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)
To qualify for each of the Master of Science programmes, applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:
- A Degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or its equivalent in the relevant field. However, an applicant with a CGPA of below 3.00 or its equivalent in the relevant field may be considered if the applicant possesses the relevant working or research experiences, or
- A professional qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to the above, or
- Other qualifications approved by the PBS Senate.
In addition, all international applicants must meet the language proficiency requirements of the University.
- All international candidates from countries where English is not a medium of instruction must have obtained a minimum TOEFL 550 or Band 6.0 for IELTS.
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.
|Acceptance Fee||Local Student||International Student|
|Admin Fee (per semester)||RM500||RM500|
|Credit Fee (per semester)||RM500||RM500|
|International Student Fee per semester||–||RM800|
|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)|
|Local & International Student||RM 1,000|
TOTAL FEES FOR 2 YEARS STUDY ( 4 SEMESTERS )
|Local Student||RM 10,856|
|International Student||RM 16,556|
TOTAL FEES FOR 3 YEARS STUDY (6 SEMESTERS)
|Local Student||RM 13,776|
|International Student||RM 21,876|
TOTAL FEES FOR 4 YEARS STUDY ( 8 SEMESTERS )
|Local Student||RM 16,216|
|International Student||RM 26,516|
(i) All fees above are subject to change.
(ii) Fees are payable according to the payment schedule as specified for each semester.