Phd Management Mahsa University

PhD in Management

Blended Learning
Awarded by

MAHSA University Malaysia


3-4 years



Course Price


Qualification overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management is the traditional doctoral qualification that is associated with a wide range of discipline areas in management. It offers an opportunity for in-depth research to be undertaken and for the outcome to be assessed as a contribution to knowledge. Although it has a theoretical dimension, the research program also enables academicians and managers to explore specialist areas of practical application.

PhD in Management at MAHSA University is especially suitable for practising managers, academicians and researchers who wish to make a significant leadership contribution to their own organization and/or who are considering a career in academia. All MAHSA PhD in Management graduates are expected to make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen field. The research methods of MAHSA is work-applied, with the use of action research, case research or reflective practice. The research is likely to be of practical value to the candidate and to the organization that is the subject of the study. Although there is no quick and easy way to complete a PhD in Management, the program is structured to help candidates achieve their objective in the shortest time consistent with quality research. Advancement is both systematic and progressive, within a supportive environment with regular feedback. Whilst undertaking the PhD in Management, candidates receive supervision and mentoring from qualified and experienced supervisors who will provide guidance throughout their candidature.

This programme is offered as PhD in Management by Research, where the candidate is expected to devout his/her time for path breaking research.

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Full Time (3-6 Years)

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Research Methodology

Literature Review
Integration of Chapters
Quantitative Research Methods
Fieldwork - data collection and data analysis
Research-in-Progress presentation and reflection
Qualitative Research Methods
Travel to MAHSA University (Optional)
Submission of final draft of thesis for supervisor approval
Submission of thesis for examination
Research Proposal presentation
Viva Voce
Module Code & Title Module Learning Outcome:
Business Strategy, Planning and Management
  • The nature, scope and need for strategic business management and planning in international profit and not-for-profit organisations.
  • A range of classical and contemporary models, concepts and tools in business strategy and planning.
  • The impact of multiple factors and key forces that represent both opportunities and threats to organisations whether for profit or not-for-profit
  • The strategy process for an organisation to achieve competitive advantage and future challenges affecting strategic business management and planning.
Financial Resources and Performance Management
This unit aims to give you a strategic understanding of:
  • How to use financial statements to evaluate performance, and understand the limitations of such analysis
  • How to use, and appraise the effectiveness of, management accounting information in the planning and control of an organisation’s resources
  • How to critically appraise and evaluate contemporary management accounting methodology to support the effective management and control of resources
  • how to identify and critically assess the management and performance of tangible and intangible resources in business strategy and planning
  • Organisational objectives and alternative finance available to fund the achievement of these objectives
  • how to use financial data, techniques and tools to evaluate long term capital decisions
  • The international aspects of financial strategy
  • The sources and consequences of risk for organisations and know how these risks may be managed.
Leadership, Change and People Management
This unit aims to give you a strategic understanding of:
  • The contribution that an organisation’s employees can make to competitive advantage and the advancement of the strategic vision and values
  • Strategies for enhancing employee commitment and engagement within an organisation
  • The potential value of leadership approaches linked to High Performance Working (HPW) at all levels in the organisation (strategic, managerial and operational/tactical)
  • How to apply the capabilities associated with the effective management of change, and be able to maximise the contribution of people, within an HPW culture.
Corporate Strategy, Governance and Ethics
This unit aims to give you a strategic understanding of:
  • How to analyse the business environment and development of a business organisation which operates worldwide and the relationships between an organisation’s resources, product/services and its environment.
  • The concepts and perspectives of Corporate Governance in an organisation which operates worldwide
  • The impact of corporate social and environmental responsibility on organisations
  • How organisations manage corporate governance and how to implement and monitor ethical and governance issues in developing an appropriate corporate strategy.
Research Methodology and its Application to Marketing
This unit aims to give you a strategic understanding of:
  • The role of research methods, as used in business
  • How to develop research designs from quantitative and qualitative perspectives
  • How to set research objectives and plan a research project
  • How to determine a specific marketing related research issue, set research objectives, plan and carry out a research project, critically analyse and evaluate evidence, and report the findings and outcomes
  • How to design the data collection surveys from quantitative and qualitative perspectives, evaluate the contrasting research methodologies and determine the best approaches to obtain the required data
  • How to write up the results of the project as a business consultancy report.

Why Study at Mahsa

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the PhD in Management must have the following minimum requirements.

  • A Level 3 qualification or equivalent

  • Evidence of employment

  • Minimum IELTS 5.5

  • Cambridge ESOL – Cambridge English First

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) – 51

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) – B

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How do you study and how long does it take?

There are six elements in total and each one should take 60 guided learning hours which is the total time you are likely to spend studying including all your time spent on listening to the lectures, reading the online information, reading the required texts, undertaking the exercises, discussions with other students and completing the assessment. The qualification is taught online, so you can start at any time as you are not restricted by term times. You will receive your log in and password for the Teaching Zone as soon as we have received payment. All you need is Internet access!
The time it takes in practice is up to you, and will vary depending on your commitment and how easy you find it to study. 360 hours is roughly:
Over twelve months – 1 hour per day or 7 hours per week or 30 hours per month
Over six months – 2 hours per day or 14 hours per week or 60 hours per month

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