Master of Business Administration

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Overview
Program Outcomes
Program Structure
Requirements
Application

MBA program at UTM IBS is designed to develop managerial leaders who are equipped with relevant and contemporary knowledge and skills to sustainably manage organizations in relation to diverse stakeholders' interests; possess strategic thinking ability and leadership qualities to steer organizations towards change and developments. Upon completing 10 core foundation courses in business and management, program participants are given the option to concentrate in one of the following concentration:

​Strategic Management, Techno-entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Islamic Finance, Aviation Management or General MBA (without concentration).

Program Educational Objectives:

PEO1 - To enhance knowledge and skills and to manage corporate business and operational strategies towards gaining competitive advantage for organizations;

PEO2 - To develop strategic thinking required for managing change effectively in the corporate and business world; and

PEO3 - To develop leadership traits and qualities that will support overall corporate strategies.

Program Outcomes:

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

PO1: Apply theories and concepts in the decision making process in the business environment

PO2: Conduct research with minimal supervision

PO3: Generate solutions to problems using scientific and critical thinking skills

PO4: Adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice.

PO5: Communicate effectively in a business context, both orally and in writing

PO6: Demonstrate the skills and principles of lifelong learning in their academic and career development

PO8: Work and function effectively in a team

PO9: Demonstrate managerial and leadership qualities in organizational context

PO11: Identify and develop business opportunities

​CORE COURSES

30 Credits

Managing IT for Business

Code: MBSA 1113

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting for Business Decision-Making

Synopsis:

Information technology (IT) is becoming increasingly important in business. In the Information Age, information is recognised as a requirement to deliver quality business services and to have competitive advantage. The course equips participants with a better understanding in how information system (IS) and information and communication technology (ICT) could support business in an increasing competitive marketplace. A hands-on approach to problem identification in IT implementation and designing a solution is emphasised throughout the course. The topics covered in the course include enterprise systems, social commerce and business analytics and knowledge management.

Strategic Managements

Code: MBSA 1213

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • Accounting for Business Decision Making
  • Marketing Management

Synopsis:

In this course, participants are given strategy concepts for knowledge and applications both at the organizational and the strategic business unit (SBU) levels. The development of strategic thinking permits participants to approach complex organizational scenarios and opportunities from a larger perspective, particularly in the context of globalization of businesses, and with regard to business operational strategies as they relate to the overall corporate strategies of the organization. This course also focuses on the development and implementation of marketing and implementation plans of its corporate and strategic business units according to the ever-changing global market environment. Simultaneously, this course explores effective management of corporate, business model and operational strategies towards gaining competitive advantage for business organizations.

Economic Analysis

Code: MBSA 1513

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The main objective of this course is to provide a sound grounding in the basic principles of micro- and macroeconomics and their application to business decision making, to facilitate informed reading of economic of economic media and achieve an understanding of the broader economic issues faced by businesses in Malaysia as a small trading economy operating in an international setting, and to understand how the economic environment affects business decision and to take into account wider economic issues in Malaysia and the world.

Leading Talent in Organizations

Code: MBSA 1623

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

In this dynamic and global business environment, effective leadership and outstanding human resource are the keys to organizational success. This course focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and competencies to lead, manage and develop talents in organizations. The course is built upon the foundations of leadership and human resource management disciplines. Students will learn to lead talents by understanding the behaviors of individuals, groups and organizations as a whole, and achieving talent professionalism as well as organizational effectiveness through human resource management activities.

Marketing Management

Code: MBSA 1313

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course aims at understanding and relating the concepts and tools for effectively marketing a product or service, and how it can be used to develop and sustain competitive advantage within the industry. Products and services would require a distinctive approach to planning and implementing marketing strategy based on their relevant marketing mix including price, delivery, product offer and the controversial legal specification of using promotional mix in the marketing of selected services. The emphasis is on the understanding of products and services as well as their dynamic market changes and then tailoring marketing goals and strategies accordingly. Additionally, the focus goes on to develop students' ability to define and analyze marketing and branding issues as well as to form a forum in order to discuss the marketing problems.

