Course - Asia e University Doctor of Business Administration Part-Time @ Kuala Lumpur

Asia e University Doctor of Business Administration Part-Time @ Kuala Lumpur

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme is a combination of coursework and independent research.


It is a high-level business-oriented programme designed for professionals looking to advance their careers and leadership capabilities.


Class conducted at: Asia e University

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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Awarding Body
  • Student Testimonials
  • Why Study at Asia e University?
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this DBA programme?

  • Curriculum that applies cutting-edge research to practical problems in business and management.
  • Modular type of delivery for the taught courses.
  • Close monitoring by the research support team.

At a Glance

☑ Class:
Students will be assigned a supervisor and no classes for this programme with once-a-month colloquia (Sat/Sun)

☑ Accreditation:
Accredited by MQA, MOHE and KPT

☑ Assessment:
Mixed-Mode Based

☑ Consultant rating:

Size of Class
The course fee is highly affordable, giving you the best value.
Students doesn’t need to attend any classes, only occasional meeting with supervisor.
Masters graduates are well equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge to head their organisations or drive their business to the next level.

Why choose Asia e University’s DBA?

Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate managerial and leadership qualities by communicating and working effectively.
  • Demonstrate mastery of qualitative and quantitative research skills.
  • Interpret research findings and recommend solutions using scientific and critical thinking skills.
  • Refine theories and concepts in decision making process in the business environment.
  • Critiques theories and concepts in business.
  • Design appropriate research methods.
  • Conduct research with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional practices.

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Doctor of Business Administration awarded by Asia e University
(R/340/8/0407) (MQA/A9673) 04/19


The School of Management (SOM) envisions to be a leader in providing a branded product, a programme of choice in the area of business and management education for the Asian region. The main thrust of the school is providing knowledge related to business functions (human resource, marketing, operation and financial management) for practicing managers in all sorts of organizations.

They include officials in business and non-business organizations, may have an opportunity to upgrade themselves through a flexible blended learning approach which combine both online and face-to-face interaction.

Equivalent in status to a PhD, this programme encourages the development of doctoral-level critical thinking, research and decision making skills. Candidates aims to improve modern business practices by applying theory to real business problems and use their dissertation to contribute to new ideas to the field of Business Administration.

Career Options

  • Business Professors
  • Top Executives
  • Financial Managers
  • Management Analysts

Programme Modules

Core Subjects

  • Managerial Leadership in Asia
  • Accounting and Finance for Decision Making
  • Business Strategy and Policy
  • International Business
  • Marketing and Global Business
  • New Business Venture
  • Research Method for Business

Programme Structure and Schedule

  1. Year 1 (Coursework)
    • Semester 1 (Jan-Apr)
      • Research Methods for Business
      • Marketing and Global Business
      • Business Strategy and Policy
    • Semester 2 (May-Aug)
      • International Business
      • Accounting and Finance for Decision Making
    • Semester 3 (Sep-Dec)
      • New Business Venture
      • Managerial Leadership in Asia
  2. Year 2 (Research)
    • Research Proposal and Proposal Defense
  3. Year 3 (Research)
    • Data Collection, Research Colloquium & Dissertation Writing, Viva Voce

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Asia e University

The Asia e University is a collaborative multinational university initiated by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), a body established in 2002 to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level. Established as a Malaysian initiative, to be the prime mover of e-Education, it is supported by 34 ACD Member Countries as affirmed at the ACD Ministerial Meetings held in Islamabad in 2005 and Doha in 2006.

AeU collaborates with Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) and Training Centres in the ACD Member Countries to offer quality academic and professional training programmes that are affordable and accessible.

The University acts as a facilitator for the mutual accreditation and recognition of degrees and academic programmes among Asian IHLs. It also acts as an enabler for IHLs in Asia to leverage on each other’s resources and facilities including the sharing of academic and professional programmes.

ACD member countries have recognised AeU as an instrument for greater Asia-wide cooperation and a catalyst in narrowing the digital divide among communities and nations. AeU is set to champion e-Education efforts to meet the human capacity needs of Asia.

Asia e University views itself as an enabler to be harnessed by Asian educational institutions to increase cross-border accessibility of their programmes, especially in critical areas that are in demand for capacity building.

Asia e University shall collaborate with Asian education institutions in increasing access to relevant, flexible and cost effective education and training in the region. Asia e University will tap into the existing reservoir of programmes provided by institutions in Asia and make it available to a wider market in the region and the rest of the world.

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Student Testimonials

I decided to join the DBA programme of AeU because it suits me personally. The programme helps me to acquire new knowledge and bring me up to date the state of the arts and technology. The programme has been found useful. I am very grateful to my friends and colleagues while undergoing this course as well as the academic facilitators and lecturers.

