A Master of Business Administration or MBA is a program designed to provide integrated, pertinent knowledge in the business administration field. It is a course that will enhance managerial skills, enabling students to advance on the corporate ladder. 

MBA courses are tailored to develop individuals who are able to seek opportunities in the business world as well as apply the appropriate strategies to create wealth. As such, MBAs are suitable for those who intend to be innovative entrepreneurs as well as those who want to obtain a managerial or leadership position in an organization.

Why consider an MBA degree?

If you are wondering whether you should take up an MBA course, here are a few reasons why you should do so:

  • It will help you to improve and sharpen your leadership and people management skills.
  • Improve your ability to advertise and sell your products and/or services.
  • It will extend your network and build connections and partnerships that may help you in the future.
  • You will be able to make tough calls and manage difficult situations and crises that arise.
  • You will learn the expertise to promote the company’s positive image.
  • You will improve your ability to gather, interpret and analyze reports. 
  • You will develop the skills to spot and retain top talent.
  • MBA salaries are some of the highest in the job market.
  • You will have all the skills needed to start your own company from scratch.
  • It opens up the opportunity for you to work in large international corporations.
  • You can study it full time or part time and thus, fit it into your schedule accordingly.
  • MBA degrees are suitable for older students who have working experience.

MBA career prospects

A Master of Business Administration will help you to advance to exciting careers such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Researcher
  • Academics
  • Consultant
  • Manager
  • Sales Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Public Relations Director
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Industrial Production Managers

Why study Masters of Business Administration at UOW Malaysia?

The UOW Malaysia MBA program is a top-notch postgraduate program designed to equip students with a unique blend of academic and professional knowledge. The program offers an international perspective and provides learners with opportunities to engage in a global environment and network with other professionals. Students are able to choose between five specialisation tracks: Enterprise Risk Management, Marketing Leadership, Business Analytics, Hospitality & Tourism Management and Financial Planning.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®), this MBA track is a postgraduate qualification that focuses on the area of Enterprise Risk Management.

The MBA course has been specifically crafted to develop rounded business leaders with skills to succeed in a wide range of industries and business disciplines. 

With a focus on real-world scenarios, multidisciplinary learning activities, and skill development, the UOW Malaysia KDU MBA program is committed to preparing students for success. The course emphasizes communication, analysis, negotiation, business intuition, problem solving, and facilitating skills, ensuring that students are ready to excel in their careers.

Financial Planning (FP) focuses on the areas of financial planning and is catered to professionals that are seeking a postgraduate qualification in the area of Financial Planning.

Students can expect a well-rounded education with a focus on professional development, making it the ideal choice for anyone looking to advance their career in the business world.

What should you expect?

  • Faculty members from highly experience academicians and industry practitioners
  • An MBA that charts you through to a Professional qualification
  • Co-creation between faculty members and yourself in discovery and knowledge generation
  • International and professional perspective
  • An environment that is open and keeps you curious with a desire to meet new challenges

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be granted exemptions from the following recognised professional body^

Specialization Streams

Enterprise Risk Management 

  • IERP® Enterprise Risk Manager Professional Certification* – Exempted from 6 modules out of 11 modules
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – Exempted from 7 CIMA papers.

Marketing Leadership 

  • Prepares learners for strategic marketing leadership roles within a dynamic environment to respond to international marketing challenges.
  • Recognised by the world’s largest and well-established professional marketing body, learners are eligible for The Chartered Institute of Marketing examination.

Business Analytics 

  • Relevant knowledge and skills related to business intelligence, data analytics and data science to cope with the global Big Data Revolution.
  • Ability to process Big Data for problem solving and decision making in different business domains via numerous tools and techniques.

Hospitality & Tourism Management 

  • In collaboration with IMI International Management Institute, Switzerland.
  • Certification from IMI including parchment from UOW Malaysia.

Financial Planning

  • Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) Certified Financial Planner (CFP)* Certification Education Program – Exempted from 3 modules out of 4 modules
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – Exempted from 11 CIMA papers.


Accredited by:


* Relevant subjects from respective specialization must be taken during study.
Subject to revision without prior notice.


University Award:

Program information

  • Grooming Business Leaders for the Future
  • Choose UOW Malaysia to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Students Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
  • Real World Education With Industry



When students graduate from UOW Malaysia with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia, we ensure that our students are armed with the knowledge, insights and skills, and empowered with experience, so that they stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy and help create an economically prosperous tomorrow. The academic experience atUOW Malaysia is designed for students who not only desire to study business, but also to build the characteristics and confidence necessary for a real world experience. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passions prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.



UOW Malaysia KDU University College’s School of Business drive a strong focus on offering real world and experiential learning for, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in students. Students are given opportunities to understand business organisations, systems and processes from a simulated model, learn from captains of industry, and work with industrial partners on real-world projects – giving them a head start in honing their business sense and sharpening their skills. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passion prepare them to become driven and intuitive leader.

