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Doctor of Philosophy in Management

Doktor Falsafah dalam Pengurusan

Career Path

  • Research and development engineer
  • Academician
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
Entry Requirement*******

  • A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) in related fields as accepted by the HEP 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 pre-requisite courses******;
  • *****OR

  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.
    Achieve a minimum Band 4 in MUET OR equivalent to CEFR (Mid B2)**.

    ** Refer to Surat JPT GS 1000-630(41), 9th December 2019 – Syarat Kompetensi Bahasa Inggeris Kepada Pelajar Antarabangsa for equivalent English language assessments and score.
    **** 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, team work, 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)
    • ***** 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.
      ****** 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.
      ******* The HEPs can take excellent Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) graduates for direct admission to Doctoral Degree by Research (Level 8, MQF) programme with the following conditions:
      Students have first class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; or
      Students 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 the HEP; and
      Approved by the HEP Senate and accepted as a candidate for the Doctoral Degree (Level 8, MQF) programme. Students must demonstrate appropriate progress during the candidature period.

Career Path

  • Research and development engineer
  • Academician
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

Tuitions Fees

Malaysian Students:
Full Time: RM 11,280/Total tuition fees
Part Time: RM10,000/Total tuition fees

International Students
RM 15,000/Total tuition fees

Limited number of Yayasan UniKL – Tengku Abdullah Scholarship Scheme (YU-TASS)  is awarded to  registered UniKL students every year. The competition is high as students must pass an interview that is held twice a year. A good publication records increases student’s chances in obtaining the scholarship. We highly recommend that students look for other sources of funding if their YU-TASS scholarships applications were unsuccessful.

Master Degree Monthly Allowance (RM2200.00)
Not more than 40 years

Contact Us

Postgraduate Marketing Office,
Marketing, Student Recruitment & Admission (MeSRA)
Student Development & Campus Lifestyle
Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Level 3, 1016 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Email: marketing@unikl.edu.my
GL: 603-2175 4000
Fax: 603-2175 4446

Areas of Research

  • Entrepreneurship – SME Management, Innovation Management, Technology Management, Global Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing – Retail Management, Supply Chain Management, Consumer Behaviour, International Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Branding, Customer Relationship Management
  • Finance – Islamic Banking and Finance, Investment, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Behavioral Finance, Monetary Economics, Portfolio Management, Bank Management
  • Management – Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Organizational Development, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality – Tourism Planning and Development, Ecotourism, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management
  • Urban Management – Environmental Management, Solid Waste Management, Disaster Management, Transport Management, Housing Management
  • Managerial Economics – Pricing and Cost Analysis, Managing Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Economics of Islamic and Conventional Micro-financing

Compulsory Module

  • Research Methodology and Social Science
  • Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship

Full-time (6 Semesters)

Semester 1
  • Research Methodology and Social Science
  • Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship

Full-time (6 Semesters)

Semester 2 – 6
  • Thesis

Thesis preparation needs minimum 6 months to graduate

Part-time (8 Semesters)

Semester 1 – 8
  • Thesis

Thesis preparation needs minimum 8 months to graduate

Quick Points

IPS / UniKL Business School

Status Programme:

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP/R2/345/8/0829/11/26 (MQA/A10142)

Business, Entrepreneurship & Islamic Finance

Study Level:
PhD (By Research)

January, April, July, October

Full Time: 3 years – 7 years
Part Time: 4 years – 9 years

Postgraduate Marketing Office,Marketing,
Student Recruitment & Admission (MeSRA)
Student Development & Campus Lifestyle

Level 3, 1016 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

GL: +603 – 2175 4000
Fax: +603 – 2175 4446
Email: marketing@unikl.edu.my


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50250 Kuala Lumpur

+603 - 2175 4000

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