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Management & Science University (MSU)


MSU began as a university college (KUTPM) in 2001. After a full university status was conferred in October 2007, the university adopted a new name - MSU. The full university status is an important milestone achieved by MSU as it demonstrates its growth to prominence in the tertiary education sector in Malaysia.

The birth and success of MSU has been attributed to the success of its collegiate institutions, the PTPL Group of Colleges which made its debut 3 decades ago. Besides achieving a few firsts in the local education landscape, PTPL which has a student body of 17,000 has been consistently strong in several critical areas of studies.

Our vision is to be a university of choice, providing quality education which is relevant to current needs and without compromising on moral and ethical standards. The success of our students is of paramount importance, as such, an intellectually stimulating learning environment is created within the university.

The establishment of MSU is also considered as timely as the nation progresses towards attaining a developed nation status by 2020. Our focus in the relevant and critical areas as well as research and development in these areas will help spur knowledge and ideas that will put Malaysia on course towards achieving the developed nation objective.

Academic Strengths

MSU is well-positioned to be one of the leading universities in the country providing industry relevant diploma, bachelor degree and postgraduate courses and research disciplines.

MSU gives a major importance to quality teaching staff, equipping them with innovative and creative teaching methodologies. Besides incorporating international experience and exposure among students, extensive industrial training components are also blended into the programme of study to ensure graduates employability.

Through a tracer study conducted, more than 95% of MSU graduates have begun their respective careers within 6 months after graduation. This has, to a large extent, demonstrated the versatility of the programmes offered at MSU.

Programme Outlines

All programmes offered are either approved / accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). These programmes are offered through the following faculties, schools or centres :

The faculties, schools and centres of studies are :

  • Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies
  • Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering
  • International Medical School
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Center for Foundation Studies

Academic Facilities & Resources

  • A large number of classrooms and lecture halls
  • An extensive collection of learning and reference materials are available
  • A library that provides more than 70,000 titles of various disciplines and e-brary (electronic library)
  • A large number of computers
  • Wireless Campus
  • Islamic & Cultural Centre
  • Health and Counseling Centre
  • A complete campus amenities – U Café, U Print, U Shop, U Holiday, U Park, U Fitness, bank etc
  • The University and the city of Shah Alam offer a range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

The Students & Career Development (SCD) department complements the faculties and centres of learning of the university in the areas of personal and professional development. Its role is seen as an enhancer of student's character building through the activities that it organises. Career based activities which are aimed at sharpening students' organisational skills and personal competencies are a common feature throughout any academic year. The SCD also serves as a hub for campus life as a variety of students based events are jointly organised between the department and the various clubs and associations under its purview. The department provides counseling and assistance on general welfare of students, housing and alumni networking.

International Students Exchange Programme (ISEP)

MSU's ISEP is in line with the university's vision of becoming a regional and global institution. There are over 40 universities from the ASEAN region, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United Sates, Japan, Eastern Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, India, and Indonesia which are currently under the ISEP list. MSU students who are interested to continue their studies in any of these 40 universities are advised to contact the ISEP unit of MSU.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

MSU allocates RM3 million each year as financial assistance and scholarships to needy students. The funds are disbursed through various initiative and collaborative efforts between MSU and several of its public and private institutional partners. The following are the scholarships available :

President's Scholarship
MSU's very own President's Scholarship is one of such schemes that has benefited many students over the years. This is an award given to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and hail from economically challenged backgrounds.

Media & External Organisations

Joint scholarship schemes such as SKOR A Berita Harian, Utusan Malaysia are some examples of MSU's involvement in ensuring the less fortunate gets to continue with their further education at MSU. The scholarship is opened to all Malaysians and the financial assistance awarded ranges from a full to a partial scholarship. Details of the scholarship and application forms are available at the Registrar's office. MSU also provides assistances to students of all level to obtain loans from government bodies such as PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund), MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat) and other sponsoring bodies.

Recognition & Achievements

  • Best Home Grown Programme, Private University. Category" awarded by Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia
  • Dr Tytus Chalubinski Medal" for Leadership awarded by Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Rated as an "Excellent University" by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia.
  • Programme recognition by the Public Service Department (JPA)
  • Rated as one of the top private universities in the world by the Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC), UK.
  • Rated as one of Malaysia's top private universities by Ernst & Young.
  • An accredited member of the Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST21), Japan
  • A member of the Association of Asia Pacific Business School (AAPBS), Korea.
  • A member of the Association of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Belgium
  • A member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK
  • A member of Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA), Germany
  • Professional Bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, MMC, Institute of Certified e-Commerce Consultant, New York etc.
  • Certified by the Worldwide Quality Assurance (WQA), UK
  • MSC status institution.
  • Accepted by more than 40 partner universities worldwide.


  • VOIR Shoez Design Competition 2010 – 1st place, Shafiqah Ismail, Bachelor in Graphic Design
  • Electrolux Malaysia Think Eco Challenge Contest 2011, Group Awards – 2nd place
  • The SAMSUNG bada Developer University Challenge 2010- Most Innovative Team
  • The SAMSUNG bada Developer University Challenge 2010 - 3rd place overall
  • Cambridge International AS Level in June 2010 examination session, Mathematic – Top in the world (6 students)

Address :
Management & Science University (MSU)
University Drive
Off Persiaran Olahraga, Section 13
40100 Shah Alam
Tel : 603-5521 6868
Fax : 603-5511 2848
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Areas of Study:

  • Pre-university / University Foundation studies
  • Education (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
  • Accounting
  • Arts & Design
  • Audio-visual Techniques & Media Production
  • Social Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Business & Administration
  • Law
  • Science (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Computing
  • Engineering & Engineering Trades
  • Manufacturing & Processing
  • Medicine & Healthcare
  • Medical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
  • Social Services
  • Hotel & Travel
  • Transport Services

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