DBA is the highest academic and research based qualification in the Business Management studies. The University of Business Doctoral Program (UBDP), Ras Al Khaimah is an exclusive Business Research University moulding ambitious professionals to the core of their potential through their DBA program. The mandate for the University (UBDP) was accorded by RAK Investment Authority, Government of Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E. under its activities chart ‘GROUP 8030 – Higher Education’ coupled with Internet University status.

Salient features of DBA delivered by UBDP
UBDP is an extension to well known Hispanoamericana Justo Sierra University in Mexico which extends right platform for American Standard Research Facilities to Asian and Middle East professionals exclusively in the Business Management arena at an affordable cost. Therefore, the inevitability of both professional and academic track record for DBA program places it much above the Ph.D degrees.

The rapid integration of world economies call for visionary leadership with global perspective on sustainable business acumenship in the globalized market economy. DBA degree ensures practical application of the theory in relation to the experience in the corporate world which transforms professional know-how into research based outcome.

The Accreditation from Mexican Education Ministry qualifies the professionals to acquire Doctoral Degree within the meaning of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and such accreditations are recognized internationally including American and Western countries. Moreover, the DBA from an American system of Research shall have immense impact on the self-esteem, efficiency and the opportunities at the level of corporate management.

Mode of Study and Attendance requirements
DBA of UBDP is a face-to-face program with active involvement of e-portal platform and personal attention of the prominent professors holding Doctoral Degree in Business Management. In order to accommodate the busy schedule of the professional students, Research Training workshop will be held for 7-10 days once in every 6 months, and those who have inconvenience to attend twice in a year can attend 16 days once in a year.

Criteria for 3 Years DBA Program and Tuition fee
The UBDP 3 years DBA Program is a structured degree program requiring minimum 100 credit points in 4 semesters with a total tuition fee of US$ 25,000/- for 3 years. The candidates who possess Masters Degree in Economics, Business Management, Accounts or equivalent stream coupled with 5 years experience at top management level are eligible for admission.

Criteria for 4 Years DBA Program and Tuition fee
However, those who hold accredited Bachelors or Masters in other stream coupled with 5 years management level experience will have to undergo 4 years Integrated DBA with 196 credit points in 8 semesters with a total Tuition fee of US$ 35,000/- for 4 years.

For enrolment for the DBA, the relevant certificates (Bachelors and Masters) should be attested by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of issuing country followed by the Mexican Embassy/Consulate in that country.

Professional Background Requirements of Candidates
Unlike other Doctoral Programs, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program of UBDP vastly relies on empiricism by enrolling only accomplished professionals like Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CFO’s, Ministers, Diplomats, Top Bureaucrats, Project Directors, etc. In other words, the DBA program of UBDP can be undertaken only with splendid Academic and Professional track record.

As part of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) of any responsible educational institution, the University has designed a unique Scholarship program for highly accomplished professionals who hold splendid academic achievements. For more details, refer University website ( and submit the prescribed Scholarship Form.

Main Training Campus (MTC)
KKJ Township at Ernakulam Dist., Kerala, India is the Main Training Campus (MTC) in India while the UBDP Head Quarters at RAKIA, Ras Al Khaimah is the Training Centre for UAE, Oman and Bahrain students. The Students from other Countries can attend the Research Training Workshop either in India or in UAE at the convenience of the student.

Validation of DBA Certificate
Every student of UBDP undergoes 30 hrs. of face-to-face program and 60 hrs. of Research work for each subject, as stipulated by the Hispanoamericana University, Mexico (Parent University). Therefore, all practical purpose, the DBA accreditation issued by our Parent University is considered as Certificate issued to a normal residential student in Mexico. The DBA Dissertation is to be prepared as per American Psychological Association (APA) standard. The MTC and University Headquarters shall hold the Public Defense for the Doctoral Dissertation.

As per the terms of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Certificates issued by USA, Canada and Mexico are treated at par and therefore accepted universally. The DBA Certificate issued by the Parent University at Mexico shall be certified by the Mexican Education Ministry followed by the attestation of the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of the country to which the student belongs. DBA is the highest academic and research based qualification in the Business Management Studies. As such it need not act as a qualifying document for further academic or research based programs.

DBA Admission - For direct admission contact us in any of our following offices or obtain the Application from ubdp website;


Tower II, Third Floor, Amenity Center,
Ras Al-Khaimah FZ., U.A.E.
Tel : +971 7 2437333,
Fax :+971 7 2437357
Website :
Office Time : 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Person : Dr. Ramki Murugan – Director
(Course Delivery)
Cell No. 00971-55-9468740
KKJ Enclave, Plot No. 70, Al Jurf Industrial Area,
P.O. Box: 20554, Ajman, U.A.E.
Tel: +971-6-7488500,
Fax : +971-6-7488508,
E-mail :,
Website :
Office Time : 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Person : Dr. Beverly Hernandez – Director (Academics)
Cell No. 00971-55-9470054
Ashiana Tower– II, KKJ Township,
Perumbadavom Post, Ernakulam, Kerala - 686665,
Tel.: +91 485 2259339, 340, 341 & 2258002
Fax : +91 485 2259086
Email :
Office Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Person : Mr. Carlos Benzaquen –
Director (International Operations)
Cell No.0091-9446759341