Accounting for Business Decision Making

Code: MBSA 1413

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to expose participants to important issues in accounting relevant to business organizations. Its main aim is to provide knowledge and develop a general understanding of how these issues are relevant and affect business operations. Participants are taught on how to interpret financial statements and understand the implications for their organizations. The course also discusses the various costing concepts and methodologies to help build awareness on the importance of cost and profit, so that participants will be cost conscious and strive for productivity and profitability as they ethically perform tasks at their workplace.

Financial Management & Corporate Governance

Code: MBSA 1453

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • Accounting for Business Decision Making

Synopsis:

Business organizations are torn between effective business service for consumers and organizational profitability. This is pertinent in view of the need to strategize their operations within the competitive business market, especially for private businesses. The governance of corporations in contemporary business and socio-economic environments is further explored looking into in-depth analysis and evaluation of the role, responsibility, integrity and accountability of corporations and their directors, managers and officers. Topics covering the corporation as a unique form of social organization acting as catalyst for reform towards enhancing the strength, resilience and morality of civil society of the nation and the world would be covered and critically examined.

Business Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Code: MBSA 1533

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Business plays a significant role in societal and environmental well-being. Private and public organizations are no longer responsible to shareholders and those inside the organizations, but to external parties including consumers, politicians, regulators, communities and ordinary citizens. To fulfill the conflicting needs of these stakeholders, business leaders and managers often encounter complex situations which require them to make difficult decisions whereby the lines between right and wrong are blurry. This course aims to provide students the fundamental knowledge about the role of organizations in a society and to develop their skills to sustainably manage organizations that integrate legal, ethical, economic, environmental, and social dimensions into their decision-making. The course intends to develop responsible managers who have high integrity, professionalism and interpersonal skills. The course will also teach strategies on how managers can promote responsible conducts in their companies. The course objectives will be achieved through various teaching and learning methods specifically through critical examination of case studies involving ethical issues and dilemmas on complex and controversial business problems. This course is integrative in nature built upon the understanding and reflection of the main disciplines covered in the core courses in the MBA program.

New Venture Creation

Code: MBSA 2313

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • Accounting for Business Decision Making
  • Marketing Management

Synopsis:

Entrepreneurship education is an integral component of business education since it focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity and sustaining that business. As well realized, successful entrepreneurship requires more than merely luck and money. Education provides skills and tools to the process of creativity, innovativeness, risk taking and planning to ensure higher survivability. This course is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the theory, process and practice of entrepreneurship. It also focuses on important aspects of the business start-up process with a business model canvas as the grand outcome. The development processes are applicable to both small business and corporate environments.

Business Research

Code: MBSA 1713

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Understanding of organizational issues requires managers to know the methodologies to acquire relevant information (data) accurately. The course is delivered as a series of modules by a team of lecturers. It addresses knowledge needed to conduct the following projects: 1) scientific research, 2) case writing research, 3) business plan, and 4) consultancy project. Students are expected to produce any of the following outputs: 1) mini research report, 2) caselet and teaching note, 3) business plan, or 4) consultancy report. Presentation of these outputs shall be presented and evaluated by at least two examiners nominated by IBS. The outputs of the course will be carried through shall students opt for Business Research Project course (MBSA 2923).

CONCENTRATION

12 Credits (3 compulsory courses and 1 other course)

Strategic Management

This concentration applicable to students in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru campus

Strategic Management Concentration is designed to provide participants with strategy concepts for application at both corporate and business levels. The core emphasis is to develop strategic thinking to allow participants to solve complex multi-disciplinary problems and exploit opportunities. They will be able to forecast and evaluate the effects of major business decision, assess the benefits and problems in integrating corporate and functional strategies and to formulate approached for managing strategic change.

