Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership and Management

Program Director

Academic Staff

Mode of Study
Distance Learning
General Information

PHU’s DBA program is recognized by the Chartered Institute of Management, Canada (CIM) and graduates may also be eligible to apply for the Doctor of Excellence Award issued by Confederation of International Accreditation Commission (CIAC).

Admission Requirement
  • Applicants must possess an appropriate postgraduate University or College degree from a recognized institution
  • Applicants who hold a university or college degree, will be considered for admissions if they have professional certification / diploma AND minimum three years full-time appropriate work experience
Professional Recognition

Pebble Hills University

has satisfactorily met all the standards set by Confederation of International Accreditation Commission regarding academic quality, institutional integrity and administrative responsibility, through a voluntary, non-governmental guided self-regulation. Three Star Graded is awarded to Pebble Hills University at Delaware, USA for outstanding performance in the field of distance & online education as a Private University. Grade Average 3.5 – Very Good is awarded to PHU for institutional online audit conducted at Delaware, USA. Our Status is Grade A – Full Accreditation.   The Brief Audit Summary of CIAC indicates that PHU provides education in the major aspects of education through regular, vocational as well as other modes like distance education and online learning. The audit did not find any critical weaknesses in the overall academic standards and content of the educational services provided by the institute. Moreover, it was also observed that the student support facilities and international document services provided by the institution are in quality and immensely student-friendly.  
At United Kingdom, the Professional Managers Association (PMA) will accept Pebble Hills University’s graduates for full Membership of the Association. These with Master’s degrees can enter the PMA at Certified Professional Manager (P.Mgr) level. In Canada, graduates are eligible apply membership and/or Chartered Member (C.Mgr) status of Chartered Institute of Management, Canada. In Africa, Pebble Hills University students are accepted for membership within the Technological Chapters of The Design, Technology and Management Society International


American Professional Bodies

  This is an International Accreditation Organization (IAO) certified program. You will be eligible to apply for the IAO Certification for Business Professionals. Moreover, an Equivalency Diploma and Comprehensive Evaluation Report will be issued by the California University Foreign Credential Evaluator (CUFCE). Furthermore, graduates are eligible to apply for the membership and relevant chartered award from the Chartered Institute of Professional Financial Managers, USA and Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership, USA.  

UK Professional Bodies

Graduates of this program are eligible to join the Institute of Management Specialists (IMS), UK, The Academy of Executives & Administrators (AEA).

African Professional Bodies

Pebble Hills University students are accepted for membership within the Managerial Chapters of Design, Technology and Management Society International (DTMSI). Applicants are admitted into the Managerial Chapter of the Society, which are the general membership divisions within the Society. Suitably qualified members are invited to join various subdivisions such as the MBA and Professional Managers Guild.
Open Enrollment Policy
Students can enroll at anytime from anywhere. There is also flexibility in pacing the course. All of the courses are distance learning courses offered online through our eCampus. PHU online courses operate on an open enrollment policy; there are no enrollment deadlines. This means the distance learning course starts for you on the day your registration is accepted. Registrations are processed and accepted on most business days.
Core Courses Core title Credit Unit
LSM681 Project Management Professional 18 credits
LSM682 Communications Skills 3 credits
LSM683 Diversity and Employment Compliance 3 credits
LSM684 Leadership 3 credits
LSM685 Management 3 credits
LSM686 Change and Crisis Management 3 credits
LSM687 Coaching and Mentoring 3 credits
LSM688 Workforce Performance 3 credits
PHD601 Dissertation (30,000 words) 12 credits
PLUS  Electives (2 of the followings)
LSM612 Internet Business 3 credits
BUS607 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3 credits
BUS611 Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship 3 credits
BUS613 Facilitation, Influence and Persuasion 3 credits
CIT601 IT Applications: Database Management 3 credits
About our Thesis Supervisors
Dr.Alexia Ellul Welsh - Assistant Professor
Education:Post Doc in Anti-Money Laundering Expertise (MFSA/FIAU) Doctor of Law, LLD
Research Interest: Business Administration, Legal Studies, Business and Commercial Law,
Financial services, European law and studies, English studies, AML
Fees And Finance
  • US$4,480 if you complete the program in one year; US$4,680 if you complete the program in three years
  • Graduation Fee: US$250 (Including US Department of State Attestation and courier - If you need other country's attestation, please enquire at for the fees)
1. one-year Access of PHU eLearning Management System
2. Degree Diploma with cover
3. Official Transcript
4. Alumni ID Card
5. Letter of Graduation
6. USA Department of State Attestation Certificate
Optional Items:
1-year Extension Fee USD200
Chartered Manager Award Fee US$600
Graduation Requirement
Average GPA of 3.0; Any outstanding financial obligations must be paid
Other Information

Graduation Package

  1. Degree Diploma with cover
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Alumni ID Card
  4. Letter of Graduation
Graduation package

enerous postgraduate studentships are available to selected, well-qualified, research degree students: currently, we offer adjunct teaching associate/consultant position to qualified candidates. Download the PDF version of Program Details [HERE]
If you have transferable credits from other tertiary educational institutions, these can count towards the requirements for most PHU qualifications.