Yeop Ali Mohd Dobi

Yeop Ali Mohd Dobi

Going through AeU DBA programme has been an amazing experience for me. The superb academic facilitators have shared not only their theoretical knowledge but also practical work experience from different fields. This serve as a strong unique platform to expand my understanding of business operation, strategy and knowledge of different industry. It has been challenging, yet fun feeling experience for me.

Christopher Chew

Christopher Chew

The AeU DBA is unique as it focuses on both hard and soft skills. Soft skills are theoretical thinking, negotiation, culture and leadership helps me to apply the business concept learn through the programme in various cross cultural and cross functional situation. Learning from the diverse group of classmates, the AeU DBA experience intensive, yet practical and enriching preparing me to excel in the corporate world.

Lee Sook Ling

Lee Sook Ling


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Why Study DBA at Asia e University?

Learner Centric

  • Focus on leaner's needs, interests and learning preferences
  • Flexible and work-relevant assessment
  • Emphasis on learner outcomes

Technology Enabled

  • Enhanced interactivity in learner academic relationship
  • Allows personalised, flexible learning from anywhere
  • Access to high quality online resources on demand

Commitment to Lifelong Learning

  • Range of educational pathways to meet learners' needs
  • Open entry requirements that recognises work experience
  • Collaborations with diverse content partners to give wide range of studies

The AeU Philosophy

Since the inception of AeU, it has brought into existence a new approach to tertiary education that gives rise to greater flexibility in learning. The philosophy is based on the commitment that quality education should be made available, accessible and affordable to all people regardless of demographics.

By focusing heavily on technology, AeU has opened the door to higher education, giving working adults the chance to continue learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge, thus improving not only themselves, but also their families, professions, and ultimately, their countries.

Built on the philosophy, that education should bedemocratized, AeU has focused on creating an affordable and accessible pathway to higher education, while placing importance on flexible entry requirements, a learner-friendly academic system, and a blended pedagogy that combines different modes of learning.

Each of these components is designed to fulfill the diverse needs of its learners and to create learning environments that respond to the challenges of the 21st century.

The Seven 'e's of AeU

  1. Empowered Learning
    Putting the learner at the centre of the learner experience. Demand driven, open to choice, learner-centric.
  2. Enhanced Learning
    Relentlessly setting new benchmarks, continuously taking the learning to a higher level.
  3. Exploratory Learning
    Actively pushing the boundaries of the known, with rigorous inquiries, creativity and curiosity.
  4. Expanding Learning
    An open paradigm of learning without boundaries or limitations.
  5. Effective Learning
    Functional, purposeful intended education; producing winners.
  6. Electronic Learning
    Any place, anytime, anywhere, 24/7,365.
  7. Experiential Learning
    Learning through reflection, action, adventure, choice, cooperation and communication.

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Entry Requirements

Malaysian & International Students

  • Master's Degree (MQF 7) as accepted by the AeU Senate.
  • Other equivalent qualifications with Master's degree (MQF Level 7) as accepted by the AeU Senate.

Documents Required

  • A Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  • A statement of research intent describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research.
  • Completed application form.
  • Scanned copies of your degrees and academic transcripts with certified translation in English.
  • One scanned copy of your photo (jpeg, colour, with minimum of 1MB size).
  • Proof of English proficiency.

English Language Competency Requirements (for International Students)

  • International students studying on-campus in Malaysia must attain English language competency equivalent to IELTS band score of 6.0 OR its equivalent that complies with the programme standards set by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.
  • International students from countries who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.

Payment Plan Options

Official Course Fee: RM 30,000 (Including Research Fee, Admission Fee & Yearly Fee)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • Year 1 : RM 7,810
  • Year 2 : RM 7,510
  • Year 3 : RM 7,510
  • Year 4 : RM 7,170
    Total : RM 30,000

Additional Fees:

  • Research Fee : RM 27,660
  • Admission Fee : RM 300
  • Yearly Fee : RM 2,040


  • Yearly candidature fee of RM 1,500 will be imposed on year 5 and onwards.

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Asia e University

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur


36-48 Months

Mode of Study

Online, Part-Time

Schedule System

Semester System


Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Class Size

10-30 Students


Locally, Oversea


Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Accredited


7 Core Subjects + Business Research Areas


50% Coursework + 50% Research

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (4 Installments)


10% full payment discount, 50% senior citizen discount and 75% disabled discounts for Malaysian Students, Merit Scholarship and 10% loyalty discount for Malaysian and International students