Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest research degree which involves an academic exercise to produce a research thesis under a close supervision of a faculty member (Supervisor). The PhD thesis produced should make scholarly significant contributions in the chosen field of study. Students also have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their research skills, explore their critical and analytical skill, expand networking or build collaborations on publications.

Students will be supervised by academic staff who will advise them on the direction and structure of the research throughout the entire PhD study. The students put forward a research topic of their interest and they can work on research projects based on their supervisors’ research interest. This should be mutual between supervisor and student. The main objective is to develop independent, skilful and successful researchers who can work on promising ideas, thus can conduct more researches independently upon their graduation. Following a successful proposal defense session, students would start to gather research data, analyse data and write their thesis. The conferment of the degree is subject to the successful completion of the thesis and viva voce. FM offers you a research experience that unleash your ultimate potential in shaping your future.



  1. Accounting and Finance.
  2. Business and Management.
  3. Business Law and Taxation.
  4. Corporate Governance.
  5. Economics.
  6. Entrepreneurship.
  7. Information System Management.
  8. Management Technology
  9. Marketing


  • Research Methodology
    Credit : 0


Choose 1 Course

  • Seminar on Global Development, Economic and Social Issues
    Credit: 3
  • Malaysian Society & Culture
    Credit: 3
  • Seminar on Science Philosophy and Social Development
    Credit: 3
  • Bahasa Malaysia Akademik 1
    (only for Malay-background international students from Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and Singapore)
    Credit: 3


Entry Requirements


A Master’s Degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree and experience in the relevant field recognized by the Senate; or Candidate who a currently registered in a Master’s Degree programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the respective faculty and the Senate.


If English is not your native language and you are attending a school where English is not the language of instruction, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic).

Program Information

Duration of study : 6-16 semesters, full time

Intake: Throughout the year

Where Are We?

Skudai, Johor
The Perfect Location

‘Skudai is a rapidly expanding suburb of Johor Bahru, the largest city and the capital of the state of Johor in southern Malaysia. It is part of the new growth corridor of southwest Johor, which includes the Senai International Airport, Tanjung Pelepas Port and the new administrative capital of Johor, Bandar Nusajaya. It has a population between 160,000 and 210,000. The headquarters for the Johor Bahru Central Municipal Council and home to the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia campus…’

Many people in Skudai are from other states in Malaysia, attracted by better employment opportunities and double the exchange rate in neighbor Singapore and this is the norm in many parts of southern Johor. People from other states in Malaysia would rent houses in Skudai and other parts of Johor, with many preferring to settle down in Johor after living for many years here. This has created a housing boom in this area as many local young people are also starting families of their own. There are those who receive higher income because these residents can earn more from working in Singapore and this has resulted in higher disposable income too, thus spurring the entertainment and automotive sectors in Johor.

For more information about the admission process, please contact:

Telephone   +6075537900

To know more about the programme, please contact:

Name:  Dr. Norzaidahwati Zaidin

Any inquiry about course registration, please contact:

Name  FM Academic Office 
Telephone +607-5610188
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