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Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR)


Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR) was established on 18 December 1997 as one of the first private universities in Malaysia. Named after Malaysia’s second Prime Minister, the late YAB Tun Abdul Razak, the university welcomed its first batch of 162 students in September 1998. On 21 December 1998, the university was officially launched by Tun Abdul Razak’s eldest son, then the Minister of Education YB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

Since then, UNITAR has become one of the first private learning institutions in Malaysia to receive the SIRIM certification of ISO 9001:2000.

In addition, the university has been awarded the prestigious MSC-status certification, which is a testament to the university’s commitment in integrating technology and innovation in its teaching and learning techniques.

Excellence is evident in UNITAR although it is a relatively new university. It is rapidly establishing itself as a centre for education. It views its responsibility of shaping the minds of the young, the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, very seriously. In its effort to produce competitive and capable graduates, the university constantly upgrades its syllabus in accordance to current industry standards. The university also implements innovative teaching methods to provide the best education possible for its students.

While UNITAR aspires to render services of the highest quality, it is also highly accessible to the community. Its PINTAR campus in Kelana Jaya, for example, is just 30 minutes away from the city of Kuala Lumpur and 45 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Its strategic location ensures that our students have easy access to various public transportation systems to and from campus.

With more than 8,000 students studying in 27 academic programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the university prides itself in developing relevant programmes to meet today’s needs. All our academic programmes, which were developed through close consultation with business and industry partners, the public sector and professionals, are approved by the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) and are developed to meet the high standards required by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Presently under the auspices of the Tun Abdul Razak Educational Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR), UNITAR is embarking on the next crucial phase of its growth. Its new vision is to become the leading institution in providing quality education and human capital in niche areas or body of knowledge among emerging economies. UNITAR also intends to enhance its cooperation and collaborative networks through strategic alliances with top-ranking international universities, renowned in their respective fields.

In executing these plans, UNITAR hopes to further boost its presence in the global education market, and at the same time, offer its students a higher quality of educational experience. By continuously striving for excellence, the university is well on its way in becoming an important educational institution in this country and the region. By delivering a world-class learning experience, UNITAR aspires to be an institution that produces great thinkers who will become the accomplished leaders of tomorrow.


To become the leading institution in providing quality education and human capital in ‘niche’ areas or body of knowledge among emerging economies.


To become the centre of excellence in fostering managerial leadership and entrepreneurship in the development of human capital through quality research, teaching and learning, and professional services.


UNITAR has two campuses that house various faculties, colleges, institutes, schools and centres. They are:

Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Information Technology
Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management
College: College for Open Learning
Centre: Centre for Languages and General Studies

Tun Razak City Campus
Bank Rakyat School of Entrepreneurship
Graduate School
School of Government
Graduate School of Business
Centre: Centre for Executive Education
Institute: Institute for Emerging Economies


At present, the following postgraduate programmes are offered by the university:

Master’s Level:

  • Master of Business Administration (Management / Finance / Marketing / Management Information System / Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Science (Management) by Research
  • Master of Science (Information Technology) by Research

PhD Level:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) by Research


For Master’s Degree:
Bachelor’s degree (honours) or equivalent from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Malaysian government. International students must possess a minimum English Language proficiency before being allowed to register for Faculty courses: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS band of 6 (The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two years from the date awarded).

For PhD
Master’s degree in any relevant area or equivalent qualification from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Malaysian government.


Fee Structure for Local Students in RM
ProgrammeTotal Credit Hours Full Programme FeeRate Per Credit Hour One-Time Registration FeeAnnual Fee Min. Fees Payable Upon Registration (Compulsory)
Master’s Degree
Business Administration45 20,250 450 500 500 1,500
Management 44 16,500 375 500 500 1,500
Information Technology40 12,520 313 500 500 1,500
Science (Information Technology) by Research24 12,504 521 500 500 1,500
Science (Management) by Research24 12,504 521 500 500 1,500
Information Technology (by Research)48 18,000 375 500 500 2,000
Management (by Research)48 18,000 375 500 500 2,000

Note: These fees are subject to change without prior notice


  • Centre for Student Affairs that acts as a one-stop centre for students
  • Student activities
  • Airport pick-up
  • Visa applications for international students
  • Accommodation arrangement


  • EPF withdrawal
  • Yayasan Pintar Academic Excellence Award
  • Bank study loans
  • Company sponsorships


  • E-library with online database comprising huge numbers of ejournals, magazines, proceedings, dissertations and dictionaries
  • More than 30,000 e-books on different subjects such as Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Technology, and Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Workstations with computers and computer labs equipped with LAN network ports
  • Well-equipped classrooms
  • Student lounge, workstation and a library equipped with WiFi
  • Multi-purpose halls
  • Lecture halls
  • Executive lounge
  • Executive training rooms
  • Postgraduate rooms
  • 170-seating theatrette


A member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the ‘Gold standard of business school accreditation’ as described by Forbes magazine.

The first and only Malaysian institution that is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – the international network and catalyst in promoting and enhancing excellence in management development worldwide.

International collaboration with prestigious foreign universities – Babson College, Boston, USA; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; University of Westminster, London, UK; and University of South Australia, Australia.

Address :
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR)
Graduate School, Tun Razak City Campus
Ground Floor, Block C & D, Capital Square
50100 No 8, Jalan Munshi Abdullah
Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-7627 7000
Fax : 603-7627 7060
Email : Click here to email
Website :
Contact Person :
Miss Evelyn Tan
(Manager, Corporate Marketing Department)

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Courses Available

For detailed listing of the courses available, click here.

  • Education (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Computing & IT
  • Social Services