Designing Strategic Planning (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2213

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Strategic Management

Synopsis:

This course considers the advantages and disadvantages of a company of entering global market. Students are exposed to the internationalization strategy; the four factors that provide a basis for international business level strategy and differentiate international corporate level strategies. Finally, the course also covers the effect of international diversification on a company returns and innovation, and to describe the major risks of international diversification.

Seminar in Global Business Strategy (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2223

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course considers the advantages and disadvantages of a company of entering global market. Students are exposed to the internationalization strategy; the four factors that provide a basis for international business level strategy and differentiate international corporate level strategies. Finally, the course also covers the effect of international diversification on a company returns and innovation, and to describe the major risks of international diversification.

Managing Strategic Transformation in Organization

Code: MBSA 2233

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Transforming organization will continue to be a critical issue for businesses that aspire for excellence. This course will look at all aspects of quality in organizations and deals with the continuous change programs to achieve organizational performance through appropriate change management strategies and implementation. This module treats quality as the economic achievement of customer satisfaction and as such is a fundamental management objective. Quality will be approach from the human factor aspect since it is the manifestation of human attitude. Managers must be equipped with the ability to introduce successful change that yields benefit. Successful and outstanding results are only achieved when managers have a clear understanding of how individuals are motivated and how groups of people work as a team and react to one another. This module will provide this knowledge.

Negotiation and Strategic Decision Making

Code: MBSA 2253

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The objective of this course is to introduce to the participants the arts of negotiation and decision making for a win-win situation. The participants will be exposed to different techniques and strategies of negotiation and decision making using components of bargaining power, knowledge of subject matter and bargaining styles. In addition, the participants shall be equipped with the rationale and situation for the selection of the various strategies and tactics in negotiation and decision making. The course will cover both the theoretical foundation and the practical aspects of effective negotiation. Lectures, experiential discussion case exercises and role play are the pedagogical approaches for this course.

Managing Mergers, Acquisition and Alliances

Code: MBSA 2243

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course examines managerial aspects of growth through mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. The course covers the strategic logics for mergers, acquisition and alliances, sources and limitations of value creation in different acquisition types. It also covers acquisition decision, deal structuring and negotiation and key success factors in creating and managing inter-firm alliances including leadership aspects and cultural compatibility.

Business Research Project (compulsory elective) - Applicable to intake September 2016/2017 onwards

Code: MBSA 2923

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Business Research

Synopsis:

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply theories learned in the MBA program in a context of a project directly relevant to organizational issues. Students will choose either to conduct a business research or a case writing research. Topics chosen should focus on issues faced by organizations in the context of business and management. Research dissertation shall be presented and examined by at least 2 examiners. Whereas, the case study shall be demonstrated in front of audience and examined by an examiner and the audience.

Techno-entrepreneurship

This concentration applicable to students in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru campus

Techno-entrepreneurship Concentration was first introduced in collaboration with Cranfield School of Management, one of the leading business school in the United Kingdom. This concentration is predicated upon UTM's core competencies in science and technology to produce managers / entrepreneurs who will; efficiently manage technology and its relevant human resources; skillfully generate ideas and strategies to produce new product; acquire and use entrepreneurial skills creatively and innovatively, either within their own organization or by establishing their own business.

Techno-Entrepreneurship (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2323

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • New Venture Creation
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Accounting for Business Decision Making

Synopsis:

The Techno-Entrepreneurship course is designed with learning beyond the classroom. This course brings together both the traditional in-class learning and practical experience during the interaction with real entrepreneurs and other related industry players. It introduces strategies to assess the potential of a new business concept and thus improve the likely success of high-impact ventures. It offers significant, fascinating and stimulating experience through a variety of innovative teaching and learning techniques. The active learning process includes individual assignments, group works and inviting prominent entrepreneurs as guest speakers to share their real-life applications and entrepreneurial experiences. This course will utilize case studies on technology-based ventures to show challenges of creating technological ventures, which include the financial and human resources.

