Course outline

Background

As the first technopreneur programme offered by a private Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia, UCSI University’s Master of Science in Technopreneurship has been designed with the specific aim to develop promising technology-based entrepreneurs and leaders, who are functionally equipped with the fundamental skills, competencies and perseverance to build internationally-recognised businesses and brands.

Entrepreneurial activities have long been recognised as a major contributor to the economy and in recent times, demand for more homegrown technopreneurs has been constantly and adamantly highlighted by both academicians and industry players alike. Recognising this need, UCSI University developed the programme by synthesising the academic arena and industry best practices to promote sustainable personal and organisational growth through lifelong learning.

This is made possible by our specially-designed learning experience that emphasises pragmatic approach to complement our theoretical classes. By advocating the Praxis model, we are firm in our belief that it enables learners to go beyond the classroom and to expand their horizons by instilling creativity and innovation in their thinking process. Our Praxis centres will act as an incubator to guide and nurture aspiring technopreneurs, and provide a medium for them to establish their business and academic connections, which is undoubtedly vital especially in the early years of a start-up.

Programme Tagline

Technology innovation ↔ Entrepreneurial viable idea

Programme Positioning

The first private IHL offering this programme
The Praxis concept is applied to this programme

Value Proposition

Great demand of Technopreneurship in Malaysia and worldwide (MDeC announced the needs of technopreneurs in Malaysia – added value to the programme) [VALUE UP]
Praxis Centres become the incubator to nurture technopreneurs [COST down]

Key Message

To nurture creative and innovative technopreneurs that contribute to the nation and worldwide
The Praxis concept is applied to this programme

Key Attributes

Graduate attributes of this programme are job creators or market inventors or technological employers
Become a role model and provide opportunities for others and reduce job unemployment rate in Malaysia

Programme Overview

As the first technopreneur programme being offered by a private Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia, UCSI University's Master of Science in Technopreneurship programme is designed with the specific aim to develop promising technology-based entrepreneurs and leaders, who are functionally equipped with the skills, competency and perseverance to build internationally recognised businesses and brands.

Entrepreneurial activities have long been recognised as a major contributor to the economy and in recent times, the demand for more locally developed technopreneurs has been constantly and adamantly highlighted by both academicians and industry-players alike. Recognising this, the programme was developed by synthesising academic arena and industry best practices with a main goal of promoting sustainable personal and organisational growth through lifelong learning.

This is made possible by our specially-designed learning experience that emphasises on pragmatic approach to complement our theoretical classes. By advocating the Praxis model, we are firm in our belief that it enables students to go beyond our classroom and expand their horizon by instilling creativity and innovation in their thinking process. Our Praxis Centre will act as an incubator to guide and nurture aspiring technopreneurs, and provide a medium for them to establish their business and academic connections which is undoubtedly vital especially in the early years of every startup.

Programme Details

UCSI University's MSc. in Technopreneurship is a full-time one-year programme with a trimester offering. Each semester lasts 14 weeks.

Weekday evenings and weekend; classes are scheduled on weekday evenings from 6:30pm – 10:00pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am – 5:30pm.

Assessments

MSc. in Technopreneurship is designed with a learning experience beyond the classroom. This programme combines institutionalised learning with practical experience during the networking sessions with industry players. It provides students with significant, fascinating and stimulating experiences through a variety of innovative teaching and learning techniques. The dynamic learning process involves various methods: inviting prominent guest speakers and adjunct professors, industry visit, live consulting, case studies, networking sessions and involving real-life applications and entrepreneurial experiences.

We consider assessment as an integral part of the learning process and as such we assess students continuously throughout the programme. Assessment may take the form of group work, individual assignments, research, seminars or formal examinations. In addition, a project or case study is a requirement in order to complete the programme.

