Doctorates

 

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree Program

The students can follow courses and engage in relevant research at VLT Campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka to obtain DBA degree from QIUP and International Business Academy. The Degree is conferred by Quest International University Perak and International Business Academy Switzerland.

The Doctor of Business Administration program is aimed at producing students who are confident and able to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations. The graduates are motivated, independent, knowledgeable and with the attitude that can put them ahead in the international business marketplace. They will be experts in their field of research and possess critical thinking in solving business-oriented problems.

The DBA;

  • exposes candidates to critical management issues and relevant theories;
  • ensures that students acquire a thorough understanding of all the aspects related to this program and requires them to demonstrate a post-MBA level of conceptual understanding;
  • has been designed to develop, their ability to, source, analyze, interpret, explain and link data, communicate research effectively as well as expeditiously and translate concepts into practice.

  • Opportunity to study locally and obtain a globally recognized DBA Degree.
  • Lectures are conducted by a well-qualified, experienced foreign and local lecturer panel.
  • Eminent and internationally recognized supervisory panel from International Business Academy Switzerland and from other countries.
  • Specially designed for busy professionals at senior management and executive levels in public and corporate sector
  • Scholarship opportunities for students excel in their studies
  • Excellent and comfortable study facilities
  • Loan facilities up to 80% from the course fee from a leading commercial bank
  • E-learning platform for candidates who cannot participate class room lectures
  • Career prospects for DBA graduates are given below:

  • CEO of a Corporation or Business Owner
  • DBA degree program is based on the practical application of business theories, economics and statistics. Therefore, students acquire important skills and knowledge, which will help them to administer the affairs of their own organization, in the future
  • Senior Level Management Positions
  • Students with DBA degree can acquire jobs in senior level management positions within a company or an organization. With the help of decision making skills and analytical skills as well as with the application of different economic theories to resolve complex decisions, students will be able to prove their competency. Senior level management positions in the technology and administrative departments may also appeal to the degree holders of this program.
  • Business Consultants
  • The business leaders and managers are required to resolve complex problems to facilitate smooth business operations within an organization. The students of DBA program are provided adequate training regarding this aspect. Therefore students upon the completion of this program can opt for a consulting career. Business consultants may also work for a firm or offer their services as an independent contractor to work exclusively for a corporation or business organizations or help organizations to organize departments and resolve problems.
    Minimum Duration : 24 Months Maximum Duration: 36 Months.
  • Master’s Degree or higher qualification obtained from a recognized university of higher educational institution;
  • Any other qualifications equivalent to Masters Level acceptable to International Business Academy Switzerland.
  • Admission to DBA degree program can be considered case-by-case considering applicant’s suitability based on evidence of degrees, professional experience and research experience in the field of management.
  • Teaching method is based on:

    Cases studies
    Assignments and presentations

    A qualified supervisory panel is available for research supervision. They are chosen using following criteria:

  • Supervisor should have a PhD plus minimum 5 years teaching and research experience
  • All supervisors should be approved by Malaysian government
  • International Business Academy Switzerland academics cannot supervise more than 4 DBA/PhD candidates
  • International Business Academy Switzerland
  • Co-supervisor is appointed from Sri Lanka
  • Each candidate has to travel to Switzerland two occasions as follows:

  • Proposal presentation
  • Viva-Voice examination
  • They can make other visits if mutually agreed with International Business Academy Switzerland and VLT Campus i.e. to meet principal supervisor.

    Thesis will be examined by three examiners as follows:
    Two external examiners.
    These two to be chosen from other countries other than Switzerland and Sri Lanka and Another examiner from Sri Lanka or Switzerland.

    The Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program

    The students can follow courses and engage in relevant research at VLT Campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka to obtain Ph.D. in Business Administration degree of Quest International University. The Degree is conferred by Quest International University.

    QUEST International University Perak’s Ph.D. in Business Administration provides a distinct platform for candidates to develop a disposition for deep critical thinking. This, in turn, cultivates the candidate’s ability to build on existing knowledge and practice in order to respond to the evolving business landscape. The likelihood outcome from the programme is new knowledge and innovation that may contribute to enhancing the role and influence of businesses on society. The programme will also be a springboard for self-development and lifelong learning in the candidate’s selected field or subfield of interest, thereby expanding the candidate’s career options to include academia, if the candidate so chooses.

    If you possess an inquisitive mind, a passion for rigorous research work, an inclination for uncovering new insights, the Ph.D. in Business Administration is for you.

  • Opportunity to study locally and obtain a globally recognized Ph.D. Degree.
  • Lectures are conducted by a well-qualified, experienced foreign and local lecturer panel.
  • Eminent and internationally recognized supervisory panel from Quest International University and from other countries.
  • Specially designed for academics and research professionals
  • Scholarship opportunities for students excel in their studies
  • Excellent and comfortable study facilities
  • Loan facilities up to 80% from the course fee from a leading commercial bank
  • E-learning platform for candidates who cannot participate class room lectures
  • Career prospects for Ph.D. Management graduates are given below.

  • Senior Level Management Positions
  • Students with Ph.D. Management degree can acquire jobs in senior level management positions within a company or an organization particularly focusing on research activities. With the help of decision making skills and research skills as well as with the application of different economic theories to resolve complex decisions, students will be able to prove their competency.
  • Business Consultants
  • The public and private sector organizations require research support to take important strategic decisions. Students with Ph.D. Management can engage in research consulting service to offer analytical support and resolve complex problems to facilitate smooth business operations within an organization. The students upon the completion of this program can opt for a consulting career.
  • Senior academics
  • A key activity of senior academic involves scientific research that is practical and useful. Ph.D. Management degree of Quest International University provides a sound theoretical and empirical foundation for academics to contribute to knowledge in the field of Management. Upon completion of the PhD Management degree, the students are able to show competency in Management research, guide peers and research supervision at postgraduate level.
    1. Minimum Duration : 36 Months
    2. Maximum Duration: 48 Months.
  • Master’s Degree or higher qualification obtained from a recognized university of higher educational institution;
  • Any other qualifications equivalent to Masters Level acceptable to Quest International University.
  • Admission to Ph.D. degree program can be considered case-by-case considering applicant’s suitability based on evidence of degrees, professional experience and research experience in the field of management.
  • Teaching method is based on:

  • Cases studies
  • Readings
  • Assignments and presentations
  • A qualified supervisory panel is available for research supervision. They are chosen using following criteria:

  • Supervisor should have a Ph.D. plus minimum 5 years teaching and research experience
  • All supervisors should be approved by Malaysian government
  • Quest International University academics cannot supervise more than 4 DBA/PhD candidates
  • Principal supervisor is appointed from Quest International University
  • Co-supervisor is appointed from Sri Lanka
  • Each candidate has to travel to Kuala Lumpur minimum two occasions as follows:

  • Proposal presentation
  • Viva-Voce examination
  • They can make other visits if mutually agreed with Lincoln University College and VLT Campus i.e. to meet principal supervisor.

    Thesis will be examined by three examiners as follows:

    Two external examiners. These two to be chosen from other countries other than Malaysia and Sri Lanka and Another examiner from Sri Lanka or Malaysia

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