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Master of Information Science (Competitive Intelligence)

Offered By: Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Programme Synopsis
Specifically, this programme aims to:

  • Provide fundamental knowledge and experience to learners in the field of competitive intelligence.
  • Enhance analytical and conceptual skills of learners in handling competitive intelligence issues.
  • Foster managerial skills and knowledge to learners in environmental scanning and developing strategic information systems.

With the continuous growth and advancement of the information and communication technology coupled with the high intensity of competition in the business environment, competitive intelligence plays an important role in today’s organisations. Competitive
intelligence is a process by which key management people in the organisation may assess the growth and development of an industry and its capabilities in an effort to maintain or sustain the competitive edge of an organisation. Consequently, information science plays an important role in providing fundamental input towards more effective planning and decision making in the organisation’s business activities.

This programme is developed by OUM in collaboration with the University of Paul Cezanne, Marseille, France, to meet the needs
of the industry in terms of human capacity building in the field of competitive intelligence. To ensure best practices are adopted in line with the established theories, this programme also incorporates the leading institution in managing information science through the SAS certified training programme.

Programme Structure
Degree by Coursework (Structure III)

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with honours in sciences, engineering, technology, applied sciences, business administration, computer sciences, information technology and related areas, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences, engineering, technology, applied sciences, business administration, computer sciences, information technology and related areas, PLUS
  • 2 years’ work experience or its equivalent.

To be considered under Open Entry, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 35 years old on 1st of January (applied year) AND possess STPM (minimum 1 principle) OR a recognised diploma or
    equivalent, AND
  • Possess prior learning experience and / or knowledge relevant to the programme applied for
  • Not applicable for research-based master’s programmes.

A master’s degree programme can be completed within a minimum period of two years.

Learners who are not able to complete their studies within the stipulated maximum period under the doctoral degree programme
may apply for an extension of not more than three semesters or one academic year by making a written application to the Director for approval. The application must be made three months before the end of the duration of study.

Failure to complete a programme within the stipulated duration may result in the termination of candidature.