Ph.D. (Business Administration)


Course Information

Mode: By Research
Duration: 3 Yrs

January, June & October

Full Time/Part Time
Conducted in Malaysia: Yes
Faculty: Asia Graduate School of Business
Awarding Country: Malaysia
Exam Body: Internal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Fees: 32580/Course / 32580/Course (international)

Course Overview

AGSB aspires to nurture future business leaders who are catalysts to drive change with intellectual knowledge, innovative ideas, shared vision, effective execution while fostering values. In today’s competitive environment, managers go beyond managing the day-to-day operations and are expected to lead effectively at their level. AGSB prepares individuals with the skills highly demanded by the industry. Enhancing strategic thinking skill, which emphasizes on gathering critical information and intelligence to support the managerial decision making is central to our curriculum.

AGSB offers postgraduate programmes at Masters and Doctoral levels in both areas of business administration and management. Students gain a wholesome learning experience through the transformation of our delivery from a teacher-centric to a student-centric by ensuring the discovery of knowledge takes place in an environment best suited to their pace and space via the blended learning. We believe the value of knowledge is manifested through one’s ability to apply the theories in the context of the real world of practice. Leveraging on AGSB collaboration with industries students are exposed to the current issues and challenges surrounding the business environment, focusing on an Asian perspective, from their deep Interactions with the industry players in the classroom.




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


  • Review of Literature 1
  • Review of Literature 2
  • Pilot / Preliminary Study
  • Proposal Defense
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Colloquium 2


  • Thesis Writing and Review of Thesis
  • Colloquium 3
  • Submission of Thesis & Final Defense

*HRDF SBL-KHAS Scheme claimable



  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • International Business

*Students can choose either Qualitative OR Quantitative Research Methods


Entry Requirements

A Master Degree recognised by the Malaysian Government. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master Degree that are recognised by the Malaysia Government

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

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