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PhD at Monash University Malaysia

PhD at Monash University Malaysia

School of Business

The School of Business is the largest school at Monash University Malaysia. It is a dynamic, innovative, research and industry-focused school that offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate research programs.

Since its inception in 1998, the School of Business has focused on providing a flexible and international learning experience that meets the needs of industry, government and the global business community.

It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is an Advanced Signatory Member of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

The PhD Program

The Monash PhD program has an international reputation for excellence and relevance, with quality supervision at the heart of its success. The School offers an opportunity for PhD candidates to work and contribute to new knowledge on key areas of research within their chosen field of business and economics. The main key areas of research in the School of Business are highlighted under the Scholarships section.

Research Expertise

The School of Business comprises of six departments:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Law and Taxation
  • Econometrics and Business Statistics
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

Please click on the link for more information on our research expertise.


Monash Malaysia offers Graduate Research Merit Scholarships to eligible PhD candidates in the following Priorities Areas:

  • Organisational innovation and creativity
  • Entrepreneurship and social enterprise
  • Managing sustainable development in Asia
  • Trade and economics in emerging markets
  • Corporate governance and business ethics
  • Governance and financial markets in Asia
  • Marketing and consumer behaviour
  • Sustainable and responsible consumption
  • Business to business marketing
  • Global mobility and human resource management
  • Fintech & Big data analytics
  • Management control of interfirm and supply chain relationships
  • Applied econometrics in social and behavioural studies
  • Interrelationships in Energy markets
  • Modelling and forecasting commodity market volatility

Highly qualified applicants in other business areas are encouraged to apply. Please click on the link for more information.

Course Structure

The principal component of the PhD is a major thesis of up to 80,000 words, embodying the results of a research project. All PhD students are required to undertake coursework units according to their research discipline areas.

Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the academic and English language requirements.

Please click on the link for more information.

How to Apply

Step 1: Check your eligibility
Step 2: Preliminary assessment
Step 3: Identify your Research Supervisor and review your Research Proposal
Step 4: Prepare your documentation
Step 5: Receive an Invitation to apply
Step 6: Submit your application


  • 1st and 15th March
  • 1st of April
  • 1st of August
  • 1st and 15th of December

Duration of Study

2 - 4 years (Full-time)
4 - 8 years (Part-time)

Research Resources

  • PhD study space
  • High Speed Computer Room
  • Bloomberg Terminal
  • Business Simulation Lab
  • Neurobusiness Lab
  • Focus Group Discussion Room
  • Well-equipped Library
  • On-line databases

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