Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration)

Programme Synopsis

The objectives of the Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration) are:

  • To enhance the research management skills in specific areas of business studies,
  • To enhance the analytical and conceptual skills in specific areas of business studies, and
  • To foster research and development of new and improved knowledge in specific areas of business studies.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration) is designed to provide a strong foundation in selected areas of business administration by learning through the various phases in the research process. 

This programme is also developed to enhance the expertise of business professionals who are inclined towards an academic career, research related careers, or human resources development in selected areas of business administration like management, marketing, finance and economics.

Normal Entry

Master’s degree in related field; OR
Bachelor’s degree with first class in related field from OUM or other institutions recognized by Senate; AND
i) Registered for a Master’s degree in related field; AND
ii)Passed related qualifying examination.

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM6126 RM2150 RM2150 RM2150
Sem 2 RM2150 RM2150 RM2150 RM2150
Sem 3 RM2150 RM2150 RM2150 RM2150
Total RM29,776

Discount for Physically Disabled and Senior Citizens

This discount is applicable to:

  • Those who are at the age of
  • 60 - 74 years on the registration date – 75%
  • 75 years and above on the registration date – 100 %,
    Administration fee will be charged (RM350 for Undergraduate & RM500 for Postgraduate)
  • Physically disabled learners or “Orang Kelainan Upaya” (OKU) – 75%


  • Minimum payment: RM1000 for Any Postgraduate Programmes
  • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
  • Administrative charges of RM250 per semester is applicable for extension of Masters Project.
  • Financial Options: EPF (account 2), Study Loan from commercial banks, Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% interest) , HRDF Fund.
  • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit except cash discount for early settlement.
  • Payment Modes: Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal/Money Order.
  • The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the programme.

Programme Structure Phd (BA)

This programme comprised three parts:

  • Part I - Compulsory Core Courses
  • Part II - Research
  • Part III - Thesis Examination

Part I: Core Courses

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Research Methods in Business Administration


Doctoral Seminar: Research Area in Management/ Marketing/ Finance/ Economics



Part II

After completing the required courses (PART I) learners will begin the research and thesis work (PART II) under the guidance of a supervisor. Each learner will meet the assigned supervisor at least 4 times in a semester and achieve satisfactory progress in the research / thesis work before being allowed to register in the subsequent semester.


Part III

When the learner has completed the thesis and is ready for examination, an examining committee consisting of one internal examiner and one external examiner will be appointed to assess the thesis (PART III). The learner will be examined in the Viva Voce session.

  Name: Prof. Dr. Mohd Ghazali Mohayidin
Tel (Office): 603 8913 5517
Tel (Mobile): 6012 2116 196