A Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is earned through a high-level and research-based academic program of coursework and a thesis.

The Asian Institute of Technology DBA is a practical applied research doctorate program for business leaders, senior management, and rising managers who aspire to pursue a practice-driven and applied research approach to create business impact and add value to their organisations.

The DBA program at the School of Management offers candidates flexibility to continue to work while completing the program. It is thus ideally suited for the development of working professionals. With its DBA program AIT offers companies and individuals in Thailand and around Asia a unique opportunity for the development of their personnel and theirselves.

Business who send their members to AIT or students who decide to take the DBA take advantage of the  program’s emphasis on excellence in teaching management in Asia.  AIT strives to accommodate specific needs of all companies with specific arrangements.


Besides acquiring a well-recognized, reputable research degree, during their academic venture at AIT DBA students tap into the School’s unique international resources. The school has a rich, diverse community from around the world; the DBA students can draw on a cross-cultural faculty from multiple disciplines. They study and work together in a classroom of international students and they learn to support to each other. Teamwork and collaboration is fostered, and this companionship can be part of the academic network that is so vital for research oriented academic.

Program Goals

  • To  further leadership in industry, while fully employed.
  • To offer candidates international and multi-cultural exposures to various management systems and experiences
  • To develop strong industry linkages in Asia and elsewhere and membership in the international and diverse student community of AIT.