This program is designed to provide advanced research based studies in Human Resource Development (HRD). It is aimed at developing understanding and to contribute to the expansion of new knowledge on the state of knowledge in the areas of HRD discipline through research activities. Students will be engaged in a significant research investigation of a specific inquiry resulting in the production of a thesis with either a theoretical or an applied focus.
The program provides an opportunity for students to critically analyze issues that would contribute and expand knowledge related to HRD field based on observation, literature review and data analysis.
At the end of the program, students must submit a maximum of a 200 page thesis (including references) on a topic which has been agreed upon by the faculty. The conferment of the degree is subject to the successful completion of the thesis and viva voce defense.
In addition to the thesis, to be eligible for the award, students must complete the following university courses:
- Research Methodology
University Elective (among others) – Choose ONE Course
- Seminar on Global Development, Economic and Social Issues
- Seminar on Science Philosophy and Social Development
- Malaysian Society & Culture
- Bahasa Malaysia Academia 1