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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MQA/PA/11782 | KPT/N/345/8/1076 (10/2026)

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration is a full research programme that aims to provide students with rigorous, in-depth and advanced research knowledge within their specific areas of business administration. A key element of this programme is to understand the philosophy of science paradigms that determine methodological designs. It also aims to inculcate in them a systematic and ethical approach in conducting research in specialised areas, thereby contributing new insights to the body of knowledge and managerial practices.

By the end of the programme, students will have an integrated knowledge in the area of business administration and demonstrated ability to perform research activities independently. They will also be trained to analyse and evaluate complex management issues through independent research to improve organizational activities.

Programme Length: 3-6 Years (Full Time) | 4-8 years (Part-Time)
Intakes: January/May/September

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
100% Research Based
Academic Pathway
Academic Industry Contribution

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
  • Academician
  • Research Analyst
  • CEO
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Research Director
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant / Trainer

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Year 1 – Year 3

  • PhD Dissertation

16-Hour Core Modules

  • Research Methods

– Human Resource Management
– Marketing
– Leadership
– Organisational Behaviour
– Operation Management
– Ethics

Interested in other areas? Contact us to consult with our main supervisor.

Phd Dissertation Chapters

  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusion

Shangari a/p MANOHARAN
MBA (2018)

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stutestimonial

Raffles University’s professors and courses have given me a deeper knowledge of the global environment and aided my personal development in decision making in my professional space.

Raffles’ MBA course was not only about pursuing a degree but most importantly, it was about making valuable connections, networks and collaborations among colleagues who came from a diverse expertise within their industry.

Wendy LAI Kwee Yee
MBA (2019)

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wendy

The Raffles MBA was a stepping stone for my career and personal development. It gave me the tools to tackle and manage top decisions. I work for an international Pharmaceutical manufacturing company and with the knowledge and experience gained from MBA, I am able to communicate effectively with the management and make an effective contribution to the company’s success.

Karen WONG Wee Fun
MBA (2017)

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karen

Being the leader of a sales team, I needed relevant knowledge to be able to lead and achieve our team’s targets. Although I have worked in this industry for a long time, higher qualification was necessary for me to move ahead in my career. I am glad to have met my lecturers and course mates whoo have guided me with their knowledge from working in their own industries.

TESTIMONIAL

Shangari a/p MANOHARAN
MBA (2018)

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stutestimonial

Raffles University’s professors and courses have given me a deeper knowledge of the global environment and aided my personal development in decision making in my professional space.

Raffles’ MBA course was not only about pursuing a degree but most importantly, it was about making valuable connections, networks and collaborations among colleagues who came from a diverse expertise within their industry.

Wendy LAI Kwee Yee
MBA (2019)

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wendy

The Raffles MBA was a stepping stone for my career and personal development. It gave me the tools to tackle and manage top decisions. I work for an international Pharmaceutical manufacturing company and with the knowledge and experience gained from MBA, I am able to communicate effectively with the management and make an effective contribution to the company’s success.

Karen WONG Wee Fun
MBA (2017)

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karen

Being the leader of a sales team, I needed relevant knowledge to be able to lead and achieve our team’s targets. Although I have worked in this industry for a long time, higher qualification was necessary for me to move ahead in my career. I am glad to have met my lecturers and course mates whoo have guided me with their knowledge from working in their own industries.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

– Master’s Degree (MQF Level 7) in business or related field
– Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government which will be considered on a case by case basis.

*There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree level to PhD level

Completed a Master’s Degree in English
IELTS: 6.0
MUET: Band 4

Any other equivalent English qualification will be considered on a case by case basis

Completed a Master’s Degree in English
IELTS: 6.0
MUET: Band 4

Any other equivalent English qualification will be considered on a case by case basis

PROGRAMME FEE

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Contact us to receive the latest information about the tuition fee.

Click here to check the available scholarship.

Application Fee: RM4,500

Indicative Tuition Fee: RM35,500

Total Fee: RM40,000
(Approx. USD 10,000)