Master of Business Administration

Programme Overview

The UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College MBA programme is tailored for aspiring managers and professionals with an ambition to become strategic leaders and change managers within their industrial environment. Our dedicated team of PhD and industry qualified academics will lead you on a journey that will empower you to be an effective manager in an increasingly dynamic business world. You will be challenged to simultaneously understand the complexity of the organizational and business environment while also developing the pragmatism that you need to succeed as a change manager. This programme is ideally positioned for emerging managers transitioning in their careers or seeking to extend the effectiveness of an existing leadership role. Once you enroll with us, you will be challenged to critically reflect on your effectiveness and apply expert knowledge to real business problems. This experiential learning focus provides an opportunity for you to get involved in research activities which enhance your problem solving skills using contemporary scientific research methods.

We recognize that context is important for post-experience education and therefore we offer the opportunity for you to customize your learning through access to our unique platform of MBA specializations. You can delve deeper into the latest in management theory with the ‘Management’ specialization or alternatively select an industry based specialization tailored to the next step in your career trajectory. Whether you aspire to manage in the area of ‘Business Analytics’ (i.e. Big data), ‘Hospitality’, ‘Tourism’, or be a ‘Project Management’ practitioner we have a solution for you. Speak to our counsellors on how by selecting the Project Management specialization you could well be on your way to becoming a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Through exemption to the project management education component to PMP certification those who chose this specialization can accelerate their attainment of this coveted professional qualification. The choice of specialization is yours and we have a dedicated team of academics and industry professionals ready to take you on this tailored journey.

Programme information

  • Grooming Business Leaders for the Future
  • Choose UOW Malaysia KDU to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Students Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
  • Real World Education With Industry

 

GROOMING BUSINESS LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE

When students graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia KDU, we ensure that our students are armed with the knowledge, insights and skills, and empowered with experience, so that they stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy and help create an economically prosperous tomorrow. The academic experience at UOW Malaysia KDU is designed for students who not only desire to study business, but also to build the characteristics and confidence necessary for a real world experience. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passions prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.

 

CHOOSE UOW Malaysia KDU FOR YOUR BUSINESS STUDIES

UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Business drive a strong focus on offering real world and experiential learning for, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in students. Students are given opportunities to understand business organisations, systems and processes from a simulated model, learn from captains of industry, and work with industrial partners on real-world projects – giving them a head start in honing their business sense and sharpening their skills. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passion prepare them to become driven and intuitive leader.

  • Obtained desired job, run own business, further study
  • Over 100 companies for student internships
  • Diverse student population from over 18 countries
  • A purpose-built Entrepreneurialism Center
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum with input from Industry Advisory Panels
  • 45% of faculty members are with industry experience
  • Programmes accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy

 

STUDENTS TODAY, ENTREPRENEURS TOMORROW

At UOW Malaysia KDU, students are encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind – to be bold, innovative and adaptable. All students that are taking business studies are required to undergo the Entrepreneurship module, anchored by the university college’s School of Business.

In the pursuit of nurturing budding entrepreneurs, the School of Business set up its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator programme. Under the Entrepreneurship module, students work in teams to run a business and solve its problems and issues in a virtual environment. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the SKOLA trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms; providing students with the opportunity to experience different scenarios that occur in a real-world business environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Besides the simulated environment, students also go through the process of conceptualising, developing and fine-tuning business ideas, which will be pitched to angel investors. The module is taught by lecturers who have had vast industry experience and who are members of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN).

 

REAL WORLD EDUCATION WITH INDUSTRY

Students at UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Business are driven to be industry-ready. Essential to their academic learning and experience are our collaborations with industry partners, all designed to ensure our students get an edge above others even before they graduate.

