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Master Of Business Administration (MBA) - Coursework

Offered By: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) / The National University of Malaysia

MBA with options to specialise in one of the following areas:
• Applied Finance and Investment
• Islamic Management
• Islamic Banking and Finance
• Organizational and Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Taxation

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme aims at providing integrated and relevant knowledge in business and management. This programme is designed for those seeking to advance their career in business and management. For those who have already embarked on their careers, this programme offers the opportunity to refl ect on their managerial experience and extend
their knowledge into new areas. Thus, the programme is expected to increase students’ ability to think critically about management theory and practice, and to be able to solve a wide range of managerial problems.

The Benefits of the Programme
MBA graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead organisations, communicate effectively in professional environments, work in teams and manage organisations ethically. They will also be able to apply management and business concepts in solving practical problems, as well as make effective decisions and formulate strategies using quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals, managers and executives who wish to enhance their managerial skills that are relevant for career advancement in the
public and corporate sectors.

Programme Modules (Total: 48 units)
• Core courses: 24 units
• Concentration courses: 15 units
• Research component: 6 units
• Elective course: 3 units

Core Courses (24 units)
Core courses are designed to equip students with management tools and skills which are important in business decision making. These comprise eight courses:

• Business Law and Ethics
• Accounting for Decision Making
• Financial Management
• Organizational Management
• Marketing Management
• Business Economics and Decision Analysis
• Managing Operations and Information System
• Strategic Management

Concentration Courses (15 units)
Concentration courses are designed to provide students with knowledge in specific areas of interest in business and management. Students need to select one of the following concentration areas, where a minimum of five courses need to be taken to complete a
particular ‘concentration’ area.

Concentration areas
• Applied Finance and Investment
• Islamic Management
• Islamic Banking and Finance
• Organizational and Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Taxation

Research Component (6 units)
Intended to build the vital skills to conduct research that focuses on addressing managerial problems with policy implications and
using the right methodology to arrive at pragmatic solutions to these problems.
• Business Research Methods
• Research Project

Elective Courses (3 units)
Students can choose from a wide range of elective courses from any business disciplines courses or from accounting approved by the Dean.

Teaching and Learning Approach
Integration of experiential and interactive learning approaches which utilise the case study method, simulations and role-play.

Medium of Instruction
English is the predominant language of interaction in class. However, students may write their assignments in either English or Malay language.

Classes: During offi ce hours, evenings and weekends
Venue: UKM, Bangi Campus; Kolej Tun Syed Nasir, UKM. Kuala Lumpur

Duration of Study
• 3-6 semesters (Full-time)
• 5-10 semesters (Executive)

Admission Requirements

  • A good bachelor’s degree with honours from UKM or any other institution of higher learning approved by the University Senate.
  • A qualifi cation equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and other qualifi cations recognised by the University Senate.
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience at post-bachelor’s degree stage.

English Language Requirement
Foreign applicants whose native language is not English and locals applying for admission who intend to write their thesis/dissertation in English should demonstrate a good command of English (either TOEFL score of minimum 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based), or IELTS band 6.0), or attended and passed UKM’s test of English language competency programme at a high profi ciency level.

Fee Structure

Malaysian Students
Registration Fees RM1,000.00
University FeesRM3,950.00
Tuition Fees(RM350 x 48 units) RM16,800.00
Library FeesRM400.00
Alumni Fees RM100.00
Convocation Fees RM150.00
Grand total RM22,400.00
Malaysian Students
Registration Fees RM1,200.00
University Fees RM4,740.00
Tuition Fees (RM350 x 48 units) RM20,160.00
Library Fees RM480.00
Alumni Fees RM120.00
Convocation Fees RM180.00
Grand total RM26,880.00