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PhD in Management
For Corporate Executives and Business Leaders

Hawaii, United States of America

A private non-profit university established in 2002
Accredited by Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), UK



Business leaders can no longer afford to continue doing business without the critical skills necessary for success. To address this challenge, Akamai teaches the fundamentals of business, emphasizing practical skills important to the "real world" of corporate and business administration in a manner that is applicable to the regional and business challenges of the participant.

In an increasingly competitive global environment, organizations need to develop managers capable of dealing with complexity and change. Akamai delivers the dynamic frameworks that enable business and corporate leaders to quickly adapt to changing conditions and seize new opportunities as they emerge.

Advanced study at Akamai University provides an effective path to the Ph.D. in Management via a major research project for working executives, nonprofit managers, and professional businessmen and businesswomen. Through it faculty strengths, Akamai has assembled the essentials of business knowledge and basic principles, Akamai presents business specializations in a wide array of major concentrations, permitting participants to personalize their overall program of study.

Eligible Fields of Research
The following are eligible fields of study for pursuit of the Doctor of Philosophy by Dissertation:

• Strategic Management
• Corporate Management
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Small Business Operations
• Venture Capital
• Wealth Management
• Financial Management
• Strategic Marketing
• Business Administration
• Logistics and Hospitality Management
• Talent & Human Resource Management
• Leadership Studies

Among the value added activities to further enhance the knowledge and network of the PhD students at the Akamai University are:
• Industrial Expert Talk
• Business Leaders Talk
• Visit to Successful Corporate
• Business Networking with South-East Asian business leaders

For acceptance to the PhD in Management, participants should have completed a recognized Master’s degree or equivalent in business or another appropriate field and have several years of meaningful professional experience at middle or upper levels of management. Successful applicants are proficient in English language or provide assurance of effective language support. As an entry requirement, participants must demonstrate access to a computer, email, and Internet, and academic business library resources for the duration of their studies.

Participants pursuing the doctorate degree by research shall complete a seven-phase process (equivalent to 52 credits above the Master's degree in traditional doctoral program) including three doctoral research tutorials, a comprehensive review, and a dissertation project. The doctoral research tutorials are intended to assure the participants have the skills and knowledge to examine the existing scholarly literature, design an effective advanced research study, carry out the project, analyze the data and present the findings in a publishable quality manuscript.

As a minimum degree requirement, doctoral participants must maintain enrollment at Akamai University for at least one and one-half calendar years and a maximum period of six years is allowed to complete the program.

Phase 1: Dissertation Tutorial I - Basic Research Methods
Phase 2: Dissertation Tutorial II - Literature Review
Phase 3: Dissertation Tutorial III - Research Presentation
Phase 4: Doctoral Comprehensive Review
Phase 5: Dissertation Proposal Process
Phase 6: Conduct of Dissertation Project
Phase 7: Oral Review of Dissertation

The Our International PhD tuition is $15.800 (which includes a $200 international student fee), payable through installments arranged with the University with a down payment of $5,200 due at the time of formal registration.

Other Fees
• USD100 PhD Application Fee
• USD600 PhD Research Supervisor Fee
• USD250 Defense of Research Proposal
• USD650 Viva Oral Defense


Propose Study Plan and Residential Accommodation Fees

1st Residential Study (1st Month of the Study)
Six days intensive tutorial cover:
• Phase 1: Dissertation Tutorial I - Basic Research Methods
• Phase 2: Dissertation Tutorial II - Literature Review
• Phase 3: Dissertation Tutorial III - Research Presentation

*USD690 Residential Accommodation and Food

2nd Residential Study (6th Month of the Study)
Four days intensive tutorial cover:
• Phase 4: Doctoral Comprehensive Review
• Phase 5: Dissertation Proposal Process

*USD490 Residential Accommodation and Food

3rd Residential Study (12th Month of the Study)
1-Day: Defense of Dissertation Proposal
3-Day: Phase 6: Conduct of Dissertation Project

*USD490 Residential Accommodation and Food

Viva Oral Defense
(Between 16th to 24th Month of the Study)
1-Day: Phase 7: Oral Review of Dissertation

*USD200 Residential Accommodation and Food

*PhD students are required to attend three Residential Studies. The Residential Fees mentioned above is to cover the cost of the hotel accommodation in twin-sharing room, breakfast & lunch during the studies session and other miscellaneous cost.

