Master of Philosophy (Management) (By Research)

Faculty of Business (FOB)

(R2/345/7/0144) 05/22 (A8146)

The Master of Philosophy in Management by Research programme aims to develop the necessary research techniques and skills of candidates to complete their academic research in the various areas of Management. This programme aims to allow candidates to carry out independent academic research in their areas of interest related to management under the excellent academic supervision. All candidates are expected to complete three courses during the first year to develop their advanced research skills for the successful completion of this programme. Career opportunities in academia, research institutions, private and government organisations are possible upon successful completion of the course.
The programme places greater emphasis on contemporary research topics and thus enable candidates to be highly innovative and creative in their field of research. Candidates have the opportunity to work closer with Faculty’s research centres participate in workshops and seminars.

General Guide Postgraduate (Malaysian)
General Guide Postgraduate (International)
Scholarship Postgraduate (Malaysian)
Scholarship Postgraduate (International)

  • Fields of Research
    • Accounting & Governance
      Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour
      Financial Economics
      Global Strategy & Operation Management
      Information Technology Governance & Innovation
  • Entry Requirements
    • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, in a related field from MMU or any institutions recognised by the Senate; OR
    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, in a related field from MMU or any institutions recognised by the Senate, and evidence of at least one (1) year working or research experience in the relevant field, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessments; OR
    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, in a related field from MMU or any institutions recognised by the Senate, can be accepted subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field.
    • English Entry Requirement:
      • Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or its equivalent*
      • *The equivalency table is as below:

      English Competency CEFR High
      CEFR Low
      CEFR Mid
      CEFR High
      IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5
      TOEFL iBT 42 46 60 79
      MUET Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4
      Pearson Test of English 47 51 59 63
      Cambridge Qualifications and Test 154 160 169 176

      • In addition to the above, any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

      • The English language requirement is waived for the candidates who are natives of and/or have completed their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees from countries that use English as the medium of instruction as well as the first language.

  • Programme Duration
    • Full-Time: Min. 1 year, Max. 3 years
    • Part-Time: Min. 2 years, Max. 5 years
  • Intake
    •  Throughout the year