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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management

Intakes: March, June, September & December

Programme Aims

The programme aims to provide students with in-depth and advanced knowledge within their specific areas of Business Management Studies. It also aims to inculcate in them a systematic, rigorous and ethical approach in conducting research in specialized areas, thereby contributing new insights to the body of knowledge and managerial practices.

Programme Objectives

  • To equip graduates with in-depth and advanced knowledge, by research work, within the area of business management
  • To enhance communications skills through presentation and publications
  • To perform research independently and collaboratively in a systematic, rigorous and ethical manner

Details of Programme

  • Doctoral Thesis (Core Major)
  • Research Methodology (Compulsory)
  • Seminars (Compulsory)
  • Business related modules

Duration of Study

Full Time
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 6 years

Part Time
Minimum: 4 years
Maximum: 8 years

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme must possess:
    (a) Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) in a business or related field accepted by the University Senate; OR
    (b) Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) as accepted by University Senate.
  2. Candidates currently pursuing the Master’s programme by research in the University and who are recommended by the Postgraduate Committee to upgrade their status to a Doctoral programme can also be considered, subject to the University Senate’s approval.

* Note:

– There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level to Doctoral degree level.
– Candidates with Bachelor’s degree qualification, registered for Master’s degree by Research programmes may apply to convert their candidacy to Doctoral degree programmes.
– Application of conversion must be done within one (1) year after candidate has registered for Master’s degree programmes.
– Candidates registered for Master’s degree programmes with at least CGPA 3.67 at Bachelor’s degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programmes subject to:
(i)  Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral degree level,
(ii) Approval by the University Senate.

English Language Requirements

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Tuition Fees

Programme Structure

Full Time

Part Time