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with knowledge to start their own business or take up jobs and build careers in the following areas:

  • Technology Evangelist
  • Technology Evaluator
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • E-Commerce Consultant

Tuition fees

Tuition cost for 1 year which is minimum 3 semesters

  • Malaysian students: RM 30, 770
  • International students: RM 38, 825

Additional charges will be implemented as well,

  • Resources fee for Malaysian students (ICT, library, student activities, facilities): RM 600.00
  • Resources fee for International student (ICT, library, student activities, facilities, medical plan): RM 650.00

Special case for international students

  • First time payment after application: RM 24, 600

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent
  • A recognised bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 or equivalent minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field

English language requirements

  • ELTS Band 6.0 
  • Applicants who are deemed to have attained the equivalent competency of B2 on the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) 
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or a minimum score of 79 with no less than 17 in each four components (internet-based) 
  • Applicants with degrees and with proof of English Language as the medium of instruction are exempted from the above requirements upon faculty approval

Application process for Malaysian students

All students must complete the Online Registration Form.

Submit by post the Online Registration Form and the following documents to the Student Enrolment Centre:

  • A certified true copy of actual / forecast / trial examination results. For instance: SPM / 'O'- Levels, STPM / A-Levels, UEC, SAM, CPU or other equivalent qualifications.
  • For exemption purposes - Diploma students (completed or currently still studying) must provide a certified transcript and Diploma Certificate (if applicable), together with the course syllabus.
  • A photocopy of your Identification Card (IC), both sides.
  • Three (3) copies of passport-size colour photograph.
  • Other supporting documents for your application (if any), eg. TOEFL, IELTS, MUET etc.

For Postgraduate Applications, kindly include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • A 2-3 page essay (i.e. your personal statement) in relation to your goals and objectives and how this programme will meet or enhance those objectives

A crossed cheque or bankdraft or Telegraphic Transfer (TT) for registration should be made payable to UCSI Education Sdn. Bhd. The Registration Fees are as follows:

  • RM400 (All programmes in UCSI University, Kuala Terengganu Campus)
  • RM650 (Postgraduate Programmes)

Application process for international students

Register online through the official website.

Important documents:

1. Academic Qualifications (PDF format)

For Postgraduate Applications, kindly include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • 2-3 page essay (i.e. your personal statement) in relation to your goals and objectives and how this programme will meet or enhance those objectives

2. Passport copy (Multipage PDF format)

  • Passport validity must not be less than 18 months from the date of admission/submission to the university.
  • All pages of the passport – including the cover pages – are required (in colour).
  • Kindly make sure that the page numbers of the passport are clearly visible.

3. Passport-sized photograph 

  • Coloured, with white background
  • Photograph measurement: Height (45mm) and Width (35mm)

4. Medical Report Form (PDF format)

5. Accommodation Application Form (if required)

  • Enclosed with non-refundable booking fee of RM1,000 (USD 340)

6. Additional Documents

  • Declaration Letter: discrepancy of name on passport & academic transcripts; to be issued by home country’s Ministry of Education OR by home country's commissioner of oath.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC - Sudan): for students with Sudanese passport. To be issued by Sudan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malasyia.
  • Eligibility Letter (EL - Iran): for students with Iranian passport. To be issued by Iran Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

7. Telegraphic Transfer (TT) receipt of the Application Fee

  • Fee for this course: RM 2,790

Telegraphic Transfer (TT) receipt of the Application Fee (inclusive of EMGS payment) (receipt copies are to be uploaded during online registration or emailed to ao@ucsiuniversity.edu.my and finance@ucsigroup.com.my).

Then, Conditional Letter of Offer (CLO) is required after meeting the entry requirements and receiving the payment (Applications Fee and EMGS Visa Processing Fee), the University will email a scanned copy of the Conditional Letter of Offer (CLO). Then, UCSI University will proceed to apply for the Visa Approval Letter on behalf of the student. This process will take approximately 8-10 weeks.

When remittance of the Initial Fees and Miscellaneous Fees (as stated in the LoA including total rental and deposit for staying at the Residential Hall) have been credited into UCSI University's bank account via Telegraphic Transfer (refer to Step 1), UCSI University will courier the original LoA and the Original Visa Approval Letter (VAL) to the student upon request only.

Additonal notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as Malaysia is a majority muslim country. It is advisable for international students to understand the country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
  5. For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage postgradasia.com to find out local and international opportunities. 
  6. Encourage to visit https://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/ for deeper and more information.

Contact

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus

  • No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Tel: (+603) 9101 8880
  • Fax: (+603) 9102 2614

 

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