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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.

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Scholarship Postgraduate (Malaysian)
Scholarship Postgraduate (International)

  • Fields of Research
    • Accounting & Governance
      Marketing
      Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour
      Financial Economics
      Global Strategy & Operation Management
      Information Technology Governance & Innovation
      Entrepreneurship
  • Entry Requirements
      1. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; OR
      2. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
      3. A Bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      4. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate, subject to having relevant working experience and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      5. A Bachelor’s degree in non-related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      6. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; OR
      7. Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.
    • English Entry Requirement:
      • Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or its equivalent*
      • *The equivalency table is as below:

      English Competency CEFR High
      B1
      CEFR Low
      B2
      CEFR Mid
      B2
      CEFR High
      B2
      MUET Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4
      IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5
      TOEFL iBT 42 46 60 79
      Pearson Test of English 47 51 59 63
      Cambridge English Qualifications and Test 154 160 169 176
      Linguaskill 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