Doctorate in Business AdministrationAwarded by: Teesside University, UK

Programme Objectives 

The Doctorate degree in Business Administration (DBA) is designed for people who have achieved, or expect to achieve, senior organisational positions and who wish to develop their analytical and research skills and knowledge.

It is a professional doctorate degree, equivalent to a PhD but with a strong focus on applied research. Learn how to enhance professional practice by applying and developing theoretical frameworks and perspectives.

  • Develop the students’ proficiency in research, methodological and analytical skills.
  • Promote critical thinking and the ability to deal with complex, interdisciplinary facets of organisations.
  • Foster professional development skills.
  • Provide the highest level of management education.
  • In addition, the DBA students will be imparted knowledge to enhance their managerial practice and/or organisation.

Why Teesside University

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

  • Ranked Top 80 UK University Overall in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Awarded silver rating in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked No. 1 of 96 UK Universities for overall student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer 2021
  • Accredited with Investors in People Gold status, the international standard for people management; defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results
  • Awarded the nationally recognised Customer First accreditation for its services to business. This is the seventh time that Teesside University has received the Customer First standard, which lasts for two years

Teesside is a real-world university that prides itself on its inclusive, consultative, responsive, friendly and open approach and on the significant positive socioeconomic and cultural impact that it has upon the communities that it serves and the broader economy of the North of England.

Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.

Teesside University is a global education pioneer for animation, games and computer graphics and is ranked as one of the top 20 places in the world to study animation (3D World).
Teesside has a flourishing and dynamic research culture, producing ‘world-leading and internationally excellent’ research in the last UK Research Evaluation Framework (REF) assessment, which is increasingly making a real and valuable contribution to society in areas such as Social Policy and Allied Health.

The University has invested more than £260m on its award-winning campuses in recent years to further enhance the experience and support provided to students, and it remains committed to investment-led growth.
 

Methods of Assessment

As with all doctoral degree programmes, the key assessment output is a thesis, and the two taught modules are focused on providing the students with the opportunity to explore their chosen specialised area of research and preparing them to complete the thesis. There is therefore relatively limited variation in assessment methods – all modules are largely assessed by classic ‘academic writing exercises’, such as research projects and a pilot study report. Oral presentations are included as a formative assessment method, and aim to support students in developing their ability to articulate and defend their research at viva voce. 

 

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Hear from our Students / Graduates

"I chose MDIS as it is a well-established school with good academic resources. The DBA programme allows me to become a scholarly practitioner, with the combination of academic research skills to be applied in a business context. Additionally, I was able to use the research techniques in my work area and gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge gap in my chosen industry.”

Dr Tommy Lin
MDIS Alumnus 
Class of 2021

Research Methods for Doctoral Students (60 Credits)

DBA Advanced Independent Study (300 Credits)

Applying Management and Organisational Studies Research (60 Credits)

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 17

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
27 Months*  TBA  TBA

*Full-time intake not available till further notice

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
36 Months
 December 2022  December 2025

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time S$48,000.20  S$650.00 - S$1,200.00
 Part-time  S$650.00 - S$1,200.00

Application fees: S$214.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 25 years and above and the following academic qualifications:

  1. Applicants should have a Master's Degree in a subject related to business and/or management (for example MBA), together with a minimum of three years of managerial experience. 
  2. Applicants will also be asked to send a short research proposal.
  3. All applicants will be interviewed and must show that they have undertaken recent and relevant study or practice in the field of business and/or management

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following:

IELTS 6.5 (with no elements lower than 5.5)

OR

University approved equivalent

Criteria for Admission to the Programme

The DBA is designed for people who have achieved, or expect to achieve, senior organisational positions and/or who wish to enhance their analytical and research skills and knowledge. Applicants should have a Master's Degree awarded in a subject related to Business and/or Management (for example MBA, MSc Project Management, MA HRM, MSc Engineering Management, MSc Oil & Gas Management), together with a minimum of three years' managerial experience. The applicants will be asked to send a short research proposal.

All prospective students will be interviewed: the applicants must show that they have recent and relevant study or practice in the field of business and/or management.

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
27 Months*  TBA  TBA

*Full-time intake not available till further notice

Fees & Structure

Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Full-time (27 Months) S$52,896.52  S$3,000.00 - S$3,500.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 25 years and have the following academic qualifications:

  1. Applicants should have a Master's degree in a subject related to business and/or management (for example MBA), together with a minimum of three years of managerial experience. 
  2. Applicants will also be asked to send a short research proposal.
  3. All applicants will be interviewed and must show that they have undertaken recent and relevant study or practice in the field of business and/or management

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following:

IELTS 6.5 (with no elements lower than 5.5)

OR

University approved equivalent

Criteria for Admission to the Programme

The DBA is designed for people who have achieved, or expect to achieve, senior organisational positions and/or who wish to enhance their analytical and research skills and knowledge. Applicants should have a Master degree award in a subject related to Business and/or Management (for example MBA, MSc Project Management, MA HRM, MSc Engineering Management, MSc Oil & Gas Management), together with a minimum of three years' managerial experience. The applicants will be asked to send a short research proposal.

All prospective students will be interviewed: the applicants must show they have recent and relevant study or practice in the field of business and/or management.

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Ms Kiren Kaur | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 8950 9987 | Email: kiren_kaur@mdis.edu.sg

Ms Jenny Sheng | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 8499 8556 | Email: jenny_shengxt@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is developed and designed for ambitious professionals seeking skills applicable in senior management positions. Students will learn strategies to enhance their organisation by applying and developing theoretical frameworks.  

DBA focuses on acquiring specialised knowledge for professional career development in the business world. The programme is more hands-on and grounded in the day-to-day operations of running a business.  Of course, if you would like to move to academia at any stage, you will be welcome to do so. The quality standards of both are pegged at the same level.  

We currently offer our DBA as a 36-month long part-time programme to cater to working individuals intending to balance their personal and professional commitments. 

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.  The DBA programme will be delivered by an exceptional faculty with sterling PhD qualifications. Download our lecturer profile here

You will be assigned a Director of Studies from Teesside University, UK, once you begin working on your dissertation. Simultaneously, you will also be allotted a local Supervisor from Singapore. They will both bring their knowledge and expertise to guide you in the regular joint meetings that you will have. 

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Full-time: 27 Months
Part-time: 36 months 

Award
DOCTORATE 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programmes
NA

Part-time Programmes
Dec 2022

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009