QUOTE(munhong @ Apr 16 2012, 03:55 PM)
Thanks Mr Wang. Appreciate it.
I do agree with you, where OUM's students are all working adults and couldn't focus on studying full-time.
However, Professor's expectation does not change compared to most Private Universities in Malaysia. (I have spoken to DBA Professors from MMU, UCSI & UUM on their course structure, exam format, assignment and pass-rate)
Most Universities are offering DBA with 10-12 modules (50/50 assignment & exams, some modules requires presentation) and thesis (averaging about 65,000words).
In terms of high quality expectation, UKM & USM requires all DBA students to maintain a minimum 3.0CGPA in order to graduate from their course.
To maintain 3.0 CGPA in a doctorate level degree is quite tough. (But I'm sure some students are capable of doing so)
That might be true. But don't 100% believe what those professors told you. They tend to market their uni and wants more students to enroll, especially private uni.
QUOTE(Protoculture @ Apr 16 2012, 05:46 PM)
Please be reminded, doctorate studies either DBA or PhD-BA offered at OUM specifically designed towards working adults. This means it is more structured, flexible as for these adult learners to plan & manage their doctorate studies without having to sacrifice their careers.
OUM already have doctorate students graduated in all 5 PhD (Business Admin / Education / Science / Engineering / IT) courses offered at the University. Yes, it is all research basis that required thesis dissertation.
My personal view, irregardless of any University in Malaysia, if you're willing to sacrifice valuable time, finance in order to pursue doctoral studies, deserve a salute. Because many pursuing PhDs always either make it or break it halfway.
But, the fact some adult learners willing to juggle family, work, personal life with studies at the same time, earn more respect from me.
Sure the more doctorate they can produce, they better they are. Though I'm not sure about the quality of those thesis. I know lecturers from local uni that admitted they don't really expect much from those doing part time doctorate due to their focus on work. And those that ask me a favor to analyze their research are mostly part timers.