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PhD in Business Administration

Quest International University
Ipoh, Perak
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QIU’s PhD in Business Administration provides a distinct platform for candidates to develop a disposition for deep critical thinking and to build on existing knowledge and practice. The programme will also be a springboard for self-development and lifelong learning in the candidate’s selected field or subfield of interest, thereby expanding the candidate’s career options to include academia.
If you possess an inquisitive mind, a passion for rigorous research work and an inclination for uncovering new insights, the PhD in Business Administration is for you.
*Graduate assistantships are available for this programme
The Graduate Research Assistantship / Graduate Assistantship Application is open to all Malaysians and International citizens.
Eligibility Criteria 
  1. The candidate has been enrolled / offered candidature to study on a full time basis in a Master’s or Doctoral degree at Quest International University; 
  2. The candidate enrolled in a Master’s/ Doctoral level programme must possess at least a Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in a related discipline. The CGPA at the entry level should be more than 3.50, or a CGPA of more than 3.00 with a minimum of two (2) years working experience in a relevant field; 
  3. Possess a good command of the English language, both written and spoken; 
  4. Able to work independently with minimal supervision. 
Form of Emolument 
  1. The stipend for GRA/ GA at the Master’s level is RM 1000 per month while that for the Doctoral level is RM 1500 per month; 
  2. The actual allowance paid will be based on the claim submitted by the GRA/ GA every month and verified by the GRA/ GA Supervisor. Claims are to be submitted by the end of the first week of the following month; and 
  3. Tuition fee waiver may be offered to Graduate Assistants on a case-by-case basis, but not to Graduate Research Assistants. If tuition fees are waived, all other fees are to be borne by the GRA/ GA and are to be paid by the GRA/ GA in a timely manner. 
Terms and Conditions 
  1. Enrolled as a student on a full-time academic load every semester; 
  2. Maintain a minimum GPA and CGPA of 3.00 every semester, if enrolled in a taught post-graduate programme; 
  3. Submit a research progress report every month in a timely manner and maintain satisfactory progress every semester as evaluated by the Research Supervisor, if enrolled in a research mode post-graduate programme; 
  4. Complete the programme within the stipulated time frame as a full-time student; 
  5. Complete a minimum of 20 working hours per month. If the maximum working hours is not achieved, a prorate allowance will be provided based on the number of working hours; 
  6. Be assigned to undergraduate and/ or postgraduate activities including, but not limited to lectures, tutorials, practical classes, seminars and research; 
  7. Perform duties and responsibilities assigned as GRA/ GA in a thorough, timely, and professional manner. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the assistantship despite having fulfilled all other terms and conditions. The GRA/ GA Supervisor is responsible for evaluating the work performance; 
  8. Publish at least one (1) paper in a scholarly journal during the candidature, (Scopus-indexed for GRA); 
  9. Comply with all legal and ethical policies including those governing the use and care of animals, biosafety, and human participants; and 
  10. Not allowed to receive any other financial support or scholarship/fellowship, and should not be engaged in any type of employment outside the university. 
The University reserves the right to terminate the financial aid offered if the appointed GRA/ GA fails to comply with any of the Terms and Conditions stated, and/ or is unable to perform the tasks assigned satisfactorily.

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Course Summary


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Course Fees (estimated)

RM 21,000

Course Duration

3 - 5 years

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English Language Requirements
  • International Students are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or its equivalent. 
  • Local Students are required to demonstrate a good command of the English Language. The successful completion of the programme requires candidates to read, write and communicate effectively and extensively in English.

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study accepted by the Senate, OR 
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree accepted by the Senate
Application Fee (Non-Refundable): RM 200
University Registration Fee (Non – Refundable): RM 500
Security Deposit Fee (Refundable): RM 300
Student Health Insurance Fee: RM 500
Student Welfare Fee: RM 300
Resources Facilities Fee: RM 600
Total Registration Fee: RM 2,400

Tuition Fees
Year 1: RM 7,000
Year 2: RM 7,000
Year 3: RM 7,000
Total Tuition Fees: RM 21,000
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