Awarding Institute: 

This programme focuses on an original contribution to academic literature or research in a specific discipline of business. Look forward to a thorough understanding of theoretical underpinnings and their applications, with an ability to think in a systematic way and apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to business related problems.

We aspire to train you to be highly skilled scholars in conducting research and teaching for careers where intensive research skills and analytical capabilities are required.

Want to further enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities obtained at the master’s level and gain the ability to conduct independent research? It’s possible through formal courses, seminars, independent studies, examinations, written papers, workshops, presentations and the dissertation.

At SEGi University, you can focus on one of the following broad areas: Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Organisation Behavior, Strategic Management, Business Administration, Marketing and Operations Management to conduct their research as their field of study.

Programme Structure: 
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Semester 1

  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Research and Thesis
  • Research and Thesis

Semester 2

  • Advanced Research Methods and Design

Semester 3

  • Research Proposal and Seminar
Study Mode: 
Entry Requirements: 
  • A Master’s degree or any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian government
  • Submit proposal for research topic (1,000 words)


  • Minimum score of 600 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR
  • Minimum band of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Career Opportunities: 

Global business is a crucial area for many companies (both large and small) with increasing number of companies branching into global markets; there is a high demand of professionals and managers with skills and qualifications in international business.

For graduates who are working in a business environment, studying the programme is ideal way to progress your career and enjoy improved promotional prospects. Alternatively, as graduates, you’ll have the ability to pursue a new career path in global business management, enjoying a rewarding and challenging career ahead of you.