PBS aims to nurture future leaders that practise human governance values and principles. PBS also engages in research, consulting, and business development activities.

This programme caters to top managers who would like to have an in-depth understanding of the business world. It is designed to equip students with the ability to effectively and efficiently manage people and ideas, as well as to train them to think strategically to move their organisations forward in the rapidly changing and challenging environment. (N/345/7/1056)(MQA/FA8638)(05/22)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree [Level 6, Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF)] with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or its equivalent as accepted by the PBS senate; or
  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA below 2.75 but not lower than 2.50 will only be considered based on a strict internal assessment (including test, interview or portfolio); or
  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant field; or
  • A recognised Postgraduate Certificate’s degree or its equivalent; or
  • Other qualifications approved by the PBS Senate.

All international candidates graduated from degree programmes whereby English is not the medium of instruction must have obtained a minimum of 550 for the TOEFL Paper-based test or 80 for the Internet-based test, or IELTS Band 6.0, or MUET Band 5.0.

Delivery of Courses

Full Time

  • Lectures are conducted on alternate weekdays morning or evening, or weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • There will be 1 – 2 weeks of inter trimester break.
  • Study duration is 1 year 4 months – 2 years.
TrimesterNo of Courses
5Continue Project Paper

Part Time

  • Lectures are conducted on alternate weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • There will be 1 – 2 weeks of inter trimester break.
  • Study duration is 2 years 8 months – 3 years.
TrimesterNo of Courses
8Project Paper

Program Structure

The structure of the Master of Business Administration programme is as follows:
Total courses of 15 (14 x 3 credits + 1 x 6 credits)48 credit hours
7 core courses (7 x 3 credits)21 credit hours
5 specialisation courses (5 x 3 credits)15 credit hours
2 elective courses (2 x 3 credits)6 credit hours
Project paper6 credit hours


Choose any Five (5) courses from the following specialisations: Maximum Three (3) courses from any specialisation.

Human Potential Management Specialisation
HPM7201Business Environment and Human Resource Management
HPM7202Workforce Planning Management
HPM7203Human Resource Development
HPM7205Total Rewards Management
HPM7206Strategic Human Resource Management
Marketing Specialisation
MGT7204Business and Marketing in Asia
MGT7202Marketing Communication
MGT7203Marketing Strategy
MGT7206Consumer Behaviour
MGT7205Asia Marketing Management
Finance Specialisation
FIN7201International Finance
FIN7202Investment Analysis
FIN7203Current Issues in Finance
FIN7204Financial Planning
FIN7206Security Analysis & Portfolio Theory
FIN7207Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance Specialisation
GOV7201Corporate Governance
GOV7202Corporate Administration
GOV7203Corporate Secretaryship
GOV7204Corporate Social Responsibility
ITB7201Cross Cultural Management
International Business Specialisation
ITB7201Cross Cultural Management
ITB7202International Business Management and Policy
ITB7203International Marketing
ITB7204International Trade
FIN7201International Finance
Elective – Choose two (2) courses only
MGT7101Managing Operations of Business
FIN7101Financing Businesses
MGT7104Knowledge Management
MGT7105Business Intelligence and Analytics Systems
MGT7106Digital Business and Entrepreneurship
FIN7205Islamic Finance
HPM7204Strategic Human Resource Business Leadership
FIN7208Financial Technology (FINTECH)
MGT7201Digital Transformation


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