Commercialization for Innovation (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2343

Pre-Requisite Course(s): New Venture Creation Marketing Management Management Accounting for Business Decision Making

Synopsis: The course provides an overview of the innovation process and key elements of commercialization. It covers current theories and models of innovation, how innovations are brought to the market and positioned for successful launch and subsequent growth, intellectual property issues, challenges associated with commercialization new product and problems related to the identification, and evaluation of technology opportunities. This course is also designed to provide students with toolkits to successfully manage product development from idea generation to market. By the end of the course, students need to construct a commercialization plan for a selected innovation.

Negotiation and Strategic Decision Making

Code: MBSA 2253

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The objective of this course is to introduce to the participants the arts of negotiation and decision making for a win-win situation. The participants will be exposed to different techniques and strategies of negotiation and decision making using components of bargaining power, knowledge of subject matter and bargaining styles. In addition, the participants shall be equipped with the rationale and situation for the selection of the various strategies and tactics in negotiation and decision making. The course will cover both the theoretical foundation and the practical aspects of effective negotiation. Lectures, experiential discussion case exercises and role play are the pedagogical approaches for this course.

Social Entrepreneurship

Code: MBSA 2333

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • New Venture Creation
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Accounting for Business Decision Making

Synopsis:

The course prepares students to look beyond traditional boundaries and critically assess alternative ways of doing business and creating social values. Social Entrepreneurship is about using social actions initiatives to design innovative responses to business and social problems. Although it aims at social impact, it does not exclude economic wealth creation. This course is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship. It also focuses on the important aspects of the social business start-up process with social projects as the final outcome.

Technology Management and Innovation

Code: MBSA 2143

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course explores how technological innovation can be managed to gain a competitive advantage for business organizations, which have to compete with both private and government. Innovation is important for both business organizations and individuals (managers, management and support staff) as it applies to business equipment, processes and business operations. The course also focuses on different dimensions of innovation including process and service innovation, developing new services based on demand and improving the way the existing services are delivered.

Managing Strategic Transformation in Organizations

Code: MBSA 2233

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: Transforming organization will continue to be a critical issue for businesses that aspire for excellence. This course will look at all aspects of quality in organizations and deals with the continuous change programs to achieve organizational performance through appropriate change management strategies and implementation. This module treats quality as the economic achievement of customer satisfaction and as such is a fundamental management objective. Quality will be approach from the human factor aspect since it is the manifestation of human attitude. Managers must be equipped with the ability to introduce successful change that yields benefit. Successful and outstanding results are only achieved when managers have a clear understanding of how individuals are motivated and how groups of people work as a team and react to one another. This module will provide this knowledge.

Business Research Project (compulsory elective) - Applicable to intake September 2016/2017 onwards

Code: MBSA 2923

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Business Research

Synopsis: This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply theories learned in the MBA program in a context of a project directly relevant to organizational issues. Students will choose either to conduct a business research or a case writing research. Topics chosen should focus on issues faced by organizations in the context of business and management. Research dissertation shall be presented and examined by at least 2 examiners. Whereas, the case study shall be demonstrated in front of audience and examined by an examiner and the audience.

Healthcare Management

This concentration only applicable to students in Kuala Lumpur campus

The Concentration focuses particularly on management and healthcare as practiced in hospitals and medical centres. The elective courses aimed to innovate methodologies, management techniques and strategies that would provide the means to overcome the challenges and competition expected in local and regional healthcare services.

Healthcare Informatics (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2823

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Information Technology (IT) is becoming increasingly important in the health care industry. Health or clinical informatics is concerned with delivery of health services by making the best possible use of information supported by information and communication technology (ICT). This course equips participants with a better understanding of how information system (IS) and ICT could facilitate the development, acquisition and use of innovative patient care service applications to improve overall health care performance for the benefits of different patients.

