we desire. Business and global issues and the philosophy of living are given fresh perspectives in this personal inquiry.

More than just another academic program or a course for practicing professionals, the DBA is a serious conversation about critical issues that revolve around our lives and the way we shape our destiny. We thus adopt an adventurous learning experience that is experiential and exploratory: Recognizing that our world is chaotic and that most challenges in decision making are what we categorize as “wicked problems”, a totally new paradigmic framework must be used. Our shared learning thus uses a combination of philosophical wondering, literature based and appreciative learning, Design and Theory U techniques, PBL, presencing and scenario analysis. It is multi disciplinary and underpinned by experimental approaches.

The DBA is about personal growth and leadership transformation—a powerful statement about personal significance. The Academic Program Leader is Datuk Dr Paul Chan who is a social entrepreneur and a pioneer in private tertiary education. He leads a team of thought leaders and practitioners who come from a wide spectrum of disciplines and life’s experiences.

For more information on entry requirements, program pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please click on download brochure

Phase I: Learning Modules (10 units) Phase II
Case and Research Methodology A

Case and Research Methodology B

Emerging Issues in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management

Emerging Issues in Economics

Issues in Optimizing Operations Management

Emerging Issues in Marketing Management and Research

Managing Risks and Issues in International Environment

Emerging Issues in Financial Decision Making

Strategic Opportunities and Decision Making

Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance and Accountability

DBA 8000A

DBA 8000B

DBA 8001


DBA 8002

DBA 8003

DBA 8004

DBA 8005

DBA 8006

DBA 8007

DBA 8008


(Minimum word count of 40,000)

DBA 8010
  • Assignment 1 40%
  • Assignment 2 60%

A Master degree in business or management or related or professional disciplines from a recognized University with adequate relevant experience in business and industry and An English proficiency level considered sufficient to satisfactorily complete the course.

  • DBA 8002
  • DBA 8003
  • DBA 8004
  • DBA 8005
  • DBA 8006
  • DBA 8007
  • DBA 8008Dissertation
    (Minimum word count of 40,000)
  • DBA 8010
  • Assignment 1 40%
  • Assignment 2 60%

Intake Date: April and October with registration/commencement open throughout the year.