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Master of Business Administration

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr 8 Mths
Part Time/Full TimePart-Time, Distance Learning ODL
FacultyCluster Business & Management
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyCoursework & Master Project
Course Description

Programme Synopsis

The objectives of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) are to:

  • Enhance students managerial competencies and add value on current managerial knowledge;
  • Sharpen students analytical and conceptual skills; and
  • Improve students employability and managerial career development.

The MBA programme is designed to enhance the managerial skills and capability in managing organisations efficiently and effectively. The OUM MBA provides the opportunity for the working adults to enhance their managerial skills and competencies without sacrificing their professional and career development.

The MBA programme contributes both theoretical and practical foundations for understanding the main roles, principles, processes and skills that linkage with the management of resources and issues in an organisation/ country. It grants the knowledge of business best concepts and practices which can be implemented by the organisation to attain high-productivity performance and profits.

Ultimately, the MBA programme is to prepare professionals with business qualifications which will in turn give them diverse and interesting career opportunities in any industries.


Core Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Managerial Economics 3
Organization and Business Management 3
Accounting for Business Decision Making 3
Marketing Management 3
Managerial Finance 3
Business Law 3
Business Research Methods 3
Human Resource Management 3
Strategic Management 3
IT for Managers 3


OPTION 1: With Major - 4 Electives courses (Choose one major)
Subject Name Credit Hours
A. Marketing
Consumer Behaviour 3
Marketing Research 3
Service Marketing 3
Marketing Strategy 3
B. Human Resource Management
Human Resource Planning, Recruitment & Selection 3
Industrial Relations 3
Human Resource Development 3
Compensation Management 3
C. Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship 3
Enterprise Development 3
Small Business Management 3
New Venture Development 3
D. Healthcare Management
Hospital Administration 4
Clinical Decision Making 3
Healthcare Management 3
Health Economics 3
E. Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management
Risk Management 3
Management System 3
Ergonomics 3
Emergency Management 3
F. Project Management
Principles of Project Management 3
Project Quality Management 3
Project Risk Management 3
Project Cost Analysis and Appraisal 3
G. Knowledge Management
Competitive Strategy 3
Knowledge Management 3
Intellectual Property, Brain Mapping and Innovation 3
Issues in Knowledge Management: People, Information, and Knowledge 3
H. Finance (Choose any 4)
Basic Concept of Islamic Finance 3
Islamic Financial Management 3
Islamic Financial System 3
Investment Analysis 3
Corporate Finance 3
Bank Management 3
I. Aviation Management
Airline Route Planning Management 3
Airport Management and Operations 3
Air Law & Regulations 3
Global Issues in the Airline Industry 3


OPTION 2: General
Any 4 Elective courses from any specialisations of MBA  


OPTION 3: Elective Courses/ Master's Project
Any 2 of the following Elective Courses in the chosen specialisation 6
Master' Project in the chosen field of speciailisation, with the exception of MBA (General) 6


Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Bachelor degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR
Bachelor degree in any field with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience.


APEL Admission

More than 30 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
STPM / Recognised Diploma / A-Levels / Equivalent; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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