Healthcare Industry and Development (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2813

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Healthcare managers both in public and private sector will be able to optimally manage and lead health care projects system across the industry. Active interface between public and private health sector at the program level and fluid movements of patients and health human resource requires health care managers to have timely and accurate information on the latest development in health care system. The participants will be exposed to different components of the health care system with particular reference of Malaysia, the context in which the different components have developed and driving forces influencing development of these services. Rationale for introduction of services and priorities given to specific services will also be discussed in this course.

Management of Healthcare Organizations

Code: MBSA 2833

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

With the decreasing revenues, increasing costs, and growing consumer expectations in today's increasingly competitive health care market, this course offers knowledge on managerial fundamentals and for decision making tools well suited for healthcare professionals and students of healthcare.

Healthcare Laws, Policies and Regulations

Code: MBSA 2843

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course covers the concepts behind policy decisions and exposes students to examples of how laws and policies affect patients and professionals alike. Topics include conceptualizing healthcare laws, policies and insurance. This course also exposes students to structuring and writing policy analysis.

Biostatistics for Healthcare Managers

Code: MBSA 2853

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The objective of the course is to equip the students with the ability to think critically and able to use their knowledge in medical statistics when they work as health managers later on. This course introduces the students to the technique of conducting research from proposal preparation to report writing and presentation. Basic statistical techniques such as descriptive statistics and inferential statistics will be introduced to the students as they conduct their research. At the end of the course, the students will also be introduced the advanced methods of analysis. The students will also be exposed to the use of a computer to assist in their analysis.

Healthcare Business Supply Chain

Code: MBSA 2863

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The growing global economy has redefined the dynamics of competition for modern organizations. With product life cycles shortening and worldwide rivalry increasing, success depends on effective supply chain management. This course is intended to help healthcare managers and their suppliers reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies throughout their supply chain. Optimizing supply chain performance in the healthcare industry requires a highly strategic approach, such that life cannot be taken for granted with a failed supply chain arrangement, such as Just-in-time inventory system.

Healthcare Marketing

Code: MBSA 2873

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course aims at understanding the concepts and tools for effectively marketing a service particularly healthcare, and how it can be used to develop and sustain competitive advantage within the industry. Healthcare as a service organization would require a distinctive approach to planning and implementing marketing strategy based on its relevant marketing mixes including price, delivery, product offer and the controversial legal specification of using promotional mix in the marketing of medical services. The emphasis is on the understanding of medical and healthcare service organizations on their dynamic market changes and then tailoring marketing goals and strategies accordingly. This course is designed to provide better understanding in developing the ability in integrating and applying the marketing concepts and strategies in a competitive environment.

Business Research Project (compulsory elective) - Applicable to intake September 2016/2017 onwards

Code: MBSA 2923

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Business Research

Synopsis:

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply theories learned in the MBA program in a context of a project directly relevant to organizational issues. Students will choose either to conduct a business research or a case writing research. Topics chosen should focus on issues faced by organizations in the context of business and management. Research dissertation shall be presented and examined by at least 2 examiners. Whereas, the case study shall be demonstrated in front of audience and examined by an examiner and the audience.

Islamic Finance

This concentration applicable to students in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru campus

Islamic Financial System (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2433

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The course covers the development of Islamic financial system which includes financial markets and instruments, financial intermediaries and financial behavior. The course examines the financial system from the perspectives of Islamic economy as an alternative for conventional counterpart in promoting the financial and economic stability. The course also offers an overview of the interaction between monetary policy and financial markets. The goal of the course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the real-world finance with the interaction of Islamic finance. For this, students are expected to graduate from the class having to appreciate the moral creation in the financial and economic system.

