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Admission & English Requirement

Applicants for the Master's Programme under the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business & UUM College of Business must possess the following conditions:

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

  1. A Bachelor's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 2.75; and
  2. At least three (3) years of relevant work experience; and
  3. Fulfill English Language requirement.

MASTER'S DEGREE OTHER THAN MBA PROGRAMMES

  1. A Bachelor's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 3.00; and
  2. Fulfills English Language requirement.

OR

  1. A Bachelor's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 2.75; and
  2. At least two (2) years of relevant working experience or a good score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)/ Graduate Record Examination (GRE); and
  3. Fulfills English Language requirement.

*Note:

  1. Applicants who do not meet any of the above postgraduate admission requirements can still be considered for enrolment upon recommendation by the Postgraduate Committee and endorsement by the Senate. Applicant may be required to attend an interview.

NOTE:

  1. Acceptance of students is subject to the fulfillment of specific requirements of the respective Graduate School and Programmes.
  2. 0.05 point will be added toward the current CGPA for each year of relevant work experience, if the Postgraduate Committee believes that the candidates have the potential to be admitted. The adjusted CGPA should not, however, exceed the total CGPA of 3.75.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)Programme must possess the following:

  1. a Master's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate.
  2. Fulfills English Language requirement.

Applicants for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programme must possess the following:

  1. A Master's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by the University Senate or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and
  2. A minimum of five (5) years of work experience relevant to the chosen area of specialization, or a good score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); and
  3. Fulfills English Language requirement.

*Note:

  1. Senior Manager with Bachelor's degree from any institution of higher learning recognised by the University Senate and with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience may be considered for admission.

NOTE:

  1. Acceptance of students is subject to the fulfillment of specific requirements of the respective Graduate School and Programmes.
  2. 0.05 point will be added toward the current CGPA for each year of relevant work experience, if the Postgraduate Committee believes that the candidates have the potential to be admitted. The adjusted CGPA should not, however, exceed the total CGPA of 3.75.

International students should meet any one of the following English requirements set by the university before they are accepted for admission in the UUM Main Campus or in the UUM KL Campus or in other off-campus study programmes.

  1. Minimum score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    1. 550 in the TOEFL Paper Based Test; or
    2. 213 in the TOEFL Computer Based Test; or
    3. 80 in the TOEFL Internet Based Test; or

OR

  1. Students must obtain not less than 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
    1. obtain a degree from any Countries with English Language Education System (i.e. Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Island, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe);
    2. A degree from any Public University in Malaysia with English as a language of instruction.

OR

  1. If students do not meet any of the above English requirements, they must sit for the English Language Placement Test (ELPT), which will be conducted by the UUM Language Centre, and obtain a Band 6 passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses or continue with their programmes of study.

**If students fail the ELPT, they must attend the Intensive English Course for International Students for at least one semester and obtain a passing grade before they are allowed to register for courses.

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