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General Admission Requirements for Graduate Study

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

English Requirements
i. At least a credit C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent

ii. 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)


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, Business, Economics or related area. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to do independent research.

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