Doctorates

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree Program

Students can follow courses and engage in relevant research at VLT Campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka to obtain DBA the degree from Quest International University Perak or Switzerland university.

The Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program aims at producing students, who will be confident and able to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations.

DBA Graduates will be motivated, independent, knowledgeable and with the right attitude to be in a commanding position in the international business marketplace as they will be experts in their respective fields of research and possess critical thinking, so essential in solving business related problems.

THE DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

  • 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 require them to demonstrate a post-MBA level of conceptual understanding.
  • Is designed to develop a student's ability to source, analyze, interpret, explain and link data and communicate research effectively and expeditiously and translate concepts into practice.
  • Master's Degree or a higher qualification obtained from a recognized university or a higher educational institution.
  • Any other qualifications equivalent to a Masters Level that's acceptable by a university.
  • Admission to DBA degree program could be considered on a case-by-case basis considering an applicant's suitability, based on evidence of degrees, professional experience and research experience in the field of Management.

Minimum : 24 Months Maximum : 36 Months.

  • Opportunity to study locally and obtain a globally recognized Degree.
  • Lectures are conducted by a well-qualified and an experienced foreign and local lecturer panel.
  • Internationally recognized supervisory panel from Switzerland university and from other countries.
  • Specially designed for busy professionals at senior management and executive levels in public and corporate companies.
  • Scholarship opportunities for brilliant students.
  • Scholar centric benchmark study facilities.
  • Bank loan facilities for up to 80% from course fee.
  • E-learning platform for students incapable of attending classroom lectures.
  • Global Marketing and Strategy
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Business Strategy and Policy
  • Advance Finance and Accounting
  • Advanced Operation Management
  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Advanced Organizational Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Academic Writing
  • Business Strategy Consulting
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation
  • Chief Executive Officer of a Corporation or Possess Own Business

DBA Degree Program is based on practical application of business theories, economics and statistics. Students therefore would acquire important skills and knowledge that will help them in professionally managing and operating another’s business or possess a business of their own.

  • Senior Level Management Positions

DBA Degree Holders are most sought after candidates for senior level management positions in the private sector or in the state sector for their professional decision-making skills, analytical skills and their expertise on the application of different economic theories to resolve complex problems. DBA Graduates are appealing candidates for positions in technology and administration in organizations.

  • Business Consultants

Bright business leaders and smart managers should be capable of resolving complex problems with ease to facilitate smooth business operations in an organization. Students of the DBA program are provided with an in-depth and an expansive training on this aspect.Therefore, students upon the completion of this program can opt for a consulting career. Business consultants work for a firm or offer their service as an independent contractor for corporations or for business organizations or help organizations to organize departments and resolve problems.

Cases studies
Assignments and presentations

A qualified supervisory panel conducts research supervision. They are selected based on the following criteria:
  • Supervisor should have a Ph.D plus a minimum 5 years teaching and research experience.
  • All supervisors should be approved by the Malaysian government
  • Switzerland University cannot supervise more than 4 DBA or PhD candidates
  • A Switzerland University Co-supervisor is assigned from Sri Lanka
Thesis’s will be examined by three examiners who are as follows:
  • One examiner will be selected from Sri Lanka or Switzerland.
  • The other two external examiners will be selected from other countries except Switzerland and Sri Lanka

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program

Students are able to follow courses and engage in relevant research at VLT Campus Colombo, to obtain the PhD in Business Administration Degree awarded by Quest International University, Perak, Malaysia.

Quest International University Perak's PhD. 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 outcome from the programme is about new knowledge and innovation that contributes to enhancing the role and influence of businesses in society. The programme is also 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 desires.

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

  • Master's Degree or a higher qualification obtained from a recognized University or a Higher Educational Institution.
  • Any other qualifications equivalent to a Masters Level that’s acceptable to Quest International University, Perak Malaysia.
  • Admission to the PhD Degree Program is considered on a case-by-case basis considering the applicant's suitability based on evidence of degrees, professional experience and research experience in the field of Management.

Minimum : 36 Months

Maximum : 48 Months

  • Opportunity to study locally and obtain a globally recognized Degree.
  • Lectures conducted by a well-qualified and an 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 the public and corporate sectors.
  • Scholarship opportunities for students who excel in their studies
  • Excellent and comfortable study facilities
  • Bank loan facilities for up to 80% from course fee.
  • E-learning platform for students who cannot take part in class room lectures
  • Senior Level Management Positions

Students with a PhD in Management Degree would have a distinct advantage over many as they could get top jobs with princely perks at senior management level in the private sector or in the public sector with a focus on research. Their decision-making skills will prove an incredible asset to any employer with their competence in the application of different economic theories to resolve complex problems.

  • Business Consultants

The public and private sector organizations need research support to arrive at important strategic decisions and this is where candidates with a PhD in Management enter the scene as authorities on analytical support to resolve complex problems to facilitate smooth business operations in an organization in the role of a consultant.

  • Senior academics

A key activity of a Senior Academic revolves around scientific research that is practical and useful and in this context a PhD in Management from Quest International University provides an Academic with a sound theoretical and an empirical foundation for him or her to contribute much towards the enhancement of knowledge in the sphere of Management. Upon completion of the PhD in Management Degree, students will be able to show competency in Management research, guide peers and research supervision at postgraduate level.

Cases studies
Readings
Assignments and presentations

A qualified supervisory panel does research supervision and they are selected based on the following criteria:
  • Supervisors should have a PhD plus a minimum of 5 years of teaching and research experience.
  • All supervisors should be approved by the Government of Malaysia.
  • Quest International University Academics cannot supervise more than 4 DBA/PhD candidates.
  • The Principal Supervisor is appointed from Quest International University.
  • The Co-Supervisor is appointed from Sri Lanka
Each candidate will have to visit Kuala Lumpur at least twice and that would be as follows:
  • Proposal presentation
  • Viva-Voice examination
Thesis’s will be examined by three examiners who are as follows:
  • One examiner will be selected from Sri Lanka or Mayasia.
  • The other two external examiners will be selected from other countries except Mayasia and Sri Lanka

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