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Online MBA (EMBA)


The Online MBA programme was established in 2006 and within a short period of time, the Online MBA at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has managed to gain a reputation for its excellence in business and management education. The number of students enrolled has been increasing steadily since its establishment. At the dawn of IR 4.0, jobs that require creativity are likely to stay. Irrespective of discipline, Therefore, Education 4.0 must be able to produce highly creative graduates with the ability to think critically. Due to its student centred and holistic learning approach, as well as innovative and interactive teaching methodology, the Online MBA at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), USM continues to attract students with high potential of achieving academic excellence from many nationalities and diverse backgrounds.

In addition, the GSB academic faculty members consists of very experienced professors, associate professors and senior lecturers with diverse academic and industry backgrounds. The Online MBA at GSB is designed to produce business leaders who have the ability to integrate knowledge and past experiences to address complex business situation holistically. These leaders are also expected to be able to stimulate creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving with wisdom and visionary thoughts among business leaders in managing change within the dynamic business environment.


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: 120.00

Tuition Fee: 600.00 x 48 units = 28,800.00

Convocation fee: 200.00


Registration fee: 130.00

Tuition Fee: 248.75 x 48 units = 11,940.00

Personal Bond: 1,000.00

Convocation fee: 50.00


** Fees are subject to change**
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Program Educational Outcome for eMBA 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

eMBA Program Learning Outcomes:

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