PhD (Business Administration)

(R2-DL/345/8/0304) (A9150) (04/25)

PhD (Business Administration)
The programme focuses intensively on preparing candidates for academic careers and to conduct highly specialised scholarly research, both in theory and application.
The focus will be more on the development of new theory in management, public administration, consulting, economics and several other related business fields.
What Our Graduate Says?
“Why AeU? AeU has proven excellence in e-education delivery with the support of 34 ACD countries. AeU also catered to my research interest. Its flexible learning mode, many research workshops and colloquiums were organized on weekends to enhance students’ competency in research analysis. For classes I missed, I could make up by attending that module in the following semester when it was repeated to refresh students’ understanding of the research methodology. The 24/7 online access to learning materials and exchanging of views with my virtual course mates through AeU’s integration of technology and innovation into its teaching made learning more enriching. Despite my challenges in work and study, my PhD journey was among my life’s most memorable and fruitful experiences.”

Programme Highlights

  • Internationally benched marked, approved by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals, and 2.4 million e-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime..
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry. Only brief research intent.
  • Viva Voce for international students can be done on-campus or off-campus via video conferencing.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible, if compliant-requirements are fulfilled.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students are able to:

  • Produce original research at the doctoral level
  • Conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding
  • Create, interpret and disseminate knowledge which extends the forefront of the business discipline
  • Make informed judgments on complex issues in specialised business fields, and create innovations in tackling and solving problems
  • Appreciate research implications and effectively convey research findings according to business needs
  • Disseminate the research findings by publishing, conducting and participating in academic journals, forums and seminars, etc.
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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/345/8/0304) (A9150) (04/25)

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday

Programme Delivery

Stage 1 : Proposal Development

Stage 2 : Data Collection

Stage 3 : Report Writing

Stage 4 : Thesis Examination / Viva
Voce

Research Fields

Wholesale and Retail Sales

  • Auctioneering
  • Buying & selling
  • Consumer Services
  • Dairy Retailing
  • Demonstration Techniques
  • Property Sales
  • Purchasing, Procurement & Contracts
  • Real-Estate Business
  • Retailing Sales Representatives
  • Stock-Keeping
  • Telephone Selling
  • Warehouse
  • Wholesaling

Marketing & Advertising

  • Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Public Relations
  • Sales & Marketing

Finance, banking, insurance

  • Bank Teller Programmes
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Finance
  • Finance Theory
  • Finance Banking Insurance
  • Financial Management
  • Insurance Investment Analysis
  • Investment & Securities
  • Pension Insurance
  • Social Insurance
  • Stock-Broking

Accounting & Taxation

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Book-Keeping
  • Tax Accounting

Management & Administration

  • Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Educational Management
  • Employment Management
  • Enterprise Training
  • Human Resource Management
  • Local Public Administration
  • Logistic Management
  • Management of Education
  • Management Science
  • Management Skills
  • Office Management
  • Organisational Theory & Behaviour
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Personnel Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Public & Institution Management
  • Quality Management Recruitment
  • Start Your Own Business Courses
  • Training Management

Secretarial & Office Work

  • Administration & Secretarial Services
  • Business Correspondence
  • Clerical Programmes
  • Court Reporting
  • Data Entry
  • Foreign Language Secretary Programmes
  • Information Processing/Data Entry
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Legal Secretary Programmes & Management
  • Management Support Services
  • Medical Secretary Programmes
  • Office Automation
  • Operation of Office Machines
  • Receptionist Training
  • Secretarial Programmes

Working Life

  • Clients’ Needs
  • Company Knowledge
  • Industrial Relation
  • Introductory Courses at Work
  • Organisation at Work
  • Quality Assurance
  • Trade Union Courses (General)
  • Work Development
  • Working Life

Audit Subject

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/345/8/0304) (A9150) (04/25)

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday

For Malaysian  and International Students:

  • Possess a recognised Master’s degree; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification.

Additional Requirements:

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Minimum English Language Requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS 6.0; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification.
  • Those who have their tertiary education in English will normally be exempted from the above requirement.

*Any of the above conditions would require student’s research proposal to be approved. 

*The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the University’s Admission Unit.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/345/8/0304) (A9150) (04/25)

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday

For Malaysian and International students:*

  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:*

  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance

*Terms and conditions apply

For more details on the discounts and financial incentives, click HERE.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R2-DL/345/8/0304) (A9150) (04/25)

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday