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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The programme provides a theoretical grounding in current concepts and practices of talent management and leadership, within a global context. Students develop key management skills in executing effective human resource decisions and operations internationally.

Through the course, students will be equipped to strategically plan various talent management strategies by understanding cultures, knowing managerial practices in different countries, sourcing and selecting competent talent globally, and identifying opportunities for businesses to hire the best talent for success. These skills are important for a global manager, as they enhance your conceptual and interpersonal skills and ability to lead diverse groups of people internationally.


Why choose this course?

The programme develops your strategic planning and decision-making skills, people management competency, and an understanding of the theory and practice of talent management. With a global management mindset, your career prospects expand across a variety of roles in human resources, consultancy, management, and international talent development, growth, and innovation.

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
  • Talent Management and Organisational Performance
  • Global Strategic Human Resource Management

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 talent management is about exploring and embracing a career in any part of the global economy. You will be equipped to plan strategically various talent management strategies by understanding cultures, knowing managerial practices in different countries, sourcing and selecting competent talent globally and identifying opportunities for businesses to hire the best talent for success.

Your career aspirations can vary from pursuing a PhD, embarking on international management trainee programmes, consultancy, training, and talent management executives responsible for administrative responsibilities that fit your interest. The University's Careers Advisory Service would assist and support you in enhancing your employability skills.

The global economy is constantly changing hence the skills you gain from this degree will equip you with the required competence to think creatively about managing talent effectively. Therefore, with a global management mindset, your career prospects can be in human resources, consultancy, managing and developing international talent and providing growth for innovation among talent.

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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.