Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Doctorate (PhD)
9 Semesters / 3 Years
Petaling Jaya (Main)
EPF Withdrawal Available
From
RM 1,083.33per
month
RM 39,000.00 total tuition fee
Price listed above is applicable to local students only

Why this course

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration programme is designed to prepare candidates to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to function at the highest academic and professional levels. Specifically, the objectives of this programme are to produce graduates who have strong background in Business Administration as academic scholars or researchers. This programme aims to produce graduates with strong characters and professional skills in the aspect of interpersonal relations who are able to apply scientific methods in identifying problems, offering appropriate solutions, work in teams and write reports. It also equips graduates with important work-related skills such as leadership and team building skills, decision-making, critical and analytical thinking skills as well as project management skills.
Price listed above is applicable to local students only
MOHE/MQA:
(R/345/8/0486) 02/26 (MQA/FA3740)

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Course information

Academic Requirements:
  • A Master’s Degree in Business [Level 7, Malaysian Qualification Framework (MQF)] or in other related discipline and recognized by the University Senate; OR
  • A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) in non-related fields as accepted by the HEP Senate, subject to having relevant working experience and rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) in no-related fields as accepted by the HEP Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing prerequisite courses; OR
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree recognized by the Malaysian Government; OR
  • Candidates who have excellent Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) graduates for direct admission to Doctoral Degree by Research (Level 8, MQF) programme with the following conditions:
  1. Candidates have first class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; OR
  2. Candidates have obtained CGPA of at least 3.67 or equivalent from either an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme; AND
  3. Evaluated through rigorous internal assessment by UNITAR; AND

Approved by the UNITAR Senate and accepted as a candidate for the Doctoral Degree (Level 8, MQF) programme. Students must demonstrate appropriate progress during the candidature period.

AND

A proposal of about 500 words in English must be submitted together with all the relevant documents required for admission to the University on the registration day.

English Requirements

International Students
i. Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS OR
ii. Minimum score of 60 for TOEFL OR its equivalent.

Local Students
i. Credit in SPM English OR
ii. Pass an internal oral examination, with a minimum grade of C.

Programme Structures Modules (Full-Time)

Year 1

• Advanced Research Methodology*
• Proposal and Thesis Writing*
• Advanced Qualitative Analysis Techniques*
• Advanced Research Ethics*
• Seminar on Current Issues in Business Administration*
• Seminar on Current Issues in Management
• Advanced Quantitative Analysis*
• Proposal Preparation 1
• Review of Literature 1
• Colloquium 1

Year 2

• Proposal Submission
• Review of Literature 2
• Proposal Defense
• Pilot / Preliminary Study
• Data Collection
• Data Analysis
• Colloquium 2

Year 3

• Thesis Writing and Review of Thesis
• Colloquium 3
• Submission of Thesis and Final Defense

Programme Structures Modules (Part-Time)

Year 1

• Advanced Research Methodology*
• Advanced Qualitative Analysis Techniques*
• Advanced Quantitative Analysis*
• Proposal and Thesis Writing*
• Advanced Research Ethics*
• Seminar on Current Issues in Business Administration*

Year 2

• Proposal Preparation 1
• Review of Literature 1
• Colloquium 1
• Proposal Submission
• Review of Literature 2
• Proposal Defense

Year 3

• Pilot / Preliminary Study
• Data Collection
• Data Analysis
• Colloquium 2
• Thesis Writing and Review of Thesis

Year 4

• Colloquium 3
• Submission of Thesis and Final Defense

  • University Lecturers
  • University / Company Researcher
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant

The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to:

  1. Focusing on specialised areas such as entrepreneurship, organisational behaviour, human capital, financial economics, investment, supply chain, marketing, accounting, managerial leadership, and others to developing conceptual and intellectual knowledge and methodological tools necessary to design and conduct independent research.
  2. Candidates are encouraged to pursue topics related to their industrial experiences as current employees and work on interdisciplinary research topics that are appropriate for PhD level.

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