Course - University of Nottingham, UK MBA Part-Time @ Kuala Lumpur

University of Nottingham, UK MBA Part-Time @ Kuala Lumpur

The MBA programme provides a course in general, financial and corporate management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. This MBA aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of management.


Class conducted in: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Awarding Body
  • Alumni Profile & Testimonials
  • Why Study at UNMC?
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this MBA programme

  • MBA that developing an integrated and critically-aware understanding of management and organisations
  • Able to learn the skills that make a real difference in business – creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving and innovation
  • Industry-Driven Courses accredited by MQA, MOHE, KPT and JPA
  • Complete 12 modules & 1 Management Project in 30 months programme
  • Assessment of the course included coursework and minor written examination
  • Accredited and Worldwide Recognized
  • Courses taught by the PHD Qualified Malaysian & International lecturers
  • Practical Learning with Outstanding Networking
  • Aim to advance your career, develop entrepreneurial skills & global business expertise

Feature Highlights

  • Class: 2 Weekday Evening Classes per week
  • Accreditation: Accredited by MQA, JPA & MOHE
  • Assessment:
    1. 8 Modules are 100% Coursework-based & No Written Examination
    2. 4 Modules are 60% Coursework & 40% Written Examination
Size of Class
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You can obtain a Master Degree, with minimal disruption to your work and family life. 
Focus only on weekdays so you can free the weekends for rest and leisure. 
MBA graduates are well equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge to head their organisations or drive their business to the next level.

Why choose University of Nottingham’s MBA?

  • You can study the programme at a pace to suit you, allowing you to balance your current work and life commitments.
  • This MBA will invigorate and empower you to do something bold and ambitious with your career.
  • Can boost your earnings.
  • It’s a stepping-stone to business management and executive level roles.
  • MBA graduates pursue careers in multiple areas and businesses within the public and private sectors.
  • The skills acquired on this MBA put you in a perfect position to manage your own business effectively.
  • This MBA allows you to ‘learn while you earn’; it can be studied while you remain in employment.

To ensure you study all essential management disciplines, MBA students take a set of core subjects. But the advantages of studying the Nottingham MBA mean that you also learn the skills that are much sought after by employers:

  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Creativity

You’ll be able to put these skills into practice when you engage with business on projects with leading multinational companies or our extensive relationships with SMEs, talks from business leaders and practitioner engagement.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
KPT/JPS (R/345/7/0577) (MQA/SWA0136) 6/19


This MBA programme provides a course in general, financial and corporate management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. The syllabus is similar to that of the UK campus, with very slight variations incorporating local elements. The core subjects are aimed at developing knowledge of the fundamental management disciplines, along with the ability to apply this knowledge to business issues in an integrated fashion. The elective subjects allow you to concentrate in-depth on more specific subjects according to your individual interests and career requirements. You may use the management project to concentrate in-depth on a management topic specific to your individual interests and career requirements.

In addition to lecture delivery, your classes for each module will also consist of case studies, group breakout discussions, and group presentations, depending on module subject matter. Most modules will involve group work with participants from many different industrial, commercial, geographical and cultural backgrounds. You will develop the skills to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently, along with interpersonal skills to enable you to interact effectively across a wide range business of stakeholders. Many modules will also include guest sessions with industry practitioners – from multinational corporations, Malaysian companies, entrepreneurs, government-linked organisations, and MBA alumni. You will also have the opportunity of attending study skills sessions and additional workshops and seminars on research methods relevant to management projects.

You must complete a total of 12 taught modules and a management project totalling 180 credits. Each module is worth 10 credits and the Management Project is worth 60 credits. These programmes offer a flexible mode of study that allows part-time students to take modules at their own pace.


Programme Modules

Core Subjects

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Managing People
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Decisions and Organisations

Elective Subjects (Choose Any 4)

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial and Monetary Economics
  • International Finance
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Ethics
  • Contemporary Themes in Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • Innovation Management
  • Managing the Human Resource
  • Responsible Business: A Strategic Approach
    *Elective modules are subject to change.

Management Project

The management project is an individual project of 15,000–20,000 words on an approved subject relevant to the student’s chosen specialisation (weight 100%).

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University of Nottingham Malaysia offers a world-class British education which is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Designed to reflect University Park Campus in Nottingham, it is a self-contained, vibrant village situated on an attractive and landscaped 125-acre site. The University has around 5,000 students and around 700 teaching and administrative staff from all over the world. According to The Graduate Market in 2016, High Fliers Research, our alumni are Britain’s top choice for employers. We offer the best of UK education in an Asian setting.



The University of Nottingham first began as a civic college in the city of Nottingham, UK, in 1881. The college became The University of Nottingham in 1948 and has since rapidly expanded to become a truly global university, with a number of campuses at home and international campuses in China and Malaysia.


1881: Nottingham’s first civic college

Nottingham's first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. An anonymous benefactor had offered £10,000 for a college on condition that a suitable building be erected by the Council and that the college should be provided with £4,000 a year.


1928: University Park

After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building. A generous gift by Sir Jesse Boot, of 35 acres of land at Highfields, presented the solution and in 1928 the College moved to what is now the main campus, University Park. Initially, it was accommodated in the elegant Trent Building and was officially opened by King George V in November of that year.


Famous visitors

Even in its early days on this site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells.


1948: Becoming The University of Nottingham

In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham, now able to award degrees in its own name. During this period the School of Agriculture was established when the Midland College of Agriculture at Sutton Bonington merged with the University.


Continued growth

The University of Nottingham continued to grow and still focuses on its development and has a number of campuses in the UK and overseas.



At The University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring our students, producing world-leading research and benefitting the communities around our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. Our purpose is to improve life for individuals and societies worldwide. By bold innovation and excellence in all that we do, we make both knowledge and discoveries matter.



Our vision is to be widely recognised as the first choice of:

  • Students who want a top quality, international education
  • Researchers who want the best opportunity to make a significant global impact
  • Businesses that want innovative partners who give them an edge on their competition

By attracting ambitious and talented students, staff, and business partners, we will firmly establish ourselves among the top 10 UK universities by 2015, and both of our campuses in Asia will be recognised as leading higher education providers within their regions. Our vision is to be recognised around the world for our signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy and sustainability, and health.


Nottingham makes top 50 in university world ranking

The University of Nottingham has made the top 50 in an annual global ranking measuring universities performance on graduate employability. Nottingham has entered in at number 45 in the Global Employability University Survey 2013-2014 out of a list of 150 global universities. Among the 20 UK universities named in the ranking, Nottingham is also in the top 10.

The list is compiled by French human resources consulting group Emerging Associates along with Trendence, a German polling and research institute. It is based on responses from 2,700 recruiters in 20 countries, who were asked which of their local universities produced the best graduates. Nalayini Thambar, Director of the Careers and Employability Service at the University, said: “To have made the top 50 in a list of global rankings such as this is a great achievement.

It is a testament to the calibre of students who are graduating from Nottingham and their international aspirations. “Not only do students who are studying with us receive a first rate education, but we are also keen to help them develop their employment skills, vocational skills and a global outlook. We are particularly proud of our Nottingham Advantage Award, which is a scheme specifically run to enhance our students’ skills whilst studying for their degree.”

The Nottingham Advantage Award enables students to take extra-curricular modules alongside their academic studies, which build skills and experience in areas such as PR, finance and career planning through activities with the University’s Careers and Employability Service, Widening Participation and the Students’ Union. This is not the first time this year that Nottingham has been recognised for its employable graduates.

The University was also cited as number two in the UK for finding graduate recruits according to a study by High Fliers Research, published in January 2013. The report was based on research with the UK's 100 leading graduate employers including BP, the Civil Service, IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Google and HSBC.

The University of Nottingham is the best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, published today (Friday 23 September). The University is also back in the top 20 after moving up five places this year, due mainly to a significant increase in student satisfaction.


Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia has had more than a decade's experience in providing international quality teaching and scholarship in various areas of business, management and finance, and is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The Nottingham MBA is highly valued by corporations worldwide as an ideal preparation for senior positions in both public and private sectors. Our graduates are highly sought-after in the job market, with many alumni holding senior management positions both in Malaysia and internationally.



  • The NUBS MBA is placed 82nd globally and is in the UK's Top 15, in The Economist's 2016 Top 100 MBA Ranking.
  • Our MBA is ranked 12th in the world and 2nd in the UK in the 2016 Better World MBA Ranking, which evaluates graduate business programmes on their integration of sustainability into their courses.
  • The Economist Executive MBA 2015 ranks us 21st in the world and 2nd in the UK.
  • The NUBS Executive MBA was placed 21st in the world and 2nd in the UK by the Economist Executive MBA 2015 ranking.
  • The 2013 Global Green MBA Ranking placed us 5th globally and 2nd in the UK.

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Alumni Profile 

Molly who had graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2011 from UNMC, developed and managed the company’s values to bring about social and environmental change in Malaysia, including her promotion of the Stop Violence Against Women campaign, in collaboration with Women’s Aid Organisation, a campaign that raised awareness and funds on domestic violence. Molly spoke about gender equality at the Conference and mentioned that cultural constraints – such as the media and celebrities – shape gender stereotypes and sexism in society. However, she urged women to remove all ‘excuses’ in life and be committed to achieving professional success.

