Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting

Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting

Programme Description

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The PhD in Accounting programme comprises of 12 credit hours of coursework (4 courses) and 60 cedit hours of thesis. These four courses are to be completed within the first year of the programme.

 

Duration/Mode of Programme

Students may enrol on a full-time or part-time basis.

The duration of studies for both full-time and part-time students is as follows:

Status

Minimum

Normal

Maximum

Full-time

2 academic years

3 academic years

6 academic years

Part-time

3 academic years

6 academic years

8 academic years

 

Entry Requirements

Programme Structure

The PhD in Accounting programme comprises of 12 credit hours of coursework (4 courses) and 60 cedit hours of thesis. These four courses are to be completed within the first year of the programme.

Two of the courses are core courses as follows :-
 

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Name

ECON 7910

Research Methods

ACC 7010

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

In addition students have to take two other courses, one related to research method (either Qualitative Research or Quantitative Methods) and another one (3 Cr. Hrs.) accounting related course from the elective courses of M.Sc. in Accounting programme.


Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Name

ACC 8025

Qualitative Research

 

Or

ACC 8015

Quantitative Methods

  and
ACC 6xxx Any one of M.Sc courses

 

 PhD Thesis

Students will proceed to do research once they complete all the courses. At the research stage, students need to prepare and defend their research proposals. Once the proposals approved, the candidates will continue with their research. The final research work (thesis) needs to be defended in a viva voce.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A relevant Bachelor's degree with good grades (CGPA 3.0) from an accredited instituion of higher learning or any other certificates recognized to be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and with relevant professional experience.

A relevant Master's degree (CGPA 3.0) from an accredited institution of higher learning.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Kulliyyah requirements, an applicant must produce satisfactory proof of proficiency of English Language by :

The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 or
The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 or
The IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) with a minimum score 6.0.

* All information is correct at the time of publication. All requirements are subject to amendment by the Management of International Islamic University Malaysia.   

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