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PhD (Management) - School of Management


Doctor of Philosophy in Management are research programmes offered throughout of the year. These programmes are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and International Students to do independent research supervised by their respective lecturers in the field of management. As the field of management is dynamic, new areas/field of studies are always emerging as newer technological tools and developments become available. Upon graduation, students may seek employment in both public and private sectors.

Research Thrust Areas:

Organisational Behaviour

  • Strategic Management and Organisational Issues
  • Workplace Attitudes and Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management/Human Capital Development
  • Learning Organisations
  • Women in Management and Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprising Culture
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Leadership


  • Internationalisation of Enterprises
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Global Strategies and Competitiveness
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Export Markets
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Strategies and Practices in MNCs
  • Expatriation and Repatriation


  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Retailing
  • Brand Management
  • Service Marketing
  • Environmental Marketing
  • Wellness Marketing
  • Technology Marketing
  • Experiential Marketing

Operations and Production

  • Productivity and Quality
  • Technology Management
  • Management Sciences
  • Managing Information Resources
  • Operations Strategies
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Logistics Management

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Management


Applicants should possess one of the following:

  • A Master's degree in research mode; or
  • A Master’s degree in related area with CGPA 3.00/4; or
  • A Master’s degree in related area with CGPA 2.50-2.99/4 with additional requirements; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area with minimum CGPA 3.67/4 (fast-track to PhD)

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

The minimum score for each programme can be vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.

  • A minimum of Band 5 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 40 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 7.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Cambridge English: Advance (CAE)/Proficiency (CPE) /Preliminary (PET) /First (FCE)/ Linguaskill Online min. score 154; or
  • A minimum score of 47 for Pearson Test of English (PTE); or
  • A minimum of Band 107 for CIEP Level (ELS); or
  • A minimum of Band 3.5 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Exemption is given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)
  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time Part Time
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,400.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 2,865.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00


International (USD)
Full Time Part Time
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,275.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,150.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00

** Fees are subject to change


Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

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Student Admission Unit
Academic Management Division
Registry, Level 2, Chancellory Building
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

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