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Master of Management

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr 8 Mths
Part Time/Full TimePart-Time, Distance Learning ODL
Fees24,108/Course
FacultyCluster Business & Management
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyCoursework & Master Project
Course Description

 

The objectives of the Master of Management are to:

  • Identify and develop critical success factors of successfully managed excellent organisations
  • Integrate your managerial knowledge to manage your organisations more efficiently and effectively
  • Develop your analytical and decision-making skills in your professional development.

In the highly competitive business environment, business organisations need people with managerial talents and skills to better manage their organisations more efficiently and effectively.

Managerial competences are prerequisites of successful and excellent organisations today in the knowledge based economy of the information millennium.

The OUM Master of Management programme is designed to provide you with highly commendable managerial skills and competences to enhance your managerial career and professional development.

 

Curriculum
Core Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Organization & Business Management
This course is an introduction to key concepts in management and organization theory. Its goal is to enable learners to understand the manager's role, constraints, leverages and opportunities within complex organisations. It stresses the use of behavioural science based on research and the formulation of systematic diagnoses, which in turn will lead to specific courses of action.

The purpose of the course is to introduce the learner to the different aspects of organisational business management as a clear understanding of management approaches is critical to effectively manage an organisation. This course takes the perspective of a manager who needs to plan, organise, lead and control.
3
Information Technology for Managers
This course will discuss on organization and management, elements and infrastructure of Information Technology, Information System, types of computer based Information System and Organizational Information System used in organizational management. The concepts of knowledge management for building an effective Information System for digital firm also will be highlighted.
3
Human Resource Management
This course emphasises a pragmatic approach to the study of managing human resources. Common themes include human resource management potential link to contribute to organisational success and employee well-being and the relationships that exist between employers and employees. This course explores the role of human resource managers and provides a comprehensive foundation to managing human resources for non-human resource managers.
3
Marketing Management
The course will cover the major aspects of marketing decision-making: role of marketing in business organisations; analysis of marketing opportunities; development of marketing strategies; and implementation and control of marketing efforts. The course is interactive in nature, involving discussions, case analysis and assignments.
3
Organisational Behaviour
This course provides an overview in understanding people at their work place. It discusses a systematic approach to understanding the actions and attitudes of people that take place in organizations by using organisational behavior theories and models. This course also discusses on the individual differences and personality, perceptions, motivation and its relationship with rewards, teams and groups, different types of power, conflict and negotiations, organisational design and structure and culture in an organisation.
3
Research Method
This course focuses on the research elements, components, and processes in scientific research, its purpose and importance. Various types of research, characteristics of scientific research, methods of reasoning, and hypothetic-deductive method are discussed. Formulating research problems, research objectives, theoretical framework, hypothesis, research design, data collection methods, scale and measurements, reliability and validity, data analysis methods, report writing and presentation are discussed.
3
Strategic Management
This course focuses on formulating and implanting short and long-term strategies. As in most private and public organizations, policies and strategies are formulates and implanted in a multi-faceted global environment of social, political, economics, and legal entities. The main purpose of this course is to develop a conceptual framework of ?general management?s perspective? on strategic thinking and direction in formulating policies and strategies. Students will be introduced to the latest application managerial tools and techniques that should be utilized in assisting the decision-making process. Focus would also be made to evaluate the impact of situations and implications to the total enterprise.
3
Corporate Communication
Corporate communication is a sub-discipline of strategic management in both perspectives of corporate and non-profit organizations. This course is designed to examine the development of corporate events, image, the collaborative efforts affecting media strategies and how corporate identity can be managed. The course also discusses issues on the relationship between ICT platform, technology revolution and its implication on corporate disclosure in the information age
3
Organizational Development and Change
This course attempts to explain an in-depth study of organization-wide interventions designed to develop the organization and to implement change in the organization. Tools and alternatives for developing and improving the organization from a holistic management approach are discussed in this course. This course also explores the organization development consultant?s role as a change agent.
3
Leadership
The aim of the course is to expose students on managerial leadership in formal organizations. It focuses on the building of necessary skills that are vital for effective leadership. Different types of leadership, their effectiveness and challenges, are discussed. At the end of the course, students will be able to differentiate the different types of leadership characteristics and apply them in different situations in the organization.
3
Ethics for Managers
This course is intended to help managers recognize and think through ethical issues when they arise, and to contribute to their overall knowledge of the management process. The honesty, integrity, and good will of those who manage an organization set the stage for effective and profitable results.
3
International Business Management
This course is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of the environment in which international business operates and of the business practices required to compete successfully in global markets. A secondary goal for this course is for students to develop the basic decision-making skills associated with managing different aspects of international business. In order to facilitate these goals, students will be exposed to a variety of information and experience through readings in the text, articles on international business, international data bases, business cases, and a group project based on a global business situation.
3

 

Option 1: Master's Project
Subject Name Credit Hours
Master’s Project 6

 

Option 2
Option 2: ANY TWO Elective Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Accounting for Business Decision Making 3
Human Resource Planning, Recruitment & Selection 3
Marketing Strategy 3
Cross Cultural Management & Diversity 3
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Bachelor degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR
Bachelor degree in any field with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience.

OR

APEL Admission

More than 30 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
STPM / Recognised Diploma / A-Levels / Equivalent; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM

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


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