1: To support students to develop and conduct a high-quality theoretical and applied research.
2: To equip practitioners with the potential to lead management practice.
3: To develop students’ body of business knowledge by communicating research findings as a scholar or a practitioner.
4: To support students to solve practical business problems through research.
5: To develop effective decision makers and qualified business educators.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
1: Apply different research methods to analyze organizations and create new ideas through research questions that build on existing theory and are relevant to practice.
2: Summarize and synthesize relevant theory and research on a given business issue.
3: Develop effective and innovative global management decisions that are ethical and relevant to the local context.
4: Communicate and defend original research findings orally through a formal research presentation.
5: Critically analyze and assess research findings and their implications on solving management and leadership problems.
6: Apply creative thinking in different aspects of business strategies, leadership, finance, and organizational development.
5: Demonstrate a mastery of skills and knowledge required for university teaching and assessment of student learning.
6: Apply advanced research methods that result in quality publication and knowledge development.
Our institution is globally accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the United Kingdom. All programs are accredited by the UAE’s Ministry of Education with many also internationally accredited by governing bodies. AU is globally ranked by QS World University Rankings
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Type of Courses Credit/hour
1. DBA core courses 27
2. Elective courses 9
(Management / Education)
3. Dissertation 24Total Credit Hours 60
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBusiness Administration International Business View 3 other PhDs in Business Administration in United Arab Emirates
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1- Candidates should have a master’s degree in business or related-field from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.
2- Candidates should have work experience of at least two years in the middle or senior management levels.
3- English Language Eligibility: Candidates should achieve a minimum score of 79 Internet-based test (IBT) for the TOEFL, TOEFL (ITP) 550 or 6 of IELTS (Academic) test, with the exception of candidates who have studied Master's degree programs taught in English that required for admission an EmSAT score of 1400 or equivalent (e.g., TOEFL score of 79 (IBT) or TOEFL score of 550 (ITP) or 6 of IELTS (Academic) test).
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International24500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1225 USD per credit during 36 months.
National24500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1225 USD per credit during 36 months.
AED 4500 per credit hour
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