Study Plan

Macau University of Science and Technology
Doctor of Business Administration
Study Plan

I. Program Duration

The normal study duration of Doctor of Business Administration program is 3 years. The maximum duration is 6 years. (Students admitted in or before academic year 2018/2019, please refer to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the intake academic year study plan).

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese/English

IV. Admission Requirements

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

  1. Business Administration
  2. Management in Movies

VI. Course Structure

Table 1. Core Courses (15 Credits)

Number

Course Title

Credits

Remark

1

SPECIAL TOPICS ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (1)

3

Complete in the 1st year.

2

SPECIAL TOPICS ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY(2)

3

3

SPECIAL TOPICS IN STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

3

4

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT and ECONOMICS

3

5

SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

Table 2. Major Courses (9 Credits)

Number

Course Title

Credits

Remark

1

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MARKETING

3

Compulsory for Research direction in Business Administration.

2

SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE

3

3

SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

4

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE IN MOVIES

3

Compulsory for Research direction in Management in Movies.

5

SPECIAL TOPICS IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT IN MOVIES

3

6

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MARKETING IN MOVIES

3

Table 3. Other Courses (8 Credits)

Number

Course Title

Credits

Remark

1

Annual Study Papers

4

Complete 2 papers, at least 5,000 words each in the 1st and 2nd year.

2

Enterprise Investigation and Study

4

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

Table 4. Thesis (12 Credits)

Number

Course Title

Credits

Requirement

Remark

1

Thesis

12

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.

Complete in the 2nd and 3rd years.

VII. Course Requirements

  1. In the first academic year, students are required to complete 8 core 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 year.
  4. In the second and third academic year, students are required to complete, and submit the enterprise investigation and study report.
  5. Students must complete 8 core courses in Tables 1 and 2, and gain 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.

VIII. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for thesis writing is 24 months.

IX. Graduation Requirements

1. Upon approval from the Senate of the University, the Doctor of Business Administration degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

(1) Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50* or above (excluding thesis)

(2) Abided by the regulations of the University

(3) Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

2. If students pass all courses required in Table 1, 2 and 3 above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, but fail to submit or pass the final thesis oral defense during the specified period, he/she can only get a completion certificate.

*Students, admitted before the academic year 2017/2018, please refer to the regulations of their admission year.

Note: All curriculum programs and study plan are based on the newest announcement of the BOLETIM OFICIAL DA REGIÃO ADMINISTRATIVA ESPECIAL DE MACAU.
※ In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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