Master of Business Administration

The UOW Malaysia KDU Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate programme that blends academic and professional knowledge, where learners are exposed to cutting-edge research and process of discovery and knowledge generation. The programme offers an international perspective for professionals to engage effectively in global environment as well as networking opportunities. Students are able to choose between two specialisation tracks; Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Financial Planning (FP).

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®), this MBA track is a postgraduate qualification that focuses on the area of Enterprise Risk Management.

Financial Planning (FP) focuses on the areas of financial planning and is catered to professionals that are seeking a postgraduate qualification in the area of Financial Planning.

 

What should you expect?

  • Faculty members from highly experience academicians and industry practitioners
  • An MBA that charts you through to a Professional qualification
  • Co-creation between faculty members and yourself in discovery and knowledge generation
  • International and professional perspective
  • An environment that is open and keeps you curious with a desire to meet new challenges

 

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be granted exemptions from the following recognised professional body:

For Enterprise Risk Management Specialization​

  • IERP® Enterprise Risk Manager Professional Certification* – Exempted from 6 modules out of 11 modules
  • Exempted from 13 CIMA papers and to take the balance 3 papers to complete the professional qualification E3 (Strategic Management) , F3 (Financial Strategy) and Strategic Case Study

 

For Financial Planning Specialization​

  • Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) Certified Financial Planner (CFP)* Certification Education Program – Exempted from 3 modules out of 4 modules
  • Exempted from 13 CIMA papers and to take the balance 3 papers to complete the professional qualification – E3 (Strategic Management), P3 (Risk Management) and Strategic Case Study

            


* relevant subjects from respective specialization must be taken during study

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 University College’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 4 month / 2 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

CORE

  • Accounting & Finance for Manager
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management

 

RESEARCH

  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation
  • Research Methodology

 

SPECIALISATION

  • Business Continuity Management*
  • Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management and Key Risk Indicators*
  • Investment Risk Management*
  • Market, Credit and Operation Risk*
  • Risk Control Self Assessments and Internal Control Models

 

ELECTIVES (Choose 1)

  • Business Ethics
  • Enterprise Governance*
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Tax Planning

 *subject exemptions for ERM professional qualification by IERP

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING

CORE

  • Accounting & Finance for Manager
  • Business Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management

 

RESEARCH

  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation
  • Research Methodology

 

SPECIALISATION

  • Personal Finance
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning

 

ELECTIVES (Choose 1)

  • Business Ethics
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Tax Planning*

 *subject exemptions for CFP Certification Education Program by FPAM

 

Notes

ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a postgraduate programme offered in collaboration with the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®). The ERM track is taught by ERM qualified industry practitioners which makes it the 1st programme in the World to have done so. The affiliation with IERP ensures ERM specialism curriculum focuses on practical and holistic aspects of enterprise risk management.

Why ERM?

  • A key business discipline which supports the principles of commercial sustainability as well as organisational resilience and agility.
  • Supports the requirements of corporate governance, enhances corporate strategy, and adds significant value to any organisation’s performance .
  • Equip students with the practical tools to be able to successfully guide their business strategically and operationally.

Our affiliation with Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®) ensures that the programme focuses on practical and holistic aspects of enterprise risk management.

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Financial Panning (FP) is an ongoing process to assist one in making sensible decisions about money that can help in achieving one’s goal in life. This FP track is taught by a team of qualified and experienced faculty members. The curriculum focuses on a broad range of financial planning skills that are the basics for any professionals that seeking such knowledge.

Why do a Financial Planning qualification through UOW Malaysia KDU MBA?

  • The course is administered through a mixture of practical as well as the underlying theories and concepts of the financial planning industry.
  • The use of various research tools, techniques and learn how to apply them practically.
  • The course would provide a solid foundation in financial planning.
  • Your ideal way to obtain the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification.

Intake dates

2019

14 January 4 September 9 May
Estimated fees
Local students

RM33,940

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International students

RM39,440

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* Terms and Conditions Apply
* Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :
Completed with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent qualifications.

Candidates without a minimum CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted with a min. of 5 years relevant working experience.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 5 in MUET

International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 499 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 50 and above for Pearson English Test

Note

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU University College.

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