Doctor of Philosophy (Business)



KPT/JPS(PA 11120)09/25 

As Malaysia continues its progress into a knowledge based economy, the understanding of business principles is paramount and inevitable as this knowledge will be used to produce tailored made business solutions to cater to the local economy. A Doctorate in Business will develop potential expertise to adapt to current business needs and changes as the programme employs a digital and technology-based approach to supervision and independent learning.
 
Postgraduates undertaking the PhD (Business) at KDU are requires to complete an original research project under the guidance of an expert supervisor. The research project prepares graduates to develop subject expertise in their unique, chosen field.
 
At KDU, the PhD (Business) pull expertise from various Schools in KDU and emphasizes a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional approach to harness the novelty of the student’s project in delivering business value. The programme employs a digital and technology-based approach to supervision and independent learning.
 
Career Options
 
  • Management
  • Business Owners
  • Start-ups
  • Lecturer
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Research Associate

…and many more
Programme Structure
DURATION
Minimum 3 years / Maximum 8 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
RESEARCH PROPOSAL
  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
PROPOSAL DEFENCE
  • A presentation session chaired by KDU with invited panel of examiners to ensure the candidate is able to articulate their research ideas and plans, as well as having the necessary skills to carry out research activities as proposed. 
RESEARCH
  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, under the guidance of their supervisors, student will work independently on their research projects.
THESIS
  • Upon completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a thesis. Typically, thesis for PHD should not be more than 80,000 words.
VIVA VOLCE 
  • Upon completion of research and thesis, candidate will undergo an oral presentation, chaired by experts in the field.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
2019 INTAKE DATES
  • 14 Jan
  • 9 May
  • 4 Sep
ESTIMATED FEES

LOCAL STUDENTS
  • RM38,700
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • RM57,700

 

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available
Entry Requirements
ENTRY LEVELMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • Master Degree:
Masters degree from a recognized institution.
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student :Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
International Student :Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
 Ahmed Yaman Nazeem
Ahmed Yaman Nazeem
Diploma in Accountancy
Maldives
The support I received from the lecturer, staff and friends in KDU helped me cope with my studies in Malaysia. Coming from a small nation, it was always my dream to study abroad which I fulfilled by making one of the biggest decisions in my life – pursuing my studies in KDU. It is a decision that I will never regret.
EVENTS CALENDAR
Dec
8
KDU Open Day
Date :
8 - 21 December 2018
Time :
10am - 5pm
Venue :
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie & KDU College, Damansara Jaya