4 years


HELP Damansara

Level of Study:

ELM Graduate School

Course Code:
KPT/JPS (N/340/8/0366) (MQA/PA3825) 11/19

About this course

We are all living in a complex, uncertain and unpredictable business world, the demand for exceptional researchers and educators who are curious, persistent and open has never been greater.

The HELP Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme provides students the opportunity to undertake professional management research and produce papers in one of 9 distinct field of study: Accounting and Finance, Governance and Ethics, Economics, Operations Management, International Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Organisational Development / Organisational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development as well as interdisciplinary research.

Total Course Fees

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Course Structure

Phase I – Coursework: 3 taught subjects consisting of 1 Statistics for Data Analysis and 2 Research Methodology subjects. Depending on the students’ research interest and prior training, students may be required to take additional subjects offered by the ELMGS. The 3 taught subjects will be assessed by written assignment, individual and group presentation;

Phase II – Thesis: Students are required to produce a scholarly thesis which makes an original and substantive contribution to knowledge. Students will be assigned supervisor(s) to guide them in their thesis writing. As part the ongoing assessment, students prepare a formal research thesis proposal, which is presented at an open workshop or seminar and a final oral examination to defend their thesis.

Entry Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in business, management or related professional disciplines from a recognised university, preferably with adequate relevant experience in business and industry.
  • International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the equivalent.

Admission is subject to approval of research proposal and appointment of supervisor to support the intended research area.

Contact Us

For more information contact: 

Programme Advisor

Ms Emily Chin
+603 2716 2000 ext. 2220

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