PhD in Business Administration

The Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration) PhD programme is specifically designed for those aspiring to do research in specific areas in Business and Management. This is a blended learning programme offered by Asia e University, a leading dual mode university recognised by 33 member countries of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

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



  • Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Ministry of Higher Education.
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible
  • Supervised by local or international supervisor that suits your research needs.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics
  • Close monitoring process is our main focus.


  • Possess a recognised Master’s Degree in the relevant fields, OR
  • Other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate.


Modes of Study Full Time
Part Time
Fully Online
Blended Learning
Duration 3-4 years
No. of Semesters 12 (1 semester is 4 mths)
Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional) Once a month – Saturday & Sunday
Supervisor Provided by AeU
Audit Subjects (Optional)
  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Research
MQA Accreditation A 9150

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EPF & HRDF Claimable (Malaysians Only) YES


  • Provides the opportunity for you to engage in academic research, which will provide skills in problem solving, systematic analysis, communication and collaboration.
  • Increase the knowledge and expertise of your chosen research area.
  • Enhances your capability in providing innovative solutions to issues faced in career development and growth.
  • Enhances your business communication skills.



Stage 1 Proposal Development
Stage 2 Data Collection
Stage 3 Report Writing
Stage 4 Thesis Examination / Viva Voce


  • Business and Management
  • Public Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Banking Management
  • Micro Credits
  • Macro Credits
  • International Management
  • Small Business
  • Economics
  • Educational Management
  • Public Policy
  • Public Management
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Insurance

and any other Business and Management related research areas

Audit Subject

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 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
  • MyBrain15 Scholarships (for Doctoral & Master’s Degree only. Government and private sector candidates are eligible to apply).

Terms and conditions apply


Last updated: 5/09/2016