Academic   Postgraduate Department   November 5, 2021

The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS, Faculty of Commerce is inviting applications for the following Postgraduate Programmes which will commence in April, 20

  1. PhD in Entrepreneurship;
  2. PhD in Strategic Management
  3. PhD in Financial Management

Candidates for PhD programmes must have a relevant Masters or MPhil degree from recognized institutions.  The PhD programme is for 3 years.

Fees and Expenses

US$10,000 (Paid in MK Equivalent) for the whole PhD programme payable to the institution will cater for tuition, supervision and examination costs. Research expenses will vary from candidate to candidate based on the nature of research; however, indicative figures of US$4,500 for the whole PhD programme may be used for budgeting purposes.


PhD application dossiers MUST INCLUDE: 

  1. A completed postgraduate application form; 
  2. A non-refundable application fee of MK10,000 for Malawian applicants and US$25.00 for international applicants; 
  3. A certified/ sealed Academic transcript of all previous university courses taken including percentage scores where necessary; 
  4. Certified copies of original certificates. Certification to be done by a Commissioner of Oaths or Lawyer or the University where the candidate graduated from; 
  5. An abstract of a master’s research or dissertation; 
  6. A concept paper relating to the proposed research topic which should not be more than 5 pages long. The concept note must include the following;
  • Introduction
  • Problem statement
  • Research objective
  • Preliminary literature review
  • Methodology 
  • References 

7. Sample academic writing i.e. publications, conference reports, etc which adhere to the broad conventions of academic publishing (i.e. must contain an up-to-date review of relevant literature, description of relevant research methods and an evaluation of results, etc.) and which identify the applicant as a significant contributor (maximum of 30 pages); 

8. 1 letter from an academic referee at postgraduate level and one letter from a professional referee and; 

9. A detailed updated Curriculum Vitae.

Application fees must be paid to the following bank account:

Account name: Polytechnic MBA

Bank: National Bank, Chichiri Branch

Account number: Current - 79 79 79

Swift code: NBMAMWMW


1. You can email your application along with accompanying documents to:


2. You can send your physical application to the following address:

The Acting University Registrar

Office of the Dean of Postgraduate Studies


P/Bag 303


Blantyre 3

Please note that PhD applicants may apply for placement at any time of the year for the April and September academic calendar.

Application Forms can be downloaded below.For more information Contact the Postgraduate Office as follows: Tel + (265) 1 870 648/0999 968 971 OR Email:;


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