  • Obtained desired job, run own business, further study
  • Over 100 companies for student internships
  • Diverse student population from over 18 countries
  • A purpose-built Entrepreneurialism Center
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum with input from Industry Advisory Panels
  • 45% of faculty members are with industry experience
  • Programmes accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy



At UOW Malaysia, students are encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind – to be bold, innovative and adaptable. All students that are taking business studies are required to undergo the Entrepreneurship module, anchored by the university college’s School of Business.

In the pursuit of nurturing budding entrepreneurs, the School of Business set up its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator program. Under the Entrepreneurship module, students work in teams to run a business and solve its problems and issues in a virtual environment. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the SKOLA trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms; providing students with the opportunity to experience different scenarios that occur in a real-world business environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Besides the simulated environment, students also go through the process of conceptualising, developing and fine-tuning business ideas, which will be pitched to angel investors. The module is taught by lecturers who have had vast industry experience and who are members of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN).



Students at UOW Malaysia’s School of Business are driven to be industry-ready. Essential to their academic learning and experience are our collaborations with industry partners, all designed to ensure our students get an edge above others even before they graduate.

Industry Cooperative Education Program
Industry partnership through adoption of specific module at UOW Malaysia School of Business provides our students an opportunity to network with their potentially future employers and apply classroom learning in real-world situations. In most cases, students will go through a series of training modules – from sessions on financial literacy to retail and customer service insights, people management, and other relevant operational areas. The holistic learning eco-system enables students to create and execute their own business plan, which forms part of the practical student assessment throughout their education journey.
UOW Malaysia Job Shadowing Program
At UOW Malaysia, we value the need for students to experience the real world instead of just the classroom education. Therefore from as early as Year 1 of their Bachelor’s Degree studies or Year 2 of their Diploma studies, students will have an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a company as well as observe first hand of the challenges that are faced in the respective professions. Through UOW Malaysia Job Shadowing program, students will be able to gain insights about the industry as opposed to just reading general job descriptions.
Revolutionary Business Simulation
As the world of business transforms rapidly with the adoption of digital economy, the paradigm shift has resulted in greater demand for organisation with soft skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Students’ adaptability of this new era would enhance their innovativeness and productivity, hence contributing in the society development.

At UOW Malaysia School of Business, students are put into business simulated environment at our very own Entrepreneurialism Centre, guided by certified EuroPEN-PEN International trainers and are led by experienced Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) investor. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the Simplified Business System (SBS) trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms, teaches them various methods in facing the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

1 year 4 months (Full-Time) / 2 years (Part-Time)
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Management
  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation
  • Specialisation (5 subjects)
  • Elective (1 subject)


  • Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management and Key Risk Indicators
  • Investment Risk Management
  • Market, Credit and Operational Risk
  • Risk Control, Self Assessment and Internal Control Model
  • Business Continuity Management



  • Personal Finance
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning



  • Corporate Digital Communication
  • Global Marketing Decisions
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Change
  • Contemporary Challenges
  • Leading Change



  • Essential Elements of Business Analytics
  • Big Data for Business
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Business Information System
  • Data Science Tools and Techniques



  • Corporate Digital Communication
  • Global Marketing Decisions
  • International Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality & Tourism Operations Development
  • Managing Operations in Hospitality Business
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Tax Planning
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Business Ethics
  • Contemporary Challenges
  • Managing Business Growth
  • Essential Elements for Business Analytics
  • Business Continuity Management

Intake dates


30 January 26 May 8 September
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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and with relevant working experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses: or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree recognised by the Malaysia Government
English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 4 in MUET


International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of TOEFL Essentials (8.5) / IBT (60); or score (169) in Cambridge English; or PTE Academic 59


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.


Master of Business Administration FAQ

What is the typical length of an MBA program?

MBA programs typically take 1 and a half to 2 years to complete. At UOW Malaysia KDU, the expected time needed to complete an MBA is 1 year 4 months for full time students and 2 years for part time students. 

What is the difference between a full-time MBA program and a part-time MBA program? 

A full-time MBA program is designed for students who are able to dedicated themselves to full-time studies and complete their degree as quickly as possible. A part-time MBA program have working professional who want to continue working while studying. UOW Malaysia KDU offers both. 

How does an MBA degree improve one’s career prospects?

Getting an MBA is a great way to acquire a diverse set of knowledge and enhance both skills and knowledge in the business sector. Graduates of MBA programmes usually have higher chances of holding a high-level management position and successful MBA careers.

What are the benefits of obtaining an MBA degree? 

Individuals with an MBA degree have better job prospects, increased earning potential, and a competitive advantage in the job market. An MBA also provides access to valuable resources and opportunities, including a network of professional contacts. 

What are the admission requirements for an MBA program? 

Universities usuall require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree for admission into an MBA program. 

At UOW Malaysia KDU, admission requirements are a bachelor degree with minimum 2.50 CGPA or its equivalent. English requirements are Band 5 in MUET for local students and Band 6.0 IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 59 and above for Pearson English Test.