The demand of Iranian students for post-graduate education at an international university motivated Mahan to make a mutual agreements with international sophisticated and top-ranked universities. This collaboration provides a unique opportunity for students to benefit from the world's most recognized Ph.D. programs since they are in their home country, Iran.

For this purpose, Mahan signed an Partnership Agreement with Putra Business school located in UPM University as one of its campuses and is the only business school in Malaysia having the most credible level of Higher Education accreditation in the world specially for the Ph.D. and research-based programs. Such accredited programs can rarely be seen in educational institutions like Harvard Business School, Yale University and London Business School. As such, AACSB accreditation has made the Ph.D. program which is now offering by MBS representing PBS in Iran is a perfect opportunity for managers looking for international education.

According to agreement between PBS and Mahan Business School, marketing would be presented in a PhD program at Mahan Business School. The duration of these programs are 7 semesters, and whole the process of education from application to the end would be accomplished in Iran. Each student during their education should go Malaysia just four times.