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Our MBA programme is meticulously designed to empower learners in overcoming career challenges with confidence and resilience. It offers a rigorous and comprehensive general management curriculum that not only imparts essential knowledge but also fosters mastery of cross-functional skills. Through a dynamic blend of hands-on learning experiences and cutting-edge multimodal teaching strategies, such as engaging case studies, realistic simulations, and stimulating discussions, we cultivate individuals into transformational, outcome-oriented business leaders.

What sets our program apart is its distinctive and holistic approach to business education. We go beyond traditional boundaries, equipping learners with leadership skills tailored for the fast-paced era of Industry Revolution 4.0. By seamlessly integrating leadership development with advanced management techniques, we prepare our graduates to navigate and excel in today’s dynamic and technology-driven organizational landscape. Moreover, our program features 10 fundamental business courses, each meticulously designed to provide learners with exciting and practical opportunities to enhance their analytical skills and expand their knowledge base.

Our MBA program typically ranges from 2 to 5 years, offering flexibility to students based on their needs. The program comprises 15 courses, including ten core courses, four elective courses, and one project. These courses are typically taken over multiple semesters, with 2 to 5 courses per semester. To successfully complete the program and graduate, you must earn 48 units. Classes are scheduled for 3 hours per week per course, generally from 7 pm to 10 pm, except Saturday and Sunday. The designated venues for the classes will be the lecture hall or seminar room located at the USM Penang campus.

Admission requirements:

a) 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)

b) Individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies can apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) certificate.

c) English Language Requirements (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 40 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 7.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum of Band 5 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 47 for PTE; or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Cambridge English (CAE/CPE); or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Linguaskill Online; or
  • A minimum of Band 3.5 for MUET

Exemption can be given to candidate if:

  • 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)

Fee Structure:

Malaysian (MYR)

International (USD)

Registration fee: 310.00

Tuition Fee: 495.00 x 48 units = 23,760.00

Convocation fee: 200.00


Registration fee: 222.50

Tuition Fee: 200.00 x 48 units = 9,600.00

Personal Bond: 1,000.00

Convocation fee: 50.00

** Fees are subject to change**

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Program Educational Outcome for MBA Program:

PEO 1 Progression of career within their chosen profession
PEO 2 The trust and respects of others as effective and ethical team members
PEO 3 A reputation as a source of reference for creative, innovative and sustainable solution
PEO 4 Positions of leadership in an organisation and/or on teams

MBA Program Learning Outcomes:

PLO 1 To provide solid understanding on the knowledge within the relevant business disciplines.
PLO 2 To develop critical, innovative thinking, and problem-solving
PLO 3 To develop effective communication skills.
PLO 4 To develop ethical and responsible leadership skills
PLO 5 To develop effective teamwork.
PLO 6 To develop awareness on business sustainability