UNITAR International University

Established in 1997, UNITAR International University (UNITAR) is a visionary and well-governed institution, known for being the first virtual university in Southeast Asia and one of the pioneering private universities in Malaysia.

Our programs are offered at our main campus in urban Kelana Jaya and at 11 other independent campuses spread throughout Malaysia. We have 36 academic programs ranging from the Foundation, Diploma and Bachelor's levels to the post-graduate Master's and Doctorates. We take pride in having committed academics housed in various faculties and schools such as Business & Technology, Education & Humanities, Culinary Arts, and Foundation.

Since inception, we pursued innovative learning where technology complements human interaction on a strong educational platform. Our pursuit of affordable and quality education in both conventional and remote teaching modes continues till today and is embodied in our UNITAR's Education Core ("UNIEC"), meeting the cutting-edge needs of 21st Century education.

UNITAR College

Established in 2016, UNITAR College serves as a sister institution to UNITAR International University and is established to be a feeder to theUniversity. Currently, UNITAR College offers certificate programs in the field of business and hospitality. In the future, we will offer diploma programs and collaboration programs with established foreign universities.

Programs of UNITAR College are designed with a view to embrace“Experiential Learning & Technology-Assisted Delivery”. Our students will experience real-world industrial-based learning whilst assisted by state-of-the-art teaching and learning technology effectively delivered by the blended learning model.

UNITAR College provides a pathway to a brighter future for students who want to pursue an international degree at affordable costs. Global recognition and international standards of the program curriculum will provide graduates with better career opportunities.

Our aspirations

Focused on our Vision. Committed to our Mission.

Our Vision

To be the Leading Innovative Social Sciences University.


  • To Widen Access to Learning
  • To Nurture Wholesome Graduates
  • To Build a Sustainable Business


The University Senate is the highest academic body of UNITAR International University (UNITAR), subject to the provisions of the Constitution and the Statutes and Regulations of the University. The University Senate holds control and general direction of instruction, research, and examination and the power to award Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration will help students develop advanced research skills useful for a career in academics or other positions of employment wher ... [+]


Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration will help students develop advanced research skills useful for a career in academics or other positions of employment where systematic, critical and analytical skills are required. Take your career to a new level upon completion of an original thesis required at the end of the course.

Program Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Ph.D. Program:

A Master’s Degree/ Master’s Degree in Business [Level 7, Malaysian Qualification Framework (MQF)] or in other related discipline and recognized by the University Senate; OR For local candidates, a pass in SPM with minimum credit in English subject or its equivalent. For international students, a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL or a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS. The validity of both qualifications is two (2) years from the awarded date; AND A proposal of about 500 words in English must be submitted together with all the relevant documents required for admission to the University on the registration day; OR A Master’s Degree from an institution which uses English as the medium of instruction; OR Pass an internal assessment (oral examination) set by the university, with a minimum grade of C. The panel for the assessment shall comprise of two senior members of the faculty/ school and a representative from the English Language Department from UNITAR Foundation School (UFS) or other relevant departments. The panel is appointed by the Dean / Director of the respective... [-]
Malaysia Selangor
January 2020
3 years
3-01A Level 2, Tierra Crest, Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
48200 Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia