Study MBA in Malaysia

Quick notes on studying MBA in Malaysia:

Many overseas Universities from UK, Australia and USA have their campuses in Malaysia.

Study at HALF the Cost in Malaysia: The best part of pursuing your MBA from Malaysia at these overseas campuses is the access to Top MBA institutes in the world at HALF the cost of studying in the Home Country. Eg. Cost of Nottingham MBA in the UK is GBP 24000 (Rs 24 lacs) and Nottingham MBA in Malaysia campus will cost you RM59,740 (Rs 9.5 lacs approx.) while the degree will be from the same prestigious University of Nottingham, UK

Duration of MBA in Malaysia:  MBA programs in Malaysia are generally between 1 and 2 years in duration with multiple options for 1 year.  Moreover, Malaysia provides excellent career opportunities in terms of global exposure.

Intakes for MBA in Malaysia: On a general note there are three intakes in Malaysia: January, March, September. September is their biggest intake. Indian students can also apply for this term since final marks of most students arrive around June. You can apply early and get conditional admission letter and then update your university in Malaysia with the final examination score you receive

Fee Structure: The local currency in Malaysia is Ringgit. 1 RM = Rs 16 approx.:

The courses in Malaysia offered by various intuitions are quite affordable. MBA cost in Malaysia can be between RM49000 and RM73000 approx. (Rs 7.8 lacs to Rs 11.6 lacs approx) which is a lot cheaper that other foreign destinations.

Work Experience for MBA in Malaysia: Most of the Universities in Malaysia require an average work experience of 2 – 3 years. There are programs that may NOT require work experience at all

GMAT Requirement: Many overseas Institutions in Malaysia do not require GMAT for pursuing an MBA. Admissions decisions are based on the academic ability of the candidate, the level of experience and commitment that he or she brings to the course.

English Language Requirement:  One must have a recognized English language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT80.The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001. Some Institutions in Malaysia waive this requirement if you have undertaken your studies in English medium all through out

Work in Malaysia during studies: In spite of affordable education in Malaysia, international students are permitted to work part time of 20hrs / week. Students can earn up to US $ 200 – 500 monthly by working part-time. What more can we ask for right!

Work in Malaysia after studies (Jobs in Malaysia): The economy is based on tourism, textiles, sugar, and financial services. In recent years, information and communication technology, seafood, hospitality and property development, healthcare, renewable energy, and education and training have emerged as important sectors, attracting substantial investment from both local and foreign investors. Post education, one can choose from the various industries to settle in professionally.

MBA Courses in Malaysia

Some popular MBA programmes in Malaysia of overseas Universities:

University of Nottingham, UK – Malaysia Campus

Business School: Nottingham University Business School Malaysia (NUBS Malaysia)

Nottingham MBA Programmes in Malaysia are given below :

  • Master of Business Administration Corporate Social Responsibility MBA, Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship MBA, Master of Business Administration Finance MBA, Master of Business Administration MBA

Cost of Nottingham MBA in Malaysia: RM60,500 (Rs 9.5 lacs approx.)

Duration: 1 year full time

Intake: September

Requirement: 3 years of full time work experience and IELTS of 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any module). GMAT of 640 or higher with AWA score of at least 5.0

Teaching on the Nottingham MBA programme is split between their main campus in Semenyih and Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) based in the Kuala Lumpur city centre

Cost of Nottingham MBA in Malaysia:

DifferenceNottingham MBA in MalaysiaNottingham MBA in the UK
Duration1 year1 year
Cost of MBARM60500 (Rs 9.5 lacs approx.)GBP 24000 (Rs 24 lacs approx.)
Cost of LivingRM1155 per month (Rs 18500 approx.)GBP 833 per month (Rs 83000 approx.)
Degree Awarded ByUniversity of Nottingham, UKUniversity of Nottingham, UK

Video link to the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus – have a look at the Malaysian campus – you would love to study in Malaysia!

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Monash University, Australia – Malaysia Campus

Business School: School of Business, Monash University Malaysia

Monash MBA Duration: Fast Track MBA in Malaysia

Cost of Monash Malaysia MBA: RM72600 (Rs 11.6 lacs approx.)

Duration: 1 year + additional 3 to 6 months of an experiential learning project

Intake: January

Requirement: 3 years work experience with one year of managerial work experience

Cost of Monash MBA in Malaysia:

DifferenceMonash MBA in MalaysiaMonash MBA in Australia
Duration1 year2 years
Cost of MBARM60500 (Rs 9.88 lacs approx.)$AUD 65400 (Rs 32.13 lacs approx.)
Cost of LivingRM1155 per month (Rs 18500 approx.) per month$AUD 1500 per month (Rs 75000 approx.) per month (living cost in Australia must be calculated for 2 years)
Degree Awarded ByMonash University, AustraliaMonash University, Australia

Video link to Monash University, Malaysia Campus

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia – Malaysia Campus

Master of Business Administration (MBA International)

Duration: 2 Years (full time)

Intakes: Feb, Jul

MBA Fees: RM47360 (Rs 7.57 lacs)

Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any module) or TOEFL iBT 79 (no less than 18 in any module); no work experience required

University of Strathclyde, UK – Malaysia Campus

Executive Master of Business Administration, Malaysia

Duration: 2 Years (part time)

Intakes: Oct, Apr

MBA Fees: GBP 31450

Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any module) or TOEFL iBT 79 (no less than 18 in any module); 3 years full time work experience required

