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The Doctor of Philosophy Programme
The Doctor of Philosophy Programme (PhD) is offered by The Graduate School of Business at Universiti Sains Malaysia (GSB@USM). It is a research based programme. The standard and maximum duration of the programme are 3.5 years and 5 years.
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. The university has been ranked in 207 by the QS World University Rankings 2019 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.Besides, this PhD programme is offered by the Graduate School of Business, in which their global partners and foreign students come from over 10 countries and regions.
Nurture business scholars who can apply business theory and practice towards promoting the wellbeing of the community and the environment.
Develop business scholars who demonstrate a high-level of creativity, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills in offering robust solutions.
Produce business scholars with advanced skills in research, writing and knowledge sharing on matters relating to business sustainability.
Produce business scholars who are capable of examining any business enterprise and discern its strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats; and use these findings to make appropriate business recommendations.
- A Master's degree or an equivalent qualification from universities with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
- English Language Requirements: 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 Enlish are exempted from the English Language proficiency requirement.