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OUM's Master programme
List of Master programmes offers by Open University Malaysia


Master of Science
(Business Administration)

This programme is designed to provide sound foundations in selected areas of business administration by learning through the various stages in the research process. This programme is also developed to enhance the expertise of people whose interests are inclined towards an academic career or research related careers like research management executives, and lecturers or tutors in public and private higher educational institutions. As such, the goals of this programme are:

Enhance research management skills in specific areas of business studies.

Improve the analytical and conceptual skills in specific areas of business studies.

Foster research and development of new knowledge in specific areas of business studies.

Why study with us ?

OUM programmes are designed by experts from the industry, academia and professional bodies and are fully endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Available anytime, anywhere and to anyone.

Advantage of completing your study at your own pace.

Reasonable fees payable by instalments.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science (Business Administration) programme is a postgraduate research
degree, which is purely by preparing and completing a research thesis.

This programme comprises of three parts:
>>> Part I > Compulsory Core Courses
>>> Part II > Research
>>> Part III > Thesis Examination

Part I:
Each candidate will be required to take the following courses:
a) Business Research Methods >>> 3 Credits
b) Seminar in Management OR
Seminar in Marketing OR
Seminar in Finance OR
Seminar in Economics* >>> 3 Credits

*Each candidate must select one area of study
Candidates can also take additional courses in the following areas:
a) Applied Statistics >>> 3 Credits
b) Multivariate Statistics >>> 3 Credits
c) Non-Parametric Statistics >>> 3 Credits

Part II:
Candidates will be conducting the research and prepare the thesis through self managed learning and or independent study under the guidance of one supervisor assigned by OUM to the candidate. Each candidate must meet the assigned supervisor at least 4 times in each semester before he/she can progress in the subsequent semester. Areas of specialisations in research:
>>> Management (Human Resource, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, Ethics, etc)
>>> Marketing (Service, Consumer Behaviour, Strategy, etc)
>>> Finance (Investment, Banking, Portfolio Management, etc)
>>> Economics (Industrial Economics, Development, etc)

Part III:
The candidate has completed the thesis and ready to submit for examination by OUM. An internal examiner and one external examiner will be appointed to assess the Master of Science (Business Administration) thesis and the candidate will be examined in the 'Viva Voce' session organised by the Centre for Graduate Studies.




Entry Requirements : Bachelor's Degree with honors in the areas of Business Administration, Management, Finance, Economics, Commerce or its equivalent.

Duration of Study : 6 Semesters or 2 years              Fees : RM12,640


Centre for Graduate Studies

Open University Malaysia

3rd Floor, Bangunan Angkasa Raya
Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603-2731 6000 Fax: 603-2148 4006

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