PhD Business Administration


Program Description

Ph.D. Business Administration

The AeU Ph.D. (Business Administration) is a full research programme that provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. This 3-4 years 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 [2] by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) [3], Ministry of Higher Education.


• Fastest growing Graduate School [6] in the region with 300 research students within 3 years.

• 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 to 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.


Modes of Study:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • 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
• Multivariate Analysis
• Qualitative Research

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

• Hospitality Management

• Banking Management

• Micro Credits

• Macro Credits

• International Management

• Small Business

• Economics

• Educational Management

• Public Policy

• Public Management

• International Relations

• Other Business and Management related research areas

Last updated February 2018

About the School

Asia e University (AeU) is a dual-mode (residential full time and online distance learning), the international university set in Asia, by Asians for Asia under the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). Its... Read More