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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Business) UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College




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Course Overview

If you are committed to research that makes a difference not to philosophy but also practice of business themselves, then you should enroll yourself in this Doctor of Philosophy (Business) program. In this doctoral program, you will work towards producing a substantial work that makes novel contribution to the subject knowledge. You will conduct research under a supportive research environment and remained closely supervised by an academic expert. You will make original contribution to the key areas of this discipline.

Key Research Area

Contemporary Management and International Business Issues

Business and Marketing Channel

Consumer Psychology

Financial Metrics

Strategic Decision Making

Technology and Innovation

Global supervision team

You will be supervised by active and experienced supervisor in KDU, and gain access and guidance from potential co-supervisor by Partner University located in UK. Interaction with supervisors from different discipline enhances your learning opportunities, and allows you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research.

Excellence Research Culture

We are committed in providing extensive training and support to all postgraduate students. You will learn research methodology and analysis method through core modules. Student will also receive training sessions; including inventive problem solving approach, project management, scholarship and research funding application, English writing, communication skills and information research and retrieval. Series of research seminars, workshops and talks will be available, enhance and stimulating research culture in KDU Penang.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Business).

Full Time (3 - 6 years)

Tuition fees

Estimated fees: RM 35,550 for the entire course


02 Jan, 01 Jul


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

32, Jalan Anson,



10400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

A Master’s Degree in a business or related field as accepted by the Senate;

Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree as accepted by the Senate.


There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s Degree level to Doctoral Degree level.

However, 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 conversation must be done within one year after candidate’s registers for Master’s Degree programmes.

IELTS Band 6; or

TOEFL PBT (488) / IBT (58); or

Cambridge English CAE (169); or

Cambridge English CPE (180); or

PTE Academic 54; or

MUET Band 5

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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