Course - Wawasan Open University (WoU) CeMBA Part-Time @ George Town

Wawasan Open University (WoU) CeMBA Part-Time @ George Town

Developed as a collaborative programme by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, and a consortium of four participating universities in Asia, this programme is designed to help professionals working as managers and supervisors in Malaysian organisations, to get an in-depth grasp of management principles and develop skills and capabilities required to function as effective executives in the highly competitive global business environment.


Class conducted at: Wawasan Open University (WOU) 

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


What’s special about this CeMBA programme

Video conferencing support 

  • The video conferencing facility is available for conducting tutorials occasionally. It may also be utilised for conducting Viva Voce for student research projects under the programme. For the benefit of the students, public lectures by eminent academicians and industry experts may be organized through video conferencing.

Discussion room for Learner interaction as part of the Wawasan

  • This is an interactive environment in which the students can have discussions and post questions among themselves, organise case discussions, experience sharing and other peer interaction. Students are encouraged to form learning communities to enhance their learning through sharing other’s experiences as well as learning about diverse applications of management concepts in different organisations.

Residential School cum Project Workshop (RSPW)

  • A Residential School cum Project Workshop, spread over a weekend, will be organised once in each semester to provide intensive interaction with industry experts to enhance their knowledge and assist in completing their project work. In addition, the Residential School will provide a platform for learners to share experiences and establish useful networks.

Feature Highlights

  • Class: Weekends Class (Part-Time)
  • Accreditation: Accredited by MQA, MOHE and KPT
  • Assessment: Coursework Based + Written Examinations
Size of Class
  •  Rated by STUDYMASTERS Consultants 

You can obtain a Master Degree, with minimal disruption to your work and family life.
Classes are held either on weekends so you are free to spend the rest of the week working or resting.
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 WOU’s CeMBA?

Programme offered as an ODL (Open Distance Learning) mode of education with attendability access and flexibility elements suited to the requirements of working adults in Malaysia.

  • Content developed collaboratively through participation of COL (Commonwealth of Learning) and leading open universities in Asia.
  • Global content which are suitably adapted to local business environment.
  • Effective learning supported by highly interactive and well designed learning support system, including face to face tutorials, online and telephonic tutoring, video conferencing support, threaded discussions and possible interaction with industry leaders.
  • Programme delivery by qualified university faculty members.
  • High level of application orientation through the use of case studies and project work component.

Award & Recognition

  • Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement
  • Award of Excellence for Distance Education Materials
  • Tier-5 or “Excellent” rating by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
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Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CeMBA) awarded by Wawasan Open University
(R/345/7/0200) (MQA/A8342) 09/17


This CeMBA program provide the presentation of course content in the Open Distance Learning (ODL) ensures that the learners do not have to dislocate from their workplace. The contemporary and highly relevant programme content is supported by online and face-to-face tutor support, video conference based interaction and Residential School cum Project Workshop. Management graduates of the programme can position themselves for middle and senior level executive positions in national and international organisations, aspire for upward mobility in their own organisations or take up challenging assignments in senior positions in industry or the services sector.

Programme Modules

Core Subjects

  • Managing Information Systems
  • Management in Organisations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods

Elective Subjects (Choose Any 2)

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Disaster Management
  • International Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Islamic Banking Practices
  • Islamic Capital Market 3
  • Risk Management and Islamic Financial Institutions

Project Paper

  • Project Course

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Wawasan Open University (WOU)

Wawasan Open University (WOU), one of Malaysia’s foremost, private institutions of higher education, was founded in 2006, with a commitment to the expansion of opportunities in higher education, and to teaching excellence aimed at increasing the level of knowledge and scholarship among all Malaysians. We offer open distance learning (ODL) to enable working adults to pursue their educational dreams without disrupting their professional and personal commitments, and affordable on-campus full-time degree programmes in Penang for school-leavers and diploma holders. We equip our students with industry-relevant knowledge and skills that serve them incredibly well in today’s competitive work environment.

WOU course material is prepared and delivered by exceptionally qualified staff from industry and academia. Tutorials are delivered in English and we offer foundation courses in English to strengthen basic competency, as well as courses on communication in the workplace, English for the Workplace and writing skills for university studies for enhancing proficiency.

