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Question Need advise on which Doctorate Course (DBA) or PhD offered here is most recognized?

Hi all, I am intending to pursue a doctorate course being offered by local private institution in Singapore.

My academic background is a MBA and 2nd Class Honors degree, both in international Business and Marketing.

I am in the Outdoor Media advertising industry and I realized that perhaps obtaining a doctorate might not help push up my salary package substantially but I am considering doing a doctorate to prepare myself in future if I were to set up my own advisory / consultancy firm.

There has been a few doctorates programs being offered here by Private Institutions here in Singapore including by MDIS. I would like to seek opinions and advise by fellow forumers here on which program is most recognizable and able to add most value in terms of prestige and recognition of university and course?

I am looking into furthering in the discipline of international Relations or Strategy studies in media / advertising.

Can anyone help advise please?

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What's your plan after getting the Dr?

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To further my prospects of getting promoted n in future progress my career in my next job

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Unless you are in a research or academic institution, a dr will not be of much use.
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The earlier post is rite. unless u want a job which requires a phd, a phd wont help. infact it will be detrimental. if u think a phd will increase ur value in similar job market as u r in ritenow, u r mistaken.
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The earlier post is rite. unless u want a job which requires a phd, a phd wont help. infact it will be detrimental. if u think a phd will increase ur value in similar job market as u r in ritenow, u r mistaken.
May I know why is it detrimental? Thanks for advise
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Why detrimental ? Well, its not necessary. Depends on the case. It may be good, may not be good. May depend on field too.

Companies only hire people when they need them. U will spend 4-5 years on a Ph.D. What skills will u learn that will benefit the company. Will they be better to hire someone with industrial experience or with a Ph.D.

In my field, even tho I did not do great in my phd, I got an offer from an MNC abroad. But I could not find a good job in industry in Singapore. Academia or Postdoc are a long fight with low pay if u are not interested. So why is it the I could not get much success in Singapore . Bcus technology firms really dont do that kind of work hence dont need such people.

U shd see if Singapore hires n needs Phd in ur area. If not , u will reduce ur chances of finding a job. Dont look at 1-2 PhDs in ur company. Look at what happens to most Phds from singapore.

At the end, it depends on u. If u do well, u can get position abroad, u can go to academia, u mite become a teacher or professor. So, it all depends on ur determination. But if things dont work out as u plan, u mite also regret. A lot of Phds regret, some dont. Where do u see ur self ??
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Bro so it is a double edge sword ?
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Why detrimental ? Well, its not necessary. Depends on the case. It may be good, may not be good. May depend on field too.

Companies only hire people when they need them. U will spend 4-5 years on a Ph.D. What skills will u learn that will benefit the company. Will they be better to hire someone with industrial experience or with a Ph.D.

In my field, even tho I did not do great in my phd, I got an offer from an MNC abroad. But I could not find a good job in industry in Singapore. Academia or Postdoc are a long fight with low pay if u are not interested. So why is it the I could not get much success in Singapore . Bcus technology firms really dont do that kind of work hence dont need such people.

U shd see if Singapore hires n needs Phd in ur area. If not , u will reduce ur chances of finding a job. Dont look at 1-2 PhDs in ur company. Look at what happens to most Phds from singapore.

At the end, it depends on u. If u do well, u can get position abroad, u can go to academia, u mite become a teacher or professor. So, it all depends on ur determination. But if things dont work out as u plan, u mite also regret. A lot of Phds regret, some dont. Where do u see ur self ??
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Exactly, like anything, it has risks and tradeoffs....U mite end up worse off or at the same place after 4 years...u mite also end up happier n more successful...but before u take up this ordeal:

1. ask urself, what u want to achieve after phd bcus most people only think it will make things better which is not necessary
2. do u have any interest in research, academia or teaching; or do u want to use it to enhance ur position in ur current area of expertize
3. better find out what kind of results do people achieve with phds in similar area

in short, find out what u want n what u can get from a Phd....dont go with wrong notions or hype...
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Exactly, like anything, it has risks and tradeoffs....U mite end up worse off or at the same place after 4 years...u mite also end up happier n more successful...but before u take up this ordeal:

1. ask urself, what u want to achieve after phd bcus most people only think it will make things better which is not necessary
2. do u have any interest in research, academia or teaching; or do u want to use it to enhance ur position in ur current area of expertize
3. better find out what kind of results do people achieve with phds in similar area

in short, find out what u want n what u can get from a Phd....dont go with wrong notions or hype...
Thats a very good advise, thanks very much

How about instead of a PhD, I pursue a DBA to enhance my current position in my current company?
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