GENERAL

HOW MANY INTAKES ARE THERE IN ONE YEAR?

We have two intakes a year; which is in February and September

IS THERE ARE ANY FINANCIAL AID?

At the moment, IBS does not provide any financial aid. For more information, visit the postgraduate scholarship website at http://sps.utm.my/scholarships/

WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE?

Students must have a good command of English because the program is conducted in English. International students must achieve a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS with Band 6. Refer to this link for more details: http://admission.utm.my/english-language-requirements/

WILL I BE PROVIDED WITH ACCOMMODATION?

The University does not guarantee accommodations for all students.But, the Office of Student Affairs & Alumni can assist and help you in getting on campus accommodation if it is available.  Or you may refer to this link for a list of hostels/apartments that you can contact. http://www.utm.my/campuslife/housing/

CAN I DEFER OR POSTPONE MY STUDIES ONCE I’VE BEEN ENROLLED INTO THE PROGRAM?

Once a student has been accepted into the program, he can apply to defer his study.

HOW MUCH IS THE PROCESSING FEE?

Processing fee for local and international applicants are as follows:

Applicant Fee

Malaysian

MYR 60

Non-Malaysian

USD 50

I’M A FRESH GRADUATE AND HAVE NO WORKING EXPERIENCE. AM I QUALIFIED TO JOIN YOUR MBA?

Yes. If you have a first-class honors first degree. But most of our students have a minimum of 2 years working experience. Our students are quite mature, 35 years old on the average. Fresh graduates would have little to contribute especially in group discussions and assignments, and will find it difficult to follow group activities.

WHAT ARE THE MBA CONCENTRATIONS OFFERED AT AHIBS?

We offer General MBA as well as MBA with 5 different concentrations namely MBA Strategic Management, MBA Techno-entrepreneurship, MBA Healthcare management, MBA Islamic Finance and MBA Aviation Management.

The general MBA is designed to produce managers who possess contemporary and relevant skills to manage organization; strategic thinking skills required for managing change effectively in the corporate and business world; leadership traits and qualities that will support overall corporate strategies; and skills in enhancing career and business advancement.

The MBA Strategic Management is designed for managers who are in the corporate division of a company given the responsibility to initiate strategic planning for the organization. This MBA is also relevant for the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of companies of any size, who wants to develop strategic thinking and gain insight into the arts of strategy at the corporate, business and operational levels.

The MBA Techno-entrepreneurship is specifically designed for someone who wants to have a broader view of managing organizations. This can be accomplished by taking electives at the end of the program. Proper choice of electives will allow students of Techno-entrepreneurship to broaden their knowledge, for instance in Strategic Management with added knowledge in Commercialization and Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship  or Negotiation and Strategic Decision Making.

The MBA healthcare management is particularly focuses on management and health care as practiced in hospitals and medical centres. The elective courses available for this course aimed to innovate methodologies, management techniques and strategies that would provide the means to overcome the challenges and competition expected in local and regional healthcare services.

The MBA Islamic finance is introduced to provide students with the knowledge of the real-world finance with the interaction of Islamic finance. This course offers viable and innovative models for investment and finance as a serious alternative to conventional financial systems.The compulsory modules including Islamic Finance System, Fiqh Muamalat in Banking and Finance and Business Research project.

The Aviation Management is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience in Aviation and Management as well as provide cooperative work experience in the Aviation industry. A variety of aviation courses provide students with a solid understanding of the aviation industry in Malaysia and around the world.It provides students with the skills and mindsets that will allow them to operate effectively within, and lead, the organisations of the future. It is the ideal choice for pilots, engineers and other professionals working in the aviation or related industry.

HOW TO APPLY FOR MY VISA?

International students are required to have a student pass to study in Malaysia. UTM will assist international students in obtaining visa and student pass. Visa and student pass requirements are subject to change from time to time and vary between countries. For the most up-to-date information, should refer to the Malaysian Embassy and Malaysia Immigration Department website at http://www.imi.gov.my or Education Malaysia website at https://educationmalaysia.gov.my/

APPLICATION

HOW TO APPLY?

Online application can be made through http://admission.utm.my/

HOW TO CHECK MY APPLICATION?

Kindly check your application status through http://admission.utm.my/

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN PACKAGE 1 &  PACKAGE 2 (APPLICABLE TO  MBA & DBA CANDIDATES ONLY)

Package 1: For students attending weekday classes taking more than 12 credits per   semester

Package 2: For students attending weekend classes taking  not more than 12 credits per semester

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

MBA

An honours degree from UTM or other recognized universities or an equivalent academic qualification from an overseas establishment approved by the University Senate.

Certain professional qualifications will also be considered.

At least two years post-qualification working experience.

Minimum English requirement (for International candidates only)

IELTS ≥ Band 6.0 TOEFL ≥ 550 TOEFL (IBT) ≥ 79 ELS CIEP LEVEL 108 & 109

or

IELTS = Band 5.5 525 ≤ TOEFL < 550 69 ≤ TOEFL IBT < 79 + English Course Certificate (equivalent to 120 hrs of Intermediate English).

DBA

Master’s Degree with CGPA >= 3.50 from UTM or other institutions approved by senate, or

Master’s Degree with CGPA >= 3.00 plus a minimum of 5 years working experience.

An English Certificate of IELTS/TOEFL with a score of 6.0/550 for international students.

Relevant working experience is highly preferred

PhD

A master’s degree in relevant field from UTM or other institute or higher learning recognized by the University Senate.

WHERE CAN I FIND MY CLASS SCHEDULE?

The class schedule can be found at the following link http://ibs.utm.my/class-schedule/

DO  I HAVE TO ENROLL FOR ANY COURSES?

Yes. It is compulsory for a PhD students to enroll for two courses; Research Methodology and one University Elective course. Students are required to pass these two courses before their can proceed for Proposal Defense.

WHAT ARE THE FIELD OF RESEARCH OFFERED BY AZMAN HASHIM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL?

Student can choose a research in the following area:

  • Management/Human Capital
  • Marketing/Entrepreneurship
  • Technology/Economic/Law
  • Accounting/Finance

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM?

MBA

Minimum:  2 years  (4 semesters)

Maximum: 4 years  (8 semesters)

DBA & PhD

Minimum:  3 years  ( 6 semesters)

Maximum: 8 year   (16 semesters)

HOW TO FIND SUPERVISOR (PhD)?

Staff in the International Business School have expertise in PhD and master supervision

across a diverse range of topics. For more information on staff research interests and

publications please visit our individual staff webpages.