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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (PHD)

MQA/PA/11782 | N/345/8/1076 | (10/2026)

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration is a full research programme that aims to provide students with rigorous, in-depth and advanced research knowledge within their specific areas of business administration. A key element of this programme is to understand the philosophy of science paradigms that determine methodological designs. It also aims to inculcate in them a systematic and ethical approach in conducting research in specialised areas, thereby contributing new insights to the body of knowledge and managerial practices.

By the end of the programme, students will have an integrated knowledge in the area of business administration and demonstrated ability to perform research activities independently. They will also be trained to analyse and evaluate complex management issues through independent research to improve organizational activities.

Programme Length: 3-6 Years (Full-Time) / 4-8 Years (Full-Time)
Intakes: January / May / September

Career Opportunities

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

– Academician
– Researcher
– Research Analyst
– Research Director

– CEO
– Management Analyst
– Lecturer
– Management Consultant / Trainer

Programme Modules

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Year 1 – Year 316 Hours Core Module 

PHD Dissertation Chapters

– Introduction
– Literature Review
– Methodology
– Results
– Discussion and conclusion

Research Methods 

– Human Resource Management
– Marketing
– Leadership
– Organisational Behaviour
– Operation Management
– Ethics

Interested in other areas? Contact us to consult with our main supervisor.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Karen WONG Wee Fun
MBA (2017)

Being the leader of a sales team, I needed relevant knowledge to be able to lead and achieve our team’s targets. Although I have worked in this industry for a long time, higher qualification was necessary for me to move ahead in my career. I am glad to have met my lecturers and course mates whoo have guided me with their knowledge from working in their own industries.

Entry Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Master’s Degree (MQF Level 7) in business or related field

Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government which will be considered on a case by case basis.

*There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level to PhD level

Malaysian Student

MALAYSIAN ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Completed a Master’s Degree in English
IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL: 550
TOEFL IBT: 60
PTE: 59
MUET: Band 4

*Students who did not meet Malaysian Student English Requirement are required to take an English Preparation Programme (EPP) and TOEFL or any equivalent English qualification.

Contact us to receive the latest information about the tuition
fee.

Click here to check the available scholarship.

International Student

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Completed a Master’s Degree in English
IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL: 550
TOEFL IBT: 60
PTE: 59
MUET: Band 4
Cambridge English / Linguaskill: 169

*Students who did not meet International Student English Requirement are required to take an English Preparation Programme (EPP) and TOEFL or any equivalent English qualification.

Application Fee: RM4,500

Indicative Tuition Fee: RM35,500

Total Fee: RM40,000
(Approx. USD10,000)

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