Master of Business Administration

The course

Programme code
KPT/JPS (R2/345/7/0228) (MQA/FA2182) 08/27
Delivery type
1 year/2 years
Intake date
January, May, September


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Edinburgh Business School, the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, is committed to providing opportunities to experienced professionals from all over the world who desire to study our graduate level business programmes.

For more than 25 years our programmes of study, particularly our flagship MBA, have enhanced the careers of business professionals globally. Little wonder that over 40% of Fortune 500 companies have employees on the Edinburgh Business School MBA programme.

Our MBA programme offers driven professionals a gateway to endless opportunities in the business world. With a distinguished reputation and a globally connected campus (UK, Dubai, and Malaysia), Heriot-Watt University is the perfect place to embark on your journey towards professional advancement and personal growth. Our MBA programme stands out due to its emphasis on creating an impact statement, which helps students identify their aspirations, goals, and desired impact on the world. Each student is assigned an impact coach throughout their studies.

With a globally connected campus, students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in a multicultural and interconnected world. The programme also offers international study tours, allowing students to explore different business ecosystems and gain a global perspective.

The University's CEO Faculty brings in industry leaders to share their insights and experiences, providing students with valuable industry perspectives. Networking is also emphasised, with access to networking dinners and events with industry leaders, peers, and alumni.

With its unparalleled reputation, world-class faculty, and diverse community, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is the ideal choice for those who aspire to lead, innovate, and succeed.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through seminars and classes, which creates a dynamic environment for students with diverse experiences, backgrounds and cultures to share and exchange knowledge in a rich learning environment. These intensive seminars are delivered in English by our global campus and CEO Faculty.

Seven core courses and two elective courses are required for the MBA degree. Students will benefit from 48 hours of interaction for each core course. Each course is assessed by a 24-hour online written examination.

Course content

Core courses

  • Developing and Executing Strategy
  • People, Work and Organisations
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Delivering Successful Projects
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Economics for Business
  • Strategic Marketing

Elective Courses (select 2)

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Entrepreneurial Venturing
  • Business Negotiation

Entry requirements

  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • At least two years' appropriate business experience.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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Scholarships and bursaries

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