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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The programme provides a theoretical grounding in current concepts and practices of business and entrepreneurship. Students will develop an understanding of the creative thinking skills needed for entrepreneurial innovation, and how to effectively execute effective business decisions and operations for entrepreneurial success in the global economy. Through this programme, you will also develop a mindset for start-ups and innovation. Exposure to this programme enhances your analytical skills enabling the learning of business skills relevant to new ventures. The knowledge and skills you gain from the course will provide insights towards the successful generation of ideas for market adoption.


Why choose this course?

The business environment today is moving towards a digital economy. Gaining a specialisation in entrepreneurship provides opportunities in various business fields from finance to marketing or accounting where you can apply digital business solutions to reinvent and transform business models. A career in entrepreneurship is also about recognising opportunities: students will be equipped to start their own business ventures, identify weaknesses in any business ventures, and transform them into success.

Course content

One year full-time programme comprising of six compulsory modules in Semester 1 and 2. In Semester 3 students complete a dissertation or business project (with presentation). Teaching comprises lectures, some small group teaching, lab work and seminars.

Typical core modules

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing Organisations and Markets
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Typical core modules

  • Business Analytics and Research Methods
  • Leadership and Change Strategies for Organisational Transformation
  • Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Typical core modules

Option 1
  • Business Dissertation (15000 words)
Option 2
  • Business Project (12000 words) + Individual Presentation (20 mins) and Q and A with submission of slides

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

A relevant good second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification deemed equivalent to a first degree with honours preferably in business studies or management.

Applicants without a business studies or management degree must show they have completed equivalent modules in the relevant discipline.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)


87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic):

71 (with no less than 65 in each element)

MUET: Band 4.5

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Field trips
  • Supervision
  • Computer labs
  • Lab sessions

In addition to lectures, some modules have lab sessions, some have workshops and some drop in sessions. Each module is run with the aim of providing best learning experience for students and module objectives are achieved by devising the most appropriate delivery and assessment methods.

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Group coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Essay

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.


Malaysian studentsRM55,000 per programme
International studentsRM63,000 per programme


Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.

Scholarship funding

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.


Your career in entrepreneurship is about recognising opportunities. You will be equipped to start your own business ventures or identify weaknesses in any business ventures and transform them into success.

Your career aspirations can vary from pursuing a PhD, to embarking on entrepreneurial ventures or planning and developing commercial opportunities for business sectors that fit your interest. The University's Careers Advisory Service would assist and support you in enhancing your employability skills.

The business environment today is moving towards a digital economy. Gaining a specialisation in entrepreneurship provides opportunities in various business fields from finance to marketing or accounting where you can apply digital business solutions to reinvent and transform business models.

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This content was last updated on 06 January 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.