Press Releases

The HKMA Launches Doctorate and Master programmes in Hong Kong
Incooperation with University of Wales, Trinity Saint David


The Hong Kong Management Association is proud to announce the partnership with the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in offering

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David said, "The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has an ambitious mission. We aim to transform education and by doing so transforming the lives of the individuals and communities who are connected to us. Our aim is to develop reflective graduates and practitioners who can make a difference to society. We are committed to sustainable development and the environment as one of our underpinning values. It is a theme that is woven into the student experience enabling the UWTSD graduate to develop the right knowledge, skills and attributes to take their place wherever they may be in the future."


  • The University`s Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, with HRH the Prince of Wales being the University`s Royal Patron.
  • It also became the newest university in 2013 when Swansea Metropolitan University merged into the institution.
  • It ranked the top 20 best UK universities for academic experience, reinforcing the personal teaching and learning the University offers (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017).
  • The University has demonstrated the strength in its research work and the contribution it makes in seeking solutions to real world challenges: 60% of its research work was judged to be either outstanding (23.3%) or very considerable (36.7%) in terms of its reach and significance. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

UWTSD DBA is an exciting opportunity for experienced managers to further their qualifications, combining research and practical reflective activities. The programme is designed by experts in management education at UWTSD and built on engaged scholarship and evidence-based management to enable participants to solve practical issues and complex business problems, with a focus on the development of applied research skills in interdisciplinary areas.

Part 1 (180 credits) Part 2 (360 credits)
  • Approaches to Research and Academic Communication
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Visions for the Future-Theoretical Perspectives on Management
  • Strategic Change and Organizations
  • Managing in Complex Environments: Strategies, Insights and Solutions
  • Preparing for Doctoral Research
  • Research Dissertation
Duration of study: 3.5years
Commencement Date: December 2017
Deadline for Application: 20 October 2017

DBA vs PhD

DBA and PhD are both Doctoral programmes that involve the development of substantial original work but with different foci. DBA focuses on practice, policy or strategy, within the context of the individual`s workplace. The research involved in DBA is applicable to business issue(s) and is carried out in the context of professional practice while for PhD, research needs to make a significant contribution to an area of knowledge or theory.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is an internationally respected general management qualification, which enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers. The content will improve participants` potential to manage and lead organizations effectively through development of abilities, extension of knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management skills, ideas and theories. This programme is designed for participants from a wide variety of backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities through the development of their managerial abilities.

Part 1 (120 credits) Part 2 (60 credits)
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Consultancy Management
  • 17,000-word Dissertation
Duration of study: 18 months
Commencement Date: November 2017
Deadline for Application: 20 October 2017

For information on the programme, please contact:
Ms Michael Kwok:  2774 8559 (DBA & MBA)
Ms Jacqueline Chui: 2774 8537 (DBA)
Ms Priscilla Wu:    2774 8563 (MBA)
Email: (DBA)/ (MBA)

* * * * *

Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on 29 September 2017.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Ms Sunnie Ma, Senior Manager Tel: 2774 8579 / Email:
Ms Krystal Yeung, Executive Officer Tel: 2774 8547 / Email: