PhD in Business Administration

The AeU PhD (Business Administration) is a fully research programme that provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. This 3-4 year programme can be done on a part time or full time basis - both modes are ideal for working adults. Intake is open all year round.

Fully accredited programme by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Ministry of Higher Education.




  • Fastest growing Graduate School in the region with over 900 research students.
  • Any discipline in Business and Management is accepted
  • There’s no proposal at the point of entry. Why? We want to assist you in coming up with research proposal together
  • AeU will outsource for local or international supervisor – to suit your needs
  • Attendance for research workshops and / or colloquia is not compulsory
  • Close monitoring process is our main focus


    • Possess a Masters Degree in relevant fields approved by AeU Senate OR
    • Other qualifications recognized by AeU Senate.


    All full time international students are required to achieve a level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 5.5 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) overall score of 550 or the AeU Certificate of Intensive English or any other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of the University before he/she is allowed to graduate.


      Modes of Study Full Time
      Part Time
      Blended Learning
      Duration 3-4 years
      No. of Semesters 12 (1 semester is 3 mths)
      Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional) Once a month – Saturday & Sunday
      Audit Subjects (Optional)
      • Research Methodology
      • Quantitative Analysis
      • Qualitative Analysis
      MQA Accreditation A 9150
      EPF & HRDF Claimable (Malaysians Only) YES


        • To increase your appreciation of research implications and effectively convey research findings according to management's needs
        • To increase in-depth understanding of theories, methodologies and practices in the chosen field
        • To enhance your capability in providing innovative solutions to issues faced in career development and growth
        • To enhance your business communication skills


        • Business and Management
        • Public Administration & Policy
        • Hospitality & Tourism
        • Banking & Finance
        • Credit Management
        • International Business
        • Strategic Management
        • Economics
        • Leaderships
        • International Relations
        • Other relevant research areas related to the discipline


        Stefanie Ng
        Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration)