The MBA programme provides a course in general financial and corporate management, following a core programme while allowing specialisation in finance. Our programme will add value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organisations in an international context. You will develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines while taking specialist modules in various areas of management. You will need to undertake the modules relating to your specialisation and your specialisation willbe shown on your degree award. The syllabus is similar tothat of NUBS UK, with very slight variations in corporating local elements.
The MBA programme provides a course in general, financial and corporate management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. The MBA course follows a core programme whilst allowing the following specialisations.
Each of the NUBS Malaysia MBA programmes provides a course in general, financial and corporate management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification.
You will need to undertake the relevant specialist modules, and your specialisation will be shown on your degree award. The syllabus is similar to that of the UK campus, with very slight variations incorporating local elements.
The MBA programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of management. The core subjects are aimed at developing knowledge of the fundamental management disciplines, along with the ability to apply this knowledge to business issues in an integrated fashion. The elective subjects allow you to concentrate in-depth on more specific subjects according to your individual interests and career requirements. You may use the management project to concentrate in-depth on a management topic specific to your individual interests and career requirements.
In addition to lecture delivery, your classes for each module will also consist of case studies, group breakout discussions, and group presentations, depending on module subject matter.
Most modules will involve group work with participants from many different industrial, commercial, geographical and cultural backgrounds. You will develop the skills to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently, along with interpersonal skills to enable you to interact effectively across a wide range business of stakeholders. Many modules will also include guest sessions with industry practitioners – from multinational corporations, Malaysian companies, entrepreneurs, government-linked organisations, and MBA alumni. You will also have the opportunity of attending study skills sessions and additional workshops and seminars on research methods relevant to management projects.
The programme offers a flexible mode of study and depending on the module, you may be assessed by various assessment methods. You must complete a total of 12 taught modules and a management project. The core modules are aimed at developing knowledge of the fundamental management disciplines, and the application of this knowledge to business issues. The elective modules allow you to concentrate in-depth on more specific subjects according to your interests and career requirements.
Most modules involve group work with participants from different backgrounds and some modules include guest sessions with industry practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to attend study skills sessions and additional workshops and seminars on research methods relevant to management projects.
The management project is an individual project of 20,000 words (weight 100%), or a Company-based Research Project of 15,000 words (weight 70%) plus an individual presentation of 20 minutes including Q&A and submission of slides (weight 30%), or a Business Plan document of 15,000 words (weight 70%) plus individual presentation of 20 minutes including Q&A and submission of slides (weight 30%) on an approved subject relevant to your chosen specialisation. You may use the management project to concentrate in-depth on a management topic specific to your individual interests and career requirements.
Teaching on our MBA programme is split between our main campus in Semenyih and Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) based in the Kuala Lumpur city centre. Where classes take place depends on your mode of study.
Semester 1: teaching takes place between The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC).
Semesters 2 and 3: all teaching is conducted at KLTC.
All teaching is conducted at KLTC.
Transport is available for full-time students to travel between our main campus and KLTC. Full-time students may wish to consider making arrangements for accommodation at locations that minimise travelling times to KLTC in Semesters 2 and 3. Students may opt to stay on our main campus in Semester 1 and to stay in Kuala Lumpur in Semesters 2 and 3.
Module delivery and class hours
Teaching takes place during the day or in the evening depending on your mode of study. Part-time students will be taught in the evening while full-time students have classes in the daytime or evening at different stages of the programme. Most modules are conducted in three-hour sessions per week over 11 weeks. Certain electives are taught over seven-to-ten-day blocks totalling 30 hours of teaching.
Individuals wishing to study overseas can take up to two approved modules delivered by our UK or China campuses, or our overseas partner institution in Singapore (subject to the availability of modules).
Depending on the module, you may be assessed by examination, group or individual coursework, group or individual presentations, or a combination of assessment methods.
The marking and grading criteria are the same as the UK campus. Assessment questions are different from the UK (set by module convenors at our Malaysia Campus) and are moderated by the UK campus and External Examiners.
A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification deemed equivalent to a first degree with honours, plus at least three or more years of full-time management or leadership work experience, normally gained since graduating from the first degree.
Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT): 100 (no element below 23 in speaking, 22 in reading, 21 in writing and listening) together with a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 640 with an Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score of at least 5.0
PTE (Academic): 68 (with no less than 55 in each element)
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test