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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

School of Business


Study Mode Part-time: 3-6 years

Tuition Fee HK$678,000/programme

Cut Off Date 01 Mar 2021

Year of Entry 2021 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date4 Jan 2021

Application Deadline1 Mar 2021

Programme DirectorDr WU Wei-ping

Programme Office (852) 3411 2148  

Selection Process
  1. All short-listed applicants will be required to attend a panel interview conducted in English as part of the selection process.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims The Doctor of Business Administration Programme (工商管理博士學位課程), is designed to provide a higher intellectual platform for organisational leaders and potential “practitioner-scholars” to further develop themselves to meet the challenges of the dynamic business world and to make application-oriented scholarly contributions in business and management.

Launched in 2008/09, the programme is tailor-made to meet the demand for a part-time route to a postgraduate qualification at doctoral level and has a more structured approach than the traditional part-time PhD, with an emphasis on the significant contribution to practice, policy or strategy within the context of the individual’s workplace or professional practice. It aims to provide both generic training in research methods in social sciences and subject-specific training in research methodologies appropriate to business and management. It also helps to develop vital management skills on analytical, conceptual and critical thinking and strategy generation which are essential for problem-solving and strategic planning.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 48 units
Required Courses 48 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

  1. An MBA or a master’s degree in business-related subjects from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  2. Substantial years (normally 10 years or above) of managerial or professional experience at an appropriate level.


Language Proficiency Requirement

  1. Proficiency in English language (such as completion of a degree programme taught in English); or
  2. TOEFL score of 79 or above for the internet-based test; or
  3. IELTS score of 6.5 or above; or
  4. Equivalent score on a comparable test.


Applicants must submit:

  1. A statement of purpose of 2000 – 3000 words, stating the interested area of research, as part of the selection process.
  2. Contact information of two referees who are in the position to give comment on the applicant’s professional work and suitability for the programme.

In each academic year, DBA students will be awarded a DBA Distinction Scholarship of HK$6,000 if they

  1. have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.67 or above at graduation; and
  2. have not repeated any courses; and
  3. have no course grade below B-; and
    (subject to the same conditions applied to the Distinction academic standing) and
  4. can graduate within four years without suspension
  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.