Course - Asia e University Doctor of Philosophy in Finance @ Kuala Lumpur

Asia e University Doctor of Philosophy in Finance @ Kuala Lumpur

The Doctor of Philosophy in Finance programme (by research) offers multidisciplinary courses in Finance, Banking & Insurance (FBI) with a focus on Asian-centricity.

The main aim of the programme is to achieve research excellence by pooling resources and balancing learning opportunities.


Class conducted at: Asia e University

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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this PhD programme?

  • The programme’s format makes it feasible and practical to pursue this high quality doctoral
    degree while still meeting students’ commitments to work and family.
  • Flexibility in learning, independence in study, research with deep impact, outstanding faculty members who are leaders in their fields, and the finest resources in academia.
  • The programme is perfect for the independent, self-motivated student who has the strong desire for a world-class education.

At a Glance

☑ Class:
Students will be assigned a supervisor and no classes for this programme with once-a-month colloquia (Sat/Sun)

☑ Accreditation:
Fully Accredited by MQA, MOHE and KPT

☑ Assessment:
Research Based

☑ Consultant rating:

Size of Class
The course fee is highly affordable, giving you the best value.
Students doesn’t need to attend any classes, only occasional meeting with supervisor.
Masters graduates are well equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge to head their organisations or drive their business to the next level.

Why choose Asia e University’s PhD?

Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Synthesise knowledge and contribute to original research that broadens the frontier of knowledge in the field of Finance, Banking & Insurance.
  • Appraise problems in the Finance, Banking & Insurance field critically, conduct advanced research independently, and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice.
  • Adapt practical skills leading to innovative ideas in the field of Finance, Banking & Insurance.
  • Provide expert advice and display leadership qualities to society in the field of Finance, Banking
    & Insurance.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Finance awarded by Asia e University
(R-DL/520/8/0015) (MQA/FA0375) 08/21


The main aim of the PhD (Finance, Banking & Insurance) (FBI) by Research programme offered at Asia e University is to achieve research excellence by producing graduates who are able to demonstrate critical understanding of the most advanced knowledge in Finance, Banking & Insurance, which is at the frontier of a field of study or professional practice.

Graduates of this programme should be able to demonstrate critical understanding of the most advanced knowledge in Finance, Banking & Insurance. They should also be poised for upper-level positions whether in organisations, consulting or academia. They are expected to contribute towards improvement in their places of employment and to the nation.

Career Options

  • University Professor
  • Investment Researcher
  • Government Economist
  • International Careers

Programme Modules

Programme Delivery
Stage 1 : Proposal Development
Stage 2 : Data Collection
Stage 3 : Report Writing
Stage 4 : Thesis Examination/Viva Voce

Research Areas

  • Bank Teller Programme
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Finance
  • Finance Theory
  • Finance, Banking & Insurance
  • Islamic Finance, Banking & Insurance
  • Financial Management
  • Insurance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Investments & Securities
  • Pension Insurance
  • Social Insurance
  • Stock-broking

Audit Subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis

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Entry Requirements

Malaysian & International Students

  • Possess a recognised Master's degree in the relevant field, OR
  • Other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate.

International Students
For thesis written in English, there will be an English language competency requirement equivalent to:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550 or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) or
  • Cambridge First English (CFE) or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) or
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.

For both Malaysian and International Students

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research. This is your preliminary research intent or research proposal.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Payment Plan Options

Official Course Fee: RM 30,000 (Including Research Fee, Admission Fee & Yearly Fee)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • Year 1 : RM 7,810
  • Year 2 : RM 7,510
  • Year 3 : RM 7,510
  • Year 4 : RM 7,170
    Total : RM 30,000

Additional Fees:

  • Research Fee : RM 27,660
  • Admission Fee : RM 300
  • Yearly Fee : RM 2,040


  • Yearly candidature fee of RM 1,500 will be imposed on year 5 and onwards.

Important: For complete Fee Schedule - latest intake & latest course fee. Kindly request from our STUDYMASTERS.MY consultant.

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Asia e University

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur


36-48 Months

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Online, Part-Time

Schedule System

Semester System


Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Class Size

10-20 Students


Locally, Oversea


Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Fully Accredited


14 Field of Finance Research Areas + 3 Audit Subjects (Optional)


100% Research

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (4 Installments)


10% full payment discount, 50% senior citizen discount and 75% disabled discounts for Malaysian Students, Merit Scholarship and 10% loyalty discount for Malaysian and International students

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