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.

Master of Business Administration Careers

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 KDU?

The UOW Malaysia KDU Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate program that blends academic and professional knowledge, where learners are exposed to cutting-edge research and process of discovery and knowledge generation. The program offers an international perspective for professionals to engage effectively in global environment as well as networking opportunities. Students are able to choose between two specialisation tracks; Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Financial Planning (FP).

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. 

As a part of the course, students develop as well as practice their management and leadership skills through our specially designed multidisciplinary learning approach. Our learning activities are focused on real world scenarios, team work, role play, case studies, decision making, research and analysis, and more. The objective is to develop the communication, analysis, negotiation, business intuition, problem solving and facilitating skills of the students.

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.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma programs are the stepping-stone towards the MBA qualification. It is in accordance to the need and availability of the students to complete one level to another.  Upon completion of the postgraduate certificate, students have two options, that is, to continue to the Postgraduate Diploma or straight to Masters.  Students can also enroll from Postgraduate Diploma level and continue to the Master of Business Administration. This flexible pathway enable students to choose their study duration to meet their individual needs.


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.


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.


Marketing Leadership (New)

Business Analytics (New)

Hospitality & Tourism Management (New)


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 KDU to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Students Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
  • Real World Education With Industry



When students graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia KDU, 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 at UOW Malaysia KDU 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
  • Programs accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy



At UOW Malaysia KDU, 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 KDU’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 KDU 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 KDU Job Shadowing Program
At UOW Malaysia KDU, 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 KDU 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 KDU 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.


Industry Expert Speakers Series

The Industry Expert Speaker Series is comprised of various guest lectures, workshops, talks and forums, where experts across various industries and organisations share their thoughts, knowledge and experiences with our students. Past speakers include Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Chairman of UOW Malaysia KDU Board), Dr. Robert Bong (Chief Advisor of Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute), Dato’ Dan E Khoo (Vice President – Strategy, Multimedia Development Corporation), Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Petronas Dagangan Berhad), Melissa Ng (Head of Service Marketing, Nissan Malaysia and IndoChina), Surentran Somasundram (Chief Executive Oficer, Snack Boss Sendirian Berhad), and Marwan Ma’som (Founder, SwiftCow Malaysia), just to name a few.

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
Estimated fees
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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :
Completed with a min. CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent qualifications.

Candidates without a minimum CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted with a min. of 5 years relevant working experience, subject to institutional approval.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 5 in MUET


International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 59 and above for Pearson English Test


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