All WOU programmes are fully approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). To date, 38 out of over 50 programmes offered by WOU have received full accreditation status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); and out of the 38 accredited programmes, 13 have received recognition from the Public Service Department (JPA) following the graduation of students over the years.

Academic Partnerships

WOU engages with established, credible academic and professional organisations to provide world class education to its students. These partnerships enable the University to provide market-driven tertiary education that meets the needs of industry, and benefits the Malaysian economy.

WOU has established academic working relationships as listed below:

  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada
  • Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), India
  • Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • SIM University, Singapore
  • Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
  • Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia
  • Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University, India
  • International Centre for Academics, College of Distance Education and Online Studies, Nepal
  • Symbosis Centre for Distance Learning, India
  • Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang Science Cluster, Penang
  • International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Kuala Lumpur
  • International Centre for Academics, Kathmandu
  • Penang Skills Development Centre, Penang
  • British Council of Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

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Student Testimonials

E-learning is the trend of education presently and WOU is in the right track to realize learning & teaching via online tools where face-to-face interaction is minimized.

Mazlan Pernu

Mazlan Pernu

Quite enjoy for studying which will not learn from working. I could learn to manage balance between working and study lifestyle. I could ask tutors about any questions relevant to the courses especially assignments during every tutorial hours. After the study, I could live my lifestyle more confidently and take care of myself better especially for future life.

Chong Guo Song

Chong Guo Song

Feel very happy study at WOU because of the supportive tutors and Course Coordinators.

Pheev As

Pheev As

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Why Study CeMBA at WOU?

Wawasan Open University (WOU) was established in 2006 with a unique and socially responsible objective – to provide working Malaysians access to quality higher education via Open Distance Learning (ODL) regardless of their educational, ethnic or socio-economic background. The University has spread its wings in September 2013 to offer full-time degree programmes for STPM school leavers and diploma holders at its Main Campus in Penang.

As the people’s university, WOU believes in providing education and lifelong learning opportunities to all people for self-enrichment and professional advancement. By opening the door to tertiary education, WOU ensures that more Malaysians are now able to pursue an affordable degree.

Academic freedom and fairness

  • WOU believe in academic freedom and the free and honest exchange of ideas.
  • WOU aspire for the highest academic integrity and in providing equal rights, equal access and equal treatment where learning opportunities are concerned.

Celebrating the diversity of our students

  • At Wawasan Open University, students achievements, talents and heritage contribute significantly to our community. We support your right and responsibility to take an active role in the learning process to make your learning experience a productive one. Honesty and integrity in the teaching, learning and advisory process is essential, and an objective evaluation of your skills and abilities is key to your success. At Wawasan Open University, we celebrate the diversity of our student communities and we are positive you will find the experience personally enriching.

Learning Support Services

  • WOU's digital library where students can access information at anytime, night or day.
  • Distance and remote locations are no barriers to education. Students can summit your assignment via Online Assignment Submission System (OAS) from home, work or wherever you are.
  • A tutor allocated to students who will guide and advise them on their courses and is available by telephone, or will support them through online communication. There are also scheduled face-to-face tutorials by experts in the field for the different courses to help the part-time students.

Read the full institution profile at: Wawasan Open University (WOU)

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Entry Requirements

Regular Entry

  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of at least 2.5; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of less than 2.5 with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field; OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate of the University

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

  • The candidate should be at least 30 years of age in the year of application and possess at least STPM / Diploma / equivalent (e.g. foundation) with relevant work experience.

Payment Plan Options

Official Course Fee: RM 25,000 (Inclusive Processing and Administration Fee + Resource and Services Fee)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • 1st Sem: RM 5,355
  • 2nd Sem: RM 7,140
  • 3rd Sem: RM 7,140
  • 4th Sem: RM 5,355
    Total: RM 25,000

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Wawasan Open University (WOU)

Campus Location



24 Months

Mode of Study

Part-Time, Weekend Class

Schedule System

Semester System


Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

Class Size

15-25 Students




Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Accredited


10 Core Subjects + 2 Elective Subjects + 1 Project Paper


50% Coursework & 50% Written Examination

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (4 Installments)