Master of Business Administration |

Master of Business Administration

N/345/7/1095 02/26 (PA9617)

Programme Overview
 
The KDU Penang University College MBA programme is tailored for aspiring managers and professionals with an ambition to become strategic leaders and change managers within their industrial environment. Our dedicated team of PhD and industry qualified academics will lead you on a journey that will empower you to be an effective manager in an increasingly dynamic business world. You will be challenged to simultaneously understand the complexity of the organizational and business environment while also developing the pragmatism that you need to succeed as a change manager. This programme is ideally positioned for emerging managers transitioning in their careers or seeking to extend the effectiveness of an existing leadership role. Once you enroll with us, you will be challenged to critically reflect on your effectiveness and apply expert knowledge to real business problems. This experiential learning focus provides an opportunity for you to get involved in research activities which enhance your problem solving skills using contemporary scientific research methods.

We recognize that context is important for post-experience education and therefore we offer the opportunity for you to customize your learning through access to our unique platform of MBA specializations. You can delve deeper into the latest in management theory with the ‘Management’ specialization or alternatively select an industry based specialization tailored to the next step in your career trajectory. Whether you aspire to manage in the area of ‘Business Analytics’ (i.e. Big data), ‘Hospitality’, ‘Tourism’, or be a ‘Project Management’ practitioner we have a solution for you. Speak to our counsellors on how by selecting the Project Management specialization you could well be on your way to becoming a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Through exemption to the project management education component to PMP certification those who chose this specialization can accelerate their attainment of this coveted professional qualification. The choice of specialization is yours and we have a dedicated team of academics and industry professionals ready to take you on this tailored journey.

Career options could be the following:
 
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Corporate Planner
  • Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Manager
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Management Consultant
  • Managing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Product Development Manager
  • Project Director / Manager
  • Senior Business Development Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Strategist
Program Structure
DURATION
1 year (FT)
2 years (PT)
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
Mode of Delivery/Teaching & Learning Methods
Lecture, Supervision

Subject offered according to semester (Full-Time)
 
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Finance, Cost, and Investment
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2
  • Management Research
  • Specialisation 1
  • Specialisation 2
  • Specialisation 3
  • Specialisation 4
  • Specialisation 5
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 3
  • Dissertation or Business Consultation Project
  • Strategic Management

Subject offered according to semester (Part-Time)
 
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Finance, Cost, and Investment
  • Strategic Marketing
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2
  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 3
  • Specialisation 1
  • Specialisation 2
  • Specialisation 3
YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 1
  • Specialisation 4
  • Specialisation 5
YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 2
  • Management Research
  • Strategic Management
YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3
  • Dissertation or Business Consultation Project
Electives ( Choose 2 courses )
  • Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making
  • Services Marketing

Specialisation (Choose one specialisation group)
 
Hospitality
  • Hospitality & Tourism Operations Development
  • Luxury and Lifestyle Brand Management
  • Hospitality Demand and Revenue Management
  • Hospitality Real Estate and Properties
  • Current Issues in the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Tourism
  • Tourism Destination Analysis
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • International Events Management
  • Leisure, Adventure and Experience Tourism
  • Current Issues in the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Management
  • Operations Management and Supply Chain
  • Leadership
  • Responsible Business
  • Managing in the Digital Economy
  • Global Business Environment
Business Analytics
  • Fundamentals of Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Business Information System
  • Data Science Tools and Techniques
Project Management
  • Managing in the Digital Economy
  • Operations Management and Supply Chain
  • Engineering Management Data Analysis
  • Project Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 17th September (Part-time mode only )
  • Jan 2020 ( Full-time & Part-Time)
ESTIMATED FEES*
  • RM24,000 (FT & PT - Local)
  • RM32,000 (International)
*(For specilisation in Project Management an additional fee of RM 2,000 will be charged)

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.
Entry Requirements
Academic QualificationMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • Bachelor Degree
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA below of 2.50 or equivalent, subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field; or
  • Other qualifications recognised by the government.
English Proficiency Requirement
  • Local Students
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57); or
  • Recognised Degree from other institutions (conducted in English) or;
  • KDU English Entrance Test 67
  • International Students
  • IELTS Band 6; or
  • TOEFL PBT (488) / IBT (58); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (169); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • MUET Band 5; or
  • Recognised Degree from other institutions (conducted in English)