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Doctor of Management

Doctor of Management


Our Doctor of Management (D Management) programme is a practice-oriented doctoral research programme designed especially to meet the needs of the business sectors, thus providing an alternative route to candidates to acquire a doctoral qualification.

Programme Objective

OYAGSB D Management students have the opportunity to spend most of their time doing research in their respective organisation, thereby enhancing their career and developing cutting-edge, evidence-based solutions for their organisation. By addressing operational and strategic challenges within their own industry or organisation through relevant, applied research, students will be ready to undertake the demanding leadership roles and management positions their organisation as a true leader in the sector.

Target Audience

OYAGSB D Management programme targets senior industry professionals and practitioners who are keen to read for a doctoral degree and at the same time wish to maint employment with their current organisation.
Programme Structure and Features
OYAGSB D Management programme is offered in full-time mode, by research. Our programme has two key components: coursework and thesis. Before embarking on a research project, students are required to pass two compulsory courses of 8 credits meant to develop their research skills.
          * SZRZ6014 Academic Writing
           * SCLE6014 Research Methodology
After completing the coursework requirements, students will undertake applied research in their workplace/organisation. The research is focused on practical/applied industrial issues/challenges.
In the course of their programme, D Management students are strongly encouraged to attend the training programmes and seminars offered to other programmes at the School. For instance, they are advised to join the seminar series offered to PhD students on various issues related to research and thesis (proposal development,
Entry Requirements
1. A master’s degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University. For a master’s degree with CGPA, the minimum CGPA is 3.00; or
Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the University; and

2. Meet the English language requirement.

If interested applicants do not have the necessary entry qualifications, the University's flexible entry policy allows for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) (Level 8), including work-based experience and credits from the recognised professional bodies.

In addition to meeting the entry requirements, applicants are advised to observe the following when applying to our programme:

a. Develop and present a letter of motivation and a research proposal. Those who have passed an initial screening by the Programme Director will be asked to attend an interview (in person or virtually).

b. Propose a potential supervisor, preferably who has already agreed to supervise the applicant. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the School’s website to identify the potential supervisor he/she is keen to work with.

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