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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Malaysia

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Malaysia

A degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA) could mean one step closer to a dream career. Applicable to both undergraduates who are just fresh out of college and working professionals, a degree in MBA benefits professionals seeking employment in both private and public sectors; as well as is a golden opportunity for those who want to start a venture of their own.

 

What is an MBA?

A very popular field of study, Master of Business Administration is the go-to degree for a lot of young people worldwide. Offered as both full-time and part-time courses, MBA involves in-depth discussions and knowledge of real-world business case studies alongside your regular curriculum. The subjects can include accounting and finance, management accounting, marketing, economics and business studies – depending on the specialization you choose and the university you enroll yourself in. The full-time course is typically of 2 years duration, while the part-time courses can vary with each university.

 

MBA in Malaysia

The different public and private universities in Malaysia offer a wide range of courses to students who want a degree in MBA. Being a rapidly growing economy, Malaysia has opened in arms to the best minds across the globe and welcomes international students to come and study there. The education  system in Malaysia is now one of the best in Southeast Asia.

Apart from full-time and part-time courses, some universities also offer executive and accelerated programs in MBA, to make it easy for working professionals to take their careers a notch higher alongside their existing jobs. Do an MBA in Malaysia if you want to:

  • Save substantially on your tuition fee
  • Study in some of the world’s top universities
  • Enjoy a high standard of living at a low cost
  • Choose from a host of specializations

 

MBA Tuition fees in Malaysia

MBA in Malaysia will cost you a fraction of what you will end up spending in any of the other countries in the West like USA, UK, Australia and Singapore. There are major universities in an around Penang, Bahru and Johor which are sure to fit your budget. The table below will give you a rough comparison in tuition fees between Malaysia and the rest of the countries.

Entire Course fee (Approx in US Dollars)

$3,500 – $17,000

$ 15,000 - $30,000

$10,000

$ 20,000

$ 15,000 - 30,000

 

World’s best universities

Malaysia is known for housing some of the top ranking universities in the world and it keeps adding some new names every year. Universiti Malaya ranked 114th at the 2018 QS World University Rankings, followed by Universiti Putra Malaysia at 229th , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia at 253, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia at 230, and Universiti Sains Malaysia at 264, out of a total of almost 1,000 institutions. If you enroll in MBA in any of these universities, you would be studying in one of the top 300 universities in the world.

Malaysia also has branches of several top ranking universities of the world like the University of Nottingham, University of Reading in Malaysia, and the Heriot-Watt University. These are great options if you want to earn a foreign degree from a UK university while enjoying the amazing standard of living in Malaysia. There also are intakes throughout the year in some or other university, and MBA in particular offers multiple start times.

 

Low cost of living

With affordable prices for food, housing, and clothing, Malaysia tends to be an excellent choice for students who want to earn a degree in MBA. Kuala Lumpur is one of the most inexpensive cities in the world, ranking second for affordability in the 2018 QS ranking for Best Student Cities.

 

Specializations

Keeping in mind the domain expertise demanded by the industries and corporates these days, Malaysian universities offer a host of specializations to MBA students – including finance, marketing, international business, operations, information technology, human resources and much more.

 

List of Malaysian Universities offering MBA

University

Course

Duration

Eligibility

Intake

Tuition Fees (in RM)

Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)

MBA

Full Time

(1.5 - 2.5 years)

- Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in related field as approved by the Senate of University.

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6.5

28 January 2019, 30 September 2019

RM 9,000 per semester

MBA (Entrepreneurship)

Full Time (1.5 - 2.5 years)

- Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree 2.5 in related field as approved by the Senate of University.

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6.5

28 January 2019, 30 September 2019

RM 9,000 per semester

Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus)

MBA

(International)

Full Time (2 years)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6.5

4 March 2019, 27 May 2019, 19 August 2019, 4 November 2019

RM24,496.00 per year

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

MBA (Human Resources)

Full Time (2 years)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 7

8 April 2019, 30 August 2019

RM19,999.50 per year

Taylor’s University

MBA (Coursework)

Full Time (1 year)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6.5

6 May 2019, 3 September 2019

RM72,033

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

MBA

Full Time (18 months)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

February 2019, July 2019, October 2019

RM 35,000

UCSI

MBA (Blue Ocean Strategy)

Full Time (1.5 years)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Expected May, September 2019

RM 60,000

MBA (Oil & Gas Management)

Full Time (Minimum 1 Year)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

May, September 2019

RM35,000.00 per year

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

MBA (Structure C - By Coursework and Project)

Full Time (1.5 to 3 years)

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 2 years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

May 2019 (Application deadline for Intl. students is March 2019)

RM 34,350

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

MBA

Full Time: 1 year

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

January, May and September

RM 35,280

HELP University

MBA

Full time 3 to 5 years

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Jan to Dec

RM 14,020

SEGI

MBA (International Business)

Full time 3 to 5 years

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6.5

Jan t0 Dec

RM 14,020

INTI

MBA (Global Business, Coventry University, UK.)

Full time 3 to 5 years

- Bachelor’s degree 2.5

- Experience 5years

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6.5

Jan to Dec

RM 14,020

APU

MBA (Euro-Asia Business)

Full time (12 months)

- Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate/ CGPA of above 2.5 with 5 years of work experience.

-

08 Apr 2019

05 Aug 2019

25 Nov 2019

RM 36,800

 

Future career prospects of an MBA degree

Students who graduate with an MBA degree have a wide range of career options open for them. Depending on their specializations, the following are some of them:

  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Financial Consultant/Advisor
  • Investment Banker
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
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