Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy, is a high-level degree earned after a period of three or more years of graduate-level study, after extensive and original research in their chosen field.

My PhD at UTM was truly invaluable thanks to the supportive faculty and detailed guidance from my supervisor. Participating in international conferences, and attending faculty-organized workshops broadened my academic horizons in Marketing.

Zulfadzli Drus

Strategic Account Manager, Agoda Malaysia

Level - Postgraduate

The programme consists of two stages: the course stage and the research stage. 


Minimum : 3 years

Maximum : 8 years


Entry Requirement

  • A master’s degree in relevant field from UTM or other institute or higher learning recognized by the University Senate.

Class Mode : Face to Face

Classes will be held at Azman Hashim International Business School Kuala Lumpur Campus.

Program Learning Outcome (PLO)

At the end of the program, students will be able to :

  • Confidently generate in-depth knowledge acquisition and management.
  • Originate, formulate, characterize and solve appropriate operational problems and designs.
  • Develop knowledge and technology of relevant project.
  • Generate comprehensive knowledge of appropriate fields in business thinking/entrepreneurship.
  • Adapt appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools.
  • Communication effectively through written and oral.
  • Exemplify high leadership qualities and team working.
  • Seek high ethical standards and integrity in appropriate practice.

Find your supervisor

Staff in the Azman Hashim International Business School have expertise in PhD supervision across a diverse range of topics. Candidates are advised to contact the potential supervisor before submitting an application. For more information on staff research interests and publications, visit our individual staff webpages.

The Course Requirements


University Elective Course

Choose one elective course only

Organization Behaviour & Development

Code: UBSS 6013

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

This course helps students integrate behavioural science theories, tools, concepts, and techniques learned in the lab to an OB application in a “real” organization. Students are expected to conceptualize and apply Organization Behaviour three-level of analysis and synthesize it with the theory and practice of Planned Change for individuals, groups and organizations.

Business Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Code: UBSS 6023

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

The course objectives will be achieved through various teaching and learning methods such as action learning on the community project and a critical examination of case studies that involved ethical issues and dilemmas on complex and controversial business problems.

The Research


Research Methodology

Code: UBSP 0010

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

This is a practical project which integrates comprehensive and advanced business knowledge using Action Research Methodology to solve current critical issues in business organization. The student must defend their dissertation by highlighting their contribution and impact on the industry. At the end of the course, student has to submit the dissertation.

Contact Us

For Admission Purpose

Telephone: +607 553 7900

For PhD programme

Name:  Dr Nor Hidayati binti Zakaria
Email :
Telephone : +603 2180 5045

For Course Registration

Name :  AHIBS KL Academic Office
Telephone:  +603-2180 5023/5024/5025

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