INTRO.

This Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) project is based on the current DBA curriculum of Hong Kong Baptist University . With reference to the specific needs of the business sector in the Mainland, the Business School of Nankai University and School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University cooperates to run this educational project. Different from the traditional PhD education, DBA education put more emphasis on the effect of theory into practice, and to meet the demand of people to obtain a Doctorate level qualification ... More

Message from the Dean

Professor Zhang Yuli

PhD, Dean of Business School of Nankai University

Strictly following the concept of govern our country through art,strengthen our country through science,and enrich our country through business,the Business School of Nankai University, established in 1929, has rapidly developed into one of the most influential business schools in China and even around the world. With the great efforts professor Chen Bingfu and other founders, Nankai University has played a leading role on deepening business teaching concepts, … More

Prof. Ed Snape

Chair Professor and Dean, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University

Since 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has provided innovative business education to students from across the globe. In April 2010, the School of Business joined the top 5% of the world’s business schools by receiving full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, … More

Learning Goals and Objectives

Learning Goal 1: Students will be competent in conceptual and theoretical frameworks and effective in planning strategies, leading changes and directing corporate governance.

Learning Objective 1: Students will be able to assess company performance, and then generate, select and implement effective strategies for the company.
Learning Objective 2: Students will be able to lead changes for the company.
Learning Objective 3: Students will be able to direct corporate governance.

Learning Goal 2: Students will master research skills and be adept in conducting independent original research on business and management related issues.

Learning Objective 1: Students will be able to apply appropriate research skills/methods.
Learning Objective 2: Students will successfully defend the Research Prospectus and the Dissertation.

Learning Goal 3: Students will be mature in a broad scope of business and management knowledge and be able to communicate to a general audience other than their immediate subordinates.

Learning Objective: Students will be able to disseminate research findings in academic workshops and papers.

Course & Teachers

Course Delivery

Language: Chinese (Mandarin), supplemented by English.
Venue: Tianjin ,Hong Kong
Teaching mode: the mode of teaching, course structure, content, attendance rate, assessment and grading methods, thesis and graduation requirements, is the same as the current DBA of the Hong Kong Baptist University, and in accordance with the regulations of the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Note: The language of writing the Thesis is English. Student who wishes to use Chinese to write the thesis should apply to the relevant departments of the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Curriculum Structure

This project is a credit based. The course content and structure is the same as that of the current DBA of Hong Kong Baptist University. Curriulum and teaching will be adapted to the business environment in China, …… 查看详细

Degree 3-6 years

Tuition: RMB ¥500,000

Timetable (Tentative)

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Application procedures

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of DBA of the Hong Kong Baptist University:
    • Have a master's degree in business-related subjects or above from a recognised university;
    • Have substantial years (e.g. 10 years or above) of managerial or professional experience.
  • Application period: all year round. The application deadline for a particular year is June.
  • Registration Office: DBA Programme Office in Business School of Nankai University.
  • Applicantion formscan be downloaded from the website or obtained from the Registration Office Completed application form, together with copies of identity card, degree certificates and transcripts, results of English language proficiency tests, plus two hat-less, recent, 1-inch colour photographs should be returned to the Registration Office.(Tables Download)(Brochure Download).
  • Application fee: RMB ¥1500, payable to NKU at the interview (non-refundable).
  • Applicants who met the preliminary entry requirements will be interviewed by the Admission Team, and the interview is conducted in both Chinese and English.
  • The final list of the applicants who have successfully passed the interview will be endorsed by the Graduate School (GS) of Hong Kong Baptist University. Formal acceptance letters will be issued by GS of HKBU to admitted applicants.

Contact us

  • DBA Center, Business School of Nankai University
  • Tel: +86 22 23498118,+86 13820774088(Mr. Cheng),15620821982(Ms. Gu)
  • Fax: +86 22 23498118
  • E-mail: nankaidba@163.com
  • Email:nankaidba@163.com
  • Room 817, Business School of Nankai University, Baidi Road,
    Nankai District, Tianjin.

