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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

DBA focuses on the development of the thinking capability of the students and also prepares the students for leadership roles, such as, administrators or business professionals, who will facilitate the development of business organizations and also work towards the enhancement of global business.

DBA promotes applied research relevant to industries and business organizations.

DBA addresses the global business challenges of the 21st century. This program of study is thus intended for individuals, who are willing to confront the challenges and make a significant contribution as far as global business is concerned.

Program Description

The world of business and management is going through rapid and profound changes; therefore new theories need to be created and novel strategies, as well as practices, needs to be implemented. Institutional leaders, policy makers, and administrators are confronted with novel situations in their respected professional field and indeed this has precipitated the need for new knowledge to be quickly translated into practice, which can be achieved with the help of advanced research activity.

It is in this context that Lincoln University College introduced its innovative Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program - with its other post-graduate management education programmes. The DBA exposes candidates to critical management issues and relevant theories; ensures that students acquire a thorough understanding of all the aspects related to this programme and requires them to demonstrate a post-MBA level of conceptual understanding. It has been designed to develop, their ability to, source, analyse, interpret, explain and link data, communicate research effectively as well as expeditiously and translate concepts into practice.


Minimum Duration : 36 Months.

Maximum Duration : 36 Months. 

S.I. No.Subject CodeSubject NameCredits
1DBA7910Marketing Philosophy and Strategy4
2DBA7906 Emerging Issues in Organisational Behaviour4
3 DBA7904Research Design3
4DBA7907Emerging Issues in Economics4
5DBA7903 Research Measurement3
6DBA7908Emerging Issues in Financial Decision Making4
7DBA7905Research Analysis Techniques3
8DBA 7909 Leading the Global Enterprise4
9 DBA7902Research Proposal3

Intake and Entry Requirements

Intake : Ongoing, Limited Seats Available.

Entry Requirements :

  1. A Masters Degree (Level 7 Qualification Framework (MOF)) recognized by the senate Lincoln University College or
  2. Any other qualifications considered equivalent to Bachelor Degree (Level 7, MOH) received by the senate Lincoln University College or
  3. Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.