Fiqh Muamalat in Banking and Finance (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2543

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Islamic commercial law and financial transactions (fiqh al-muamalat) is an ordered set of interrelated rules which works together harmoniously in any society. Its fundamental principles are provided by the Quran and Sunnah. Muslim jurists have provided in great details scholarly works on the concept of usury (riba), propert (mal), right (haq), ownership (milkiyyah), and contract ('aqd). Henceforth, this course will include the contract of agency (wakalah), contract of loan (al-Qard), contract of safekeeping (al-Wadiah), Partnership (al-Sharikat), Silent Partnership (mudarabah/Qirad), and Pledge, Mortgage or Pawn (al-Rahn) and a few other aspects of Islamic commercial elements in the contract

Islamic Banking Products and Services

Code: MBSA 2443

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course examines the Sharī'ah financial instruments based on the popular forms of contract in Islamic law. The categorisation of these instruments is based on the types of contracts ranging from exchange-based contracts, service-based contracts, partnership contracts, supporting or accessory contracts, to unilateral supporting contracts. One unique feature of this course is the appraisal of how these classical contracts have been transformed to competitive Sharī'ah financial instruments to meet the modern challenges in the Islamic banking, finance, and takaful services.

Risk Management in Islamic Derivatives

Code: MBSA 2453

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Islamic derivatives as risk management tools for the Islamic financial services industry become important and need to assess the effective adoption of relevant contracts for derivatives and analyze the impact of changes in market and Shari'ah rulings on derivatives. We need to evaluate the suitability of various types of derivatives to mitigate various financial risks and analyze the distinction between hedging and speculation. This course will focus on the tools and techniques available for managing these risks such as future contracts, option contracts, swaps and other standard risk-hedging techniques.

Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions

Code: MBSA 2463

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Accounting Standards for financial reporting by Islamic financial institutions have to be developed because in some cases Islamic financial institutions encounter accounting problems due to existing accounting standards such as IFRSs or local GAAP being developed based on conventional institutions, conventional product structures or practices, and may be perceived to be insufficient to account for and report Islamic financial transactions. Sharia'a compliant transactions that observe the prohibition on charging interest may not have parallels in conventional financing and therefore, there may be significant accounting implications. Likewise, the Islamic finance industry is under considerable pressure to enhance practice and improve risk management systems and protect investors.

Takaful and Retakaful

Code: MBSA 2473

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course examines takaful from conventional insurance. Every Malaysian takaful operator will be examined in this course with respective models offered to participants. The different models applied will be presented to see the applicability in the current usage. The retakaful concept also will be discussed. This course provides a comprehensive view of the very issues governing the industry and its future direction. As top financial institution around the world seems to enter the lucrative Takaful markets, this course will offer crucial background information and advice, invaluable for relevant players in the market.

Islamic Marketing

Code: MBSA 2353

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the marketing from Islamic perspective. There will be a focus on the importance of Islamic marketing in the real world and how organizational build a strong Islamic branding in an attempt to cater not only Muslims, but non-Muslims market. It will include topics such as Islamic marketing mix, consumer behaviour in Islamic context, ethics and corporate social responsibility as well as international marketing. Issues in marketing that contradicts with Islamic values also will be highlighted. Additionally, the course will provide opportunities for the practical implementation of the concepts covered and the development of problem solving skills by means of face-to-face learning, assignments, case analysis, group project and discussion.

Business Research Project (compulsory elective) - Applicable to intake September 2016/2017 onwards

Code: MBSA 2923

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Business Research

Synopsis:

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply theories learned in the MBA program in a context of a project directly relevant to organizational issues. Students will choose either to conduct a business research or a case writing research. Topics chosen should focus on issues faced by organizations in the context of business and management. Research dissertation shall be presented and examined by at least 2 examiners. Whereas, the case study shall be demonstrated in front of audience and examined by an examiner and the audience.

Aviation Management

This concentration only applicable to students in Kuala Lumpur campus

The Masters of Business Administration with Concentration in Aviation Management is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience in Aviation and Management as well as provide co-operative work experience in the Aviation industry. A variety of aviation courses provide students with a solid understanding of the aviation industry in Malaysia and around the world. It provides students with the skills and mind sets that will allow them to operate effectively within, and lead, the organisations of the future. It is the ideal choice for pilots, engineers and other professionals already working in the aviation industry as well as people who want to join it.

