* Please note that this program is available only to student of the The Asia Pacific School of Business (APSB).

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) for APSB is a practitioner-scholar member only program in business administration and management area. It is targeted to APSB student who have a master’s degree in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made and who have practical business management experience. The curriculum includes conducting applied research, understanding business theory, and applying what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life professional challenges. In addition, this program will help to prepare members for expanded roles with their current employer or with another organization, or for roles as consultants.


This academic program is scheduled to be completed in 36 months. However, it can be exempted to extend up to 60 months to complete the course (note: the extension of graduation application will incur additional fees).


Good standing members in QAHE and SNIPF and EEQA may apply to study the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) for APSB program.

* This program is only available to APSB student in China【Including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and southern Tibet (Arunachal Pradesh illegally claimed by India)】and Asian and Europe. Not available to APSB student in the other countries or region.

** Accreditation - Our AAPM ® / GAPM ® / AAGUC ®  Certification Board is European ESQ Accredited and ISO 9001 Certified for Quality and ISO 21001 Certified for Educational Standards.   In academic alliance with the ACBSP and AACSB National Business Accreditation Agency for Certification Standards worldwide.  The CHEA and the  GAFM ® Board of Standards is in articulation agreement  for Quality Standards. Approved Sanctioned by the Arab Academy for over 20 Arab Nations.

Courses: 16

Assessment method:

Coursework and Dissertation

Duration: 24 - 36 months

Study mode: Blended education model

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I check/know the result of my assignment?

The assignment marking and grading process will take at least 4 weeks from your submission date. The result will be notified to you personally via email

How will the institution send me the award?

We will send you a high-resolution electronic version of your award for FREE.

You can get a printed copy together with the transcript and we can send them to your address. The certificate and transcript application fee is $150. Please make sure your contact details are correct when submitting the request. Courier charges are based on your location and to be borne by the student.

If you need to be certified by the Secretary of State or Secretary of State, and the document is certified by your country's embassy in the United States, you will need to pay an additional certification fee of $1,040. This certification will be issued along with the degree certificate and transcript you are applying for.

What is the assessment method for each module?

Each module is assessed by an assignment of minimum 2500 – 3500 words

The dissertation word count must be minimum 25,000 to 40,000 words

Why assignment – based assessment?

  • It provides opportunity for students to learn, practice and demonstrate they have achieved the learning goals.
  • The assignment can focus on a product as output (e.g. research report, design, prototype, etc.) and/or a process (e.g. research process, group process) and/or the performance of individual skills or competences (e.g. professional skills, communications skills).
  • Used to test higher cognitive abilities and the application of specific skills or knowledge. It can mirror the future professional practice. It can be used to assess the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes (competences).

Do you provide study materials?

Yes. A combination of video lessons, reading and reference materials for each module are provided in your online learning portal which can be access anytime. Students can also subscribe to online library (Perlego) on their own throughout the study duration to search additional reference materials.

What are the required documents for this program?
  • Education Certificates & Transcripts
  • Latest CV / Résumé
  • Passport Copy (photo page)
  • Passport Size Photo (jpg. format)
  • Two (2) Recommendation Letters (past or current employer(s) or not a family member)

  • Signed by a lawyer and notarized by a notary public.


What is the entry requirement of this program?
  • The applicant is an APSB Student in good standing.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in middle management level position.


When can I enroll?

You can start anytime. This is a distance learning self – study program which allows you to set the pace of your study within the duration set for APSB student ONLY

Certificate Grant

After passing the examination results, publishing two academic papers in international journals, and passing the thesis defense, a degree certificate and a certification certificate will be awarded (the certification certificate depends on the degree certificate major and qualification).

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