The following frequently asked questions are common among those contemplating Graduate School of Business (GSB), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). This page provides answers to these questions and provides links to useful USM websites that provide additional answers.
USM is ranked #142 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.
There is no age limit as long as you have met the entry requirements.
From International Mobility and Collaboration Centre
Telephone: +60 4 653 2770/2771/2772/2773/3907/2346
Address: International Mobility and Collaboration Centre (IMCC) Building C09, Universiti Sains Malaysia Main Campus, 11800, USM, Penang, Malaysia Location: Click Here
Depending on the needs and lifestyle of each student, the estimated cost is inclusive of food, accommodation, books, entertainment, traveling, and miscellaneous.
√ Tuition Fee from USD2,750.00/year
√ Accommodation on-campus from USD248 per year (without meals)
√ Other expenses from USD2,500.00/year
On-Campus Accommodation is equipped with a single room or a twin-sharing room, common bathroom, cafeteria, laundry room, sports facility, study room, pantry, and grocery store. Rental for on-campus accommodation is from USD30 – USD75 per month (not inclusive of meals). For more information regarding our hostels, please click on this link:
Off-Campus Accommodation is the rental of private accommodation within walking distance and also available within a 3km in radius. Most of the condominium/apartments are equipped with 3 bedrooms, air-conditioned, groceries store, gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis/badminton court, and laundry shop. Rental for off-campus accommodation ranges from USD200 – USD400 per month (not including utility bills).
MBA: Evening weekday classes.
EMBA: Evening weekday classes.
DBA: full-day weekend classes.
In all GSB’s Programmes, you are allowed for a max of 2 semesters of postponement and 2 semesters of extension.
|Type of Candidate||Registration Fees||Personal Bond||Tuition Fees||Total Fees|
|Malaysian(MYR)||340.00||–||495.00 × 48 units||23,760.00 (RM)|
|Non-Malaysian(USD)||227.50||475||200.00 × 48 units||9,600.00 (USD)|
For Malaysian, you can apply financial assistance from PTPTN and EPF. Click here for more details
Yes, most of our students are working adults. The salary varies depending on which sector they are employed.
GSB also offers MBA Online using the Webex platform.
Candidate needs to have at least one year of working experience. However, fresh graduates without any working experience can also apply but need to have a CGPA of at least 3.50
We only have a full-time mode. Classes are held on weekdays from 7 pm to 10 pm.
No, it is as per University policy.
RM 70.00 via online payment
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.
The candidature period is between 2 to 5 years.
Both programmes will have exactly the same curriculum and syllabus. The only difference is the mode of delivery. The on-campus MBA, requires class attendance whilst the online MBA has more flexibility, self-paced, and convenience of attending online classes anywhere as long as the location has internet connection.
If all the requirements are met, you will be getting the offer letter in a week or two.
No, we do not accept any transfer credit
Students will only need to pay the tuition fees based on the number of courses registered in a semester.
There are 2 semesters in a year; February and September
No. Your degree will state Master of Business Administration
Using Cisco WEBEX Platform and e-learn (Moodle).
2 hours per class.
We offer both a part-time Ph.D. programme as well as an ‘offshore’ Ph.D. programme in Hong Kong in collaboration with the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA).
Though not compulsory, it might expedite the application process if you identify a potential supervisor and seek his/her advice on your proposed research topic.
The minimum score for each programme can vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.
A minimum score of 35 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
A minimum of Band 5 for IELTS; or
A minimum score of 36 for PTE; or
A minimum score of 154 for CAE/CPE; or
A minimum of Band 2 for MUET http://online.mpm.edu.my/en/web/guest/pendaftaran-calon-persendirian1
Exemption is 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)
Yes, all students, regardless of their background, are required to attend and pass both of these courses. The minimum pass mark is ‘B’