from Our Participants
"I joined the prestigious Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program of CityU last year, in the fall of 2017 and I must say I am every bit loving it!
After successfully completing a very coveted Clinical Psychology Master in Consulting, Coaching & Change degree from INSEAD and an MBA degree earlier, and having 22 years of industry experience, I was looking for a program and institution that would provide the right study platform, intellectual intensity and research rigor, that was also
This introduction would be incomplete without my mention of Prof.
Fitch Solutions, A Member of Fitch Group
“I have worked for two international rating agencies for about 15 years in various roles, including regulatory advisory, credit risk modeling and product management. Throughout my career, I have continued to study in order to keep up with the changing business environment. I already have two master degrees in completely different disciplines! I have asked myself: what should be my next step?
To help me decide, I spoke to several professors who all encouraged me to undertake a DBA which will enable me to focus on researching on practical business issues and also make contributions to the community. I looked up DBA program offerings from different universities and found that CityU DBA has a flexible structure. During a 1:1 meeting with Prof Ozer, he gave me a very comprehensive introduction
I am in now and knowing my learning partners
Investor Sales & Relationship Management
Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited
“As a strong advocate of lifelong learning, I chose the DBA over the PhD because the DBA is based on both theory and practical application in its design. It also offers flexibility, which is important for me, as I can work, attend classes, and still be available for my family. Furthermore, the facilities and access to resources at CityU is world class, and this was certainly a deciding factor. The program has been very deliberate in selecting a diverse set of students from different industries – a scenario that broadens my perspective and enhances my learning experience.
I can say that I have made one of the best decisions in my life. Sharing of experience and knowledge within the cohort as well as colleagues at work has taught me to look at issues from various angles. Furthermore, the rigorous approach towards business research has refined my skills of identifying real issues and getting to the crux of the problem. All in all, the program has been of immense benefit to my work.”
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
“As a talent development professional, I’m impressed with the design of
Founder & Owner
PI CONS (HK) Ltd
"Having worked for more than 20 years managing IT project in the Financial Industry in various roles and responsibilities I decided last year to take a sabbatical break, to start my own consulting business and to go back to university to challenge myself again.
After some research I decided to go for a professional doctorate program. My goal is to combine my extensive work experience with the methodical and rigorous research approach of the DBA program. I want to gain new insights through my research and bring them back into my consulting work.
From the start I was impressed with the set-up, focus and support offered by the CityU DBA program. The professors, my mentor, the learning partners, the university's infrastructure - all orchestrated to ensure that my research journey comes to a successful and rewarding end.
With the depth and breadth of the DBA cohorts it offers a unique and fantastic networking platform across industries, cultural backgrounds and work experiences. Even though each and every one has a unique research topic, the willingness to support and help as well as the community spirit are impressive."
BOA International Financial Group
"One of the most distinctive and valuable features of
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"The City University of Hong Kong Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program provides the ideal balance of theoretical learning and training in pragmatic, yet scientifically rigorous methodologies of applied business research and problem solving. The innovative teaching approach (spiral learning) championed by the CityU College of Business empowers an individual to expand beyond contributing standard analyses of business events from a historical context (i.e. "
China and Asia Pacific HR Services Center
"Traveling from Shanghai to attend the monthly weekend classes in Hong Kong is a joy! Turning the pages of the chapters assigned and articles recommended gradually but surely leads me to strengthening my research topic. I am so fortunate to be part of the City University of Hong Kong DBA community. Our professors are so thoughtful, so willing to share expertise and so supportive of our professional and academic development. Learning partners from my batch and from earlier batches are helpful and generous in making time to share practical study and research tips. Librarians and office staff are very knowledgeable and go the extra miles to equip us with tools and resources as well as ensuring a conducive environment for us to pursue our scholastic goals. Thanks a million!"
The University of Hong Kong
"The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Bauhaus International (Holdings) Ltd.
"Having earned an MBA, the DBA would be a good complement for me to carry on the study
China Orient Asset Management Co. Ltd.
“I joined the DBA program in 2017 after a long debate with myself. I faced the choice of cruising peacefully into my retirement versus injecting new vitality into my (professional) life. In the end, my thirst for new knowledge and challenges prevailed.
I had always dreamed of returning to school since receiving my MBA more than 20 years ago. As my experiences, both professional and personal, grew, so did my urge to return to school. Now with three semesters under my belt, I can say that the DBA program has been a perfect fit for me, and that this has been a challenging, stimulating, and enjoyable experience.
I have already learned a lot, even before working on my dissertation. The combination of structured in-class teachings and self-paced reading and research has afforded me the ability to comprehend and appreciate the intricacies of complex academic works. Augmented with my business perspectives, this newly gained lens filters through an expanded
This experience has been hard work, but incredibly rewarding!”