      Strictly following the concept of govern our country through art,strengthen our country through science,and enrich our country through business,the Business School of Nankai University, established in 1929, has rapidly developed into one of the most influential business schools in China and even around the world. With the great efforts professor Chen Bingfu and other founders, Nankai University has played a leading role on deepening business teaching concepts, forging discipline reconstruction, boosting internationalization, and updating teaching materials.

      Since founded, Nankai University has adhered to the concept of innovation and always played a leading role in constructing featured disciplines, cultivating professional postgraduates and other aspects. And now the Business School has gone through a thorough discipline structure adjustment and contains eight departments- Company Management, Accounting, Marketing, Accounting Management, HR Management, Scientific Management and Engineering, Information Resource Management and Modern Management Research Institution. Plenty of academic achievements have proved the capacity of the Business School, one of which is issuing the Nankai Management Analysis, one of the most recognized magazines in both business and management fields, which has been labeled No.2 of the Top 25 High Quality periodicals in China by CSSCI, the most renowned index of China. To meet the great demand, the Business School has established MBA Center, MPM Center, MPACC Center, High-level Management Staff Training Center, Company Management Research Center, Entrepreneurial Management Research Center, Company Culture Research Center, Service Management Research Center, Program Management Research Center and Case Analysis Center, standardizing and fast developing the training procedures of the professional management elites.

      As one of the 9 pilot MBA schools in China and the leading school member in the committee, Nankai University grabbed the third place in one and only MBA school ranking in 2000. With a great contribution to the MBA education management and innovation, Nankai University has been dubbed as the pioneer, leader and guider of Chinese MBA education. the school will move forward fast by implementing the international certification, providing students with a more globalized academic environment. The DBA Program co-organized by Nankai University and Hong Kong Baptist University aims to foster business administration postgraduates and PhDs and, through innovating the practical theories, serves as a platform for those leaders and potential practical scholars to further their understanding of management in order to adapt to the changing business environment and face the relevant challenges, and therefore make an academic contribution to business and management fields as well.

      "Dedication to the public interests, acquisition of all-round capability and aspiration for daily progress" as the motto and the core values of Nankai University. Nankainese love their country, work hard, innovate and unite. With the concept of “enrich our country through business” to lead innovation, serve the society and cultivate the management elites with fairness and capacity. Nankai University, fully taking advantage of the humanistic connotations and discipline diversity, will always work hard on carrying quality-oriented education and cultivate people with a good disposition and an upright character, bringing them the qualities of prudence, innovation, teamwork and responsibility and advocating the Nankai spirit.

      The Business School of Nankai University sincerely invites those excellent students home and abroad to further their study here. Let us move forward together!

      Since 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has provided innovative business education to students from across the globe. In April 2010, the School of Business joined the top 5% of the world’s business schools by receiving full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the oldest and largest accrediting agency for business and accounting programmes.

      The School’s bachelor’s, master's and doctoral programmes provide participants with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge they need for successful business careers. For example, our MBA programme is the first in Hong Kong to place a distinct emphasis on business in China, and many of our alumni have become successful mainland executives over the past decade. Our specialised master programmes including Master of Accountancy, Master of Human Resources Management, MSc in Applied Accounting and Finance, MSc in Applied Economics, MSc in Business Management, MSc in Corporate Governance and Directorship, MSc in Global Marketing Management, and MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management continue to set regional standards in these fields. Designed for senior managers and executives, our DBA programme is a uniquely designed professional doctorate programme for small cohorts. Furthermore, we offer extensive extracurricular opportunities such as overseas exchanges, business internships and service learning / language enhancement programmes to nurture students as all-round business leaders.

