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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration2 years
Part Time/Full TimePart-time
Fees (International Student)23181USD(total)
FacultyEdinburgh Business School
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyBy Coursework/Mixed Mode
Course Description

Edinburgh Business School is the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University. It is most famous for its globally successful MBA programme,which is designed to meet the needs of busy working professionals who seek an internationally recognised qualification – and who also need the practical and applied skills required by today’s top managers as they operate in the changing business world.

Over 40% of Fortune 500 companies currently have employees on the Edinburgh Business School MBA programme, and the programme has a larger international presence than any other MBA in the world - as listed by the Financial Times newspaper for every year since 2009.

The MBA programme offers the flexibility to study how you want. In Malaysia, the part-time, on-campus programme is spread over a two-year period and delivered over a series of two-day weekend seminars and revision classes. You will meet Edinburgh Business School faculty, locally based academics and other experts who will deliver the intensive weekend seminars. There are also dedicated staff based on campus in Malaysia who can answer your queries and deal with any administrative issues.


Core courses

• Organisational Behaviour
• Accounting
• Marketing
• Economics
• Finance
• Project Management
• Strategic Planning

Elective Courses (select 2)

• Consumer Behaviour
• Credit Risk Management
• Human Resource Management
• Negotiation
• Competitive Strategy
• Making Strategies Work
• Strategic Risk Management
• Research Methods for Business and
Management (compulsory elective if
you choose to do a Project).

• Project (12,000-18,000 words)

Entry Requirements

A relevant first or second class Honours degree or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

At least two years’ appropriate business experience.

Intake Months

September, January

Career Prospects

The main graduate destinations are business management for industry, commerce and higher education.The programme is focused on delivering graduates with the knowledge and skills appropriate to contemporary, international business environments and positions, with particular relevance to marketing. It is also expected that some graduates will find employment within other business or governmental specialisms.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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