Heriot-Watt University, UK – Malaysia Campus

Business School: Edinburgh Business School

Duration: 2 years (part time)

Intakes: September, January

Heriot-Watt MBA in Malaysia is a part time MBA only

Malaysian University MBA Programs

University of Malaya


MBA Concentrations: Business Information System, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, Internal Auditing, International Business, Islamic Finance, Marketing

MBA Fees: RM49164 (approx.) (Rs 7.86 lacs)

Duration: 1 Year

Intakes: February, September

Requirement: 3 years work experience; 6.0 in IELTS; CGPA of 3.0/4.0

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Documents required for admission to study MBA in Malaysia:

  • Academic Documents: Attested copies of all your certificates X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits). Final year or final semester marksheet can be submitted later if you are currently studying in the final year of your Bachelors
  • Transcript: Transcript from your degree college may be required by some universities. A transcript is a consolidated marksheet available from your College
  • English Test Score: Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc. (if applicable). If you have not taken the test yet, you can still make an application. We can update your scores later to the University as and when you receive them
  • GMAT / GRE: Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (if applicable). Only some MBA programmes may need GMAT. Submit this score report too
  • Recommendation Letters (LORs): Academic References as required by the Institute (Min. 2). These could be from your employer / teacher from school / college. These must be on the letter headed paper of your company or Institution
  • Photo: Two Passport sized photographs
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP): An SOP is a 1.5 to 2 pages essay where you show your interest about: your previous academic journey, why a specific University, why MBA in Malaysia, your career goals, how will the course help you achieve your goals, etc. This statement could be submitted to us as a Word file and we will review and edit it for you
  • Resume: Preferably one page that highlights your work experience, educational qualifications, interests, additionally courses or activities you have done. Submit this to us in a Word format
  • Application Fee: Draft for application fees, if applicable
  • Portfolio: Design Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses only)
  • Extra-curricular Activities’ Certificates: Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities (if available)

Note: If you are currently studying in the final year and have not received the marksheet for your final semester or year, you can submit this later to us and we can update the University with the same

Malaysia Admission Consulting and Visa Guidance: How we help?


We explain the complete process of studying MBA in Malaysia. We assess your profile and understand your suitability to study in Malaysia

Shortlisting of Malaysian MBA Courses

Based on your interest area, future plans, career objectives, budget and several other factors, we help you select the right MBA programs in Malaysia you must apply to. We categorically suggest Ambitious, Moderate and Safe University options from which you can select from so as to create the right set of final Universities

Application Documentation:

We guide you with your documents required for applying to MBA programs in Malaysia. This includes helping you build and edit the right CV, editing suggestions to strengthen your essays and SOP, providing guidance on your recommendation letter content, and more. We are one of the leading admission consulting in the country and essay editing is our forte

Essay Editing (SOP Editing):

We are excellent at this! We provide critical feedback on your essays and engage in brainstorming sessions to place your profile in the finest form at the Universities

Application to Universities in Malaysia:

We guide you through the applications to Business Schools in Malaysia where we plan the complete application, help you bring out your strengths in your application, help you fill the application forms correctly, check the content, rectify any errors, and help you submit the application. This is followed by checking the application documents to be sent to the right department at the University

Follow Up Counselling:

We are always there for you. Universities email you their queries or provide updates on your applications. Often times, we follow up with your Universities. After your applications too, generally you are bound to come up with a lot of questions, and we will be happy to help


Once your offers are in, we help you finalize on the right MBA program for you at the right business school. Often students face a dilemma at this stage when they receive more than one admit

Financial Matters:

We will guide on how you have to make your fee payment and get your confirmation from the University. We guide with scholarship applications and education loans

Visa Guidance:

We guide you through the complete student visa process including suggesting the right documents, documentation check, applying for appointment, preparing the visa application file, and more.


We try to connect you with other students who are going to Malaysia or who are already studying there.


We guide you with booking of your accommodation in Malaysia to whatever extent that is possible.

Malaysia Admission Counseling

In case you’re confused about your studies in Malaysia, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in Malaysia hassle-free.

We are experts at what we do. Since 2002 we have helped 1000s of students (personally). As one of the leading overseas education consultants in Mumbai, the collective experience of our team of experts go beyond a 100 years. Many of us have studied abroad and know exactly what your requirements will be, what kind of universities should be best suited for your future, what you need to do to get there.

We are extremely personal. Students ask us 1000s of questions and we enjoy replying to these. You will have one dedicated team member who you will be able to contact throughout the service. We don’t count the number of hours spent on you. We don’t shed away responsibilities. We work on your side and have just one thing in mind—to get you your best in your career.

We enjoy when you get scholarships or you save money. Over 70% of our applicants will earn some form of scholarship / financial aid / bursary.

We keep in touch with Universities. We keep in touch with our past students. We know exactly what a University will require or we can identify it very (very) easily. We help you build your profile, craft a great resume, and statement of purpose (SOP)/essays and bring out the best in you while presenting you to a University. Chances of your admissions evidently rise because we are around.

We help you right from start to end in the process ie. from selecting the right course and university list, documentation preparation, filling out and checking of forms, applying to universities, to securing admission offers, helping you finalize the best choice of university, visa guidance (including documentation, mock interview rounds, application), accommodation booking and much more. Hey! IELTS coaching is also available at our centre. We are brilliant with our essay editing services (remember – you will have to end up writing 18 to 24 essays when you apply to 8 to 10 Universities). We are simply there for everything! #enoughsaid

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