Master of Philosophy

The programme seeks to develop in-depth knowledge, expertise and research skills through the application of research to business, entrepreneurship, leadership and management.


The HELP MPhil aims to deliver an interdisciplinary education in Business Administration and to enable students to develop in-depth knowledge, expertise and research skills through the application of research to business, entrepreneurship, leadership and management. The research in the MPhil programme is a supervised programme, providing an opportunity for students to gain experience in the design, implementation and communication of research contributing to an existing body of knowledge.

Students who have completed 1 year of the MPhil programme also have the opportunity to progress into the PhD pathway, subject to further assessment.

January every year

2 Years

HELP Damansara



RM32,000 (20%)

First Class Degree Holder (CGPA >3.75/4.00)
RM24,000 (40%)

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

Course Code
(R/340/7/0365) (11/25) (MQA/FA3769)

Why study Master of Philosophy at HELP's ELM Graduate School?

ELM is the acronym for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management. It reflects the School's understanding of the multifaceted role of both individuals and organisations that at any one time the trinitarian role of entrepreneurship, leadership and management interplays to create, manage and sustain a business over different phases of its life.

The ELM Framework underlies our philosophy of the ELM Graduate School executive education and the way we teach and learn business in the HELP Group. It synthesises relevant theoretical constructs and integrates them into a practical system of decision-making for ELM. It is a useful tool for facilitating thinking out the right business model and strategy execution.

The ELM approach is used in our teaching and learning in the ELM Graduate School. This is the multi-perspective lens that we use to identify, respond and adapt to education, enterprise and execution.

This unique framework shapes our postgraduate programmes and brings depth and practical value to the knowledge and experience that all our students will no doubt gain.

Programme Overview

Entry Requirement
Career Pathways
  • Programme Requirement

  • This is a research-based MPhil programme. Candidate is required to conduct independent research under an academic supervisor/supervisory committee, complete the dissertation of approximately 35, 000 words and orally defend his/her thesis in a proposal defense and attend a viva voce.

    Other Requirement: Student to complete the required research methodology course and any other courses as determined by the supervisor no later than 6 months after enrolment and to be ready to present and defend his/her proposal and the final thesis to a thesis committee. The candidate will be awarded the MPhil degree upon the successful viva voce (oral examination) of the thesis

You will need to fulfill one of these entry requirements to join the programme.

  • Course Admission Criteria

    • A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent from HELP University or a recognised university; or
    • A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA of 2.50 and above but less than 2.75 or equivalent from HELP University or a recognised university are subject to approval by the Dean of the School in consultation with the Academic Programme Director;
    • Other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field that is subject to rigorous internal assessment acceptable by the Senate;
    • Students are also expected to submit a preliminary research proposal as part of the application and undergo a personal interview with a faculty member.
    • International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 6.0 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the equivalent.

    Students’ application will be assessed to determine their eligibility. The area of research should be within the School’s research focus with suitable supervision and resources provided.

Here are the career pathways for graduates who complete the Master of Philosophy programme. The graduates can further their studies and do a postgraduate degree to further unlock more career pathways.

  • Possible Career Pathways

    • Advertising
    • Analysts
    • Creative Writing
    • Economist
    • Editorial
    • Journalism
    • Public Relations
    • Academic
    • Lecturer
    • Teacher
    • Entrepreneur
    • Management