MBA – Open and Distance Learning Mode

Introduction

This programme offers working professionals the flexibility to enhance their business knowledge and skills at their own pace and convenience.

Putra Business School (PBS) is the pioneer institution to offer this programme. Graduates will be awarded a PBS MBA degree.

Programme Code: (MQA/PA 15283)
Programme Mode: Online
Intakes: January | May | September

Applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • > A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the HEP Senate; OR

  • > A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment*; OR

  • > A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and with relevant working experience**, subject to a rigorous internal assessment*; OR

  • > A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses***; OR

  • > A pass at Level 7 Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) assessment by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); OR

  • > Other equivalent/related qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.

* Rigorous assessment to evaluate the suitability of an applicant for a programme through statement of purpose, interview and other methods may cover the following criteria:

  1. Demonstration of strong business experience, and that you have held significant managerial responsibilities.
  2. Evidence of any achievements in your professional life, for example, consistently performing at a high level, consistent career progression and any impact that you have had on your organisation.
  3. Professional skills that you have developed, for example, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, negotiating and analytical skills.
  4. How you will contribute to your class and what experiences you can bring to the institution.

**Experience can be cumulative experience even before acquiring the required qualification for a particular level of study. However, the experience must be relevant to the level of study as well as the content.

***The pre-requisite courses must equip the students with the necessary business knowledge (managing people, managing financial resources, understanding customers, understanding environments and strategic planning) of one level lower than the programme level.

Note: In compliance with the latest regulatory requirements (https://bit.ly/MQA2nd – please refer to pages 38 & 39) students are required to complete a Pre-Requisite Course (PRC). It is compulsory for students to attend and pass this course before/while pursuing their studies at PBS. The purpose of this course is to equip the students with basic business knowledge in order to prepare them for the programme and students are required to pay a fee of RM 500.00 before registering for PRC. Applicable to those who do not have a business or management background. (Not applicable to exchange students).


English Language Requirements

English Competency TestType of ExaminationMinimum Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Paper-based Test (PBT)550
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Internet-based Test (IBT)60
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)IELTSBand 6.0
Malaysian University English Test (MUET)MUETBand 4.0
PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISHPTE Academic/PTE Academic (Online)59
CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS AND TESTSLinguaskill Online169
ELSCertified Intensive English Programme Level (CIEP Level)109

100% Online

  • > Lectures are conducted on alternate weekdays evenings (8:00 pm – 10:00 pm) (MYT)

  • > There will be 2 weeks of inter-trimester break

  • > Study duration is 1 year 8 months

TrimesterNo. of Courses
13
23
33
43
51

The list of courses is as follows:

No.CodeCourse NameTypeCredit
1ECO7101EBusiness EconomicsCore3
2MKT7101EMarketing ManagementCore3
3HPM7201EHuman Resource ManagementCore3
4ACC7102EAccounting and Finance for ManagersCore3
5HPM7102EOrganizational BehaviourCore3
6MGT7103EStrategic ManagementCore3
7*RSM7101E / Business Research Method /Core3
*RSM7103ECase Research MethodCore3
8MGT7105EBusiness Intelligence and Analytics SystemsCore3
9MGT7202ESupply Chain ManagementCore3
10ITB7202EInternational Business Management and PolicyCore3
11RSM7102EProject PaperProject Paper6
12MGT7101EManaging Operations of BusinessElective3
13MGT7106EDigital Business and EntrepreneurshipElective3
14MGT7204ELeadership Theories and PracticesElective3

*Choose either one (1)

Elective Courses – Choose 2 Only

Course CodeCourse NameCreditPre-Requisite Courses
MGT7101EManaging Operations of Business3None
MGT7106EDigital Business and Entrepreneurship3None
MGT7204ELeadership Theories and Practices3None

Programme Structure

Year 1

TrimesterSequence of CoursesCreditPre-Requisite Courses
1ECO7101E: Business Economics (Core Course)3None
MKT7101E: Marketing Management (Core Course)3None
HPM7201E: Human Resource Management (Core Course)3None
2ACC7102E: Accounting and Finance for Managers (Core Course)3None
HPM7201E: Organizational Behaviour (Core Course)3None
Elective Course I3None
3MGT7103: Strategic Management (Core Course)3ACC7102E: Accounting and Finance for Managers

MKT7101E: Marketing Management

ECO7101E: Business Economics

HPM7201E: Human Resource Management
RSM7101E: Business Research Method*/

RSM7103E: Case Research Method*

*choose either one (1) – (Core Course)
3ACC7102E: Accounting and Finance for Managers

MKT7101E: Marketing Management

ECO7101E: Business Economics

HPM7201E: Human Resource Management
MGT7105E: Business Intelligence and Analytics Systems (Core Course)3None

Year 2

TrimesterSequence of CoursesCreditPre-Requisite Courses
4RSM7102E: Project Paper (Project)6RSM7101E: Business Research Method*/

RSM7103E: Case Research Method*

MGT7103E: Strategic Management
MGT7202E: Supply Chain Management (Core Course)3None
ITB7202E: International Business Management and Policy
(Core Course)
3None
5RSM7102E: Project Paper (Continue Project Paper)RSM7101E: Business Research Method*/

RSM7103E: Case Research Method*

MGT7103E: Strategic Management
Elective Course II3None

Programme Coordinator

Ts. Dr. Ahmad Shaharudin Abdul Latiff

[email protected]

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Disclaimer: This information was updated on 21 September 2023.

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