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Doctor of Philosophy (Business and Management)
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Approval Code N/345/8/1016
Accreditation Code MQA/PA 8895
Classification PhD
Subject Area Business and Management
Course Mode Full Time or Part Time
Course Duration Minimum 3 Years (Full time mode) or 4 Years (Part time mode)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
Designed with top executives, high-potential leaders and business owners in mind, this comprehensive programme hones your business acumen and leadership skills. You will be thoroughly exposed to substantive knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation, sound methodologies and scientific methods, ethical and professional practices in research, as well as opportunities to hone your leadership qualities, teamwork, interpersonal and organisational skills. You’ll leave no stone unturned as you grasp the fundamental assumptions that makes business work. Disciplined thinking will become a way of life. And as you make the smarter decisions, you’ll be empowered to take your career where it should be — the next level. Don't just deal with change. Lead it with the PhD in Business and Management.

The UCSI Advantage
  • Work With Experts: Our academics are at the forefront of their respective disciplines. Many lead far-reaching research endeavours and are recipients of prestigious research grants.
  • A Global Approach: UCSI regularly hosts international assessors and academics as visiting research fellows and adjunct professors who may act as co-supervisors.
  • Strong Industry Links: UCSI runs the nation’s widest university-industry network with over 4,000 corporate partners to facilitate networking, knowledge exchange, and collaboration.


This postgraduate programme provides a stimulating and active learning experience via a dynamic combination of lectures, tutorials, case studies, projects, and research. Students may also look forward to a collaborative and convivial environment as they engage - and work alongside - leading academics and fellow high-achieving professionals.
Qualifications Additional Requirements
A Master's degree with a minimum CGPA 3.00 as recognised by the HEP Senate; or other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are accepted by the HEP Senate. NIL
English Language Requirements
  • Malaysians: A minimum score of Band 5 for MUET; or a minimum score of B3 in the GCE 1119 English / O-Levels English.
  • International: A minimum score of band 6.0 for IELTS; or a minimum score of 550 (written) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based) for TOEFL.
The comprehensive and analytical nature of this programme paves the way for careers as academicians in universities, consultants or researchers in government agencies or in the private sector, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, as well as managerial roles in just about any industry.
No Modules Classification Credits
1 Understanding and Appreciating Research Core 3
2 Research Methodology Core 4
3 Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Core 4
4 Postgraduate Colloquium Compulsory 4
5 PhD Thesis Compulsory 65
Total 80 (Minimum)

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