- Akamai University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, UK with Premier Institution status
- Akamai University has been admitted as an accredited member with International Association for Distance Learning (http://www.iadl.org.uk/) based in London, UK.
- Akamai University is the member of GUIDE Association - Global Universities In Distance Education, Italy
- Akamai University achieved of program accreditation from International Board of Standard, US

For further information about Akamai University accreditation and recognition, kindly visit http://eds2u.blogspot.com/2016/09/good-news-about-akamai-university.html



Quality Program Attract Quality Students!
Proven track-record since 2003! Click here to view the list of our hundreds of Akamai graduates from Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Philippines.

List of Akamai University approved PhD Research Supervisor:

Professor Dr. Lee Karling, PhD - Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Research Skills, Talent and Human Resource Management

Dr Janaka Low, PhD - Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Business Start-up, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Operation Management

Dr. William Wong, Certified Quality Engineer, EdD - Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Educational Management, Adult Education, Strategic Management and Business Re-engineering

Professor Dr. Premkumar Rajagopal, PhD - Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Research Skills, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Leadership and Balance Scorecard

Professor Dr. Arivalan Ramaiyah, DBA - Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Marketing,  Entrepreneurship and Customer Relationship Management

Dr. Balakrishnan Muniapan, DBA - Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Human Resource Management and Leadership

Professor Dr. Nelson T. Binag, Phd - Philippines
Area of Expertise: Educational Leadership and Quality Assurance

Dr Pham Quoc Luyen, DBA - Vietnam
Area of Expertise: Research Skills, Financial Management and General Management

Dr. Ian Mackechnie, PhD - Australia (Base in Malaysia
Area of Expertise: Research Skills, Leadership and General Management



Akamai University is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), UK. The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

Akamai University’s premier accredited stature ensures that students receive a world-class education and a degree that is recognized by leading organizations for excellence and achievement. Such institutional classification ensures that student achievements and credentials retain the strong level of "validity" that employers demand. Accredited degrees also guarantee that any credits students earn as part of your accredited degree program will enjoy maximum transferability among most other, credible academic institutions, although such decisions remain at the discretion of the admitting college or university and its correlative programs.

Note: In the United States, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment. Before undertaking any program of studies in higher education or training, Akamai University strongly advises interested applicants to consult with licensing authorities, professional associations, colleges and universities, and prospective employers to determine with clarity if the desired degree program will meet their professional requirements.

ASIC website: www.asicuk.com/international-directory

ASIC Premier University Certificate of Accreditation

Certificate of Good Standing issued by Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in the State of Hawaii.


Come and experience our PhD by Research program with risk-free! 
We are giving you “60 days money back guarantee”. If within 60 days from the date of your enrolment, you find that the PhD program does not meet your expectation or that you have not acquired any new knowledge / skills that could enhance your career or business, the tuition fee you has paid will be refunded.



Akamai is legally established by corporate charter in 2002 and operating in good standing as a non-profit degree-granting institution under the laws and regulations of the United States of America and the State of Hawaii. Akamai operates as a federal and state tax-exempt institution of higher learning for the purpose of providing advanced studies, research and community service worldwide. Akamai is an international university with academic, corporate, and community service affiliations in many nations.

Akamai University is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) in UK. The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation.

For further details on Akamai University, please visit www.akamaiuniversity.us


Dr. Douglass Capogrossi
President, Akamai University

Link: Welcome message from the university president


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Dr. Ben Lee,
Vice President for Asia Business Program

C/o: EDS BUSINESS SCHOOL, Asia Liaison Office
48, Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park,
13700 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
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