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Doctor Of Business Administration (DBA)

Offered By: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

If you have a great desire to acquire a doctoral degree or if you hold an MBA or equivalent master’s degree, then you must consider the information below:

The Management Centre of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak, is proud to announce that the first batch of DBA (Doctor in Business Administration) students will be enrolled this June 2009. Currently, only part-time students are accepted into the DBA programme. InsyaAllah, the enrolment of full-time students will begin in a couple of years.

The DBA is a post-MBA (or equivalent post-master’s degree) programme that will prepare students to acquire useful advanced
theoretical knowledge and practical skills in business management. Ideally, the student applying for the DBA should have a good MBA degree plus 2 years’ work experience in management or related areas. However, applicants without the MBA but with equivalent master’s degrees will also be considered. Students graduating with the DBA are entitled to affix the title “Dr” in front of their names.

The DBA programme offered at IIUM is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education. The DBA programme will be of equal standards to the DBAs offered by the best business schools in USA, Europe and Australia. Additionally, the unique strength of the DBA programme of IIUM is that it incorporates Islamic perspectives. Hence, the student not only gains knowledge and skills equivalent to DBA programmes offered in USA and Europe, but additionally acquires knowledge of Islamic perspectives of business administration.

Operational Aspects
Part-time students will have to attend classes during the semester but only on weekends - on Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Financials Aspects
Part-time students will have to incur costs of only RM11,200 on average per year, for each year of study. For those who need financial assistance, the Management Centre can recommend admitted students to local banks for loans.

The best and most highly qualified staff members of IIUM’s Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Economics and Management Sciences will be the instructors of this DBA programme. Further, additional experts from other local and overseas institutions will be invited from time to time to address the DBA students.

This is your chance to receive a quality DBA degree with Islamic perspectives. Although the programme is demanding and challenging, the rewards will far outweigh the costs. Act now and contact Pn. Roselina or En. Mohd. Helmi at the Management Centre of International Islamic University Malaysia for further information.

DBA Programme Structure (Part-time only)

Year 1
Semester Courses Credit Hours
1 ACC 8110 – Advanced Accounting
MGT 8110 – Leadership in Organization or
MGT 8120 - Advanced Human Resource Management
2 MKTG 8110 – Advanced Marketing
ECON 8110 – Quantitative Research Methodologies
3 ECON 8120 – Advanced Economics and Issues
INFO 8110 – IT Policies and Issues
Year 2
1 FIN 8120 – Advanced Finance
ECON 8210 – Advanced Statistical and Multivariate Methods
2 MGT 8210 – Corporate Governance, Government and Society
MGT 8220 – Advanced Management Science
3 MGT 8230 – Qualitative and Case Research Methodologies
MGT 8240 – Advanced Business Strategies and Crisis Management
Comprehensive Examination
Total credit hours for course work 36
Year 3
1 Consultancy Practice Report 6
2 & 3 Thesis 12
Year 4 & 5
4 - 7 Thesis 24
Total credit hours for research 42

(Note: Programme structure is subject to change without prior notice)

DBA Admission Requirements
Basic requirements
A relevant master’s degree with good grades from IIUM or any other accredited institution of higher learning; or any other certificates that are recognised as equivalent to a master’s degree that are recognised by the Senate of the University and preferably, at least 2 years’ of relevant work experience.

Specific requirements
Applicants will be contacted for an interview to assess their:

  • Communication skills
  • Computational skills
  • General knowledge

Applicants also must be proficient in the English language and fulfill the following requirements:

  • A minimum score of 550 (paper-based TOEFL), 213 (computerbased TOEFL) or 79 (internet-based TOEFL); or
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0; or
  • A minimum English Placement Test score of 6.0.

Application forms can be obtained from the Centre’s website (

For further information, please contact:
Tel: 603-6196 4190 / 4196
Fax: 603-6196 4856