Doctor of Business Administration accredited by CMI (UK)


HELP Damansara

Level of Study



Minimum 3 years to complete the 2 phases degree


Rolling Intake

Course Code

KPT/JPS (R2/340/8/0379) (A8927) 06/23 (accredited by CMI (UK)

The HELP Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree seeks to prepare discerning individuals who are committed to personal, professional and organizational growth. It is offered through a blend of taught subjects, workshops/seminars and supervised research. It is designed to make a contribution to the enhancement of trans-disciplinary professional practice in business management disciplines, in addition to a contribution to knowledge via the development and application of theoretical frameworks, methods, and techniques within the context of practice to address real-world business issues.

Students will not only be able to bring new and relevant scholarship to bear on new business and management issues, but they can also create, apply, integrate and present scholarly research to both academic and non-academic audiences and adopt innovative solutions to business problems and opportunities.

The HELP DBA is accredited by Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) which offers students a second professional qualification – Level 8 Qualification in Strategic Direction and Leadership after they complete the DBA.

An accredited DBA not only advances learners’ professional career but also elevates their credential to pursue consulting opportunities and a career in academia. The HELP DBA is the only DBA accredited with the highest level 8 CMI qualification in Asia. With the CMI accredited HELP DBA learners can fast track into their next stage to become Chartered Managers, (CMgr).


  • Case and Research Methodology A
  • Case and Research Methodology B
  • Emerging Issues in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management
  • Emerging Issues in Economics
  • Issues in Optimizing Operations Management
  • Emerging Issues in Marketing Management and Research
  • Managing Risks and Issues in International Environment
  • Emerging Issues in Financial Decision Making
  • Strategic Opportunities and Decision Making
  • Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Dissertation (Minimum word count of 40,000)


In Phase 1 – there are two assignments for each course to enable students to demonstrate that they have successfully met the learning outcomes : Assignment I (40%) and Assignment II(60%) which may be demonstrated through written assignment, mini proposal, individual and/or group presentation. Students will be provided with the rubric of assessment.


In Phase II -students are required to complete a supervised dissertation, defend their research proposal and sit for the final oral defence to graduate.

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in business or management or related or professional disciplines from a recognised university, preferably with adequate relevant experience in business and industry.
  • International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the equivalent.

Approximate Tuition Fees
Local and International Students

*Subject to be reviewed annually. HELP University reserves the right to revise the information in line with updates from time to time.

Bursaries are available for applicants who are pursuing HELP’s postgraduate programmes, subject to terms and conditions. For more information, please contact:

Programme Advisor
Ms Emily Chin
+603 2716 2000 ext. 2220

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