Course - UNIRAZAK Doctor of Philosophy @ Kuala Lumpur

UNIRAZAK Doctor of Philosophy @ Kuala Lumpur

The Doctor of Philosophy programme aims to nurture graduates to be researchers and scholars who are capable of generating critical, creative, and original research ideas and formulating theoretical propositions for an extensive academic research in the business and management discipline that leads to a significant contribution to academia, industry, and society.

Class conducted 
at: Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)

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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Awarding Body
  • Student Testimonials
  • Why Study at UNIRAZAK?
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this PhD programme

  • Encourage and guide students to pursue research which advances knowledge and discipline with relevant research skills.
  • Equip students with various research methods and forms of enquiry to explore the frontiers of knowledge in the field of business and management research.
  • Enhance students’ effectiveness in articulating and communicating research findings in both oral presentations and reports.

Feature Highlights

  • Class: Weekends class (Part-Time), Weekdays class (Full-Time)
  • Accreditation: Accredited by MQA, MOHE and KPT
  • Assessment: Coursework Based + Written Examinations
Size of Class
  •  Rated by STUDYMASTERS Consultants 

You can obtain a Doctorate Degree, with minimal disruption to your work and family life.
Classes are held on weekends so you are free to spend the rest of the week working or resting.
PhD 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 UNIRAZAK’s PhD?

Graduates of this Doctor of Philosophy programme will be able to:

  • Independently pursue guided rigorous academic research that would enable publications in refereed journals.
  • Contribute to research team or community on new emerging areas of business and management research.
  • Research on strategic and policy developments affecting the industry and society.

Award & Recognition

  • MyRa ( Malaysia Research Assessment ) 4 STAR in MyRa Star Rating Year 2014
  • Grand Winner of Entrepreneurial Private University of the Year at the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Entrepreneurial Awards 2015
  • TIER 5 SETARA for Excellent rated by MQA
  • Export Outstanding Achievement Award 2015′ by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation or MATRADE, an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  • Winner at the 2nd International Standard Quality Awards 2012 – Quality College and University
  • Double Winner at The BrandLaureate Awards – SMEs Best Brand Awards 2011
  • Bronze award in the Putra Brand Awards (Education and Learning) category
  • Asia’s Best B-School Award
  • Sahabat Negara SME Award 2011 from SME Recognition Awards 2011
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Doctor of Philosophy awarded by Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
R/345/8/0181 (MQA/A8365) 01/10

A philosophy Ph.D. program is terminal and takes at least five years to complete beyond undergraduate study. These programs often assume that students have prior knowledge of philosophic thought and the philosophies of historic thinkers. This programme enables students who show exceptional intellectual promise to complete their academic training, and to embark on their own careers of philosophical research.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Government
  • Law
  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Technical writing
  • Research

Programme Modules

The programme is divided into two parts as follows:

(A) Core Subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Multivariate Data Analysis or Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Seminar

(B) Thesis

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Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)

Innovation. Leadership. Entrepreneurship.

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 as one of the first private universities in Malaysia. The university was named after Malaysia's second Prime Minister, the late YAB Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussein, and officially launched on 21 December 1998 by Tun Abdul Razak's eldest son, YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, current Prime Minister of Malaysia and then Minister of Education. On 1 March 2007, Tun Abdul Razak Education Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR) acquired Universiti Tun Abdul Razak Sdn. Bhd. (owner of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak) from KUB Malaysia Berhad.

Since its inception, UNIRAZAK was among the first few private learning institutions in Malaysia to receive the SIRIM certification of ISO 9001:2000. Additionally, the University has been awarded the prestigious Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status, which is a testament to the University's commitment to integrating technology and innovation in its teaching and learning techniques. UNIRAZAK has rapidly established itself as a premier centre for education in its efforts to produce competitive and capable graduates.

As of November 2015, UNIRAZAK has produced more than 20,000 alumni studying in undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All our academic programmes, which were developed through close consultation with the industry partners, public and private sector professionals, have been approved by the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) besides meeting the high standards set by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

UNIRAZAK has been acclaimed with numerous top awards from several Malaysia's leading award-based organisations. Within the first quarter of 2016, UNIRAZAK has already claimed the Export Outstanding Achievement Award for its contribution on Islamic banking and financial services for the year 2015. UNIRAZAK furthermore secured four-star rating from the Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA) for the year 2014 - 2015.

UNIRAZAK is also the grand winner of Entrepreneurial Private University of the Year 2015. These plaudits 2012 Brand Laureate Awards: Best Brands in Education - Tertiary and Best Brands in Brand Management, and winner of the 'Quality College and University' from the 2nd International Standard Quality Award 2012. UNIRAZAK has also received the bronze award in the Putra Brand Awards 2011 (Education and Learning) category, Asia's Best B-School Award 2011 (from CMO Asia) and Sahabat Negara SME Award 2011 (from SME Recognition Awards 2011).

By continuously striving for distinction, the University is well on its way in becoming a significant educational institution in this country and the region. By delivering a world-class learning experience, UNIRAZAK aspires to be an institution that produces great thinkers who will become the accomplished leaders of tomorrow.

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Student Testimonials

Taking MBA was overwhelming but at the same time study experience in UniRazak has inspired me in many different way and has broadened my horizons too. I really appreciate my excellent professors and peer students. Unirazak is a place that encourages me to challenge and motivate myself. It showed me how important a growth mindset is rather than a fixed mindset. . It is certain that my job prospects have increased as a result of my studies in UniRazak.

