Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

(R2/340/8/0703)(MQA/FA 0099)11/2027

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme prepares candidates to become leaders in their respective fields and contribute positively to business, society and the academia. Supported by a conducive learning environment, candidates acquire the required knowledge based analytical skills and attributes to conduct research at the doctoral level.

Duration of Study

Full-time: 3-5 years Part-time: 4½-7 years

Credit Hours


Career Prospect

  • Provides wider opportunities for graduates to undergraduate leadership role in academic or industrial research 
  • Produces qualified scholars, researchers & professionals 
  • Upgrades their knowledge & skills to further advance in their respective careers

Subjects Offered

  • Assignments
  • Quiz
  • Project
  • Presentation
  • Final Examination
  • Thesis 1 : Topic Selection & Research Framework
  • Thesis 2 : Literature Review
  • Thesis 3 : Proposal Defense
  • Thesis 4 : Data Collection
  • Thesis 5 : Data Analysis
  • Thesis 6 : Discussion & Write-Up
  • Thesis 7 : Thesis Defense

Entry Requirement

  • A recognised Master of Business Administration or any other Master qualification recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia ; OR
  • Any other qualifications approved by the City University Senate as equivalent to the level of Master's Degree ; OR
  • An appropriate professional qualification with a minimum of two (2) years working experience at Supervisory / Executive / Management level
  • Good command of written & spoken English

Additional Requirement for International Students - English

  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Government of Malaysia.

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