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Exam BodyAPU, Malaysia
Course DurationFull time (3 years) / Part time (4 years)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesRM 45,000
Fees (International Student)RM 45,000
CampusAPU, Malaysia
FacultySchool of Business
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyResearch
Course Description

Why Our APU PhD By Research Programme?

  • You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors.
  • Wide range of latest research areas in the fields of computing and business administration areas.
  • We have our regular research workshops, colloquium and seminars facilitated by local and international academicians and professionals.
  • Our Student Support Centre is comprehensive - reach our Counsellors, Deans, Lecturers and other supporting staff at anytime.
  • Resourceful online databases.

Subject to the expertise within the School of Business and Management, the areas of research include, but are not limited to the following:

  • International Education
  • Strategy of Multinational Corporations
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Business Innovation
  • Transformations
  • Green Business
  • Financial and Economics of Ageing, Older Consumers
  • Monetary Movements, Financial Markets
  • Econometrics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisation Behavior
  • Public Administration
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Work Quality
  • Expatriate Management
  • Strategic Management
  • e-Government and e-Democracy
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Security and Strategic Studies
  • ASEAN Studies


  • The ODL (Open & Distance Learning) PhD programmes are designed to address the theoretical and practical knowledge skill and artefacts used in the development of relevant research skills.
  • ODL allows students to learn anytime, anywhere at their own pace - this power of freedom has ignited more interest & excitement in learning.
  • Students will reinforce their independent learning skills, as well as demonstrate their ability to produce a professional document.
  • The supervision and monitoring will be conducted via Microsoft Teams and Moodle.
  • There is an option to undertake additional research workshops organized jointly by Graduate School of Technology and Graduate School of Business • Students must participate in online research seminars/colloquiums/conferences. • For PhD in Computing/ Technology, students are required to publish 1 journal article (indexed) as a requirement for the PhD award.
  • Assessment of the fundamental knowledge is carried out through assessment of the students’ performance based on oral and written assessment (viva voce and dissertation).
  • Distance Learning PhD students in APU have to undertake TWO (2) components:
    • Research Methods Module
    • Dissertation
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirement:

• A Masters degree in a related field accepted by the APU Senate

• Other qualifications equivalent to a Masters degree that are accepted by the APU Senate

• Minimum English language requirements of IELTS 6.5.Minimum Entry Requirement:

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).




• IELTS : 6.0

Intake Months

Full Time & Part Time:
02 May 2023 | 06 Jun 2023
04 Jul 2023 | 01 Aug 2023
05 Sep 2023 | 03 Oct 2023
07 Nov 2023 | 05 Dec 2023

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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