Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our MBA programme is internationally accredited by AMBA, AACSB, and ABEST21. Our MBA programme is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) as the world's leading professional body in management and leadership. Upon the successful completion of the MBA, our students will be awarded a Chartered Manager status (subject to assessment by CMI). 


Programme Structure
Students are required to complete 48 credits:

  • 36 credits of core courses
  • 6 credits of elective courses
  • 6 credits of project paper

Core Courses (36 credits)
OJMP6013 Operations and Innovation Management
OKMA6013 Accounting for Managers
OPMM6013 Strategic Marketing
OPMM6023 Strategic Management
OPMH60513 Organisational Behaviour
OJMT6013 E-Business
OWFM6013 Corporate Finance
OMMU6013 Business Ethics, CSR, and Sustainability
OEEM6013 Economics for Business
OQQP6013 Decision Making in Business
OPME6013 Innovation and New Venture Creation
ODMR6013 Business Research Methods
Elective Courses (6 credits)
(Students can choose the elective courses from the following streams)
OKMA6023 Accounting Fraud and Forensic Investigation
OKMA6033 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Islamic Banking and Finance
OWFF6013 Islamic Financial Markets, Instruments, and Institutions
OWFF6023 Contemporary Islamic Banking
Business Analytics
OJMT6023 Data Mining for Business Applications
OJMT6033 Data Visualization for Consumer Insights
Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
OPME6023 Entrepreneurship Development
OPME6033 Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Operations and Supply Chain Management
OJMP6023 Global Supply Chain Management
OJMP6033 Logistic Management
Human Resource Management
OPMH6023 Leadership in Organisation
OPMH6033 Organisational Change Management
Communication and Business Negotiation
OCCC6013 Strategic Corporate Communication
OCCC6023 Communication for Managers
Project Paper (6 credits)
ODMZ6996 Project Paper

At the end of the programme, students are given three months to complete a project paper addressing a current business issue effectively by implementing the newly acquired theories, methodologies and techniques. A senior member of academic staff will be assigned as a project supervisor. The School employs a number of associate faculty members (Professors of Practice) who may also be involved in the supervisory process.


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     Dr Nazahah Abd Rahim

     Director of MBA Programme 

     Phone: +6017 240 0739
     Email: nazahah@uum.edu.my 


Entry Requirements

  1. A  bachelor’s  degree  from  Universiti  Utara  Malaysia  or  any  other  institutions  of  higher  learning  recognised  by  the  University  with  a  CGPA  of  at  least  2.75  (or  equivalent),  with  at  least  three  (3)  years  of  relevant  work  experience;or
  2. A  bachelor’s  degree  from  Universiti  Utara  Malaysia  or  any  other  institutions  of  higher  learning  recognised  by  the  University  with  a  CGPA  of  less  than  2.75  (or  equivalent)  and  have  at  least  five  (5)  years  of  relevant  work  experience  may  be  considered,  subject  to  the  interview  by  Postgraduate  Committee;  or
  3. A  diploma  from  institutions of  higher  learning  recognised  by  the  University  with  at  least  ten  (10)  years  of  relevant  work  experience,  35  years  or  older  and  passed  the  Accreditation  of  Prior  Experiential  Learning  (APEL) assessment  (Level  7);  and  
  4. Fulfilthe  English  language  requirements.

Note:  All applicants are also subject to an admission interview.

Financial Requirement

  1. For sponsored applicant : Letter of Undertaking
  2. For self sponsored :

ASEAN countries: Minimum balance of USD2,500.00 in own account

Non ASEAN countries : Minimum balance of USD5,000.00 in own account

If you need help or more information during the application process, please feel free to contact us via phone or email. (+604-928 7111/7120/7121 or oyagsb@uum.edu.my)

All International postgraduate students should meet any one of the following English Language requirements set by the University before they are accepted for admission.All International postgraduate students should meet any one of the following English Language requirements set by the University before they are accepted for admission.

For direct admission, International Postgraduate Students must have obtained one of the following: 

  1. TOEFL Score of 550 and above in the Paper Based Test
  2. IELTS of Band 6.0 and above
  3. MUET of Band 4.0 and above
  4. Cambridge English Advanced Test score of 169 and above
  5. Pearson Test of English Academic score of 50 and above

Exemption for meeting the above English Language requirement are given to candidates with any of the following qualifications: 

  1. Obtain a degree from any institutions with English language Education System
  2. Obtain a degree from any Public University in Malaysia with English as a language of instruction
  3. Obtain a degree from any Private University or College University in Malaysia that are listed in Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR)

Students who do not meet any of the above English language requirement will not be allowed to register for courses or continue with their programme of study. They may attend the Intensive Language Course for International Students that will prepare and assist them for their MUET examination.

Intensive English Language Course for International Students

  1. The Intensive English Language Course for International Students is a course designed especially for international candidates who have not demonstrated an acceptable level of English language proficiency upon entrance into the University.
  2. Students who do not fulfil the English Language requirement within the duration of the validity of their student visa, which is for one (1) year will cause the offer to be withdrawn and be terminated from the university.

Each application should enclose proof of payment of processing fee :

MYR100.00 (for local applicant); OR
MYR125.00 @ USD35.00* (for applicant from ASEAN Country); OR
MYR175.00 @ USD50.00* (for applicant from Non ASEAN Country).

*Payment in USD is only applicable for payment made from outside Malaysia

Payment can be made by the following methods :

  1. At UUM payment counter; OR
  2. Online payment in favour of Universiti Utara Malaysia
    at https://e-com.uum.edu.my/ OR
  3. At any Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) branch. Specify payee code 340 in the column “Pay For” on the Bill Payment Slip; OR
  4. Through Telegraph Transfer for payment from outside Malaysia :

    Universiti Utara Malaysia

    Bank Name
    Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

    Account Number
    0209 - 3010 - 0000 - 10

    Bank Branch / Address
    Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB)
    UUM Branch,
    Universiti Utara Malaysia
    06010 Sintok, Kedah

    Swift Code

    Bank Tel. No.
    04 - 928 2650 / 2651 / 2652

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The cost of higher education is increasing, either due to inflation or other economic factors. As such, with the increasing cost of education and the demand of higher education, education scholarships and study loans becomes an essential.

For Local Students

  1. MyBRAIN15 (MyPh.D/ MyMASTER/ Ph.D Industry) under the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE). 
  2. National Science Fellowship (NSF) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI).
  3. PTPTN under Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional, Malaysia. 

For International Students

  1. Malaysia International Scholarship under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia.
  2. Commonwealth Scholarship And Fellowship Plan (CSFP) Tenable In Malaysia under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia, for students from the Commonwealth Countries. 

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210415 MBAStudent Bond : Click here to refer to related document

**Apply only to students registered in UUM Sintok. Service Fee for students registered in OYAGSB Kuala Lumpur is RM150 per trimester (local student) / RM 317 per trimester (International student).

*** Estimated fee subject to change. 


Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (Kampus Kuala Lumpur)
27-1B Tingkat 1, Wisma Sri Muda (UUMKL Menara 2)
Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz, Kampung Baru
50300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEL: +604-928 7192/7194