Master of Philosophy

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Masters (Research)
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Kuala Lumpur
2 years
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About Master of Philosophy

The HELP Master of Philosophy (MPhil) aims to deliver an interdisciplinary education in Business Administration and to enable students to enter a career as a professional in their field or continue their studies to complete a PhD or a DBA.

The HELP MPhil is a supervised research programme and is assessed on the basis of (1) statistics for research and (2) methodological courses and a written dissertation. The three (3) courses are Statistics for Data Analysis, Qualitative Research and Quantitative Research methodological courses. The HELP MPhil involves the systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial disciplinary field of area or area of professional practice in Business and Economics. Business includes but not limited to Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Organisational Development/Organisation Behaviour, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Governance and Ethics, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy.

Students are provided with a one to one mode of supervision and are also expected to complement their learning by research seminars and specialised subjects in their area of research to expand their field knowledge and methodological skills-set further by participating in relevant courses offered by the ELM Graduate School or attending appropriate courses or workshops offered in other universities.

Course Structure

Students will attend three (3) mandatory courses within six (6) months upon admission to lay the foundation from which they will develop advanced research skills starting with a non-graded course in Statistics for Data Analysis and two (2) research methodology courses which will be assessed via both formative and summative assessment tasks.

Upon completion of the coursework, students will undertake a dissertation of approximately 40, 000 words, of which they will report on an independent, sustained and supervised research project investigating an approved specialised topic. The dissertation will be assessed via external examination of the research dissertation alone.


ELM Graduate School

Study Mode

Full-time and part-time

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a CGPA of 2.50, with adequate industry experience; those with a CGPA of less than 2.50 but with 5 years’ relevant working experience are also admissible.
  • Non-degree holders (Malaysian) with at least a Diploma or STPM may obtain MQA Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) approval for programme admission.
  • International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the equivalent.

Application Open Date 

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Intake Date

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Brochure / Information Request

Ms Emily Chin

+603 2716 2000 ext. 2220