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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2012/2013 GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY OF BUSINESS & ACCOUNTANCY

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTANCY

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2012 / 2013

Master of Business Administration

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2012/2013
SEMESTER I Orientation week Lectures Mid-Semester I Break Lectures Revision Semester I Examinations Semester I Break 1 week 9 weeks 1 week* 5 weeks 1 week** 3 weeks 4 weeks+ 24 weeks 03.09.2012 10.09.2012 10.11.2012 19.11.2012 22.12.2012 02.01.2013 19.01.2013 09.09.2012 09.11.2012 18.11.2012 21.12.2012 01.01.2013 18.01.2013 17.02.2013

SEMESTER II Lectures Mid-Semester II Break Lectures Revision Semester II Examinations 7 weeks 1 week 7 weeks 1 week 3 weeks 19 weeks 18.02.2013 06.04.2013 15.04.2013 01.06.2013 10.06.2013 05.04.2013 14.04.2013 31.05.2013 09.06.2013 28.06.2013

END OF ACADEMIC YEAR (LEAVE / SPECIAL SEMESTER) Semester Break Lectures & Examination 9 weeks or 8 weeks 01.07.2013 23.08.2013 29.06.2013 01.09.2013

* Deepavali , 13 November 2012 ** Christmas Day, 25 December 2012 + Chinese New Year, 10 February 2013

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Master of Business Administration

CONTENTS Welcome Message from the Dean Message from the Director of UMGSB University of Malaya’s Vision. Mission and Core Values Faculty’s Vision. Mission and Objectives Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA) University of Malaya Graduate School of Business (UMGSB) Our Management Team FBA’s Management Heads of Department Academic Members and their Research Interests Visiting Professors and Lecturers Master of Business Administration Programme Introduction Programme Structure Core Courses Elective Courses Research Project Academic Performance Requirements Graduation Requirements Conferment of Degree with Distinction Evaluation Format Grading System Facilities and Resources International Student Exchange Programme Core Courses Elective Courses 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 22 24 24 25 26 29 29 30 30 31 31 31 32 33 38 Master of Business Administration 3 .

CHE RUHANA ISA Dean Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya Master of Business Administration 5 . We are building on these hallmarks of excellence by working towards accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and aiming to become one of the World Top 100 Business Schools by 2015. We are confident that you would benefit from our global setting as our class is made up of students from various profiles and nationalities. Here at FBA. This diverse environment will certainly enhance the exchange of ideas and expose you to an array of perspectives. UK. In fact. we are awarded 4 PALMES in recognition of our strong international influence by EDUNIVERSAL ranking of the World Business Schools. We are ranked amongst the top business schools in Asia and proud to be in the leading position in Malaysia. we are the only public business school in Malaysia to receive an international accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA). DR. academic standards and various courses offered. This handbook covers a range of information including the programme structure. University of Malaya.SELAMAT DATANG Warmest greetings from all of us at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA). innovative research and quality publication as well as industry collaboration. PROF. Furthermore. May you have a wonderful journey with us! Welcome ASSOC. we emphasise on excellent teaching.

Welcome to UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (UMGSB) Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is designed to meet the changing business environment and the competitive job market. You will experience various teaching methods and have the opportunities to participate in many student activities. exciting and challenging journey. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. In order to suit your personal requirements. we hope you will take this opportunity to become actively involved in all UMGSB’s academic and co-curricular activities. You will also meet fellow colleagues from all over the world with different working backgrounds and cultures. It is our hope that you will have a highly rewarding and memorable experience within the UMGSB community. we promote diversity with a wide range of courses offered. the programme is designed with flexibility so that you can graduate within a minimum duration of 3 semesters (1 ½ years) or a maximum period of 8 semesters (4 years). I wish you all the best for this new. At UMGSB. We inculcate the spirit of working in teams among our students and prepare them to be effective leaders by embodying the schools’ values and vision to excel in the ever changing business environment. ZAKIAH SALEH Director of UMGSB / Deputy Dean (Higher Degree) Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya Master of Business Administration 7 . As you embark on your journey in our MBA programme. There are 9 areas of concentration with more than 50 courses to choose from.

Meritocracy. MISSION To advance knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity. MISSION AND CORE VALUES VISION To be an internationally renowned institution of higher learning in research. Academic Freedom.UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA’S VISION. Teamwork. CORE VALUES Integrity. publication and teaching. Creativity and Social Responsibility. Professionalism. Accountability. Open-mindedness. Respect. 8 Master of Business Administration . innovation.

FACULTY’S VISION. management and accounting. as well as with other institutions of higher learning . ● contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the area of business and accounting through quality research and publication. research and publication. knowledgeable and highly skilled in business. innovation.local and international. publication and teaching. ● To explore and expand the frontiers of knowledge through teaching. OBJECTIVES ● To produce graduates who are socially responsible. MISSION AND OBJECTIVES VISION To be an internationally renowned faculty in business and accounting research. Master of Business Administration 9 . MISSION We aspire to be the leader and preferred institution in business and accounting education by: ● providing graduates with quality education and global perspective that meet the evolving needs of various stakeholders. ● To establish a closer relationship and improve cooperation with the private and public sectors.

Department of Financial Accounting and Auditing. The FBA strives to meet the challenges of preparing students to play a vital role in industry and nation building. Department of Marketing.Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA) Business education in University of Malaya dates back to 1966 when the Faculty of Economics and Administration first offered business and accounting courses. The FBA seeks to remain at the forefront of business and accounting education and continues to enjoy the reputation as an excellent knowledge-based institution. Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). CIMA. the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA) was established on the 1st of February 1997 to focus on developing these programmes. CPA Australia. Public Bank Berhad and Eon Bank Berhad. ICAEW and MICPA. and Department of Operations and Management Information Systems. The FBA comprises six departments: the Department of Business Policy and Strategy. The FBA is the only business school in the country that has been awarded the 4 PALMES by EDUNIVERSAL. As part of our efforts to strengthen our programmes. and the other. Master of Management (MM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Department of Management Accounting and Taxation. which is located at Jalan Tun Ismail. In line with the increasing demand for accounting and business programmes. there are several faculty members who are affiliated to or who are advisers to several large corporate and professional establishments such as the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). The FBA has two campuses. at the City Campus. in the heart of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. There are three programmes offered at the postgraduate level – Master of Business Administration (MBA). The award recognises the faculty’s strong international influence. The FBA also received accreditation by Association of MBA which is the international authority on postgraduate business education. the FBA collaborates with various business organisations and government agencies. Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). The two undergraduate programmes are Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc). One is located at Lembah Pantai. the FBA offers five successful programmes. In addition. the main campus of the University. 10 Master of Business Administration . The FBA’s undergraduate accounting degrees provide a high level of exemption from the professional examination requirements including ACCA. Currently. Department of Finance and Banking. Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB). Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA).

Saudi Arabia. Major facilities available for learning and recreation include the City Campus Library. Lectures are conducted in seminar rooms equipped with Internet connection. Students are provided with discussion and study rooms. The campus provides an environment conducive to learning that is surrounded by greenery and modern architecture. recreation room. Pakistan.University of Malaya Graduate School of Business (UMGSB) UMGSB is located within the University’s City Campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Jordan. Denmark. Thailand. Iran. United States of America. South Africa. Sweden. Myanmar and Vietnam We have myriad courses to choose from for our MBA programm . computer and audio visual display with state of the art technology. computer laboratory. Accessibility is easy via major roads leading to the campus with convenient public transportation. Iraq. FACTS • • • University of Malaya is the ONLY local university in Malaysia to receive a 4 PALMES award by EDUNIVERSAL. UMGSB. prayer room for Muslims and a food court. Korea. Palestine. China. offers invaluable experiences through its rigorous. free Wi-Fi. Bangladesh. We are also passionate about the contribution of our faculty members and postgraduate students to our business community and society.9 concentrations with more than 50 courses Our programme sources industrial experts to share experience and knowledge with our graduates Students can learn from our diverse group of Visiting Academics from all regions of the world Lectures and seminars incorporate interactive and innovative multiple teaching and learning strategies • • • • Master of Business Administration 11 . which is recognised as Top Business School We are an international faculty with academics trained from top universities across the world We have among the highest composition of international students in the country such as from Germany. Yemen. India. Libya. extensive and innovative programme that meets an individual’s personal and professional goals. Turkey. Indonesia.

