At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Business. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed to prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector.

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently.

Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR
  • Other qualifications as approved by the University Senate; OR
  • Applicant with a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 3.70 and above can apply directly to a PhD programme

Programme Structure

Phase 1


Two core courses

  • Research Process and Academic Writing
  • Research Design and Methodology

Phase 2

Proposal Defence

  • Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defense of his/her proposal

Phase 3

Data Collection and Thesis Preparation

  • The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing

Phase 4

Viva Voce

  • After submitting the thesis, the students are required to attend a Viva Voce to defend his/her thesis

Research Proposal

Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out.
The proposal should comprise of the following elements:

  • Field of research
  • Topic of research proposal
  • Background or a brief literature review on the research topic
  • Objective of study - explain the objectives that influence the research
  • The methodology of study - explain the methods used in a study such as a library research, lab work, field work, etc.
  • Work schedule
  • Equipment required (where applicable)
  • Brief bibliography
  • The research proposal should contain between 1,500 - 2,000 words or about four (4) pages.

Fee Structure

Malaysian Student
International Student
1st Year (RM) 2nd Year (RM) 3rd Year (RM) 1st Year (RM) 2nd Year (RM) 3rd Year (RM)
13,250 10,400 10,400 20,000 13,100 13,000
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 31, 2019
This course is Campus based
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3 years
41,050 MYR
41,050 RM Malaysian students total tuition; 48,100 RM International students total tuition
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