DBA (Doctor of Business Administration 工商管理博士)

About the University

Founded in 1989, Charles Sturt University (澳洲 查爾斯特大學, CSU) is the 8th largest Australian public university, offering over 300 programs with range from PhD, DBA, Master and Bachelor degrees.

CSU offers programs through 5 main campuses in the New South Wales region (Alburby-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga); study centers located on Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Online, to provide convenient access to students.

CSU is one of the most experienced providers of online education in Australia.  Every year, more than 25,000 students around the world study through CSU world-class online education program.

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Accreditation Status

Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), an Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector.


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– CSU is a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
– CSU is a 3 Star AEN rated University

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About the Program

Take your business expertise to the highest level.

CSU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA 工商管理博士學位) is a research-based professional doctorate designed to enhance your professional practice and further your knowledge of business, management and administration.

Providing a strongly industry focused and practically relevant education, this degree will suit you if you have a business or management background and wish to develop advanced research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Program structure:

DBA coursework

Each student must successfully complete four doctoral level subjects (total 64 points)
– DBA711 Research Issues in Business
– DBA712 Research Methodology for Business
– DBA713 Developing a Literature Review
– DBA714 Business Specialisation Research

DBA Thesis
The student, under the direction of the appointed supervisors, will identify, analyse and propose solutions to current problems confronting professional practice in business through the application of knowledge, thereby improving professional practice or understanding.

The original contribution to knowledge in a DBA theses must encompass at least one of the following:
– demonstrating specialised research skills that enhance problem identification and problem solving in management or public policy;
– extending knowledge or change processes in business or professional practice;
– developing innovative approaches to the application of knowledge to the candidate’s business or profession;
– identifying relationships between research and broader knowledge within the business field.

Students will enrol in one of the following research subjects during the period of their candidature:
– DBA717 Thesis (Full-time) (128 Points)
– DBA718 Thesis (Part-time) (128 Points)

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Duration and Enrolment Pattern

Full-time: 3 years (6 sessions)

– Session 1: DBA711, DBA712
– Session 2: DBA713, DBA714
– Session 3 to 6: DBA717
Part-time: 6 years (12 sessions)
– Session 1: DBA711
– Session 2: DBA712
– Session 3: DBA713
– Session 4: DBA714
– Session 5 to 12: DBA718


As a HDR candidate, CSU recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals.
– Research Office: the central point of contact for researchers and supervisors
– Research Support Services: support candidates across their research endeavours and careers
– Academic and personal support

Career Opportunities
Completion of a DBA demonstrates that you have advanced research skills and the capacity to reflect on and solve contemporary business challenges.

As a DBA graduate, you could work in management or research in private or public sector organisations in roles such as:
– business analyst
– research analyst
– manager of research operations
– research consultant

With advanced discipline and professional knowledge, you would have a strong case for promotion to senior managerial roles.

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Entry Requirements

General entry requirements:

  • A MBA degree or Masters Degree in Business, or hold an equivalent qualification from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or hold and international qualification deemed to be equivalent (as determined by NOOSR).To gain entry to the program students will normally have achieved a credit average (or equivalent) in their MBA (or equivalent) studies as a demonstration of their capacity to undertake postgraduate work at an advanced level.
  • In addition to acceptable academic qualifications, an applicant for admission shall:
    – have a minimum of five years of relevant business experience, and
    – be working in business or have access to business such that the practical requirements of the program and the research can be undertaken.

Credit Transfer / Exemption

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.
Credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be offered for equivalent doctoral level studies.

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Application Status
Session 1 2018 (Feb – Jun)
Session 2 2018 (Jul – Oct)

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What’s a DBA degree? Is it worth pursuing? And what can you do with one?

A doctorate in business sets you apart from the crowd, signifying to employers not only business proficiency but also a commitment to personal and organizational growth.  A DBA degree goes one step further by demonstrating a desire to apply high-level business education to solve problems and seek solutions in the workplace.

What is a DBA degree?

A Doctor of Business Administration or DBA degree is a terminal business-focused degree that provides practical knowledge that can be directly applied in the workplace.

How does a DBA degree differ from a PhD in Business Administration?

A DBA degree focuses on theoretical knowledge that can be applied to the practice of business and business management.

A PhD in Business Administration is a research-oriented doctoral degree.  It is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in academia and contributing to business scholarship.

Why get a DBA degree?

Whether you pursue a DBA degree on campus or online, DBA programs focus on providing students with real-world, business-oriented critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Earning a doctorate in business administration will equip you with working knowledge based on the latest business research, theories, and trends.  This education not only identifies you as an expert in your field, but results in a tangible set of management and decision-making skills that may qualify you for senior-level leadership positions and new career opportunities.  It also prepares you with advanced skills that are necessary for conducting real-world quantitative and qualitative research and publishing in research publications.

With a Doctor of Business Administration, you are also set apart from those that concluded their graduate-level business education with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Is a DBA worth it?

Seeking any kind of doctorate degree requires a significant commitment of time, effort, and money. While this commitment can be great, the professional and financial payoff can be great as well.

If you have a passion for business – and the ambition to pursue a rigorous education – a DBA degree may be for you.

What can I do with a doctorate in business administration?

From senior management positions to consulting, a DBA degree can open up a wide range of professional opportunities in a variety of settings. Here’s just a sampling of jobs you can pursue with Doctor of Business Administration:*

  • Private and non-profit sectors
    • Consultant
    • Management
    • Entrepreneur/business owner
  • Education
    • Administration
    • Faculty
  • Government
    • Consultant

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

On campus or online?

Choosing how you’ll earn your DBA degree is personal.

Many busy professionals choose online programs due to work and family commitments that make it difficult to attend traditional campus-based programs.

Some students prefer the in-person communication in classrooms.

Nowadays, online learning technology can provide you with the freedom to earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace; interact with tutors and classmates globally.


For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251; or
by email at info@i-success.org; or
click here to submit your enquiries online.

Programme information is correct at time of publish. The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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