Airline Operation (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2153

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to provide students with an overview to airline operations; this includes all operational aspects of staffing and running an airline. Students will learn the fundamentals of airline operational strategy. The course examines the various types of airline route structures, in particular huband- spoke and point-to-point. Based on airline network strategy fleet planning is also investigated. The airline as a product will be explored including product design and distribution. The importance of fuel on airline operations will be evaluated in terms of its economic impact, and special consideration will be given to fuel conservation. All of these aspects will then be encapsulated in the context of air fare structure and yield management and their importance for airline operations.

Airport Operation (compulsory elective)

Code: MBSA 2143

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the practical knowledge to manage key airport operations with high efficiency and safety. Understand and meet the operational requirements of main stakeholders: airlines, authorities, ground service providers, passengers, and freight forwarders.

Aviation Safety Management System

Code: MBSA 2293

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Synopsis: This course provides the essential skills to manage the aviation safety system as well as the principles and practices needed to manage the problems associated with aircraft maintenance operations. Aviation system management is important to ensure that all safety risks in the organisations have been identified, assessed and satisfactorily mitigated. It is the function which exists to assist managers in better discharging their responsibilities for operational system design and implementation through either the prediction of system’s deficiencies before errors occur or the identification and correction of system’s deficiencies by professional analysis of safety occurrences.

Aviation Accident Investigation

Code: MBSA 2553

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course provides concepts, practical techniques and methodologies essential to aviation accident investigation. Participants learn all aspects of accidents investigations relating to aircraft, helicopter and gas turbine engine. This course exposes participants with the basic skills and knowledge to write proper reporting, preservation of evidence and support of the investigation team. All aspects of the investigation process which include but not limited to specialized areas of investigation, systems, structures, engines and operations are addressed. By participating in practical exercises and case studies, participant would become familiar with the aviation accident investigation process and the regulatory requirements for investigating and reporting.

Aviation Crisis Management

Code: MBSA 2283

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed for individuals who are involved in either preparing for an accident or responding to one as a representative of their organisation. It is based on the premise that accidents are relatively rare events and organisations may have little experience in dealing with them. While the situation is usually complex, challenging, and stressful, the impact on individuals or an organisation can be reduced by preparation and developing an effective response plan. The course presents the principles of Human Factors, Management, Investigation and Analysis. It is realized that very few people will investigate a major accident but all supervisors will investigate incidents and make recommendations. It will provide you with the why incidents occur. It will explain how incidents are discovered, investigated, and reported in writing. Finally, the student will learn the techniques of data collection and analysis

Human Factors in Aviation Safety and Maintenance

Code: MBSA 2683

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With that realization, comes the revelation that quality human factors training is effective in improving aviation safety and maintenance. This course provides human factors knowledge and practical tools that can be applied to improve safety and maintenance in the organisations. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, applying counter measures to reduce or eliminate its effects, specific issues such as fatigue management, deviations for approved procedure and situation awareness.

Business Research Project (compulsory elective) - Applicable to intake September 2016/2017 onwards

Code: MBSA 2923

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Business Research

Synopsis:

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply theories learned in the MBA program in a context of a project directly relevant to organizational issues. Students will choose either to conduct a business research or a case writing research. Topics chosen should focus on issues faced by organizations in the context of business and management. Research dissertation shall be presented and examined by at least 2 examiners. Whereas, the case study shall be demonstrated in front of audience and examined by an examiner and the audience

in collaboration with

DCA

General MBA

This concentration applicable to students in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru campus

This program will produce managers who possess contemporary and relevant knowledge and skills to manage organization; strategic thinking skills required for managing change effectively in the corporate and business world; leadership traits and qualities that will support overall corporate strategies; and skills in enhancing career and business advancement.