Industry Cooperative Education Programme
Industry partnership through adoption of specific module at UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business provides our students an opportunity to network with their potentially future employers and apply classroom learning in real-world situations. In most cases, students will go through a series of training modules – from sessions on financial literacy to retail and customer service insights, people management, and other relevant operational areas. The holistic learning eco-system enables students to create and execute their own business plan, which forms part of the practical student assessment throughout their education journey.
UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing Programme
At UOW Malaysia KDU, we value the need for students to experience the real world instead of just the classroom education. Therefore from as early as Year 1 of their Bachelor’s Degree studies or Year 2 of their Diploma studies, students will have an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a company as well as observe first hand of the challenges that are faced in the respective professions. Through UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing programme, students will be able to gain insights about the industry as opposed to just reading general job descriptions.
Revolutionary Business Simulation
As the world of business transforms rapidly with the adoption of digital economy, the paradigm shift has resulted in greater demand for organisation with soft skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Students’ adaptability of this new era would enhance their innovativeness and productivity, hence contributing in the society development.

At UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business, students are put into business simulated environment at our very own Entrepreneurialism Centre, guided by certified EuroPEN-PEN International trainers and are led by experienced Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) investor. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the Simplified Business System (SBS) trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms, teaches them various methods in facing the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Industry Expert Speakers Series
The Industry Expert Speaker Series is comprised of various guest lectures, workshops, talks and forums, where experts across various industries and organisations share their thoughts, knowledge and experiences with our students. Past speakers include Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Chairman of UOW Malaysia KDU Board), Dr. Robert Bong (Chief Advisor of Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute), Dato’ Dan E Khoo (Vice President – Strategy, Multimedia Development Corporation), Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Petronas Dagangan Berhad), Melissa Ng (Head of Service Marketing, Nissan Malaysia and IndoChina), Surentran Somasundram (Chief Executive Oficer, Snack Boss Sendirian Berhad), and Marwan Ma’som (Founder, SwiftCow Malaysia), just to name a few.
Duration
1 year (FT) 2 years (PT)
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

Subject offered according to semester (Full-Time)

YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 1

  • Human Resources Management
  • Finance, Cost, and Investment
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 2

  • Research Methodology
  • Specialisation 1
  • Specialisation 2
  • Specialisation 3
  • Specialisation 4
  • Specialisation 5
YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 3

  • Dissertation or Business Consultation Project
  • Strategic Management

 

Subject offered according to semester (Part-Time)

YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 1

  • Human Resources Management
  • Finance, Cost, and Investment
  • Strategic Marketing
YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 2

  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
YEAR 1 – SEMESTER 3

  • Specialisation 1
  • Specialisation 2
  • Specialisation 3
YEAR 2 – SEMESTER 1

  • Specialisation 4
  • Specialisation 5
YEAR 2 – SEMESTER 2

  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Management
YEAR 2 – SEMESTER 3

  • Dissertation or Business Consultation Project
Electives ( Choose 2 courses )

  • Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making
  • Services Marketing

 

Specialisation (Choose one specialisation group)

Hospitality

  • Hospitality & Tourism Operations Development
  • Luxury and Lifestyle Brand Management
  • Hospitality Demand and Revenue Management
  • Hospitality Real Estate and Properties
  • Current Issues in the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Tourism

  • Tourism Destination Analysis
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • International Events Management
  • Leisure, Adventure and Experience Tourism
  • Current Issues in the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Management

  • Operations Management and Supply Chain
  • Leadership
  • Business Ethics
  • Managing in the Digital Economy
  • International Business
Business Analytics

  • Fundamentals of Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Business Information System
  • Data Science Tools and Techniques
Project Management

  • Managing in the Digital Economy
  • Operations Management and Supply Chain
  • Engineering Management Data Analysis
  • Project Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
Intake dates

2019

Jan 2020 ( Full-time & Part-Time)
Estimated fees
Local students

RM30,750 (FT & PT – Local)

Special scholarship up to 25% for local students who register before 15 September 2019.
Please talk to our MBA counselor for scholarship detail.

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International students

RM37,000 (International)

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*(For specilisation in Project Management an additional fee of RM 2,000 will be charged)

Attend the MBA preview session at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College to enjoy the special scholarship, click here for preview dates.

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA below of 2.50 or equivalent, subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field; or
  • Other qualifications recognised by the government.
English Requirement

Local Student :

  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57); or
  • Recognised Degree from other institutions (conducted in English) or;
  • KDU English Entrance Test 67

International Student :

  • IELTS Band 6; or
  • TOEFL PBT (488) / IBT (58); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (169); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • MUET Band 5; or
  • Recognised Degree from other institutions (conducted in English)

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