Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Doctor of Management

Our Doctor of Management (D Management) programme is a practice-oriented doctoral research programme designed specially to meet the needs of the business sectors, thus providing an alternative route to candidates to acquire a doctoral qualification.

Programme Objectives

Students have the opportunity to spend most of their time researching their respective organisation, thereby enhancing their career and developing cutting-edge, evidence-based solutions for their organisation. By addressing operational and strategic challenges within their own industry or organisation through relevant, applied research, students will be ready to undertake the demanding leadership roles and management positions their organisation as a true leader in the sector.

Target Audience

Our programme welcomes senior industry professionals and practitioners who are keen to read for a doctoral degree and at the same time wish to maintain employment with their current organisation.

Programme Structure

Our programme is offered as a full-time mode, by research. Our programme has two key components: coursework and thesis. Students are required to pass two compulsory courses of 8 credits meant to develop their research skills.

Pre-requisite Courses (8 credits)

  • SZRZ6014 Academic Writing
  • SCLE6014 Research Methodology

After completing the coursework requirements, students will undertake applied research in their workplace/organisation. The research is focused on practical/applied industrial issues/challenges.

Research students are strongly encouraged to attend specialist research training and seminars focussing on various aspects of the research process, such as developing a research proposal and statement of a research problem, writing literature review, developing research instruments/instrumentation, identifying population and sample, conducting data collection, analysing qualitative and quantitative data, etc.

Study Plan

Semester 1 (8 credits)

  • SZRZ6014 Academic Writing
  • SCLE6014 Research Methodology

Semester 2 (minimum) – Semester 6 (maximum)

  • Research colloquium
  • Proposal defence

Semester 3 (minimum) – Semester 10 (maximum)

  • Dissertation writing
  • Viva-voce examination

Admission Requirements

For information about our admission requirements, please click here. Please note that all shortlisted applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Applicants are also advised to observe the following when applying:

  • Provide a letter of motivation and research proposal (min. 1,000 words). Those whose proposal passes initial screening by the Programme Director will be called for an interview (in person or virtually).
  • Propose a potential supervisor, preferably who has already agreed to supervise the applicant. Applicants should visit the School’s website to identify the potential supervisor they would like to work with.

Estimated Tuition Fee

Local and overseas students: RM85,500.00

(Note. Fees are subject to review).

Apply Online

To apply online, please click here.

Please make sure that you have the necessary documents to upload when you fill in the online application.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Doctor of Management Programme Director:

Associate Professor Dr Faridahwati Mohd Shamsudin

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: +60 4 928 7105



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Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok
Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia
TEL: +604 928 7130/7113/7120/7121
FAX: +604 928 7160
EMAIL: oyagsb@uum.edu.my

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia
41-3 Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEL: +603 26103060