Operation and Project Management

Code: MBSA 2263

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to address the key operation and project management issues in service and manufacturing organizations that have strategic as well as tactical operations. It starts with management theory evolution and development toward contemporary management approach in this new globalization era and also PMBOK application. Major concept of project management system and its differences and similarities with operational management concept is elaborated in detail. Contemporary issue related to project organization, risk management, quality management and strategic decision making process will be addressed. A comprehensive review is made at project life cycle concept and important roles of stakeholders at each phase. In addition, this course covers specific tool and techniques used in project planning and controlling.

Global Business Environment

Code: MBSA 2513

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course assesses the globalization of business and the challenge of ever changing political, economic, social and technological environments on business organizations. It will also examine the evolution and development of the multinational enterprises and alternative contractual modes, international acquisitions, joint-ventures and strategic alliances. This will be paired with theories of the internationalization process and foreign direct investment by multinational enterprises. It is also the objective of the course to review economic integration amongst countries especially those in NAFTA, EU, and ASEAN and the costs and benefits of these integrative arrangements; the impacts of cultural differences on international business transactions and international management and marketing in the trading of products, equipment and services.

Managing Strategic Transformation in Organization

Code: MBSA 2233

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Transforming organization will continue to be a critical issue for businesses that aspire for excellence. This course will look at all aspects of quality in organizations and deals with the continuous change programs to achieve organizational performance through appropriate change management strategies and implementation. This module treats quality as the economic achievement of customer satisfaction and as such is a fundamental management objective. Quality will be approach from the human factor aspect since it is the manifestation of human attitude. Managers must be equipped with the ability to introduce successful change that yields benefit. Successful and outstanding results are only achieved when managers have a clear understanding of how individuals are motivated and how groups of people work as a team and react to one another. This module will provide this knowledge.

Technology Management and Innovation

Code: MBSA 2143

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course explores how technological innovation can be managed to gain a competitive advantage for business organizations, which have to compete with both private and government. Innovation is important for both business organizations and individuals (managers, management and support staff) as it applies to business equipment, processes and business operations. The course also focuses on different dimensions of innovation including process and service innovation, developing new services based on demand and improving the way the existing services are delivered.

Business Research Project (compulsory elective) - Applicable to intake September 2016/2017 onwards

Code: MBSA 2923

Pre-Requisite Course(s): Business Research

Synopsis:

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply theories learned in the MBA program in a context of a project directly relevant to organizational issues. Students will choose either to conduct a business research or a case writing research. Topics chosen should focus on issues faced by organizations in the context of business and management. Research dissertation shall be presented and examined by at least 2 examiners. Whereas, the case study shall be demonstrated in front of audience and examined by an examiner and the audience.

Or any other courses in the other concentrations

​UNIVERSITY GENERAL ELECTIVES

3 credits. Choose 1 Course Only

Organization Behavior and Development

Code: UBSE 1123

(or any other UGE's)

The minimum entry requirement to the MBA program are as follows:

  1. An honours degree from UTM or other recognized universities or an equivalent academic qualification from an overseas establishment approved by the University Senate. Certain professional qualifications will also be considered.
  2. At least two years post-qualification working experience.
  3. An English Certificate of IELTS/TOEFL with band score of 6.0/550 (for international candidates only). Click here for more details on UTM English requirement.

  1. Application must be made online at www.ibs.utm.my
  2. The following documents must be uploaded into the online application portal:
    • Certified copy of Bachelor Degree
    • Certified copy of Diploma (if any)
    • Certified copy of Academic Transcript(s)
    • Certified copy of English Certified of IELTS/TOEFL with band score of 6.0/550 (for international candidates only)
    • Passport-sized Photograph
    • Copy of Passport (for international applicants)
    • Two Referee Letter (Not compulsory)
    • Financial Guarantee / Bank Account Statement (for self-sponsored candidate)
    • Two copies of Scholarship Letter (If any)
    • Proof of processing fee being paid
  3. Only completed application will be processed

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