Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration)

Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration)

Postgraduate

The Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences seeks to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and Islamic values to face the increasingly challenging world.  It offers students the unique opportunity of integrating conventional knowledge with Islamic knowledge in all fields of studies. Established in 1983, the Kulliyyah is now well recognised, having faculty members of eminence in various specialisations.  It is also equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities to promote teaching and learning.

English is the medium of instruction for all programmes offered by the Kulliyyah. Currently, there are four departments offering various programmes, namely the Department of Economics, the Department of Business Administration, the Department of Accounting, and the Department of Finance.

The Department of Business Administration offers the Ph.D (Business Administration) to provide candidates with both practical skills and theoretical knowledge that integrates Islamic concepts and values to enable them to become a competent and analytical practitioner in both Islamic and conventional finance.  The department’s greatest strengths are in the areas of Islamic Finance, Islamic Monetary System and Gold Dinar.

MODE OF PROGRAMME

12 credit hours of coursework (3 core courses and 1 elective course) + 60 credit hours of dissertation


RESEARCH AREAS*

The department welcomes research proposals in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance and Islamic Banking
  • Human Resource
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship

* Subject to availability of supervisors


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The Ph.D (Business Administration) programme consists of 12 credit hours of coursework and 60 credit hours of dissertation. These four courses are to be completed within the first year of the programme i.e. two courses per semester.


CORE COURSES

Course Code

Course Name

ECON 7910

Research Methods

MGT 7000

Quantitative Research Methods

ACC 7025

Qualitative Research

As for the remaining 3 credit hours of course work, candidates will be given the option of choosing one of the following two courses:

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code

Course Name

ECON 7010

Economic Theory

MGT 7264

Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Management

Ph.D THESIS PhD candidates will proceed to do research once they completed all the courses. At the research stage, the candidates need to prepare and defend their research proposal. Once the proposal is approved, the candidates will continue with their research.  The final research work (thesis) needs to be defended in a viva voce.


DURATION OF STUDIES

Status

Minimum

Normal

Maximum

Full-time

2 academic years

3 academic years

6 academic years

Part-time

3 academic years

6 academic years

8 academic years


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree with good grades from an accredited institution of higher learning or any other certificates recognised to be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and with relevant professional experience AND;
  • A relevant Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Kulliyyah’s requirement, an applicant must produce satisfactory proof of proficiency of English Language by:

  • The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 or
  • The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 or
  • The IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) with a minimum score 6.0.


KENMS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FEE STRUCTURE


CONTACT

Deputy Dean (Postgraduate)
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
International Islamic University Malaysia
P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-6196 4775 / 4634 / 4778
Fax : 603-6196 4850
E-mail: kenmspg@iiu.edu.my

Website: http://www.iium.edu.my/kenms and http://www.iium.edu.my/cps

*   All information is correct at the time of publication. All requirements are subject to amendment by the Management of International Islamic University Malaysia

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