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Entrance Requirements

Applying for the PolyU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme

  • A Master's degree, preferably in a business-related area; and

  • Substantial managerial experience (at least 8 years) at a senior level.

  • Candidates in senior management positions possessing a recognized first degree and membership of a recognized professional body may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If the applicants are not a native speaker of English, and do not possess a Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent qualification which is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is English, they are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement. Please refer to the "Admissions Requirements" section for Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Study@PolyU for details.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Awards & Duration


Students are required to complete 51 credits including 8 taught subjects (a total of 24 credits), 2 DBA Residentials (1 credit for Residential 1 and 2 credits for Residential 2) and a DBA Thesis (8 credits for Thesis I and 16 credits for Thesis II).

There is a possible exit award of Master of Science in Management Research Studies for students who have completed the 8 taught subjects, 2 DBA Residentials, and passed DBA Thesis I (thesis proposal presentation) (a total of 35 credits).



The normal duration for DBA full-time study option is 2 years and 3 years for DBA part-time study option. Students who wish to extend their studies beyond normal duration should submit an application to Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty of Business for consideration.


Fees for the entire PolyU DBA programme for 2024/25 intake: HK$953,700 (51 credits)

Fees for 8 taught subjects HK$448,800 (24 credits)
Fees for the DBA Thesis I and II HK$448,800 (24 credits)
Fees for 2 DBA Residentials HK$56,100 (1 credit for DBA Residential 1 and 2 credits for DBA Residential 2)

Payment Schedule

Initial Payment Fees for 1 taught subject (HK$56,100) and DBA Residential 1 (HK$18,700) are payable upon acceptance of offer.
Interim Payments Fees for the remaining taught subjects are payable on a credit basis (HK$18,700 per credit). Amount payable depends on the number of subjects taken in that semester.

Fees for the 8-credit DBA Thesis I (HK$149,600) and DBA Residential 2 (HK$37,400) are payable upon registration for DBA Thesis I.
Final Payment Fee for the 16-credit DBA Thesis II (HK$299,200) is payable upon registration for DBA Thesis II.



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We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Candidates are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  • A personal statement

  • Proof of employment (at least 8 years)

  • Your academic qualifications (such as graduation certificates, transcripts of studies, etc.) that are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified English-translation

Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.


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