Master of Business Administration


PBS aims to nurture future leaders that practise human governance values and principles. PBS also engages in research, consulting, and business development activities.

This programme caters to top managers who would like to have an in-depth understanding of the business world. It is designed to equip students with the ability to effectively and efficiently manage people and ideas, as well as to train them to think strategically to move their organisations forward in the rapidly changing and challenging environment. (N/345/7/1056)(MQA/FA8638)(05/22)

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Applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:


  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree [Level 6, Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF)] with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or its equivalent as accepted by the PBS senate; or
  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA below 2.75 but not lower than 2.50 will only be considered based on a strict internal assessment (including test, interview or portfolio); or
  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant field; or
  • A recognised Postgraduate Certificate’s degree or its equivalent; or
  • Other qualifications approved by the PBS Senate.

All international candidates graduated from degree programmes whereby English is not the medium of instruction must have obtained a minimum of 550 for the TOEFL Paper-based test or 80 for the Internet-based test, or IELTS Band 6.0, or MUET Band 5.0.



Trimester No of Courses
1 4
 2 4
3 4
4 3
5 Continue Project Paper
  • Lectures are conducted on alternate weekdays morning or evening, or weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • There will be 1 – 2 weeks of inter trimester break.
  • Study duration is 1 year 4 months – 2 years.


Trimester No of Courses
1 2
 2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 Project Paper
  • Lectures are conducted on alternate weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • There will be 1 – 2 weeks of inter trimester break.
  • Study duration is 2 years 8 months – 3 years.

The structure of the Master of Business Administration programme is as follows:

Total courses of 15 (14 x 3 credits + 1 x 6 credits) 48 credit hours
7 core courses (7 x 3 credits) 21 credit hours
5 specialisation courses (5 x 3 credits) 15 credit hours
2 elective courses (2 x 3 credits) 6 credit hours
Project paper 6 credit hours

mbagmsmallerChoose any Five (5) courses from the following specialisations: Maximum Three (3) courses from any specialisation.

 Human Potential Management Specialisation
HPM7201 Business Environment and Human Resource Management
HPM7202 Workforce Planning Management
HPM7203 Human Resource Development
HPM7205 Total Rewards Management
HPM7206 Strategic Human Resource Management
 Marketing Specialisation
MGT7204 Business and Marketing in Asia
MGT7202 Marketing Communication
MGT7203 Marketing Strategy
MGT7206 Consumer Behaviour
MGT7205 Asia Marketing Management
 Finance Specialisation
FIN7201 International Finance
FIN7202 Investment Analysis
FIN7203 Current Issues in Finance
FIN7204 Financial Planning
FIN7206 Security Analysis & Portfolio Theory
FIN7207 Corporate Finance
 Corporate Governance Specialisation
GOV7201 Corporate Governance
GOV7202 Corporate Administration
GOV7203 Corporate Secretaryship
GOV7204 Corporate Social Responsibility
ITB7201 Cross Cultural Management
 International Business Specialisation
ITB7201 Cross Cultural Management
ITB7202 International Business Management and Policy
ITB7203 International Marketing
ITB7204 International Trade
FIN7201 International Finance
 Elective – Choose two (2) courses only
MGT7101 Managing Operations of Business
FIN7101 Financing Businesses
MGT7104 Knowledge Management
MGT7105 Business Intelligence and Analytics Systems
MGT7106 Digital Business and Entrepreneurship
FIN7205 Islamic Finance
HPM7204 Strategic Human Resource Business Leadership
FIN7208 Financial Technology (FINTECH)
MGT7201 Digital Transformation