      We have a strong culture of excellence in both research and teaching, pursuing lines of scholarly inquiry that complement and enhance instruction. A case in point is our recent adoption of corporate sustainability as a strategic theme in order to strengthen and integrate the business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility components of our pedagogical and research agenda. With the support of the Journal of Business Ethics and the Asian Journal of Business Ethics, we founded the World Business Ethics Forum in 2006. Hosted biennially by the School, the conference explores new approaches and ideas in the field of corporate sustainability.

      The School has gained international recognition for its contribution to new business knowledge, thanks in large part to its regional expertise and corporate partnerships. Our faculty conduct theoretical and applied research with significant corporate advisory and/or policy implications, and serve the private and public sectors as consultants, advisors and committee members.

      Building on this solid foundation, the HKBU School of Business will continue to advance business education in order to better serve our community, our economy and our environment. I invite you to join us in scaling these new heights.

This Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) project is based on the current DBA curriculum of Hong Kong Baptist University . With reference to the specific needs of the business sector in the Mainland, the Business School of Nankai University and School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University cooperates to run this educational project. Different from the traditional PhD education, DBA education put more emphasis on the effect of theory into practice, and to meet the demand of people to obtain a Doctorate level qualification. Course structure and teaching is based on the current DBA of the Hong Kong Baptist University . The aims are to train students through rigorous application of personal hands-on experience accumulated over the years and to integrate such with the acquired professional knowledge , and then to transform them into innovative measures to help enterprises to solve some of the management challenges they are facing. Students can choose their research topics according to their own interests.

      Founded in 1919, Nankai University at its very beginning set up four subjects: Literature, Science, Business and Exploitation, based on the strategy –govern our country through art,strengthen our country through science,and enrich our country through business. As one of those most vigorous institutions with greatest potential of development, The Business School, established in 1929, has had state-level key disciplines and research and innovation bases of social science, with its business administration department qualified to issue the first-level PHD degree. The Business School is composed of eight departments – Company Management, Accounting, Marketing, Accounting Management, HR Management, Scientific Management and Engineering, Information Resource Management and Modern Management Research Institution, which contain a total faculty of 164 and around 4800 undergraduates and postgraduates. To keep a watchful eye on major social issues and carry forward continually the China-featured academic studies, the Business School has established Company Administration and Research Center, Case Analysis Center, Company Culture Research Center, Middle and Small-sized Company Research Center, Entrepreneurial Management Research Center and Zeerteng Laboratory. Strictly following the school motto of Farness and Capacity, the Business School sticks closely to the practice and always be ready to serve the society. Fully reinforced as it is, its first-level discipline of business administration always remains top 4 in its kind. In 2012, the Business School of Nankai University was ranked along with GuangHua School of Management of Peking University, School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University and Administration School of Zhongshan University as Top 3 Most Influential MBA Schools In China, meantime earning itself a position in the list of Top 100 Most Renowned MBA Schools Around the World. More than 80 years rough road and 30 years promising open and reform have witnessed the growth of the Business School of Nankai University, its innovation, its hard working, its union and strive, its fast development on discipline construction, personnel training and economic contribution. The Business School of Nankai University has become an outstanding and excellent school, with higher achievement, well-arranged course set-up, stronger team of faculty, smoothly running management, and better-integrated resources.

      Expectation: To build a world-renowned leading business schools.

      Mission: To lead innovation, serve the society and cultivate management elites with fairness and capacity.

      To fulfill the mission, we are committed to:

      Innovating the knowledge of management and instructing students the comprehensive, innovative knowledge.

      Closely sticking to the practice, focusing on major social issues, carrying out the China-featured academic studies and encouraging students to contribute to the Chinese government and other business and non-profit organizations.

      Linking their own fate tightly to that of the country, adhering to the Nankai-featured road, carrying forward the Nankai morals and holding on to the Nankai spirit.

      Hong Kong Baptist University (formerly known as the Hong Kong Baptist College) was founded in 1956, and is a Hong Kong government-owned public institution of higher education. School of Business is one of the Faculties/Schools in the Hong Kong Baptist University.. It consists of five departments, including Department of Accountancy and Law, Department of Economics, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, Department of Management and Department of Marketing, with a total of more than 80 faculty and staff, a total of more than twelve hundred full-time students. School of Business also runs a number of research centres specializing in conducting different types of research to serve the community. Throughout the years, the School of Business has nourishes a large group of talents.