Tg. Feissal Director of UMGSB / Deputy Dean (Higher Degree) 12 Master of Business Administration . Zakiah Saleh Director of UMGSB / Deputy Dean (Higher Degree) Dr. Che Ruhana Isa Dean Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Faziharudean Dato’ Tg. Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan Ibrahim Deputy Dean (Undergraduate) Dr.FBA’S MANAGEMENT Associate Professor Dr.

Rubi Ahmad Finance & Banking Dr. Zarina Zakaria Financial Accounting & Auditing Dr. Sharan Kaur Business Policy & Strategy Dr.HEADS OF DEPARTMENT Professor Dr. Md. Nor Othman Marketing Associate Professor Dr. Shamshul Bahri Zakaria Operations & Management Information Systems Ahmad Zahiruddin Yahya Management Accounting & Taxation Master of Business Administration 13 .

BBA (Malaya) Senior Lecturer International Business. PhD (IIUM). Company Law Cyril Hilaris Ponnu. BSc (Wales) Professor International Business. BEc (Malaya) Senior Lecturer International Business. Knowledge Management. BTech. MBA (UPM). Organisational Behaviour Quah Chee Heong. Strategic Management. PhD (Malaya). MBA (Aoyama Gakuin). LLB (Wolverhampton). MBA (MMU). MSc (Southampton). Business Ethics. MBA (SUNY Buffalo). Islamic Banking and Finance Law Sharmila Jayasingam. Mgmt (UTM) Senior Lecturer Leadership. Strategic Management Chan Wai Meng. BEc (Malaya) Senior Lecturer Business Law. BSc (UPM) Head of Department Senior Lecturer Strategic Management. MBA (Malaya). LLB (Malaya) Senior Lecturer Commercial Law. Entrepreneurship Raida Abu Bakar. LLM (Nottingham). PhD (Malaya). PhD (Manchester).ACADEMIC MEMBERS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS Department of Business Policy and Strategy Sharan Kaur. PhD (Malaya). LLB (IIUM) Senior Lecturer International Trade Law. Human Resource Management Rosmawani Che Hashim. PhD (UM). Commercial Law. MBA (Ohio). BSc (Purdue) Senior Lecturer Employee Motivation. PhD (UPM). BSc Eng (Aberdeen) Senior Lecturer Entrepreneurship. Management Islamic Perspectives in Business & Management Aida Idris. MBA (Malaya). BEc (JNU) Senior Lecturer International Business. International Monetary System Tey Lian Seng. MBA (USM). LLB (Shariah) (IIUM). Innovation Mohd Nazari Ismail. PhD (USM). Innovation 14 Master of Business Administration . Corporate Governance Mohd Said Othman. LLM (Malaya).

BEd (TESL) (UPM) Lecturer Corporate Communication. Business Communication. Human Resource Management Master of Business Administration 15 . Human Resource Management Ismawati Ismail. PhD (Western Australia). Bacc (Portsmouth) Tutor/Fellow Knowledge Management. Cultural Studies. Mixed Methods Ong Lin Dar. Organisational Behaviour Sharifah Fatimah Syed Ahmad. BBA (Michigan) Lecturer Social Media. DBS (UiTM) Lecturer Knowledge Management Norizah Mohd Mustamil. MBA (UUM). PhD (Malaya). BBA (UKM). PhD (UiTM).Azhanni Muhammad. BBA (Malaya) Lecturer Human Resource Management. DBA (Curtin). Msc (Stirling). Human Communication. MSc (UPM). MBA (Malaya). MBA (UM). BBA (Malaya) Lecturer Ethical Decision Making. MBA (UKM). Business Communication Mohamed Nazri Mohd Nor.

MBA (UiTM) Lecturer Derivatives. PhD Islamic Finance (IIUM). BSc (Nebraska) Lecturer Banking. BBA (UTM) Lecturer Microeconomics. Finance Izlin Ismail. BEc (IIUM) Lecturer Capital Market. BShariah (Malaya) Lecturer Financial Management. CPA Tutor/Fellow Bank Management. BBA (Memphis) Head of Department Associate Professor Bank Performance & Regulations. Fiqh al-Muamalat Zulkufly Ramly. MEc (UM). BComm (Melbourne). MBA (IIUM). CFA. BBA (UiTM). PhD (Malaya). Business and Consumer Ethics Koh Hsieng Yang Eric. Islamic Banking. PhD (Malaya). MA (Nottingham). Risk Management 16 Master of Business Administration . Economics. Macroeconomics. Financial History Jacinta Chan Phooi M’ng. MSc (City). Econometrics. Mapplied Ec (IIUM). MSc (Unitar). BEc (Missouri) Lecturer Finance. BCom (UNSW) Lecturer Quantitative in Finance. MEc (IIUM). MBA (SCU). BSc (LSE) Lecturer Capital Markets. BBA (Ohio) Lecturer Finance. Risk Management Shahrin Saaid Shaharuddin. MBA (Miami). MSc (Miami). Macroeconomics Fauzi Zainir. PhD (IIUM). Islamic Finance. MBus (Monash). PhD (Edinburgh). Sukor. Risk Management & Insurance Rozaimah Zainuddin. Islamic Banking Nurul Shanaz Ahmad Mahdzan. Time Series Mohamed Shikh Abu Bakar Albaity. Debt Financing. PhD (Monash). PG Dip (Monash). MBA (Malaya). Money and Banking Shahrul Annuar Musa.). Economics. BSBA Finance (Denver) Lecturer Corporate Governance and CSR. MBA (Memphis). BShariah (Malaya) Lecturer Islamic Finance. Corporate Finance Aidil Rizal Shahrin. Islamic Economics. Islamic Finance Mohd Edil Abd. MBA (Malaya). PhD (Nott.Department of Finance and Banking Rubi Ahmad. BComm (Murdoch) Lecturer Corporate Finance. Econometric Wan Marhaini Wan Ahmad.

CPA (M). Corporate Governance and Earnings Management. Religiosity and Ethics Ervina Alfan. PhD (Manchester). Internal. Financial Accounting and reporting. ACCA Head of Department Senior Lecturer Stakeholder Engagement Practices. MBA (Indiana State). BAcc (Malaya) Lecturer International Financial Reporting Standards. Associate Member MIA Senior Lecturer Public Sector Accounting. PhD (Birmingham). PhD (Glamorgan). CA (M). BAcc (IIUM). Public Sector Accounting Auditing. PhD (Sheffield). BAcc (Staffordshire) Lecturer Financial Reporting. CA (M). Shariah. CPA (Australia) Senior Lecturer Financial Accounting and Auditing. BSBA (Minnesota). CPA (M) Associate Professor International Financial Reporting Standards. PhD (Nott. MAcc (Glasgow). BSc (Cardiff). Corporate Governance Rusnah Muhamad. Accounting Education Master of Business Administration 17 . PhD (Malaya). Public-Private Partnerships Haslida Abu Hassan. MComme (Macquarie).). MSc (Stirling). Accounting Education Norhayah Zulkifli. PhD (Cardiff). CIA Senior Lecturer Financial Accounting and Reporting. PhD (Waikato). PhD (Stirling). Corporate Social Responsibility Zakiah Saleh. Performance Measurement Mazni Abdullah. Accounting Education Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan. Social Responsibility Reporting and Practice. Financial Reporting. MA (Lancaster). MBA (Malaya). Auditing S. MBA (Unitar). Auditing (External. BAcc (UUM) Lecturer Corporate Social Responsibility. IT). BA (Portsmouth) Senior Lecturer Financial Accounting. Accountability and Governance Ho Sow Kin. Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting. Susela Devi. Islamic Banking. Financial Reporting. MBA (Acc) (Malaya). MBA (Acc) (Malaya). BAcc (Malaya). BSc (Indiana State) Senior Lecturer Social and Environmental Accounting.Department of Financial Accounting and Auditing Zarina Zakaria. BAcc (Malaya).

