Admission  @Universiti Sains Malaysia

Master of Business Administration (Online) - Graduate School of Business


Core courses (30 units)

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Economics for Business
  • Technology and Information Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Decision Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy and Policy
  • Business Ethics and Governance

Elective Courses (12 units)

Students may choose one area of specialisation OR choose four from any specialisation

Areas of specialisation

  • International Business (Students must attend an exchange programme abroad)
    • International Business Management
    • Global and Supply Chain Management
    • Entrepreneurship in Global Business
    • International Marketing
  • Service Science Management and Engineering
    • Business Intelligence for Service Excellence
    • Productivity and Quality Management
    • Logistics and Distribution Management
    • Leadership for Transformation
  • Sustainable Development
    • Natural Resources and Environmental Management
    • Social Enterprise
    • Green Business and Performance Assessment
    • Sustainability Concept and Issues
  • Governance and Control
    • Project Management
    • Performance Measurement
    • Competition Law
    • Internal Audit Basics
    • Internal Audit Practices

Research Project and Viva Voce (6 units)

Either one of the following:

  • Case Study and Consultancy
  • Quantitative Study and Consultancy

Units for graduation: 48 units


A Bachelor’s degree from a university recognised by the USM’s Senate or an equivalent qualification:

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75/4.00 or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year working experience; or
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.50/4.00 or equivalent (without working experience)
  • Pass the interview for candidates did not satisfy the criteria above.

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

The minimum score for each programme can be vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.

  • A minimum score of 60 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 8.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum of Band 6 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 59 for PTE; or
  • A minimum score for Cambridge English: Occupational English Test (OET) (Conventional/Online) min 250 /Advance (CAE)/Proficiency (CPE) /Preliminary (PET) /First (FCE)/Linguaskill Online min. score 169; or
  • A minimum score of 109 for ELS; or
  • A minimum of Band 4 for MUET

Exemption can be given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)
  • 2 years to 5 years (4 semesters to 10 semesters)
  • April & October
Malaysian (MYR) International (USD)
  • Registration Fee : 120.00
  • Tuition Fee : 600.00 X 48 Units = 28,800.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Registration Fees : 130.00
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fees : 248.75 X 48 Units = 11,940.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00

** Fees are subject to change


Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : +604 653 2606
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Student Admission Unit
Academic Management Division
Registry, Level 2, Chancellory Building
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

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