Accountancy (PhD)

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About Courses

This programme started in May 2002. This programme aims to develop quality skills in conducting an academic research with a goal to make a significant contribution to the relevant body of knowledge as well as practice. Students may register either for full-time or 4-6 years part-time. Each student is assigned at least one supervisor who is a member of the University's academic staff.    

All research students are required to attend a weekly research methodology training sessions for the first two semesters.

Mode of Program

Full Time/ Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time : 3-4 Semesters
  • Part Time: 4-6 Semesters

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Master's Degree in a relevant field of study from a university recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government. [Certain programmes may have other requirements stipulated by the Faculty]
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

 *Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.


Rm 3,540.00 per semester

Research Areas 

Research degree students may choose among the following areas to conduct their research: 

Auditing, Accounting Information System, Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Public Sector Accounting, Taxation, Forensic Accounting, Inter-disciplinary studies in Accounting Ethics and Governance, Financial Reporting, Corporate Social Reporting, Risk Management, Corporate Finance.


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