PhD (Manchester). MAcc (UiTM). Financial Reporting & Accounting Normawati Non. Shariah Auditing. Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Yazkhiruni Yahya. BAcc (IIUM) Tutor/Fellow Corporate Social Reporting. MBA (Malaya). Internal Auditing Azlina Abdul Jalil. BAcc (UKM). MBA (UPM). BSc (LSE) Tutor/Fellow Financial Accounting. BAcc (IIUM) Tutor/Fellow Internal Auditing. Economics and Political Science Dalilawati Zainal. Corporate Governance. Corporate Governance 18 Master of Business Administration .Norazlisham Mohd Amin. BAcc (UiTM) Lecturer Auditing Amal Hayati Ahmad Khair. Corporate Governance. MSc (Acc) (UIA). MBA (UTM). BAcc (IIUM). CA (M) Tutor/Fellow Auditing. MSc (Acc) (UPM). BAcc (UK) Tutor/Fellow Financial Accounting Nurliana Md Rahin. Internal Auditing Noor Adwa Sulaiman. MAcc (UiTM). MAcc (UiTM). BAcc (IIUM) Tutor/Fellow Islamic Accounting. Financial Accounting and Reporting Suhaily Shahimi. BAcc(IIUM) Tutor/Fellow Corporate Social Reporting. MSc (IIUM). CA (M). AIIA Lecturer Auditing.

BCom (La Trobe). FCCS (M). MAcc (UiTM) Lecturer Management Accounting Control System Mohd Zulkhairi Mustapha. MBA (Acc) (Malaya). RFP (M). Tax Education Noor Sharoja Sapiei. FCCA(UK). MAcc (Dundee). BAcc (UM). Relationship between Taxation and Financial Reporting Edward Wong Sek Khin.Department of Management Accounting and Taxation Ahmad Zahiruddin Yahya. PhD (UPSI). Tax Audit and Investigation. PhD (UPM). PhD (Reading). Integration of Finance & Marketing Kamisah Ismail. LLB (London). Accounting for SMEs Choong Kwai Fatt. PhD (IIUM). FTII (M). Strategic Management Accounting. BAcc (UM). MSc (Reading). MSc (Missouri). MCL (IIUM). Accounting Education. FTII (M). Accounting ICT Elaine Oon Yen Nee. PhD (Cardiff). MAcc (UiTM) Lecturer Management Accounting Control System Master of Business Administration 19 . BAcc (IIUM) Senior Lecturer International Accounting. MA Info Mgmt (Western Australia). ACCA (UK) Lecturer Tax Compliance & Administration. PhD(UM). Strategic Management Accounting Che Ruhana Isa. M Phil (Cambridge). Accounting Valuation. BAcc (De Montfort) Head of Department Senior Lecturer Management Accounting. CFP (M). Performance Measurement and Management Anna Azriati Che Azmi. Research Philosophy. LA (AUST) Associate Professor Tax Planning and Restructuring. CPA (M). BBA (Edith Cowan) Senior Lecturer SME Management. PhD (UM). PhD (USM). BBA (Acc) (Oklahoma State) Associate Professor Management Accounting and Control Systems. Islamic Taxation Ruzita Jusoh. BAcc (Malaya). BSc (Acc) (Cardiff) Lecturer International Accounting. BEc (Acc and Finance) (Aberystwyth). Accounting and Tax Education Suria Zainuddin. CFP (M). Islamic Taxation. CA (M) Lecturer Financial Planning. MSc (LSE). MBA (Acc) (Malaya). CPA (Australia). BSc (Alabama) Assocoiate Professor Management Accounting and Control Systems. CLP CA (M). PhD (Edith Cowan).

MBA (UKM). Customer Participation/Consumer Engagement Behaviour. BSBA (Denver) Senior Lecturer Marketing. Marketing. Consumer Behaviour Amrul Asraf Mohd Any. MBA (Malaya). International Marketing Norbani Che Ha. Management 20 Master of Business Administration . Customer Value Shamsul Izwan Saharani. BSc (UiTM). BEc (Malaya) Head of Department Professor Marketing. MAM (UK) Lecturer E-Marketing. MSc (Strathclyde). Entrepreneurship Ghazali Musa. Dip (UiTM). PhD (Cardiff). Marketing Capabilities. MBA (Denver). BBA (De Montfort) Senior Lecturer Consumer Behaviour. MBA (Leuven). MSc (Salford). MBA (North London). Backpacker Tourism Ezlika Mohd Ghazali. Dip (Otago) Associate Professor Scuba Diving Tourism. Health Tourism. Consumer Behaviour. PhD (Otago).Department of Marketing Md. PhD (Manchester). Small & Medium Enterprises Sharifah Faridah Syed Alwi. Corporate/Company Reputation. Dip (UiTM) Senior Lecturer Internet Marketing/E-Marketing. Services & Tourism Marketing. BSc (Salford) Senior Lecturer Corporate Branding/Branding. PhD (Nottingham). PgDip (Cardiff). PhD (Oklahoma State). PhD (Monash). MBBS (Malaya). BBA (UiTM). Service and Hospitality Marketing. BA (Arcadia) Lecturer Hotel and Tourism Marketing. Nor Othman. Internet Branding Yusniza Kamarulzaman.

MSc (East Anglia). PhD (UKM). Digital Divide Lee Sai Leong. Supply Chain Management. CFiA Senior Lecturer Management Information Systems. Accounting Information Systems Tengku Mohd Faziharudean Tengku Feissal. IT Governance. PhD (Birmingham). Information System Adoption Noor Ismawati Jaafar. BSc (Malaya) Associate Professor Applied Statistics. Total Quality Management Kanagi Kanapathy. BPA (UUM) Professor Management Information Systems. BSc (Marquette) Senior Lecturer Information Technology. BSc (Malaya). Dip (Malaya) Lecturer Accounting Information Systems. MBA (Malaya). E-Commerce Sh. MSc (Macquarie). PhD (Unisa). BAcc (UUM) Senior Lecturer Accounting Information Systems. MBA (Stirling). BSc (UTM) Tutor/Fellow Operational Research. Operations Management. Industrial Mathematics Master of Business Administration 21 . BBA (UKM) Head of Department Lecturer Health Information Systems. PhD (Brunel). DBA (Macquarie). BSc (USM) Senior Lecturer Quality Management. Technology Management Suhana Mohezar Ali. MBA (Malaya). Kadir. Technology Diffusion and Adoption. PhD (Queensland). Latifah Syed A. BAcc (Malaya). MBA (Malaya). Customer and Employee Satisfaction. MSc (Cardiff). MBA (IIUM). BSc (Malaya) Lecturer Supply Chain Management.Department of Operations and Management Information Systems Shamshul Bahri Zakaria. DBA (UniSA). MBA (Malaya). MBA (New Haven). Management Information Systems Ainin Sulaiman. Managing Change Noor Akma Mohd Salleh. PhD (Waseda). Applied Statistics. Technology Management Azmin Azliza Aziz.

Mahfooz Ansari Visiting Professor Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff. Canada Audit Oversight Board. Malaysia Nanyang Technological University. Malaysia National Chengchi. The lecturers and professors who have visited us are listed below while we have plans to bring in more in the future. Italy University of Lethbridge. Taiwan RMIT. Visiting Academics. Australia Hong Kong University of Science & Technology National University of Singapore Business Policy and Strategy Department Attached Financial Accounting and Auditing Management Accounting and Taxation Marketing Operations and Management Information Systems 22 Master of Business Administration . as part of our internationalisation programme. James Y. the Faculty has hosted several visiting lecturers and professors from reputable universities from around the world. Singapore Griffith University. Thong Visiting Professor Assoc. Australia University of Malaya. Eldon Y. Lokman Mia Visiting Professor Dr.L. Pan Shan Ling Visiting Professor Institution Bocconi University. Maybank Chair Professor Dr. Nilmini Wickramasinghe Visiting Professor Prof.VISITING PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS Over the years. Prof. Sieh Mei Ling @ Lee Mei Ling Senior Research Fellow Prof. Jane Elisabeth Klobas Visiting Professor Prof. Tan Hun Tong. Dr. Dr. Research Fellows/Associates and Adjunct Professor Name Prof. Adjunct Professor Prof.Li Visiting Professor Prof.