Molly Fong

Molly FongFranchise holder & CEO of The Body Shop (West Malaysia and Vietnam)

Alumni Testimonials

Being a working executive, I was looking for an MBA programme which has the prestige and international acceptance to give me the edge and stay competitive in the job market. I wanted quality from the teaching staff, to the facilities offered in order to accelerate and support my learning. I am glad to say I found it all in the Nottingham MBA programme.

The Malaysian programme here gives me the same accreditation as the programme in the UK but at a lower cost. Their overseas professors fly in from their UK and China campuses to teach block modules which is of great benefit to many of us. The best of both worlds is what I always say. I had always wanted to do an MBA and I had finally taken that step when I signed up with Nottingham. My analytical skills to evaluate situations, solve problems and make decisions have certainly improved. I have no regrets and I believe it is the best decision of my life.

Yuh Leng Fong

Yuh Leng FongSenior Vice-President - Consumer Banking, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad
MBA (Financial Studies), Class of 2010

In my view, the Nottingham MBA is not something you get. It is an active pursuit of academic knowledge, sharing of ideas and experiences and taking a step back to reflect on your career and stretch yourself intellectually. The amount you can learn from your classmates and lecturers is an experience in itself. I felt that the Nottingham MBA programme has taken me to higher grounds, both on a professional and personal level. I'm considerably sharper with my analytical skills, much bolder in my actions, and learned to be humble, knowing that opportunities for learning are limitless. The Nottingham MBA will be a challenge in more ways than you can imagine and I would recommend this programme to anyone who believes in constantly re-evaluating their past, no matter how successful, in order to transform their future.

Victor Chee Yeang Siow

Victor Chee Yeang SiowSupply Chain Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks MBA, Class of 2010

The NUBS part-time MBA is definitely a challenge from a time management, discipline and intellectual capacity perspective. It takes great planning, sacrifice and many, many late nights rushing for assignments or cramming for exams en-route but the sense of pride and achievement as you collect your scroll is a great return on investments. It is not by chance that the NUBS MBA is renowned around the world. The facilities and faculty are certainly of world class, which naturally translates to a great experience from a learning environment point of view. It boasts several faculty members who are the leading thinkers in their field with strong academic and industry credentials. This is a great testament to NUBS' ability to attract not only top students but top academicians as well. The course also provided a great networking opportunity with senior people from various industries as well as budding entrepreneurs. The camaraderie forged during the programme has been invaluable and will undoubtedly grow stronger and open many more doors in the future. My first degree was in Mechanical Engineering, which I credit for giving me analytical and problem-solving skills. While I never practiced engineering - instead I entered the domain of information technology - my technical training was an asset during the early stages of my career. The NUBS MBA has provided the platform for growth in my career. I have been able to apply the many frameworks, theories and ideas to my work, and the NUBS MBA has definitely helped me to grow professionally. In contrast to the common perception that to take an MBA is to make a short-term sacrifice on work performance, I have benefited from the MBA and gained several promotions throughout. It has been an invaluable experience and asset, and I strongly recommend the NUBS MBA.

Peter Hong-Shiung Tam

Peter Hong-Shiung TamDirector of Local Software Innovations, Microsoft Malaysia MBA, Class of 2010

Apart from the normal postgraduate learning process, I have also benefited greatly from interacting with international classmates and faculty members, especially during case-study discussions where I discovered how people from various parts of the world solve similar problems in different ways due to diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures. The Nottingham MBA has indeed transformed me into a more ‘global person’ and equipped me with skills to face the challenges of the ever-evolving global marketplace.

Jimmy Tium

Jimmy TiumAssistant General Manager, Securities Issues Department, Securities Commission of Malaysia MBA, Class of 2006

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Why Study MBA at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus?

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has been granted Self-Accrediting Status by Ministry of Education (MOE) through the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA). This privilege is awarded to mature institutions which have robust internal systems for quality assurance. UNMC has been given the freedom and flexibility to approve and accredit our own degree courses without having to apply course by course basis for approval from MOE. An internal quality audit (IQA) will be conducted for non-professional courses prior to the first cohort of graduating. The courses will be listed in Malaysia Qualifications Register (MQR)

Studying at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus means you’ll spend your time:

  • Learning from staff in taught classes
  • Working in groups with other students
  • Reading around your interests

The world-class teaching facilities allow staff to organise lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes to best suit your learning (link to UK site). Online learning resources and our library facilities support your independent study and provide a level of access to material that you could only expect in a research-intensive university.