Sofia Wang

Sofia WangPostgraduate of MBA Programme

I've been always appreciated that UniRazak offers me full scholarship to study at the programme of MBA (Entrepreneurship). The application process was pretty effective and helpful in assisting us. UniRazak is a Boutique University with a dedicated city campus. The location of being at the heart of KL offers a very convenient access to transportation, Shopping malls, business opportunities,etc. The programme itself has helped me to shape entrepreneurial mind-set and thinking and strengthened my understanding on the importance of communication and cooperation among co-workers. Specialized MBA programmes prepare students to be future leaders and entrepreneurs in "niche" areas. Boutique University offers quality education and service.

Li Jisheng

Li JishengPostgraduate of MBA Programme

Overal, the university does provide the facilities that we need at the bare minimum.In comparison to the other university, UniRazak has a slightly cheaper rate. As i had mentioned above, the facilities are decent and it does it's job.

Azhana Marji

Azhana MarjiBachelor of Management in Quality Management

I joined many clubs and student events. I can try out different things and get a lot of experience like playing paintball, hiking or bowling and get to know new faces in my university. I would say that it's an interesting place to study because of the lecturers and study style that they can adapt in any ways they want.

Muhamad Fattah

Muhamad FattahBachelor of Management

In comparison to the other top universities, there are some differences especially the campus size and so on. However, the educational experience i had so far has been satisfying. Since the size of the class is small, the connectivity between students and lecturers is great. To me, this is very important, in a sense that you have some sense of belonging to the university.


FayadhBachelor of Management (Entrepreneurship)

Facilities aren't in abundance but the price of a course is cheaper plus government education loans are available for all students with financial constraints.

Nitha Kumar

Nitha KumarBachelor of English

At first i was not really enjoying my university experience but now i quite enjoying it due to some nice lecturers, peers and others.

Al Ainaa Almardhiyah

Al Ainaa AlmardhiyahBachelor of Management

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Why Study PhD at UNIRAZAK?

ABOUT GSB (Graduate School of Business)

The history of the development of the Graduate School of Business goes beyond ten years when it was known as the Centre for Graduate Studies.

In 1998 the Centre for Graduate Studies was established to coordinate postgraduate studies and research activities at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak. In 2008 under the university's continuous improvement initiatives it was restructured and named as the Graduate School of Business (GSB). This is to realize the university's aspiration to be a centre that provides high quality education and training of managerial leaders with internationally acclaimed recognitions and accreditations.

As a centre of excellence in postgraduate business education, the GSB specializes in providing business and management related programs which are relevant and purposeful in meeting the current and future needs of the industry. The programs are designed to provide real world practical learning experiences that incorporate both hard and soft skills as well as to be intellectually challenging with well-grounded theories on business and management.

Several reasons why students need to choose to further study at UniRazak MBA Programmes are:

Innovative academic programmes that cater to niche upcoming industries
UNIRAZAK's GSB is home to a wide variety of specialised academic programmes that set themselves apart from the staple programme offerings found at many universities.

UNIRAZAK is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
An international accreditation body that represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The university is also a member of European Foundation for Management Development – a globally recognised accreditation body of quality in management education.

UNIRAZAK is a Full School member of The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st Century Organization (ABEST21)
An international accreditation body that represents the establishment of network aiming at the enhancement of management education. The University is accepted as Full School member in April 2015.

The basics of any good MBA is a given – internationally recognised teaching and research
UniRazak advantage lies in their links to the commercial world within the context of a globalised economy and unparalleled understanding of it.

Read the full institution profile at: Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) 

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Entry Requirements

  • A Master's degree from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak or its equivalent from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Malaysian Government or any other equivalent qualification recognised by the University Senate.


  • There shall be no direct entry from bachelor's degree level to doctoral degree level.
  • Candidates with bachelor's degree qualifications may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programmes after a year enrollment of master's degree subjected to:

(a) Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral degree level;
(b) Rigorous internal assessment by the University;
(c) Approval by the University Senate

All applicants are required to attain any of the followings before they are accepted for admission into the programme:

  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*; or
  • A minimum score of 550 for a paper-based total or 80 for an Internet based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*; or
  • A minimum of Grade C in First Cambridge English (FCE) minimum scale 169, or B2 in CEFR, or Pearson Test of English (PTE 50-58) as required proficiency; or
  • A recognized first degree undertaken in English medium; or
  • Successful attainment of FCE minimum of Grade C (169) conducted by the Centre for English Language (CEL) within 1-6 months from the date of entry with conditional offer letter.

Note: The validity period for IELTS and TOEFL is two years from the date awarded.

Payment Plan Options

Official Course Fee: RM 26,500 (not inclusive Processing Fee, Registration Fee, Semester Admission Fee and Upfront Course Fee)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • 1st Sem: RM 6,625
  • 2nd Sem: RM 6,625
  • 3rd Sem: RM 6,625
  • 4th Sem: RM 6,625
    Total: RM 26,500

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur


24-84 months

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Schedule System

Semester System



Class Size

5-15 Students


Locally, Oversea


Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Accredited


4 Core Subjects + 1 Thesis Writing


50% Coursework & 50% Written Examination

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (4 Installments)