PhD (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 34 member countries of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.



  • The programme is approved by Malaysian  Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • 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.


Malaysian Students:

  • Possess a recognised Master's degree in the relevant field, OR
  • Other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate

International Students:

  • Master's degree of relevant field
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • A Statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research. This is your preliminary research intent or research proposal. You may be required to attend an interview in some cases.
  • For thesis written in English, there will be an English language competency requirement equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550. Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.


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


Wholesale and Retail Sales

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

Marketing & Advertising

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

Accounting & Taxation

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Book-Keeping
  • Tax Accounting

Management & Administration

Management examples:

  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Employment
  • Enterprise Training
  • Logistic
  • Science
  • Office
  • Quality Recruitment

Other examples:

  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Start Your Own Business Courses
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Organisational Theory & Behaviour

Secretarial & Office Work

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

Working Life

  • Clients' Need
  • 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


For Malaysian and International students:

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

For Malaysian students only:

  • A 10% discount is offered to students who pay in full their Annual Tuition Fee in one payment
  • 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
  • RM6,000 personal income tax relief

*Terms and conditions apply


Last updated: 16/01/2018