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presentations and class discussions. Courses are structured to provide a broad understanding of theories with real world issues beyond the boundaries of textbooks. This requirement does not apply in the case of a general MBA degree. The minimum and maximum periods of candidature are 3 and 8 semesters. Courses are divided into two categories: core and elective courses. Through a combination of lectures. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 51 credit hours of learning and research activities that cover various business concentrations. 24 Master of Business Administration .MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTRODUCTION The University of Malaya MBA programme is a rigorous programme that seeks to expose students to theoretical concepts and analytical tools that will prepare them for the challenges in the increasingly dynamic business environment. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme offers day and evening classes with the emphasis on quality teaching and student participation. students must fulfil the requirements of core for concentration and elective courses under each concentration. The pedagogies are to optimise the efficiency of the learning process. group projects. written assignments. case studies. each student is equipped with the necessary knowledge and experience to analyse and evaluate issues for better solutions. In addition. Students are required to take a total of 51 credits as follows: Courses Core Courses Elective Courses Research Project Total Credit 30 15 6 51 The programme allows students the flexibility to choose a general MBA degree or a MBA degree with concentration. respectively. students are required to undertake a research project in an area of their interest. In order to qualify for an area of concentration. The design of the courses and components allows students to maximise their learning and develop the skills that are essential for their career development.

It is recommended that students should complete the core courses before embarking on electives. Master of Business Administration 25 . Information Systems. The courses are as follows. Management. For detail description of the courses. Business Policy and Strategy. It is also advisable for students to take Strategic Management at the end of their candidature. Accounting for Business Decision Making and Marketing Management at the early stage of their candidature before attempting other core courses. and Marketing. However. These core courses represent the major discipline in Accounting. Finance. CSGB6101 CAGB6101 CMGB6101 CMGB6103 CMGB6104 CFGB6101 CFGB6102 CSGB6102 CMGB6102 CSGB6201 * Human Capital Management Accounting for Business Decision Making* Marketing Management Research Methods in Business Operations Management Economics for Managers Corporate Finance Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Management Information Systems Strategic Management Students with a Bachelor of Accounting or a professional accounting qualification may apply for exemption. it is advisable for students to take Human Capital Management.The programme offers concentration in the following areas: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Accounting Business Information System Finance Islamic Finance General Management Human Resource Management Internal Auditing International Business Marketing CORE COURSES (30 CREDIT) Core courses are designed to expose students to the fundamentals of the management of business organizations. please refer to pages 33 to 37.

For an area of concentration. Students can choose an elective from any discipline for the remaining 3 credits. The following is the list of courses under each area of concentration. Students who choose a general MBA can select elective courses from any discipline to fulfil the 15 credits requirement. which make up 15 credits.ELECTIVE COURSES Students are required to take FIVE elective courses. Students are allowed up to a maximum of TWO areas of concentration. students must fulfil the requirements of two core for concentration (6 credits) and two electives (6 credits) under the selected area. Accounting Core for Concentration CAGB 6309 : Financial Accounting and Reporting CTGB 6302 : Management Accounting Electives CTGB 6301 : Taxation for Business Decisions CAGB 6301 : Issues in International Accounting CTGB 6303 : Managerial Accounting Control Systems CFGB 6307 : Advanced Corporate Finance CSGB 6302 : Legal Environment of Business CAGB 6308 : Seminar on Auditing and Assurance Business Information Systems Core for Concentration CMGB 6322 : Strategic Information Systems CMGB 6321 : E-Commerce Electives CMGB 6323 : Current Issues in Information Systems CMGB 6324 : Decision Support Systems CMGB 6325 : Database Management Systems CMGB 6326 : Supply Chain Management CMGB6335 : Seminar in Information Systems Research 26 Master of Business Administration .

Finance Core for Concentration CFGB 6308 : Capital Market & Investment CFGB 6307 : Advanced Corporate Finance CFGB 6301 : CFGB 6302 : CFGB 6304 : CFGB 6305 : CFGB 6306 : Electives Portfolio Management Money and Banking Derivatives Markets International Finance Mergers and Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring CFGB 6309 : Econometrics for Managers CFGB 6310 : Bank Management Islamic Finance Core for Concentration CFGB 6311 : CFGB6317 : CFGB6318 : CFGB6319 : Principles of Islamic Economics & Finance Applied Shari’ah in Islamic Banking and Takaful Transactions Applied Shari’ah in Islamic Capital Market Transactions Islamic Financial Institutions. Regulation and Governance General Management Core for Concentration CMGB 6311 : Total Quality Management CMGB 6308 : Services Management Electives CSGB 6302 : Legal Environment of Business CSGB 6305 : Entrepreneurship CSGB 6308 : Organizational Behaviour Human Resource Management Core for Concentration CSGB 6308 : Organizational Behaviour CSGB 6307 : Leadership Electives CSGB 6303 : Industrial Relations CSGB 6310 : Performance Management and Rewards Systems CSGB 6313 : Training Management Master of Business Administration 27 .

Internal Auditing* Core for Concentration CAGB 6310 : Internal Auditing CAGB 6311 : Internal Auditing Engagement CAGB 6312 : Business Analysis and IT for Internal Auditors CAGB 6313 : Business Management Skills for Internal Auditors Electives CSGB 6302 : Legal Environment of Business *These courses prepare students for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) professional examination. International Business Core for Concentration CSGB 6314 : International Business Management CMGB 6303 : Global Marketing Electives CFGB 6304 : International Finance CAGB 6301 : Issues in International Accounting CSGB 6301 : Islamic Perspective in Business Marketing Core for Concentration CMGB 6301 : Consumer Behaviour CMGB 6302 : Services Marketing CMGB 6303 : CMGB 6304 : CMGB 6305 : CMGB 6307 : Electives Global Marketing Brand Management Retailing Promotions Management 28 Master of Business Administration .

writing. students must obtain a minimum CGPA of 3. The research report should demonstrate that the student has the ability to carry out research and the ability to carry out constructive criticism. which may be granted upon the discretion of UMGSB. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS Students are REQUIRED to obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) and a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3. For the consultancy type of research. In order to graduate. as well as to report their findings accurately and coherently. MBA students are required to register. An academic research is an independent research effort by an individual student under the supervision of an assigned supervisor. Students shall not plagiarise any idea.0. students who fail to obtain a “Pass” will have to make corrections to the report based on the comments of the supervisor(s) and assessor. thereby providing an opportunity to conduct in depth research in their area of concentration. Students may choose to carry out an academic or a consultancy type of research. data or invention belonging to another person (Akta Universiti & Kolej Universiti 1971 – Kaedah-Kaedah) The time frame for students to complete the Research Project is at least one semester (excluding Special Semester). Upon submission and examination. The report will then have to be resubmitted for examination. complete and obtain a pass in the Research Project before the degree can be awarded. The candidature of Master of Business Administration 29 . a group of two or three students (but not more than three) are allowed to carry out the research under the supervision of a supervisor.RESEARCH PROJECT (6 CREDITS) The Research Project for the MBA programme introduces students to research.0 for every semester. Faculty of Business & Accountancy. Any work in progress will be graded as “P” (in progress) for that particular semester. The evaluation of the Research Project report consists of a written report and an oral presentation. This research component is in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree at UMGSB. University of Malaya. No grading will be carried out until the Research Project Report has been successfully completed and submitted for examination. Students with a GPA of less than 3. Students who face difficulty in completing the report may request an extension of time (by completing Form UMGSB/RP/04). Students are required to obtain a Pass in CMGB6103 Research Methods in Business before registering for the Research Project.00 in a normal semester will be placed on an Academic Probationary Period in the following normal semester. The denomination of grades is as follows: • Supervisor (60%) • Internal Assessor (40%) Grading of the Research Project report is subjected to the same Grading System adopted by UMGSB.

