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General Admission Requirements for Graduate Study

  • A Master's Degree
    A master's degree from a University recognised by UBD

  • English Requirements
    A master's degree from a University recognised by UBD
    • At least a credit C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent
    • Known Equivalent Qualifications:-
      At least a grade C in English as a Second Language at IGCSE
      At least a score of 6.0 in IELTS
      At least a score of 550 in TOEFL (excluding Institutional TOEFL (ITP))
      A Pass in Bridging English Course (BEC)
      At least a Band 2 in UBD English Proficiency Test (EPT)

Applicants must produce evidence of their English Language proficiency proven by at least a credit 5 English ‘O’ Level (or equivalent to 6.5 IELTS) , or 550 TOEFL.

Doctor of Philosophy


Programme Intake Modes Specific entry requirements
PhD in Management January & August Full-time, 3 – 5 years
Part-time, 5 – 7 years
A Master degree in Business, Management or related area. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to do independent research.
PhD in Economics January & August Full-time, 3 – 5 years
Part-time, 5 – 7 years
A Master degree in Economics or related area. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to do independent research.
PhD in Finance January & August Full-time, 3 – 5 years
Part-time, 5 – 7 years
A Master degree in Finance, Accounting or related area.
A Master degree in Finance, Business, Economics or related area.
Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to do independent research.


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