MBA (Sustainable Business)

Application Dates
Course Overview
Master's of Business Administration (MBA)
Tuition Fees
Malaysian Students: RM 27,270
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time: Min 1 ½ year, Max 2 years; Part Time: Min 2 years, Max 3 years
Study Field

Course Overview

When exceptional minds embrace knowledge they have the potential to innovate in a progressive, inclusive and sustainable manner.

INCEIF has set new benchmarks in sustainable enterprise while advancing the industry. With the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, you can harness your intellectual prowess for your professional development in addition to fostering progress in sustainable business. 

Designed by renowned academicians and industry leaders from both conventional and Islamic finance. The modular structure of this programme allows you to balance your personal and professional commitments, while moving forward in your career. The multifaceted MBA programme imparts comprehensive knowledge in many core areas including but not limited to personnel and business management, strategic planning, marketing, data analytics and sustainability in management and investment.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have acquired an understanding of various aspects of Islamic finance. You will be equipped to formulate innovative, inclusive and sustainable business solutions, while using digitisation to your advantage, with integrity and in full compliance with legal frameworks, good governance practices and Shariah.

Programme Structure

MBA requires completion of 9 core courses, 3 elective courses and a Practice Paper.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Core Courses (27 Credit Hours)

  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Data Analytics for Business
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Business Strategy and Policy
  • Sustainability Management and Investment
  • Action Based Learning

Elective (9 Credit Hours), Choose Any 3

  • Managing Halal Products and Services
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Business Economics
  • Social Finance
  • Islamic Capital Market
  • Portfolio Management
  • Monetary Economics
  • Risk Management in Islamic Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Accounting for Islamic Financial Transactions
  • Islamic Insurance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Wealth Planning Management
  • Islamic Banking Practices

Practice Paper (6 Credit Hours)

Action Based Learning (ABL)

ABL provides an innovative approach to learning by setting practical tasks and activities for students to complete in a real workplace. This will provide students with the opportunity to translate their academic-based knowledge into action by solving real business issues or developing new solutions for the industry.

List of organisations involved in ABL projects:

  • IAP Sdn Bhd
  • OCBC Al Amin Berhad
  • Malaysian Takaful Association
  • Bank Muamalat Indonesia
  • EcoKnights
  • Ethis Ventures Sdn Bhd
  • AmMetLife Takaful Berhad
  • QSR Brands (M) Holdings Berhad
  • Etiqa Takaful
  • Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah
  • Malaysian Takaful Association
  • PruBSN Takaful
  • United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Benefits of On Campus Study

The Malaysian Advantage

Experience Islamic Finance in action in the cradle of modern Islamic Finance where strong regulatory support has resulted in a robust industry.

Network With Industry Experts

In addition to attending regular classes and tutorials, students will get the opportunity to interact with seasoned leaders during talks where invited industry speakers share on the practical aspects of Islamic Finance.

Entry Requirements

1) Bachelor degree from an institution recognised by INCEIF or the Malaysian Government CGPA minimum of 2.50 from 4.00;

2) Applicants whose CGPA is below 2.5 will be subject to rigorous assessments;

3) Admission via Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)*

  • Malaysian citizen aged 30 years and above; and
  • Holding Diploma / STPM / Matriculation / A-level or equivalent; and
  • Working and learning experience can be accredited; and
  • APEL assessment.

4) English proficiency:

  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET): Band 4 and above; or
  • IELTS - band 6; or
  • TOEFL: 550 (PBT), 79 (IBT) and above; or


  • Candidates from native English speaking countries
  • Candidates with academic qualifications from institutions using English as the full medium of instruction

*Terms and condition apply.

Application Deadline

Face-to-face (currently conducted online until further update on COVID-19 status)

September 2020 Semester:

International: Closed

Malaysian: 31 December 2020

January 2021 Semester:

International: 30 October 2020

Malaysian: 31 December 2020

Intake Month

Jan, June & Sept