students who obtain grade B-. for courses that must be passed with at least grade B. (c) Fulfil Faculty requirements if any. a pass in the Bahasa Malaysia paper at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level. or its equivalent.70 and above. (b) Complete 51 credit hours including core.00 in two consecutive normal semesters shall be terminated from the Master’s degree programme.00 and above. Students with a CGPA of less than 3. For international students. and (c) Have not repeated any courses for the purpose of improving the grade in that course during the entire duration of their Master’s degree programme.0. and (d) Fulfil the language requirements as prescribed for the Master’s degree programme. University of Malaya. (2) From the total credit hours that are required for graduation. CONFERMENT OF DEGREE WITH DISTINCTION Students who have fulfilled the graduation requirements may be conferred the Master’s Degree (With Distinction) if they: (a) Have achieved a final CGPA of 3.any student who is placed on an Academic Probationary Period for TWO consecutive normal semesters will be terminated. (d) Have completed their programme of study within a period not exceeding four semesters from the date of the initial registration. at least 80% of the total credit hours must be obtained from courses conducted by the University of Malaya. The probation period shall end when the student has successfully attained a GPA of 3. C or C+ can be given a conditional pass if their CGPA is above 3.00 and above. 30 Master of Business Administration . if the student fails to redeem with a minimum grade B their candidature will be TERMINATED. (3) Language requirement as follows: • • For Malaysian citizens. Students must obtain a minimum grade B for all core courses. (b) Have not obtained the grade “Fail” for core courses. failing which students must repeat the course. a pass in Bahasa Malaysia or Malaysian Studies as prescribed by the Institute of Postgraduate Studies. elective courses and research project requirements as prescribed for the Master’s degree programme.0 have an option to either repeat the same course to improve the grade or to take another elective course during the period of candidature. Students who obtain a GPA or CGPA of less than 2. subject to a maximum of three attempts. For elective courses. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (1) Students must fulfil the following requirements for graduation: (a) Achieve a final minimum CGPA of 3. After the third attempt.

and mid-semester examinations.5 1.3 3. accountancy and business.3 2.my Master of Business Administration 31 .7 1. For further information.7 3. Candidates are required to make their own arrangements for accommodation.edu.0 3. participation in class discussions.EVALUATION FORMAT All courses adopt an assessment system that incorporates coursework and a final examination. University of Malaya Tel: +603-7967 7711 / 7712 / 7715 Fax: +603-7967 / 7710 Email: isc@um. In addition. which is regarded as the best in the country and one of the largest in the region. Students have access to updated financial databases like Bloomberg and Datastream.7 2.0 2. Student Residential Colleges and the International House may accommodate candidates subject to availability. oral presentations. the FBA has its own library with extensive collection of reference materials specifically in the field of economics. written case analysis.0 1. GRADING SYSTEM The grading system for all courses is as follows: Marks 80 – 100 75 – 79 70 – 74 65 – 69 60 – 64 55 – 59 50 – 54 45 – 49 40 – 44 35 – 39 ≤ 35 Equivalent Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F Grade Point 4. online journals and many of the leading financial information services. However. candidates can contact: International Student Centre. Coursework carries 60% of the total marks and the final examination contributes 40%. Coursework may include written assignments.0 0 Fail Conditional Pass Pass Meaning Distinction FACILITIES AND RESOURCES Students have access to the UM library. Students are provided with comprehensive study facilities and electronic access to a vast array of specialist research databases.

Students who have completed their second semester and achieved a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3. Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule Nürnberg in Germany and Melbourne University in Australia.INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME UM organises a student exchange programme with various institutions around the world. Students must register as a full-time student with the host institution for the duration of the exchange programme. This is the unique feature of our exchange programme – paying local fees for an international experience. Students should choose courses in the host institution that are equivalent to the elective courses offered by the UM-MBA programme. The institutions/countries popular among students are the Rouen Graduate School of Business in France. Upon returning to UM. as well as the cross-cultural perspective of business and management. There is no payment of tuition fees to the host institution but tuition fees will have to be paid to the University of Malaya.50 and above are eligible to apply. Details of the exchange programme can be obtained from UMGSB and the University of Malaya’s International and Corporate Relations Office (ICR). The aim of this exchange programme is to prepare students for the global economy by providing them with an opportunity to broaden their perspective and gain greater insights into business and management practice. which is approximately four to five months. Transfer of credits for courses taken at a host institution can be allowed for up to nine credit hours of elective courses under the UM-MBA programme. Students are requested to obtain prior approval for the courses to be taken at the host institution for consideration of credit transfer. The duration of the exchange programme is for one semester. students can apply for credit transfer by submitting the transcript from the host institution. 32 Master of Business Administration .

The first part covers the basics function and roles of managers in a challenging work environment. • Demonstrates skills in applying empirical research results into the practical management of human capital. • Analyse global issues that are related to managing organisations and human capital. Synopsis of Course Contents This course will focus on understanding of the accounting concepts and methods underlying the preparation of financial statements. The second part of the course examines the practical issues in managing human resources. organizing. students are able to: • Explain the basic concepts and principles of financial and management accounting. leading and controlling.   Master of Business Administration 33 . • Analyse financial statements to assess financial position and performance of a business entity. It highlights the concepts and practices of planning. • Apply different techniques in evaluating the effectiveness of practices in managing organisations and human capital. Synopsis of Course Contents The course is divided into two parts. Focus is also given on understanding of management accounting information for planning and decision making. students are able to: • Expound the basic concept and practices of managing organisations and human capital.CORE COURSES CSGB6101 HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Analyse the impact of business transactions on the accounting equation. They include: planning and executing effective staffing strategies and managing programmes to develop employees’ effectiveness and enhance organizational performance. CAGB6101 ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS DECISION MAKING Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. The emphasis is on developing critical and analytical skills in using accounting information for business decision-making. namely: organizational management and human resource management. • Apply financial and management accounting information in planning and decision making.

development. The final part concentrates on data analysis such as Chi Square. competitor analysis and company analysis to analyze the environment faced by the company. Anova. • Develop and present detail marketing plan of a product or service Synopsis of Course Contents This course provides the framework to understand and analyse the market environment. students are able to: • Define the marketing concept and to relate the concepts to the current business environment • Applying the elements of marketing management. The third part discusses key aspects of methodology such as questionnaire design. ethnography. Factor Analysis and Regression. customer analysis. student are able to: • Define research terms and concepts. consumers and competitors. The second part expands on this process and the related topics are survey. The subject introduces the concepts. in order to facilitate marketing decision-making. principles and activities involved in the analysis. case study. The process of doing research. • Interpret research findings using appropriate statistical technique in research. grounded theory and observation. implementation and control of marketing programmes. measurement and sampling. • Apply different statistical using computer software packages for data analysis purposes. Correlation. experiment. Synopsis of Course Contents This course covers several main aspects of research methodology. literature review and research design are also discussed in this section. • Build a research design in the business discipline. 34 Master of Business Administration .CMGB 6101 MARKETING MANAGEMENT Department Marketing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. CMGB6103 RESEARCH METHODS IN BUSINESS Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. The first part introduces different scientific research approaches such as positivism (quantitative) and interpretivism (qualitative). The objective is to prepare students to apply the knowledge and skills gained from this subject towards the development of effective marketing plans to spur business growth. • Analyzing the marketing mix elements (4Ps) for companies to use to resolve issues in marketing management.

Synopsis of Course Contents This course focuses on topics related to operations management. elasticity and dependency in operations context. inventory management and project management. cost. location. • Apply decision models in production sector to make appropriate decision making. GDP. Synopsis of Course Contents The topic covered includes supply. ISLM. market structure. and practices in the industries. • Apply and integrate the theory. • Compare and contrast the different type of market structures and apply in microeconomic analysis as a problem-solving tool in their organization.   Master of Business Administration 35 . GDP. This course expose students to the frameworks and tools that is applicable in production and operation systems. demand. Aggregate demand and supply. alignment. government and market. quality. strategy processes. elasticity. cost. CFGB 6101 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end this course. this course discusses topics related to prediction system. • Evaluate in a critical and creative manner current macroeconomics issues in Malaysia. • Analyse issues and challenges in operation and production management related to the competitive environment. • Evaluates quick concept. technical information and appropriate methods in effectively analyzing and solving business-related issues. students are able to: • Explain the functions of operation manager and the overall functions in the production system of an organization. fiscal and monetary. students are able to: • Identify main elements of micro and macroeconomic theories and principles amd its relation to business issues. In addition.CMGB 6104 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course.

