36 months
1225 USD/credit 24500 USD/year
1225 USD/credit 24500 USD/year
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The DBA represents an exciting new opportunity for those with the talent and determination to succeed, wish to advance their management or consulting careers, or transition to teaching in an academic setting. Students will be prepared to think critically, solve problems, and compete in complex business environments.

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Program Goals

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.

Management Option:

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. 

Education Option:

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


Programme Structure

Type of Courses                Credit/hour

1. DBA core courses               27

2. Elective courses                     9

(Management / Education)

3. Dissertation                          24

Total Credit Hours                     60

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1225 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1225 USD per credit during 36 months.

AED 4500 per credit hour



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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