Sunday, November 14, 2010

Doctor of Business Administration

Earn a Globally Sought After …
Doctor of Business Administration
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Ifugao State University’s DBA Program is a professional doctorate. It offers a route to a doctorate degree and thereby the title “Doctor” that is different from the traditional Ph.D. The DBA gives particular attention to the development of candidates as managers and business professionals. It places a high value on the transferability of investigative findings to and from the workplace, and it expects that the researcher’s own learning will contribute to the development of professional practice.

Thus, a key characteristic of the DBA degree is that it recognizes the workplace as both the field for, and the beneficiary of, high quality research. Rather than add to their monthly workload, DBA candidates should seek to integrate and diffuse their doctoral studies within their working environment.

Ifugao State University offers access to its Doctor of Business Administration for eligible professionals from the fields of business and corporate management, international business, government and nonprofit management, e-commerce, entrepreneurship and small business operations, and economic development. For acceptance to the doctoral program, participants should have completed a recognized Master’s degree or equivalent in business or another appropriate field and have several years of meaningful professional experience at upper levels of management.

For the Doctor of Business Administration, participants must complete a minimum of 60 credits above the Master’s degree including the comprehensive review, and dissertation project activities. Further, the participant must complete that module that reflects the degree concentration and must complete a dissertation with an approved focus in that concentration.

Core Courses in Management (Required 18 credits)
Select any 6 of the following modules:

DMC 535: Financial Management (3 credits)
DMC 536: Marketing Management (3 credits)
DMC 546: Project Management (3 credits)
DMC 519: Business Research (3 credits)
DMC 534: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
DMC 548: Strategic Planning & Implementation (3 credits)
DMC 550: Logistics & Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
DMC 571: Customer Relationship Management (3 credits)
DMC 583: Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Major Concentration in Management (Required: 9 credits)
DCC 607: Creating World Class Company (3 credits)
DCC 613: Managing Risk & Investment Strategies (3 credits)
DCC 615: Management Leadership Dynamic (3 credits)

Research Preparation Tutorials (Required: 15 credits)
RES 651: Research Concept: Construct and Design (3 credits)
RES 652: Advanced Studies in Research Presentation & Qualitative Analysis (3 credits)
RES 653: Statistical Analysis for Research (3 credits)
RES 654: Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making (3 credits)
RES 655: Dissertation Proposal, Research Design & Questionnaire Design (3 credits)

Independent Guided Studies (Required: 2 credits)
DCC 591: Professional Portfolio Project (2 credits)

Dissertation (Required: 16 credits)
RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
RES 990: Dissertation Project (Required: 12 credits)

~ As to accreditation, 70% of IFSU programs are accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP). The AACUP is a full member of the:
(i) National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Inc. (NNQAA), Philippines
(ii) Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) with AACCUP as member of the Steering Group based in Hong Kong, China. The APQN is a powerful grouping of accrediting agencies across the Asia Pacific. Among the member countries are Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and many other nations. APQN is an international recognized accreditation association, recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA-USA).
(iii) International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

~ Ifugao State University was accredited by International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL) in March 18, 2011. IDEAL was a full member of APQN (Asia Pacific Quality Network) with Head Office in Shanghai, China. APQN is a powerful grouping of accrediting agencies across the Asia Pacific.

~ IFSU is listed in the IAU (International Association of Universities) database. IAU is a unit of UNESCO. IFSU is listed under universities in the Philippines. (

~ The Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the Philippines Commissioner of Higher Education (CHED) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on mutual recognition of academic qualifications of both countries in Hanoi on 26 October 2010.

~ All program offerings of the University are recognized and approved by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines. CHED is equivalent to Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam; and Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia.

~ IFSU is accredited by the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines to accept foreign students.

~ Graduates of IFSU are recognized by institutions abroad – in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, etc.

IFSU Go Global!
IFSU continue to establish International Partnership with reputable higher learning institution, and other agencies to further enhance the recognition of IFSU qualification:

1. KOBE Gakuin University, Japan
2. KOBE International University, Japan
3. SOKA International University, Tokyo
4. Wroclaw University of Technology, Republic of Poland
5. EDS Business School, Penang, Malaysia
6. Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USA
7. International Center for Agricultural Studies “Granot Studies”, Israel
8. Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
9. Guizhou Normal University, China
10. Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
11. Phu Lam Technical And Economics College, Vietnam
12. Galilee College, Israel
13. International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT)
14. National Federation of UNESCO Association of Japan (NFUAJ)
15. Southeast Asian Network for Agro-forestry Education (SEANAFE)
16. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
17. Japan Embassy- JICC
18. International Tropical Timber Organization
19. Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD)

IFSU continues to expand its programs, its linkages and partnerships, globally.

The IFSU DBA tuition fee is US$9,900 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$10,500 if paid in two installments. Students opt for the two installment plan must paid their balance tuition fee before commencement of the 2nd residential studies in Penang, Malaysia.

DBA student are required to attend three residential studies in Penang, Malaysia. For each residential studies session students need to pay USD690 to cover the cost of hotel accommodation for 9 days and 8 nights in twin-sharing room, breakfast & lunch during the studies session, airport pick-up, welcoming dinner, Penang Heritage City tour and other miscellaneous cost.

Viva Fees
DBA candidate are require to pay USD450 Viva Fees upon completion of the dissertation and before the Oral Review of Dissertation.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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