MBA in Finance

General

Program Description

Our MBA programme provides a course in general corporate and financial management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. The MBA adds value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organisations in a global context. You will develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines while allowing customisation with specialist modules in various areas of management. The syllabus is the same as that offered in Nottingham University Business School, UK, and our partner institutions overseas.

Intakes:

  • February (part-time)
  • June (part-time)
  • September (full-time and part-time)
  • November (part-time)

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Course structure

You must complete a total of 12 taught modules (8 core modules and 4 elective modules) and a Management Project.

Most modules will involve group work with like-minded individuals from diverse industries and countries. You will also develop the skills to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently, along with interpersonal skills to enable you to interact across a wide range of business stakeholders.

We also host a Business Leaders Seminar Series, which serves as a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas with industry leaders from various sectors. You will also have the opportunity to attend study skills sessions, workshops on soft skills such as teamwork, leadership and critical thinking, and additional workshops and seminars on research methods relevant to management projects.

Location

All teaching will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) based in Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Programme delivery

Our MBA offers both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2-4 years) study modes. Taught modules are delivered in 'block' format at our Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre. Students will be able to select elective modules they wish to undertake and complete the programme according to their own schedule.

Each module will generally have 33 hours of teaching, delivered in 'block' format over a period of 9-12 days with breaks in between.

Overseas study

Individuals wishing to study overseas can take up to two approved modules delivered by Nottingham University Business School the UK, or our overseas partner institutions (subject to the availability of modules).

Global experience opportunity

The Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia MBA programme organises international study tours for students every year. These study tours offer unique and invaluable business and cultural programme, allowing students to gain direct experience of contemporary business and management issues.

The tours include visits to global companies such as Lenovo and Tencent, meetings with top executives as well as relevant universities for exposure to business engagement and business research apart from cultural excursions.

Study tours are usually organised in January each year, and the destinations focus on emerging markets. Past study tours have taken students to Shanghai, Ningbo, Beijing and Taiwan.

Students at NUBS Malaysia are also invited to participate in MBA study tours that are organised by NUBS UK, which include study tours to the United States, China and other parts of the world.

A study tour is an option available to full-time and part-time MBA students, as a separate activity from those covered by the programme's fees.

Modules

Core modules

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Managing People
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Decisions and Organisations

Elective modules*

MBA Finance

Students must take two of the following modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance

You will then choose a further two from the list of additional modules below:

Additional modules

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Managing the Human Resource
  • Responsible Business: A Strategic Approach

*Elective modules are subject to change

Assessment

Depending on the module, you may be assessed by examination, group or individual coursework, group or individual presentations, or a combination of assessment methods.

Management Project

Each student is required to complete a management project that will focus on an area of interest. Students may choose any one from three types of management project:

  • Management Research Project (20,000 words) on an approved subject (weight 100%).
  • Company-based Individual Research Document (15,000 words) (70%) + Individual presentation (20 minutes including Q&A) and submission of slides (30%).
  • Management Project (Business Analysis Project) (15,000 words) (70%) + Individual presentation (20 minutes including Q&A) and submission of slides (30%).

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification deemed equivalent to the first degree with honours, plus at least three or more years of full-time management or leadership work experience, normally gained since graduating from the first degree.

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element).
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements).
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element).
  • MUET: Band 4.

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Last updated Apr 2020

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