Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management

Doctorate (PhD)
9 Semesters / 3 Years
Petaling Jaya (Main)
HRDF Claimable and EPF Withdrawal Available
From
RM 917.00per
month
RM 33,000.00 total fee

Why this course

The Doctor of Philosophy in Management Programme (by research) prepares competent practitioners and researchers for a firm grounding in Management who can foster research and development of new knowledge in specific areas. Through supervised research work, doctoral students are equipped with in-depth knowledge of Management and a focused understanding in the chosen area of expertise.

This PhD in Management opens many career paths not limited to academic field, but also for advancing in corporate and GLC sectors.

MOHE/MQA:
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Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Ph.D Programme:

  • 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 non-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 recognised 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:
    Candidates have first class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; OR
  • 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
  • Evaluated through rigorous internal assessment by UNITAR; AND

Experience can be cumulative experience even before acquiring required qualification for a particular level of study. However, the experience must be relevant to the level of study as well as the content.
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.​

Notes:
  1. Rigorous assessment to evaluate the suitability of an applicant for a programme through statement of purpose, interview and other methods may cover the following criteria:
    • Demonstration of strong business experience, and that you have held significant managerial responsibilities.
    • Evidence of any achievements in your professional life, for example, consistently performing at a high level, consistent career progression and any impact that you have had on your organisation.
    • Professional skills that you have developed, for example, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, negotiating and analytical skills.
    • How you will contribute to your class and what experiences you can bring to the institution. (Lancaster University, 2021)
  2. Experience can be cumulative experience even before acquiring required qualification for a particular level of study. However, the experience must be relevant to the level of study as well as the content.
  3. The pre-requisite courses must equip the students with necessary business knowledge (managing people, managing financial resources, understanding customers, understanding environments and strategic planning) of one level lower than the programme level.

Language Requirements

International Students
  • Minimum score of 600 for TOEFL; OR
  • Minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS OR its equivalent
Local Students
  • Credit in SPM English; OR
  • Pass an internal assessment (oral examination) set by the university, with a minimum grade of C. The panel of the assessment shall comprise of two senior members of the faculty / school and a representative from the English Language Department from Faculty of Education & Humanities (FEH) or other relevant department. The panel is appointed by the Dean / Director of the respective faculty / school / centers.
Local and International Students
  • The Masters degree was conducted using English as medium of instruction. Proof to be obtained from the institution concerned.

Study Mode & Duration

  • Min: 3 Years/ Max: 5 Years

Year 1

  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Proposal and Thesis Writing
  • Advanced Qualitative Analysis Techniques
  • Advanced Research Ethics
  • Seminar on Current Issues in Management
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis
  • Proposal Preparation 1
  • Proposal Submission
  • Colloquium 1

Year 2

  • Review of Literature 1
  • 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 & Final Defense
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Policy Analyst Director
  • Management Consultants
  • Strategic Director
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Development Director
  • Quantitative Analyst

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