Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration



3 Years


January, May & September

Entry Requirement

Master degree (Level 7, MQF) in a business or related field as accepted by The University Senate; or
Any qualifications equivalent to Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) or as accepted by The University Senate.

Course Information

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration in collaboration with North Borneo University College is to develop excellent research, managerial and leadership skills within Doctoral candidates as it is necessary for them to be effective research experts in their respective fields. The Doctor of Philosophy programme is to prepare candidates to become leaders in their field and to be healthy and productive contributors to social by providing the best learning environment and critically for the effective oral and written communication.

Course Structures

Year 1

  • GPPJ7119 – Applied Statistics (4 CH)
  • GPRE7103 – Academic Writing In Disciplines (4 CH)
  • GPAS7103 – Business Research Methodology (4 CH)
  • GPPJ7104 – Competitive & Business Strategy (4 CH)
  • EPDS7103 – Doctoral Seminar (4 CH)

Year 2 - 3

  • GPDT7160 – Thesis (60 CH)


While completing the NBUC PhD in Business Administration program, students have the possibility to earn a second distinct qualification, a Swiss degree with QS four stars rated for overall excellence in business education worldwide. Students who choose this option graduate with an Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the EU Business School, Switzerland and an NBUC PhD in Business Administration while studying on our International Learning Centre.