• Identify the main ways of raising capital and their respective advantages and disadvantages in different circumstances. the course will discuss the importance of responsible corporate behaviour and good corporate governance. especially opportunity cost and time value of money for business decision. Governance and ethical issues arise in almost every aspect of corporate life and it is the responsibility of managers to handle these issues. Financial management deals with the allocation. involving major capital investment decisions and raising long-term finance.CFGB 6102 CORPORATE FINANCE Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • To discuss the role of regulatory bodies in promoting good corporate governance. CSGB 6102 BUSINESS ETHICS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • To analyze the role of company directors. management and funding of financial resources. Synopsis of Course Contents This course provides an in-depth view of the processes in financial management of the firm. This partly involves short-term dealing with day-to-day working capital decisions. • Assess the evaluative nature for integrating quantitative measures with qualitative characteristics to make a business decision. another part is longer-term. and regulatory bodies in promoting good corporate governance. students are able to: • Describe basic financial concepts. • To apply the relevant governance and ethical concepts that are necessary for resolving those issues. The objective of the course is to sensitize students to these governance and ethical issues in organization and to provide them with techniques for analyzing and resolving those issues. shareholders. • Explain capital project evaluation methods and be able to focus on the short-term and long-term financial implications of business decisions. Synopsis of Course Contents Issues in corporate governance and ethics are highly topical issues in today’s world of business. students are able to: • To identify the important governance and ethical issues that may arise in business today.   36 Master of Business Administration . With growing public concern about the roles of owners and managers and issues concerning “stakeholder” participation.

The course emphasizes students ability to conceptualized and develop an effective analytical framework for strategic decision making. • Apply the principles and frameworks of strategic management real cases. Students will also be expose to case study whereby they must solve real business problem in organization that are related to information systems. customer relationship management and knowledge management. • Develop the skills to integrate different aspects of corporate management. Strategic planning and management involve setting goals and effective execution of strategies to attain the pre-determined goals. • Apply information systems that are available in organization • Compare the appropriate information systems package to solve problems in organization. In addition. context and approaches to strategic decisions. • Discuss the concepts. students are able to: • Discuss the concepts and issues in Information systems • Explain the use of information systems and issues related to information system in organization. theories and practices of strategies planning and management. the course focuses on the network added value for customer and supplier. The use of real cases allows students to test their ability to identify and solve issues or problems that are strategic in nature. students are able to: • Identify the environment. CSGB6201 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Master of Business Administration 37 . This course reveals how organization use information systems package that are available to coordinate activities to make decisions and gather knowledge in organization. Synopsis of Course Contents This course focuses on evolution of information technology in organization. Synopsis of Course Contents sThis course is designed to expose students to the theory and practice of strategic planning and management. The course also focus on other information systems package such as supply chain management.CMGB 6102 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course.

• Analyse recent issues and debates in cost and management accounting through critical analysis of theories. • Apply the correct accounting treatment for transactions according to the approved accounting standards • Explain the contemporary issues in financial accounting and reporting. control and decision making. balance sheet – asset and liability. analyse and use management accounting information for decision making in the contemporary business environment. 38 Master of Business Administration . Amongst the topics discussed include the financial reporting regime. cash flow statement. students are able to: • Discuss the regulatory framework that governs the principles in financial accounting and reporting. It also enables students to prepare. students are able to: • Explain the changing role of management accounting in the current business environment. analysis of financial statements in financial accounting and reporting. regulatory framework that governs the preparation and presentation of financial statements. control and decision making. • Explain the concepts. The primary objective is to enable students to understand concepts. principles and procedures of cost management. • Prepare the financial statements for single companies. CTGB6302 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING Department Financial Accounting & Taxation Course Pre-requisite(s)/ Minimum Requirement(s) for Business Decision Making CAGB6101 – Accounting Learning Outcomes At the end of this course.ACCOUNTING ELECTIVE COURSES CAGB 6309 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of the course. • Apply cost management techniques in planning. principles and procedures of cost management and to apply them in planning. Synopsis of Course Contents This course discusses the financial statements of single companies. Synopsis of Course Contents This course discusses cost management methods and techniques of management accounting. empirical research and techniques in management accounting.

Master of Business Administration 39 ACCOUNTING . students are able to: • Explain the key trends and the historical development of accounting • Assess major environmental influences on international accounting and international classification of accounting. partnership and company. partnership and companies. • Differentiate the various sources of income under ITA 1967 • Analyze Malaysian taxation system make business decisions. Tax relating to international trading. Synopsis of Course Contents As international accounting is increasingly relevant in today’s business environment. • Analyse the issues relating to the process of international harmonization and convergence. This course also discusses the history and current development in international harmonisation and convergence as well as the role of the International Accounting Standards Board. Synopsis of Course Contents The course covers the tax planning aspects for sole proprietor. • Explain selected current financial reporting issues in international accounting. tax audit and investigation will be discussed to assist the students to make business decisions more confidently. this course will develop and enhance students’ critical awareness of the key issues in contemporary international accounting and their impact on the financial reporting process. • Differentiate the various tax planning techniques relating to sole proprietor. students are able to: • Explain the Malaysian taxation system and its principles. CAGB6301 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING Department Financial Accounting & Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course.CTGB6301 TAXATION FOR BUSINESS DECISIONS Department Management Accounting & Taxation Learning Outcomes At the end of this course.

management control alternatives. without taking excessive financial risks. The discipline as a whole may be divided among long-term and short-term decisions and techniques with the primary goal being the enhancing of corporate value by ensuring that return on capital exceeds cost of capital. management control environment and performance measurement systems are discussed. Topics covered include nature of management control system and its environment. environmental uncertainty and strategies. 40 Master of Business Administration . • Evaluate behavioral and organizational implications of financial and nonfinancial criteria in performance measurement.ACCOUNTING CTGB6303 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING CONTROL SYSTEM Department Management Accounting & Taxation Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. students are able to: • Explain some of the financial reporting. students are able to: • Explain the changing direction of management accounting. CFGB 6307 ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Emphasis is also given to the current related issues in management accounting and control systems. • Explain management control and performance measurement systems. Issues related to management control systems. • Evaluate potential investments of funds and select suitable ones with respect to the financial constraints and the corporate plan. Synopsis of Course Contents Advance corporate finance is a specific area of finance dealing with the financial decisions corporations make and the tools as well as analyses used to make these decisions. the factors driving change and the information needs in the design of management accounting control systems. Synopsis of Course Contents This course covers topics in management accounting and control systems. • Integrate the finance function within the context of managerial decisionmaking and applied to real-world problems. financial responsibility centers and performance measurement systems. financing and business valuation issues for business. • Evaluate the financial needs of a business and identify the possible sources to produce a rationale choice. • Apply relevant management accounting control techniques in planning and control of operations in a broad range of settings.

professional ethics and current issues in auditing. • Explain and apply the basic concepts and principles of company law in Malaysia. other assurance engagements and related services. significant business risks and internal control of an entity and assess their effect on engagement strategy. • Evaluate and communicate findings and conclusions to interested parties in accordance with the nature of the engagement and professional and legal provisions. Legal issues arise in almost every aspect for doing business and it is the responsibility of managers to understand these issues to avoid legal pitfalls. Synopsis of Course Contents This course is aimed at developing comprehensive knowledge related to performance and reporting of financial statement audits. The objective of the course is to introduce students to these legal issues and to provide them with the necessary legal knowledge to understand and resolve those issues. • Apply the legal principle in selected areas of commercial law in Malaysia.     Master of Business Administration 41 ACCOUNTING .CSGB 6302 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Businesses need to understand the legal environment in which they operate to better manage their businesses. • Plan. other assurance engagements and related services in accordance with professional standards. CAGB 6308 SEMINAR IN AUDITING AND ASSURANCE Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course students are able to: • Identify and evaluate legal. other assurance engagements and related services and legal and professional environment. Synopsis of Course Contents Understanding the role of the law in business transactions and how it impacts upon doing business is crucially important. • Identify and discuss corporate governance issues. professional and ethical considerations relevant to statutory audits of financial statements. students should be able to: • Describe the basic framework of the Malaysian Legal System. perform and complete statutory audits. and other assurance and related engagements in the context of professional and external regulatory framework. Topics included in the course are audit of financial statements.

students are able to: • Explain concept. 42 Master of Business Administration . theories and the various electronic commerce applications. CMGB 6321 E-COMMERCE Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Current issues such as the use of cookies in e-commerce application. e-advertising. Strategic information systems planning is also discuss in details. • Analyse organization that have comparative advantage to create branding and differentiation through electronic commerce. e-learning. The strategic aspect and probabilities that can be achieved with the development of this system are also discussed.BUSINESS INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS CMGB 6322 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. This course discuss the aaplication of electronic commerce such as e-retailing. • Develop website for electronic commerce Synopsis of Course Contents This course focuses on various concepts of electronic commerce in digital economy. organizations and industry decision to buy product online. taxation issues.. etc. • Develop strategic management systems planning of an organisation Synopsis of Course Contents This course focuses on the advance topic in information systems (i. students are expose on how to develop website using Microsoft Frontpage and publish it in the Internet. In addition this course concentrates on the digital economy premises in the current comparative environment which is dominated by the internet network. • Analyse the strategic approach and concept for the planning of strategic management systems. e-supply chain. • Explain the implication of current technology towards organizational strategic management. In addition. intellectual properties and others are also discuss.e. e-payment. strategic information systems). This course discusses the definition of strategic information systems and classical examples that can be label as strategic information systems. students are able to: • Discuss the important of strategic information and its related technology. • Explain the impact and issues of electronic commerce on user.

