Designed for those who have completed Master of Science in Management from SBM ITB or master with research components from other universities, DSM for Academicians is the right track for you whose orientation is in theoretical contribution and desire a career path to be a future researcher or lecturer.

This program is flexible and interdisciplinary, applying social science theory and research methods to management problems. It offers specializations in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, Business Risk and Finance, Business Strategy and Marketing, Operation and Performance Management, Decision Making and Strategic Negotiation, and People and Knowledge Management.

Commencement Date:
Every August
Minimum Qualifications:
Master degree with research component
Length of Study:
3-year program (Full-time)
Class Schedule :
Total Credits :
6 semesters
44 credits

International conference presentation 
Nationally accredited/indexed-international journal 
Scopus-indexed international journal

Course Structure

Year 1: The Qualification

Develop a basic understanding of the philosophy of management science, literature review, problem statement, research contribution, hypotheses, research methodologies, scientific paper writing, and research proposal.

Semester 1

Required courses:
Philosophy of Science in Management (2 credits)
Theory and Model Development (2 credits)
Behavioral Science (3 credits)
Preparation Examination (3 credits)

Semester 2

Required courses:
Quantitative Research Method (2 credits)
Qualitative Research Method (2 credits)
Research Proposal (3 credits)
Elective 1 (2 credits)

Year 2: The Research

Collect and analyze data, write, present and publish the research.

Semester 3

Required courses:
Progress Seminar 1 (5 credits)

Semester 4

Required courses:
Progress Seminar 2 (5 credits)
Elective 2 (2 credits)

Year 3: The Promotion

Collect and analyze data, write, present and publish the research.

Semester 5

Required courses:
Progress Seminar 3 (5 credits)

Semester 6

Required courses:
Progress Seminar 4 (5 credits)
Dissertation Examination (3 credits)

Elective Courses

Students at DSM program will select one of six concentrations from these research areas: People and Knowledge Management, Operations and Performance Management, Business Strategy and Marketing, Business Risk and Finance, Entrepreneurship Study & Technology Management, and Decision Making & Strategic Negotiation.

In addition, various elective courses are available in the respective research areas. These courses are tailored to broaden the students’ knowledge base as well as the opportunity for further research. The list of elective courses is as follows:

Business Risk and Finance
  1. Advanced Financial Mathematics (3 credits)
  2. Advanced Financial Planning (3 credits)
  3. Business Strategy Analysis (3 credits)
  4. Behavioral Finance (3 credits)
  5. Computational Finance (3 credits)
  6. Derivative (3 credits)
  7. Financial Modelling (3 credits)
  8. Financial Risk Management (3 credits)
  9. Insurance (3 credits)
  10. Islamic Financial Systems (3 credits)
Business Strategy and Marketing
  1. Branding Science (3 credits)
  2. Consumer Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  3. Service Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
  4. Service Science (3 credits)
  5. Market Research (3 credits)
Decision Making and Strategic Negotiation
  1. Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  2. Agent Based Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
  3. Conflict and Resolution Analysis (3 credits)
  4. Creative Problem Solving (3 credits)
  5. System Modeling For Policy Development (3 credits)
  6. Advanced Topics in Management (3 credits)
Entrepreneurship Study and Technology Management
  1. Corporate Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  2. Entrepreneurship Studies (3 credits)
  3. Family Business (3 credits)
  4. Management of Innovations (3 credits)
  5. Small Business and Development (3 credits)
  6. Technology Commercialization (3 credits)
Operations and Performance Management
  1. Advanced Operations Strategies (3 credits)
  2. Procurement and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  3. Product Development Management (3 credits)
  4. Performance Management (3 credits)
People and Knowledge Management
  1. Competence Based People Management (3 credits)
  2. Conflict and Change Management (3 credits)
  3. Knowledge Management and Learning Organizations (3 credits)
  4. Leadership Theory (3 credits)
  5. Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  6. Social Science in Management Studies (3 credits)

Alumni Stories

he business landscape is changing, often at a lightning speed. Competition forces companies not to depend solely on innovation of products. Principal aspects of the company, if not all, such as network, activity systems, marketing, and distribution, must be refined. It is the business model that must be innovated.

For me, studying the innovation and the dynamic changes of the business model is very noteworthy. At the School of Business and Management ITB, I have found a nurturing atmosphere that helps me thrive, not only academically, but also personally. Upon completion of the doctoral degree, I wish to expand the knowledge of business model area and make contribution to management science

DSM - Academician - Dina
Dr. Dina Dellyana, S. Farm., Apt., MBA
Director, Business Incubator of SBM ITB Lecturer, SBM ITB Owner, Glintz Shoes

How to Apply

  1. Meet the admission requirements
  2. Check costs and scholarships
  3. Explore research interests
  4. Write a research proposal
  5. Find a potential supervisor (promotor) with the same interests [go to “Find a Supervisor”]
  6. Contact the potential supervisor (promotor) to ensure suitability and availability
  7. Submit the required documents

Admission Qualifications

  1. A Master degree from private/state universities in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.25/4.00
  2. Having contacted and corresponded with the potential supervisor and have approval from them to be supervised
  3. Academic Potential Test (TPA) from OTO Bappenas or a GRE/GMAT certificate with a minimum score of 550
  4. English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) ITB with a minimum score of 113 or ITP-TOEFL from with a minimum score of 550 (pBT) / 213 (cBT) / 79 (iBT) or IELTS 6.5
  5. Passing the interview with a designated DSM-ITB faculty member. The applicant will need to show his or her final project/thesis/published research to the interviewer.

