Doctor of Philosophy in Business, Management and Entrepreneurship (PhD in BEM)


HELP Damansara

Level of Study



Full-time : minimum of 3 years | Part-time: minimum of 4 years


January & July | Per Year: 2 Semesters.

Course Code

JPT/BPP(U) (N/340/8/0735) (MQA/PA12958) 10/26

The Doctor of Philosophy (Business, Management & Entrepreneurship) is designed to prepare students for a career as an academic or researcher in the public and private sector. The research in the PhD programme is a supervised programme; providing an opportunity for students to conduct an in-depth investigation of specific research issue related to a business, management and entrepreneurship discipline which contributes to knowledge in that field of study.

This is a research-based PhD programme. The candidate is required to conduct independent research under an academic supervisor/supervisory committee, complete the thesis and orally defend his/her thesis in a proposal defence and attend a viva voce.

Other Requirement: Students are to acquire sufficient research skills training hours as prescribed by the faculty before the proposal defence. On top of this, a student undertaking research in the entrepreneurship-related area is required to undertake two Entrepreneurship modules:

  • Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • The supervisor may prescribe other courses to the student to supplement their learning from time to time.

  • A recognised Master’s degree in business or relevant field or other qualification approved by the HELP University Senate.
  • International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 6.0 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent.
  • Admission is subject to the approval of the research proposal and the appointment of a suitably qualified supervisor to support the intended research area.

Can be made throughout the year and intake are open twice a year in January and July.The application must be accompanied by a preliminary proposal of approximately 3,000 words for assessment on the degree of preparedness and the potential scholarship of the student. It also allows us to identify a suitable supervisor for the research. The preliminary proposal should include the title, an introduction of what the research is about, the purpose and questions that the research seeks to address. It should also include the significance of the study, an outline of the literature that you will be reviewing, a description of the research approach and the time frame for the study.

Approximate Tuition Fees
Local Students
International Students

*Subject to be reviewed annually. HELP University reserves the right to revise the information in line with updates from time to time.

Programme Advisor​
Ms Yamuna Ravendran
+603 2716 2000 ext. 2103

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