This course concentrate on the design development. students should be able to: • Describe pertinent information systems theory and methodologies. • Discuss the development of information system development. Master of Business Administration BUSINESS INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS 43 . In addition. CMGB 6324 DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. The current and future impact of information systems on individual. the students are exposed to the use of Microsoft excel database and Microsoft excel spreadsheet. organizational and society are also discussed. and emerging technologies in Information Systems and its adoption. This course introduce students to the practical examples of decision support systems that are use in organization. • Analyze the impact of emerging information systems on individual. organization and people. telecommunications. • Discuss issues related to information systems implementation such as technology. It covers topics that include Information Technology Outsourcing. organization and society. Synopsis of Course Contents This course introduces the major and current issues in information systems. and implementation of information systems based decision support systems.CMGB 6323 CURRENT ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. digital divide. students are able to: • Describe concept and methodology of decision support systems • Discuss the implementation of decision support systems in organization • Develop a simple decision support systems using spreadsheets and Microsoft access • Apply decision support systems to solve business problem Synopsis of Course Contents This course focus on concept and theory of decision support systems.

Synopsis of Course Contents This course focuses on the supply chain system concept. In addition the organization of database management systems in organization is also discuss. inventories and control in the supply chain configuration. chain management configuration and organizational network are also discuss. • Develop a simple database that are able to receive question and generate management report. students are able to: • Describe function related to supply and purchasing in organization. In addition. • Discuss issues related to the organization of database management systems.BUSINESS INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS CMGB 6325 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. inventory investment and industry control. database and Database Management Systems (DBMS). This course also discusses topics related to transport logistic planning and procurement. CMGB 6326 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. the network analysis. Issues related to database for example data warehousing and object oriented database will be presented and students must use structured query language (SQL) to develop a simple database. • Discuss the current issues on database management systems. students are able to: • Explain the concept related to data information. • Analyse issues. • Apply the logistic strategy and supply chain. 44 Master of Business Administration . Synopsis of Course Contents This course begin by introducing the various concept related to data information and database. • Explain transport decision. challenges and the various supply chain management in the implementation of current supply chain management.

it attempts to provide an overview of the key research areas under the information systems (IS) domain. • Examining the underpinnings theories relevance to IS research for the preparation of research proposal Synopsis of Course Contents This course aims to expose the students to the development of research in the information systems (IS) field. Master of Business Administration BUSINESS INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS 45 . This course hopes that these articles will assist the students in navigating the world of IS research so that they will be able to produce competent studies in the field. students will discuss and present the key articles. the course is able to sample only a limited number of prominent and influential articles. In addition. Because of the vastness of the IS field. • Describe key classical.CMGB6335 SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. foundational and methodological articles in the field of information system (IS). students are able to: • Identify the research areas under the IS domain and their key studies. To achieve these aims.

• Compare the key theories of term structure of interest rates and analyse the risk characteristics of fixed income securities. • Identify the basic theoretical developments in capital market and describe the key controversial issues in empirical finance. • Evaluate the financial needs of a business and identify the possible sources to produce a rationale choice. students are able to: • Explain the theories and analytical tools required in capital market analysis as well as investment decision-making both for individuals and institutions. • Evaluate basic fixed income investment strategies and the key features of equity portfolio management. 46 Master of Business Administration . without taking excessive financial risks. financing and business valuation issues for business. stock and bond management. Synopsis of Course Contents Advance corporate finance is a specific area of finance dealing with the financial decisions corporations make and the tools as well as analyses used to make these decisions. students are able to: • Explain some of the financial reporting. FINANCE CFGB 6307 ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. and constructing optimal portfolios. Synopsis of Course Contents This course will cover market instruments and institutions. • Integrate the finance function within the context of managerial decisionmaking and applied to real-world problems.CFGB 6308 CAPITAL MARKET AND INVESTMENT Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. and performance evaluation. Other applications considered will include asset pricing models. techniques of analyzing and evaluating individual securities. The discipline as a whole may be divided among long-term and short-term decisions and techniques with the primary goal being the enhancing of corporate value by ensuring that return on capital exceeds cost of capital. • Evaluate potential investments of funds and select suitable ones with respect to the financial constraints and the corporate plan.

monetary aggregates. students are able to: • Define the concept and process of portfolio management and identify institutional investors and their specific characteristics. Synopsis of Course Contents This course cover topics such as money.CFGB 6301 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Evaluate alternative portfolio monitoring strategies and identify actions that can be taken to rebalance a portfolio. Master of Business Administration 47 FINANCE . CFGB 6302 MONEY AND BANKING Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Distinguish between monetary and non-monetary economic systems and discuss the role of liquidity in defining money • Analyze the relationship between the money supply and the monetary base and how the fractional reserve system and the instruments used by the central bank have an effect on monetary policy. Some of those topics are portfolio management techniques. and discuss the specific advantages and disadvantages of each to meet investor needs. students are able to: • Explain monetary phenomenon and bank behavior and their effect on the cost of funds and systemic risk within the economy. and bank regulation. • Compare and contrast different types of investment funds. • Determine how much risk an investor can assume by examining portfolio goals and distinguish traits of individual and institutional investors. the students are exposed to various topics related to portfolio investment. banking industry. financial structure. APT and evaluating portfolio returns. financial markets. Synopsis of Course Contents In this course. • Evaluate key elements of the fractional reserve system and explain how the size of the money supply affects economic performance. security valuation and asset pricing models such as CAPM.

Synopsis of Course Contents This course will allow students to apply various financial techniques and tools to analyze and price contracts in derivatives markets. nature.CFGB 6304 DERIVATIVES MARKETS Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Demonstrate an understanding of current developments in international finance. • Assess the uses and applications of derivatives management. in contrast to the real side. 48 Master of Business Administration . or real trade. • Compare and contrast the strategies and critically demonstrate how the range of generic techniques can be used to solve simple and complex financial problems. • Apply knowledge of financial derivatives to hedge price risk of portfolios. Synopsis of Course Contents Among the topics that will be discussed in this course are the monetary sides of international economics. and analyze their implications for participants in the international financial system. students are able to: • Analyze and evaluate the pricing of each contract and identify their role in financial risk management. role and significance of international financial management activities in organizations. • Evaluate future trends using international financial data and theoretical models. especially in an uncertain financial environment. • Evaluate the options to manage global finance through coordinating international macroeconomic policies and institutions in regulatory frameworks. Financial issues faced by multinational companies will also be discussed such as methods of financing and management of international portfolio. the determination of exchange rates and the management of foreign exchange exposures. students are able to: • Describe the current and projected context. The focus is on the market for foreign exchange. FINANCE CFGB 6305 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end this course.

• Acquire trends and critically discuss overseas investment decisions undertaken by multinational corporations which is related with M&As and corporate restructuring. • Design. students are able to: • Describe the key theories and practical applications of econometrics as well as the implicit assumptions and the limitations underlying empirical models based on financial and business data. Master of Business Administration 49 FINANCE . finance and business. students are able to: • Describe the trends in international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and discuss why companies pursue expansion via M&A. CFGB 6309 ECONOMETRICS FOR MANAGERS Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Synopsis of Course Contents Throughout the course the students will be exposed to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as corporate restructuring of assets. • Evaluate the success and failure factors of international M&As. and compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of M&As. and their implications for modeling the returns and volatility of financial assets. Synopsis of Course Contents Throughout this course students will be exposed to the application of statistical and mathematical methods in the field of economics and business to describe the numerical relationships between key economic and financial variables. • Evaluate the academic literature with an empirical content in economics. estimate and evaluate econometric models to financial and business data sets using an econometrics software package.CFGB 6306 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end this course. • Understand recent developments in time series econometrics. • Analyze the need for global regulation and corporate restructuring.

