Nottingham University Business School Malaysia (NUBS Malaysia) is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top-ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research. We offer top quality, AMBA-accredited MBA programmes which are highly valued by corporations worldwide and widely recognised as an ideal preparation for senior positions in both the 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.

At the Malaysia Campus, NUBS Malaysia is providing Asia with its first experience of a world-class business school on a purpose built campus and with highly-qualified faculty drawn from Nottingham, Malaysia and internationally. The School will provide you with a stimulating, challenging and continuously improving learning environment. Well-known researchers within NUBS Malaysia at the University’s campuses in China, Malaysia and the UK, and faculty members with international consulting experience combine the application of academic theory with good business practice.

The MBA programme offered at the Malaysia Campus provides the means for accelerating your progression and promotion,as well as for a strategic direction change in your career path. The MBA will add value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organisations in an international context, and assisting you to take a more effective role within your organisation. The overall objective of the NUBS Malaysia MBA is to educate individuals as managers and business specialists, and thus to improve the quality of management as a profession.

MBA programme

The MBA programme provides a course in general, financial and corporate management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. The MBA course follows a core programme whilst allowing the following specialisations.

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration Finance

Each of the NUBS Malaysia MBA programmes provides a course in general, financial and corporate management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. 

You will need to undertake the relevant specialist modules, and your specialisation will be shown on your degree award. The syllabus is similar to that of the UK campus, with very slight variations incorporating local elements.

The MBA programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of management. 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.


Teaching on our MBA programme is split between our main campus in Semenyih and Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) based in the Kuala Lumpur city centre. Where classes take place depends on your mode of study.


Semester 1: teaching takes place between The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC).
Semesters 2 and 3: all teaching is conducted at KLTC.


All teaching is conducted at KLTC.

Transport is available for full-time students to travel between our main campus and KLTC. Full-time students may wish to consider making arrangements for accommodation at locations that minimise travelling times to KLTC in Semesters 2 and 3. Students may opt to stay on our main campus in Semester 1 and to stay in Kuala Lumpur in Semesters 2 and 3.

Course structure

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.


Core modules

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

Elective modules


Any four modules from the MBA Finance electives, or additional modules (see below) 
MBA Finance

Students must take at least two of the following three modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial and Monetary Economics 
  • International Finance

You must take a total of four modules. At least two of these must be from the MBA Finance module list. You will then choose a further one or two listed in any other specialisation, or additional modules (see below).

Additional modules*

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Ethics
  • Contemporary Themes in Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • Innovation Management 
  • Managing the Human Resource
  • Responsible Business: A Strategic Approach 

*Additional modules are subject to change

Management Project

Students must undertake either a Management Project, or a Group 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%). The group management project (available to full-time students only) comprises a group project of 15,000 words on an approved subject relevant to the student’s chosen specialisation (weight 60%) and an individual project of 5,000 words (weight 40%) reviewing conceptual issues relevant to the group management project.

Module delivery and class hours

Teaching takes place during the day or in the evening depending on your mode of study. Part-time students will be taught in the evening while full-time students have classes in the daytime or evening at different stages of the programme. Most modules are conducted in three-hour sessions per week over 11 weeks. Certain electives are taught over seven-to-ten-day blocks totalling 30 hours of teaching.

Overseas study

Individuals wishing to study overseas can take up to two approved modules delivered by our UK or China campuses, or our overseas partner institution in Singapore (subject to the availability of modules).


Depending on the module, you may be assessed by examination, group or individual coursework, group or individual presentations, or a combination of assessment methods.

The marking and grading criteria are the same as the UK campus. Assessment questions are different from the UK (set by module convenors at our Malaysia Campus) and are moderated by the UK campus and External Examiners.

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification deemed equivalent to a first degree with honours, plus at least three or more years of full-time management or leadership work experience, normally gained since graduating from the first degree.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. 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