Approval Code R2/345/7/0793; 03/2025
Accreditation Code A 11549
Classification MBA
Subject Area Business Administration
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration Minimum 1 Year
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

The UCSI University MBA programme is specially designed to provide access to higher learning opportunities for both local and international practitioners and professionals. The programme is a practical-based course that incorporates tools, methodologies and frameworks of the Blue Ocean Strategy. The Blue Ocean Strategy provides a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant. UCSI University is the only Malaysian institution of higher learning to offer a postgraduate programme based on this framework. UCSI University incorporates a diverse and exciting blended learning approach by imparting knowledge through workshops, presentations and case studies. UCSI University’s MBA programme is supported by a team of highly qualified academicians specialising in various sectors and equipped with extensive industry experience.

The scope of studies also includes current developments and debates on business and management topics at both the theoretical and applied levels. Graduate students will be encouraged to conduct theoretical exercises on these topics and their relevance to actual practice, in particular their applicability to small and medium-sized enterprises and industries worldwide. Industrial practitioners and corporate consultants will be featured as speakers during the programme. As a graduate programme, the MBA study promotes life-long learning among learners to prepare them for international employment opportunities, future career development and further research and study anywhere in the world.

Programme Details

UCSI University's MBA is a one-year programme with a trimester offering. Those who do not fulfil the requirement of minimum two years relevant work experience will need to undertake the compulsory cooperative placement. Each semester lasts 14 weeks.

  • Classes are conducted on weekdays in the evening and daytime for weekends.

Teaching and learning

The dynamic learning process involves various methods. Teaching and learning approaches may include lectures, case analysis, individual or group assignments, examinations, guest speakers, presentations, and seminars. In addition, small class sizes create a collaborative and highly interpersonal environment for the students.

Special Package for UCSI University Staff and Students


  • UCSI University Staff can opt for EESS scheme or discounted fees currently on offer.
  • UCSI University Students - 10% discount on fees.
Additional Requirements
A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent.
A recognised bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 or equivalent.
Minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.


English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band 6.0 or;
  • Applicants who are deemed to have attained the equivalent competency of B2 on the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) or;
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or a minimum score of 79 with no less than 17 in each four components (internet-based) or;
  • Applicants with degrees and with proof of English Language as the medium of instruction are exempted from the above requirements upon faculty approval.
Semester 1 (15 credit hours)
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Information Technology for Managers
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods for Business and Management
Semester 2 (12 credit hours)
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Business and Management
  • Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • Research Planning
Semester 3 (13 credit hours)
  • Financial Management and Policy
  • Operations and Logistics Management
  • Master Coursework Project

Plus one elective course chosen from the list below:

  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Import and Export Management


 * Students should note that not all elective courses will be offered in the semester.


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