Following an invitation from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Malaysia’s then Education Minister and current Prime Minister, to establish an overseas campus, a partnership between Boustead Holdings Berhad, YTL Corporation Berhad and The University of Nottingham was formally announced in 1998. This development was a fundamental part of Nottingham's vision to become a truly global university for the 21st century and beyond. It was the first ever branch campus of a British University established outside of the UK and this innovative concept earned the University the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the field of international achievement – the first time such an award had been bestowed on an academic institution. The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) welcomed its first students in September 2000. In 2015, UNMC celebrates its 15th year anniversary.


International Outlook
The Malaysia Campus is an integral part of The University of Nottingham, UK and offers students the Nottingham experience in a setting that's truly Asia.

It is part of a global institution serving an international community of students, yet firmly rooted in all that is distinctive about UK education - innovative teaching and assessment methods, which encourage independent, creative thinking. The student profile at UNMC also reflects Nottingham's status as a global university, with more than 1,400 international students to further enrich on-campus diversity.


A Global University
The University of Nottingham prides itself on its unique International Curriculum which we believe truly enhances the student experience. The Malaysia Campus plays a special role within Nottingham's global vision. We have an increasing number of students participating in our inter-campus exchange programmes and offer an exciting range of Summer School programmes all of which have an international element; be it through language learning or courses with a special focus on Asian travel, business or culture. The Malaysia Campus also plays a leading role in the development, strategy and implementation of the International Curriculum as the International Working Group is lead by Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor Stephen Doughty.


Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia is an integral part of NUBS United Kingdom, and is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 Business Schools in the UK. The School attracts the very best students from all over the world, and aims to provide a stimulating environment for learning, leveraging on its presence in Malaysia to provide Asian insights that drive business operations and growth in the region and around the world.

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) is one of the leading international business schools in the world, with established campuses in Malaysia and China. The School aims to enhance business and management knowledge and practice in a responsible and sustainable way using its global presence. NUBS Malaysia has had more than a decade's experience in providing international quality teaching and scholarship in various areas of business, management and finance through its portfolio of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes.


Accreditations & Memberships
Nottingham University Business School is one of an elite group of business schools accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Uniquely, the EQUIS accreditation applies to all our campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia. Our MBA programmes are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Nottingham University Business School Malaysia is a member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS). Our MSc Finance and Investment is accredited by the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA). The MSc Finance and Investment is also admitted to the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is a member of the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE).


The University of Nottingham is placed 75th in the world by the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings, which also places us in the Top 100 for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, Economics and Econometrics and Statistics and Operational Research. The University of Nottingham is ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK by The Complete University Guide's 2018 rankings.



  • The NUBS MBA is placed 82nd globally and is in the UK's Top 15, in The Economist's 2016 Top 100 MBA Ranking.
  • Our MBA is ranked 12th in the world and 2nd in the UK in the 2016 Better World MBA Ranking, which evaluates graduate business programmes on their integration of sustainability into their courses.
  • The Economist Executive MBA 2015 ranks us 21st in the world and 2nd in the UK.
  • The NUBS Executive MBA was placed 21st in the world and 2nd in the UK by the Economist Executive MBA 2015 ranking.
  • The 2013 Global Green MBA Ranking placed us 5th globally and 2nd in the UK.

Staff & Students
Nottingham University Business School Malaysia is a large and culturally diverse School, with:

  •  Over 40 full-time academic staff, from countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, UK, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar
  • 20-30 Masters and PhD students
  • Over 100 MBA students
  • 700+ undergraduates

Read the full institution profile at: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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Entry Requirements

  • A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent); OR
  • A relevant professional qualification deemed equivalent to a first degree with honours; AND
  • Plus at least 3 or more years of full-time work experience.

*Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 100 (no element below 23 in speaking, 22 in reading, 21 in writing and listening) together with a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 640 with an Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score of at least 5.0
  • PTE (Academic): 68 (with no less than 55 in each element)

*IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.

Payment Plan Options

Total Course Fees: RM 60,500 (can pay by Installments as per subjects taken

Important: For complete Fee Schedule - latest intake & latest course fee. Kindly request from our STUDYMASTERS.MY consultant.

Accepting your Place

  • Once you have decided to study at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, you will need to formally accept your offer for a place before registration.
  • Offer holders will normally be given a 4-week deadline to make the acceptance.
  • For postgraduate taught offer holders, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit of RM1,000 when accepting the offer.

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Additional information

Awarding Body

The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur


30 Months

Mode of Study

Evening Class, Part-Time, Weekday Class

Schedule System

Semester System


Feb, Sep

Class Size

20-30 Students


Locally, Oversea


Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Accredited


12 Subjects + 1 Management Project


4 Modules are 60% Coursework & 40% Written Examination, 8 Modules are 100% Coursework-based & No Written Examination

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (Installments per subjects taken)