Doctor Of Philosophy (Business)
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JPT/BPP (R/340/8/0350) 10/25

At IUMW, our main business is to provide you with a high-quality, globally versatile education. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is designed to prepare our students for an outstanding career as an academic or researcher, in the public or private sector of multiple industries.

The research curriculum in our PhD programme consists of an in-depth investigation into specific research issues related to a variety of sub-disciplines in the Business world. Emphasis is placed on enhancing current knowledge, while developing cutting-edge innovations. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research foundations to be able to conduct rigorous, empirical inquiry.

Malaysian Students
  • Master’s degree accepted by the HEP Senate or other qualifications as approved by the University Senate.
International Students
  • Master’s degree accepted by the HEP Senate and pass IELTS with band 6 or better, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550
  • Coursework (Two core courses)
    • Research Process and Academic Writing
    • Research Design and Methodology
  • Proposal Defence
    • Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defence of his/her proposal
  • Data Collection and Thesis Preparation
    • The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and thesis writing
  • Viva Voce
    • After submitting the thesis, the students is required to attend a Viva Voce to defend his/her thesis
Malaysian Students

Total fees: RM41,050

International Students

Total fees: RM48,100


Applicants for Doctor of Philoshopy (Business) programme are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out. The proposal should comprise the following elements:

  • Field of research
  • Topic of research proposal
  • Background or a brief literature review on the research topic
  • Objective of study - Explain the objectives that influence the research
  • The Methodology of study - Explain the methods used in study
  • Work schedule
  • References
  • The research proposal should contain between 1,500 - 2,000 words or about four to six (4 - 6) pages