Study Plan

Macau University of Science and Technology

Study Plan for Doctor of Business Administration

(Applicable from Academic Year2016/2017)

I. Program Duration

The normal study duration is 3 years, including 12 months course learning and 24 months thesis writing. The maximum duration is 5 years.

II. Study Mode

Lecture

III. Language

Chinese/English

IV.Entrance Requirements

Admissions will be given to applicants who have a master’s degree from a recognized university with at least 5 years working experience in management related areas and have passed the entrance examination given by the Macau University of Science and Technology.

V. Research Directions

Business Administration

Management in Movies

VI. Course Content

1. Compulsory Courses

Number

Course Title

Credits

Type

Credit Hours

Remark

1

SPECIAL TOPICS ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (1)

3

compulsory

45

Completed in the 1st year

2

SPECIAL TOPICS ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY(2)

3

compulsory

45

3

SPECIAL TOPICS IN STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

3

compulsory

45

4

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT and ECONOMICS

3

compulsory

45

5

SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

compulsory

45

2. Subject Compulsory Courses

Number

Course Title

Credits

Type

Credit Hours

Remark

1

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MARKETING

3

compulsory

45

Compulsory for Research direction in Business Administration

2

SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE

3

compulsory

45

3

SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

compulsory

45

4

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE IN MOVIES

3

compulsory

45

Compulsory for Research direction in Management in Movies

5

SPECIAL TOPICS IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT IN MOVIES

3

compulsory

45

6

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MARKETING IN MOVIES

3

compulsory

45

3. Other Courses

Number

Course Title

Credits

Type

Credit Hours

Remark

1

Annual Study Papers

4

compulsory

 

Complete 2 papers, at least 5000 words each, in the 1st and 2nd years

2

Enterprise Investigation and Study

4

compulsory

 

Investigate at least 2 enterprises;
Submit 2 enterprise investigation and study reports in the 2nd and 3rd years

4. DBA thesis

Number

Course Title

Credits

Type

Requirement

Remark

1

Thesis

12

compulsory

The total number of words should be at least 80,000 if written in Chinese. If written in English, the number of pages should be more than 130.

in the 2nd and 3rd years

VII. Course Arrangement and Requirements

  1. In the first year, students are required to complete 8 compulsory courses listed in Tables 1 and 2. The courses are conducted in the form of lecture, seminar, and instructed readings.
  2. Students are required to submit a report at the end of each course study. The course performance is assessed according to the test result, class participation, and the study report, et al.
  3. Students are required to submit two annual study papers in the first and second academic years.
  4. In the second and third academic years, students are required to complete the enterprise investigation and study, and to submit the enterprise investigation and study report.
  5. Students must complete 8 compulsory courses in Tables 1 and 2, and obtain the 24 credits in order to select the research topic and thesis title for school approval. After the confirmation of the DBA thesis title, students can start the thesis writing subject to the requirement from the School. The duration for DBA thesis writing is 24 months. The writing time should not be shorter than 12 months.
  6. During the study period, students must publish at least one paper in the approbatory academic journal. Then, they can attain the arrangement for DBA thesis oral defence.
  7. The DBA thesis must pass the examination and oral defence. The possible results of oral defence are “Pass” or “Fail”, and the scores are given by grade.

VIII. GraduationQualification

1. The student will be awarded the Doctor of Business Administration degree if he/she fully fills the following requirements and obtains the confirmation from the Senate of the University:

(1) Complete and meet the requirements prescribed in the study plan within the specific study period*;

(2) Abide by the regulations of the University;

(3) Clear all fees and charges and return all University property and equipment borrowed.

*Students admitted from the academic year 2017/2018 onwards are required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (excluding thesis/dissertation) in order to graduate.

2. The student can only get the Certificate of Completion, if he/she has already completed the courses listed in Tables 1,2 and 3, but fails to complete the thesis writing or pass the oral defense within the required time period.

Note: The study plan is set according to the BOLETIM OFICIAL DA REGIÃO ADMINISTRATIVA ESPECIAL DE MACAU newest announcement.