The MBA programme provides a course in general, and corporate management, and specialisation in finance for the MBA Finance programme. Our programme adds value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organisations in a global context. You will develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines while allowing customisation with specialist modules in various areas of management. The syllabus is the same to that offered in Nottingham University Business School.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

Nottingham University Business School Malaysia

Overseas study

Individuals wishing to study in the UK campus or in our other partner institutions overseas can take up to two approved modules (subject to the availability of modules).

Programme structure

The programme offers a flexible mode of study. You must complete a total of 12 taught modules and a management project. The core modules are aimed at developing knowledge of the fundamental management disciplines, and the application of this knowledge to business issues. The elective modules allow you to concentrate in-depth on more specific subjects according to your interests and career requirements.

Module assessments are mixed including group work, presentations, assignments and exams. We also have various business leaders for talks in our ‘Business Leader Series’. You will also have the opportunity to attend study skills sessions and additional workshops and seminars on research methods relevant to management projects.

The management project is an individual project of 20,000 words (weight 100%), or a Company-based Research Project of 15,000 words (weight 70%) plus an individual presentation of 20 minutes including Q and A and submission of slides (weight 30%), or a Business Plan document of 15,000 words (weight 70%) plus individual presentation of 20 minutes including Q and A and submission of slides (weight 30%) on an approved subject relevant to your chosen specialisation. You may use the management project to concentrate in-depth on a management topic specific to your individual interests and career requirements.

Typical core modules

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • 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 two of the following modules:
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • You will then choose a further one or two from the additional modules (see below):

Additional modules

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • Innovation Management
  • Leadership and Change Management

*Elective modules are subject to change

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. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 4

Intake Months

September - full time and part-time
February - part-time