Master of Science Programme

INTRODUCTION

Students will be exposed to the relevant theories and critical research issues in their respective areas of specialization. Each student is required to conduct a research study and complete a thesis detailing the research objectives, literature reviewed, the research design, data analysis and findings of the research. The student has to prepare and defend his/her research proposal before being allowed to continue his/her research and completion of his/her thesis.

The fields of study offered in the Master of Science programme are as follows:

  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Master of Science (Accounting)
  • Master of Science (Finance)
  • Master of Science (Marketing)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for each of the Master of Science (Management), applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • A recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a CGPA of at least 2.75 or its equivalent in the relevant field; or
  • A recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a CGPA of less than 2.75 but not lower than 2.50 or its equivalent in the relevant field, may be accepted subject to having relevant working or research experience, or
  • Other qualifications approved by the PBS Senate.

All international candidates graduated from degree programmes whereby English is not a medium of instruction must have obtained a minimum TOEFL 550 or IELTS Band 6.0.

To qualify for each of the Master of Science (Accounting, Finance & Marketing), applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • A recognised Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of at least 2.75 or its equivalent in the relevant field; or
  • A recognised Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of less than 2.75 but not lower than 2.50 or its equivalent in the relevant field, may be accepted subject to having relevant working or research experience, or
  • Other qualifications approved by the PBS Senate.

All international candidates graduated from degree programmes whereby English is not a medium of instruction must have obtained a minimum TOEFL 550 or IELTS Band 6.0.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

PHASE I – COURSEWORK (6 credit hours)

The coursework is mandatory. Each student must attain an overall CGPA of 3.00 before he/she is allowed to proceed with his/her research in Phase II.

Two core courses (6 credit hours)

  • Research Methodology
  • Business Statistics

PHASE II – PROPOSAL DEFENCE (PD)

Each student must publicly present and defend his/her MSc research proposal. The assessment at the PD stage involves evaluation of the student’s knowledge of the extant literature in his/her area of research, his ability to integrate the theories pertinent to the research in formulating the appropriate research framework and his/her ability to adopt the appropriate research design.

The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase III upon passing of the defence of his/her proposal.

PHASE III – THESIS PREPARATION

The student proceeds to continue with his/her data collection, data analysis and thesis writing.

PHASE IV – VIVA VOCE

After submission of the thesis, the student is required to attend a viva-voce to orally defend his/her thesis.

The assessment at the viva voce stage involves evaluation of the student’s knowledge and ability to complete his/her research study to the satisfaction of the panel of two independent examiners.

FEES

OTHER FEES  

 Acceptance Fee Local Student International Student
 RM300  RM800
 Registration Fee  RM150  RM150
 Alumni Fee  RM100  RM100
 Admin Fee (per semester)  RM500  RM500
 Credit Fee (per credit)  RM500  RM500
 International Student Fee per semester  –  RM800

  RESEARCH FEES  

1st Semester RM 700 (Local Students)
RM 1,200 (International Students)
2nd – 5th semesters RM 1,200 (Local Students)
RM 1,700 (International Students)
6th and subsequent semesters RM 720 (Local Students)
RM 1,020 (International Students)

  VIVA FEE  

 Local & International Student  RM 1,000

  TOTAL FEES FOR 2 YEARS STUDY ( 4 SEMESTERS )  

Local Student RM 10,850
International Student RM 16,550

  TOTAL FEES FOR 3 YEARS STUDY (6 SEMESTERS)  

Local Student RM 13,770
International Student RM 21,870

  TOTAL FEES FOR 4 YEARS STUDY ( 8 SEMESTERS )  

Local Student RM 16,210
International Student RM 26,510

  Note:

(i) All fees above are subject to change.

(ii) Fees are payable according to the payment schedule as specified for each semester.

(iii) The total credit hours for MSc programme is 6 credit hours.