The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) is a Professional Executive Develop Program for top management level with master degree qualifications seeking to deepen their understanding of the core elements of general management and business administration.
Taking an applied approach within a flexible learning environment, the curriculum is designed around integrated knowledge to challenge business professionals in the issues of day-to-day operations and strategic planning; both locally and internationally. The EDBA is offered by Stamford and delivered by UBA, the final award is validated by NBUC.


Study Mode: Online, Seminar & Workshop

Credential:North Borneo University College is the first private university college in Sabah which is registered with Ministry of Education Malaysia and is a Full Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK.


Entry Requirements

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for the Executive DBA program:

• Proficiency in the English language*
• IELTS Score: 6.5
• TOEFL Score: 85
• C1 level according to CEFR
• Master’s degree or equivalent
• Transcripts from previous studies
• Pass entrance exam (Written and Oral Exam)
• At least five years managerial experience

*Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also provide a language certificate: IELTS score of 6.5 points, TOEFL score of 85 points or take the English language test offered by UBA University. Students can also participate in UBA’s Advance English program before starting their studies.


Module Structure

Duration: 12 months

  • Managing Operations Strategically
  • Organising Work and Human Resources
  • Managing Strategic Marketing
  • Management Science & System
  • Advanced Company Consultancy Project

Delivery Mode: Learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated learning portal. For each Executive module we suggest at least 24 hours of online learning.

Graduation Requirements

For a student to be awarded the Executive DBA, the students must:
• Pass all assignments
• Successful on the company consultancy project

Learning Outcomes

Career Outcomes: Executive positions in management and administration for profit and non-profit organisations.

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