CFGB 6310 BANK MANAGEMENT
Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, students are able to: • Describe the role and structure of the financial environment in the economy, including the role of the Central Bank and trends in regulation. • Analyze the bank’s balance sheet, off-balance sheet adjustment and financial ratios to measure bank performance. • Apply the techniques of financial analysis to risk management issues. • Evaluate the objectives of bank’s investment portfolio, the nature or investments policy guidelines and the features of financial securities that banks buy. Synopsis of Course Contents Bank Management provides a description of the regulatory and environment changes in the banking industry and focuses on the various dimensions of bank management. The issues covered are illustrated with real cases and problems to allow for more thorough discussion of the various aspects of bank management.

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Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, students are able to: • Understand the principles of Islamic economics by considering the implications of the application of Shari’ah laws for the economic and financial systems. • Explain the development of Islamic economic and financial systems. • Distinguish the theories of Islamic economics from the mainstream theories of economics. • Analyze the fundamentals of Islamic laws which underlie the development of Islamic finance. Synopsis of Course Contents This course discusses the underlying theories and concepts of Islamic economics and finance which distinguish it from mainstream economic and financial systems. This include the economic doctrines of Islam, Islamic microeconomic and macroeconomic theories, theories aand concepts of Islamic financial system and the main Islamic principles which enable the operation of the Islamic financial system.

CFGB6317 APPLIED SHARI’AH IN ISLAMIC BANKING AND TAKAFUL TRANSACTIONS
Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, students are able to: • Assess an overview of the Islamic banking and takaful industry. • Evaluate the financial regulatory aspects and the relevant authority that regulates the Islamic banking industry. • Compare the different aspects of Islamic banking with conventional banking. • Analyze the Shari’ah and legal issues pertaining to the products transacted in the Islamic banking and takaful industry. Synopsis of Course Contents This course equips the students with a comprehensive understanding of the Islamic priciples that govern the Islamic banking and takaful transactions especially their applications in the development and operations of the products offered by both industries. Comparison between the operation of Islamic banking and conventional banking also will be highlighted. The course also expose the students to various Shari’ah and legal issues pertaining to the products transacted in this two industries.

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CFGB6311 PRINCIPLES OF ISLAMIC ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

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CFGB6318 APPLIED SHARI’AH IN ISLAMIC CAPITAL MARKET TRANSACTIONS
Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, students are able to: • Assess an overview of the Islamic capital market. • Evaluate the financial regulatory aspects and the relevant authority that regulates the Islamic capital market. • Explain the securitization of Sukuk and compare the distinct features of different structures of sukuk. • Analyze the Shari’ah and legal issues pertaining to the products transacted in the Islamic capital market. Synopsis of Course Contents This course equips the students with a comprehensive understanding of the Islamic principles that govern the Islamic capital market transactions especially their applications in the development and operations of the Islamic capital market products. The course also highlights various Shari’ah and legal issues pertaining to each types of products transacted in this market.

CFGB6319 ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, REGULATION AND GOVERNANCE
Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, students are able to: • Differentiate between the regulation that governs the Islamic financial system and conventional system as well as the governance mechanism that they adopt. • Analyze the concept and sources of Islamic laws that governs the operations of Islamic finance industry. • Compare the distinct features of financial institutions in selected Muslim countries. • Assess the different financial structures in the Islamic finance industry. Synopsis of Course Contents This course equips the students with a comprehensive understanding of the Islamic laws and priciples that govern the Islamic financial system as well as the Islamic corporate governance mechanism that ensures the compliance of the industry to the stated laws. The course also highlights the different types of financial institutions that exist in the Islamic financial system and expose the students to various Islamic financial institutions that operates in Muslim countries.

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benchmarking. • Apply the knowledge of managing service operations in the areas of demand forecasting.CSGB 6311 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT Department Operations and Management Information Systems Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Master of Business Administration GENERAL MANAGEMENT 53 . • Discuss how TQM practices can be sustained in organisations. Synopsis of Course Contents The course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of TQM and focuses on customers. performance measurement and statistical tools as well as building and sustaining TQM in organisations. process management. technology in services. Students are also required to apply the knowledge of services operations. • Explain how quality characteristics can be injected into organisations for better functioning. service supply relationship. the supporting facility. human resource practices. managing waiting lines. • Evaluate critically how quality characteristics can be built into organisations effectively. CMGB 6308 SERVICES MANAGEMENT Department Marketing Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the course. Synopsis of Course Contents This course provides detail understanding of the concepts and theories of services management. It also directs the student on the understanding of the importance issues that need to be examined in designing a new services enterprise. service quality. students should be able to: • Explain the importance of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and practices for higher organisational productivity. students will be able to: • Understand the role of services in an economy and the nature and strategy of services • Appraise the design of the service enterprise which includes new service development. managing facilitating good and growth and globalization of services. supplier partnership. recruitment and training. service facility location and project management. effectiveness and efficiency. service encounter. managing capacity and demand. leadership. strategic planning.

global economy by coaching them to think and acts like an entrepreneur. venture and growth capital. students should be able to: • Describe the basic framework of the Malaysian Legal System. Businesses need to understand the legal environment in which they operate to better manage their businesses.CSGB 6302 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS GENERAL MANAGEMENT Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. the course will also touch on the skills required to acquire and manage ventures within and outside corporate environment. • Apply the legal principle in selected areas of commercial law in Malaysia. operational. CSGB6305 ENTREPRENEURSHIP Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. students should be able to: • Analyze the entrepreneurial mindset in terms of strategies. • Identify and develop various components of a business plan. • Discuss sources of finance and human capital for venture creation. Synopsis of Course Contents Understanding the role of the law in business transactions and how it impacts upon doing business is crucially important. growth and exit stages of a business. Synopsis of Course Contents This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in the new. Legal issues arise in almost every aspect for doing business and it is the responsibility of managers to understand these issues to avoid legal pitfalls. • Explain entrepreneurial functions in the start-up. Course topics include the entrepreneurial revolution. the business opportunity. approach. The objective of the course is to introduce students to these legal issues and to provide them with the necessary legal knowledge to understand and resolve those issues. In addition. • Explain and apply the basic concepts and principles of company law in Malaysia. attitudes and behavior. entrepreneurship beyond star-up and developing a business plan. 54 Master of Business Administration .

organizational politics and negotiation.CSGB 6308 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Evaluate the implication of individual processes. students are able to: • Analyze psychological theories that describe differences in individual behavior. intellect. social dynamics and organization practices on organization performance. Synopsis of Course Contents Personality. motivation. Master of Business Administration GENERAL MANAGEMENT 55 . leadership. managing teams. • Apply techniques to motivate employees. • Suggest suitable solutions to organizational problems arising from employee behavioral differences. power. values.

values.HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CSGB 6308 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. and change orientation. The course stars off with a discussion on a leader is responsible in providing direction. leadership. 56 Master of Business Administration . motivation. students should be able to: • Identify dimensions of effective and ineffective leadership skills which includes traits. organizational politics and negotiation. CSGB 6307 LEADERSHIP Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. social dynamics and organization practices on organization performance. managing teams. intellect. and leader behavior • Analyze how behavioral processes of a leader influences the effectiveness and charisma of a leader • Apply different leadership styles to match the situational favorableness and environment • Evaluate how leaders gain power and use them in various influence tactics to influence the situation and the players within and beyond the organization. and the emergence of knowledge workers. • Apply techniques to motivate employees. the introduction to concepts such as learning organization. students are able to: • Analyze psychological theories that describe differences in individual behavior. developing good quality leader-member exchange. Synopsis of Course Contents This course encompasses the history and evolution of leadership research in comparison to traditional leadership theories. • Evaluate the implication of individual processes. power. Synopsis of Course Contents Personality. The need to relook at tradiitonal leadership theories and embrace new leadership styles can be attributed to the gloabalization process. The course also looks at contemporary leadership theories such as visionary leadership and learning oriented leadership. • Suggest suitable solutions to organizational problems arising from employee behavioral differences. virtual teams. values.

• Evaluate the benefits of effective reward systems for teams and individual employee. