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PhD in Management

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Course Duration3 - 6 years (FT) 4 - 8 years (PT)
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FacultyFaculty of Business, Finance & Information Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyResearch
Course Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management is the traditional doctoral qualification that is associated with a wide range of discipline areas in management. It offers an opportunity for in-depth research to be undertaken and for the outcome to be assessed as a contribution to knowledge. Although it has a theoretical dimension, the research program also enables academicians and managers to explore specialist areas of practical application.

PhD in Management at MAHSA University is especially suitable for practising managers, academicians and researchers who wish to make a significant leadership contribution to their own organization and/or who are considering a career in academia. All MAHSA PhD in Management graduates are expected to make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen field. The research methods of MAHSA is work-applied, with the use of action research, case research or reflective practice. The research is likely to be of practical value to the candidate and to the organization that is the subject of the study. Although there is no quick and easy way to complete a PhD in Management, the program is structured to help candidates achieve their objective in the shortest time consistent with quality research. Advancement is both systematic and progressive, within a supportive environment with regular feedback. Whilst undertaking the PhD in Management, candidates receive supervision and mentoring from qualified and experienced supervisors who will provide guidance throughout their candidature.

This programme is offered as PhD in Management by Research, where the candidate is expected to devout his/her time for path breaking research.


Research Courses that the PhD student must complete in year 1 are as below:


RSC 8114Research Methodology3
RSC 8144Quantitative Research Methods3
RSC 8174Qualitative Research Methods3

The candidate is required to complete the research in a time bound manner. Below is an indicator of tasks to be completed:


 Research Proposal presentation
Y2Literature Review
 Fieldwork - data collection and data analysis
Y3Integration of Chapters
 Research-in-Progress presentation and reflection
 Submission of final draft of thesis for supervisor approval
 Submission of thesis for examination
 Viva Voce


Y1Course work
Y2Research Proposal presentation
Y3Literature Review
 Fieldwork - data collection and data analysis
Y4Integration of Chapters
 Research-in-Progress presentation and reflection
 Submission of final draft of thesis for supervisor approval
 Submission of thesis for examination
 Viva Voce

*The above structure is indicative only and is subject to change

Entry Requirements


Applicants for the PhD in Management must have the following minimum requirements.

A Masters degree in a business or related field as accepted by the Senate.


Other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree that is accepted by the Senate.

There shall be no direct entry from a bachelor’s degree to a doctoral degree level

Candidates registered for a masters may apply to convert their candidacy to that a doctoral program subject to Publishing 1 paper and shown competency and capability to conduct research at doctoral level PhD proposal presentation and as approved by Senate.

International candidates must obtain a Band 6 IELTS/MUET 4/ TOEFL PBT: 550(International English Language Testing System) or equivalent as approved by the senate.




1Marketing Management
2Human Resource Management
4Business Economics
5Decision Science
6Business Administration
Career Prospects
  • C-Level Executive Officer
  • Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Organizational Management
  • College or University Educator

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

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