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Doctor of Business Administration - DBA




Doctor of Business Administration program provides latest skills and knowledge to develop exceptional leadership quality for the modern economy. This influential graduate program is design to enhance business and leadership professionals with the ability to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to equip them to perform effectively and ethically within their organizations.


The comprehensive and innovative curriculum for Doctor of Business Administration will prepare student for advanced leadership positions in corporations and public organizations; enable you to be professionally oriented and possesses the intellectual ability to understand and integrate information for purposes of research, planning and managing in the competitive business world. Excellence in leadership, strategic management and organizational change management are essential to develop effective corporate executives and organizational viability


The Postgraduate DBA program consisted of well research interdisciplinary courses relevant to the requirement of multinational business and organizations. The taught modules, independent research and terminal assignments require a rigorous level of commitment from the candidates. The distinguish influential title of "Doctor of Business Administration - DBA" is earned by candidates who completed advanced level courseworks with demonstrated theoretical and practical competences leading to well prepared dissertations which our Dissertation Committee and Subjects Experts recognised as a credible contribution to the literatures of the discipline


DBA Program can be completed with emphasis in a Professional Pathway through the completion of elective courses corresponding to the chosen professional pathway. Students have the opportunity to focus directly on related courses for professional and career development. Please contact our Program Advisor to discuss your specific major if not listed














HRM Dr. Edmund Keli'i Silva Jr.

Chair, Doctoral Programs

Professor of Education Leadership






















Hana (DBA Student)






















Doctor of Business Administration - Professional Career Paths


Doctor of Business Administration degree will prepare students for exciting professional careers in leadership positions in academic and corporate organizations such as:



  Management Consultant and Advisor

  Organizational Development Advisor

  University Faculty, and Researcher

  General Management Administrator

  Organizational Strategist

   Operations Strategy and Controller

  Business Strategist and Researcher

  Development Policy Analyst



 STAGE 1:  Core Courses - Doctor of Business Administration

DBA 710

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

DBA 730

Strategic Human Resource Management

DBA 750

Management Finance and Control Systems

DBA 780

Technology and Innovation Management

DBA 820

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decision

DBA 835

Negotiation and Competitive Business Strategy

DBA 840

International Business and Global Strategy

DBA 860

Organizational Behaviour and Comparative Management

DBA 870

Comprehensive Examination


 STAGE 2:  Doctoral - DBA Professional Electives Study

DBA 910

Professional Elective Research I

DBA 920

Professional Elective Research II


 STAGE 3:  Doctoral - DBA Dissertation

DBA 970A

Research Proposal and Draft Process

DBA 970B

Completion, Presentation and Defence



Doctoral - DBA Degree Requirements


Doctor of Business Administration degree requires the successful completion of 100 ECTS-Units (European Credits Transfer System) above Master degree. The total cumulative credits will include core courses, elective courses and applicable transfer credits. RCST has pool of highly qualified and experience Faculty-Mentors to provide quality mentoring and support throughout the study. Student performance will be measure against acceptable overall academic achievements


Doctoral - DBA Candidate Profiles


Doctor of Business Administration program is aimed at acclaimed professionals interested in attaining the highest academic knowledge in Business Administration, Organizational Policy Formulation, and Sustainable Development, and willing to contribute to the development of knowledge in the disciplines of business administration, social sciences and applied management


  Candidate must be at least 30-years old


  Possess Master or Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualifications from recognised institutions


  Academic and professional qualifications in the fields of Business, Social Sciences, Law etc


  Possess supervisory or management level work experience in private or public organizations




. Additional Information

 Graduation Title

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

 Credits Required

100 - 120 ECTS-Credits (include Transfer Credits)

 Assessment Methods

Assignments, Seminar, Projects, Independent Research

 Thesis and Internship

Independent Coursework - Academic Thesis



 Study Duration

12 - 20 Months (Flexible Duration - depends on Transfer Credits)

 Program Delivery

Distance Learning - Online Study; Study Methods

 Admission & Enrolment

Year-Round Admission and Open Enrolment

 Admission Requirements

Master Degree or Equivalent Qualifications; Admission Requirements








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