Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Mid October 2017
25 Aug 2017
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance
Registration Number: 272722
About the University
Established in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (English: University Science Malaysia) (USM) is the first science university and the second oldest university in Malaysia. USM is a public university and located in Penang with the main campus of 416.6 hectare where it is surrounded by the beautiful natural environment. The university currently has approximately 30,000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
With 17 dedicated research centres, USM is one of the most dynamic and progressive universities in Malaysia as well as in the Asia-Pacific region and is a leading research institution for research in South East Asia region.
The university is also internationally well recognized. In 2015, the university was ranked in 289 by the QS World University Rankings and over the past 3 years, the university has been ranked in the top 400 universities by the QS World University Rankings. The university takes pride in its ability to deliver high quality programmes that equip students with the ability to overcome real-world challenges as well as the ability in forging extensive connection with industry and professional bodies.
Reputation and Ranking
- Recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
- Ranked 33rd young university in the world (QS Top 50 Under 50 2016-17)
- Ranked 51st in Asia (QS University Rankings: Asia 2016)
- Awarded 5 Stars for excellence in:
- ✔ Teaching
- ✔ Internationalization
- ✔ Specialist Criteria
- ✔ Employability
- ✔ Facilities
- ✔ Innovation
(QS Stars University Ratings 2016)
- Top 150 in Business and Management Studies in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)
- The only APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) University in Malaysia, a special status accorded to the best institutions of higher learning in the world.
The PhD Programme
The Doctor of Philosophy Programme (PhD) is offered by The Graduate School of Business at Universiti Sains Malaysia (GSB@USM). It is a full-time research based programme. The standard, minimum and maximum duration of the programme are
3.5 years, 2 years and 5 years.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
|-||Course fee: HK$209,060, to be collected in 10 instalments|
|Installment 1 HK$51,060|
|Installment 2-8 HK$20,000 each|
|Installment 9-10 HK$9,000 each|
|-||Application fee for new applicants: HK$250 (non-refundable)|
A Master's degree or an equivalent qualification from universities with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
English Language Proficiency
An IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 550. Applicants with their mother tongue in English or who have completed their Bachelor's or Master's degree fully in English are exempted from the English language proficiency requirement.