Admission Procedure

  1. Register online at: Complete and upload the application documents required for ITB Doctoral Program
  2. Submit the hard copies of the following documents:
    1. Printed online registration form
    2. Original certified and legalized copies of undergraduate and master academic certificate (1 copy)
    3. Original certified and legalized copies of undergraduate and master academic transcript (1 copy)
    4. Original TOEFL/IELTS certificate (if any) as a substitute of ELPT result held by UPT Bahasa ITB*
    5. Original TPA Bappenas result*
    6. Recent color photographs sized 4X6 cm (1 sheet)
    7. A copy of receipt of admission fee payment
  3. Submit to:
    Admission for DSM Program
    SBM ITB Building
    Jl. Ganesha No.10
    Bandung, 40132
    +62 22 2531923
    or you can attach all the documents and send them through email: [email protected] with subject: Register Admission Test DSM ITB
  4. Once these documents are completed, your enrollment application will be reviewed by our Admission officers for completeness. As soon as the review is completed, we will contact you through email with further instructions.

*SBM ITB is regularly hosting the TPA and ELPT test. Schedule can be found in the Admission Deadline.

Admission Deadline for August 2018 Intake

Online registration period Deadline of document submission to SBM ITB Admission Office
(before 12.00 pm)
ELPT Selection Date TPA Selection Date
Round 1 4 February—24 March 2018 7 February 2018
28 February 2018
4 April 2018
18 April 2018
9 February 2018
2 March 2018
6 April 2018
20 April 2018
10 February 2018
3 March 2018
7 April 2018
21 April 2018
Round 2 8 April—26 May 2018 2 May 2018

9 May 2018

4 May 2018

11 May 2018

5 May 2018

12 May 2018

Round 3 3 June—9 July 2018 Open if seats are still available

Only those who do not hold TPA and ELPT/TOEFL/IELTS score should undertake the written test organized by Admission Office SBM ITB on the schedule as described above.

Admission Fee

Candidates should be aware that there are some costs applied in the admission.

Registration fee: IDR 600,000
Pay via transfer to:
Bank: BNI
Account Number: 988 00211 97000202
Beneficiary: Pendaftaran Program Doktor ITB

Pay only if you wish to join the test arranged by SBM ITB Admission office:
ELPT Fee held by SBM ITB Bandung Campus: IDR 75,000
Pay via bank transfer to:
Bank BNI Cabang ITB
Account Number: 900004025
Beneficiary: Institut Teknologi Bandung

TPA Bappenas Fee held by SBM ITB Bandung Campus: IDR 325,000
Pay via bank transfer to:
Bank BNI Cabang ITB
Account Number: 0900001046
Beneficiary: Penampungan BPP SBM ITB

Costs and Scholarships


Semester 1 IDR 25,000,000
Semester 2 IDR 25,000,000
Semester 3 IDR 25,000,000
Semester 4 IDR 25,000,000
Semester 5 IDR 25,000,000
Semester 6 IDR 25,000,000
Total IDR 150.000,000

Notes: Student who have passed the limit of normal study period (6 semesters) will be charged IDR 25,000,000/extra semester Confirmation fee and all the tuition fees cannot be refunded in all conditions, including when students fail to register or finish the program SBM ITB reserves the right to adjust the above information.


  1. The scholarship includes course tuition fees (IDR 150 million in total) and monthly living allowance (IDR 2.5 million in 2018)
  2. The scholarship is awarded for three years or 6 semesters
  3. Working space is provided in Bandung campus to support the research

The scholarship is excluded costs of dissertation writing, international conferences and publication.


  1. Applicants are required to have successfully completed all the DSM admission requirements.
  2. Candidates must hold approval from proposed promotor. Please follow the steps to contact/correspond with the targeted promotor stated in this document

Awardee obligations

  1. Candidates should work full-time (7.30 am until 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday)
  2. Candidates are required to meet academic service at Bachelor degree programs and/or other units at SBM ITB with load up to 6 credits/semester
  3. Candidates must maintain a minimum of 3.5 GPA, and never retake courses
  4. Candidates must have at least one paper that is accepted in indexed-international journals (such as indexed by Copernicus, Proquest, Directory of Open Access Journals-DOAJ, EBSCOhost) or Scopus-indexed international journals by end of the second year
  5. The scholarship will be ended if at least one of above obligations is not met