Kurdistan Business School
Barzi Executive Programme (BEP)
Doctoral in Business Administration
The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
programme is a 240 credit designed programme for professional applicants. This
is an executive degree that intends to walk the applicant into a more in depth
array of the latest decision making skills and techniques in business and
management. Graduates of this programme will enjoy great opportunities of
working as seniors in higher executive positions in various organisations. This
programme is designed for applicants with a professional master’s in business
and management related areas. The student needs to submit an English language
proficiency of PTE 50% or any equivalent exam score. English foundation programme
is also available at UKH (check website for more details).
The essence of delivering the modules in this
programme evolves around case studies combined with the latest empirical
research that prepares the student for senior management and leadership roles after
graduation. A passing mark of 60% is expected in each of the 8 modules being
studied over 2 semesters while the average grade of each semester should not be
less than 70%. Different modules have different evaluation modes generally
covering coursework of no less than 40% and no more than 60%, while the rest is
deployed over midterm exams/final written exam or projects. Coursework normally
includes but not limited to case studies, reports, assignments and
presentations. The student needs to take 120 credits in the preparation year
laid out over two semesters, each semester carrying 60 credits, 15 credits per module.
After successfully passing the preparation year, the student will undertake a
120 credit dissertation of no less than 40,000 words that normally follows a
case study methodology or an applicable project proposal.
The student needs to score an average of no less
than 70% for the combined 8 modules being studied over 2 semesters. Each module
is worth 100%, which is divided into parts: coursework being 60% and the remaining
40% being allocated for a written final exam.
candidate seeking admission to the programme of Doctorate of Business
Administration (DBA) at UKH must have a MPhil/MA/MSc with a minimum score
of 70% or an equivalent GPA and a BA/BSc with a minimum score
of 60% or an equivalent GPA from any recognised institution. Candidates
must have studied in the respective subject for which s/he is seeking admission,
provided a competent supervisory committee can be made in accordance with UKH
BA/BSc for DBA applicants can be from fields other than Business
Administration, to the condition that the applicant has a BA/BSc followed by a
Master of Business Administration.
c. A score of
at least 60 in a Pearson Test of English (Academic), or the equivalent in IELTS
or TOFEL examination.
d. Age/Gender: There
is no gender or age discrimination for admission to the DBA programme.
seeking admission to a PhD/DBA programme will have to submit their applications
directed to one of the Programmes of Research that have been announced by
relevant Schools and Departments. Applications will be assessed by the relevant
Department, School and the UKH Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPGS). Candidates
are also expected to submit a Research Proposal of three to four A4 pages in
length following the specific form provided by UKH under the title of “Outlines
of the Proposed Research Topic".
seeking admission to the DBA programme will need to undertake an interview.
Note: For AY 2019-20 applications, please
email [email protected] or visit UKH's
$6,000 USD per academic year