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Doctor of Philosophy in Business

Course overview

Qualification Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Duration 3 years
Intakes February, April, June, September, October
Tuition (Local students) $ 10,499
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 14,758


Our Doctor of Philosophy in Business program is specifically created for people who want to learn advanced research skills and expand their scientific understanding in a variety of business functions. We offer you the opportunity to develop broad intellectual thinking while expanding your knowledge in business disciplines such as entrepreneurship, human capital, financial economics, investment, supply chain, marketing, and management leadership.

As a doctorate student in our course, you will have the opportunity to delve deeply into your chosen study subject. We believe in empowering you to contribute to the evolution of business knowledge by conducting rigorous research, critical analysis, and developing new insights.





$ 10,499
Local students
$ 14,758
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements



Masters in the related discipline; OR


Passed Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and Registered as a Masters candidate and passed related qualifying assessment OR


Any other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian government or accepted by the Taylor's University Senate and Any of condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.

For international students: IELTS 6.0 (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score)


*Bachelor’s degree candidates who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert to the doctoral degree programmes subjected to the following conditions:

i. Within 1 year for full time and within 2 years for part-time candidates;

ii. Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral level through rigorous internal evaluation.

iii. Approval of the Taylor’s University Senate.


*Students without a qualification in the related fields or relevant working experience requires to undergo and pass a bridging module.

*Any of the above conditions would require student's research proposal to be approved. 




Candidates must obtain a master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the HEP Senate; OR


Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia; OR


Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP;

In addition to the above criteria, those who want to join Doctoral Degree by Retrospective or Prior Publication mode must include the below to their formal application:

Minimum of 5 publications in alignment with the theme of the specialisation;

An executive summary of the above publications establishing

o The theme that connects the published works to be submitted (up to 1,000 words);

o Contribution to knowledge in the field of the proposed area of study (up to 1,000 words)

For international candidates, evidence of English Language Proficiency as determined by the intake standards approved by the Senate


A list of scholarly published work; AND


Curriculum Vitae

A Selection Committee must be established to review the formal application for PhD by Retrospective or Prior Publication and recommend to the Senate to obtain approval.

*Criteria for published works

a) Published work must encompass high-quality journals, monographs, books, research-based chapters in books, electronic publications which have not been used to obtain other awards or deemed a part of those awards.

b) The publications must be published within a period not exceeding ten (10) years from the date of submission.

c) For the five (5) nominated publications, the candidate must be the principal author with the contributions of others clearly defined.


At Taylor’s University, we believe research can help shape the future. Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of society, technology, economy, and environment.


  • Accounting Information Systems and Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Market Based Accounting Research



  • Corporate and Personal Finance
  • Electronic Banking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Islamic Finance
  • Microfinance
  • Money Laundering
  • Productivity and Efficiency of Financial Institutions
  • Risk Disclosure Practices of IPO and PLC
  • Risk Management and Supervision of Financial Institution



  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Influence of Behaviour upon Society
  • Personal Motivation
  • Place and Space
  • Tourist and Leisure Behaviour



  • Business Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Energy Economics
  • International Economics
  • International Macroeconomics (Exchange Rate Management and East Asian Financial-Capital Market Integration)
  • International Trade
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Statics
  • Tourism Economics



  • International Marketing
  • Services Marketing



  • Employment and Training Opportunities in South East Asia
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management
  • Human resource management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Poverty Alleviation via Tourism
  • Real Estate Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable and Responsible Tourism



More than 300 postgraduates have chosen Taylor's to fulfill their research aspiration. Join us and contribute to our innovative and progressive research projects here.

  • Financial Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Economist
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Statistician
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant

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