      School of Business has always been committed to providing high-quality teaching and research and participating in various related and high-level academic research. In addition, the School of Business provides advisory and consultancy services to Hong Kong and even global business and government agencies aiming to become a leader of business administration in the Asia-Pacific region, and to cooperate with local and regional business institutions for the betterment of economic development. School of Business has been accredited by International College of Business Promotion Association (AACSB International), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the United Kingdom in Business Administration Master Association (AMBA - Association of MBAs), and is now among the 1% of the world’s business schools to be triple-accredited It is also the first Business School in Hong Kong to join the United Nations "Responsible Management Education principle" (PRME). These have further strengthened the academic standard of the School of Business in the world.

      We aspire to be a leader in whole-person business education and a centre of excellence in business research in selected strategic areas, with a view to inspiring business practice, creating values for stakeholders, and enhancing social and economic growth and development.

      Our Mission:Through internationally recognised business education programmes and research achievements, our School seeks to nurture visionary and ethical business leaders who make a difference to their organisations and industry, and to the evolving needs of Hong Kong, Mainland China and the global community. In keeping with this mission, we strive to:
      •cultivate and encourage the academic curiosity and integrity of our students, unleash their leadership potential and prepare the ground for them to become all-rounded, values-conscious business graduates, through our high quality and well-balanced curriculum.
      •excel as a leading institution in selected strategic research areas, both for the advancement and dissemination of business knowledge and for enhancement of teaching quality.
      •be one of the most visible and influential business schools in the region in terms of corporate advisory and public policy impact.
      •encourage a commitment by our staff and alumni to the nurturing of business leaders and professionals with a dual emphasis on knowledge enhancement and business development.
      •foster collegiality within the School through adopting a participative governance structure that facilitates wide and frequent interactions among those who learn, teach and work in the School.

      Core Values:Quality/Integrity/Professionalism/Innovation/Global Perspectives/Teamwork/Social Responsibility

      In April 2010, the School of Business Hong Kong Baptist University received full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is a specialised agency that grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programmes. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

      What AACSB says about our School and the programmes:
      . Assurance of Learning Framework
      . Honours Project involving an original research project by a student or pair of students and mentored by a faculty member
      . Integrated mission-driven extracurricular activities complementing the traditional academic curriculum to support the School’s whole-person focus

      In 2012, the HKBU MBA & MScBM Programmes were accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), which is an international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. The AMBA accreditation signifies the highest standard of teaching, faculty and student interaction offered by our programmes.

      In March 2013, the School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University received the prestigious EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

      The School of Business is the first business school in Hong Kong to have joined the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Educations (PRME).

      HKBU DBA Programme is a member of Executive DBA Council.

      This project is a credit based. The course content and structure is the same as that of the current DBA of Hong Kong Baptist University. Curriulum and teaching will be adapted to the business environment in China, and at the same time cater for the trend of internationalization and widespread use of information technology in China.

      The curriculum consists of seven required courses, eight professional development workshops and a research-based thesis . Required courses include:
      •Leadership Organizational Change
      •Strategy Generation
      •Strategic Analysis and Decision Making
      •Corporate Governance and Ethics
      •Business Research Methods
      •Qualitative Research Methods
      •Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis

      Required courses will be run by the Hong Kong Baptist University, while the professional development workshops will be run according to the current course structure of Nankai University. Two supervisors will be assigned to each DBA candidate to work on the thesis , (with a faculty member of Hong Kong Baptist University being the principal supervisor). Emphasis will be put on the interaction and experience sharing between students and supervisors. At the end of Trimester III, students will be assigned one faculty each from Hong Kong Baptist University and Nankai University to be his/her supervisors to work on the thesis.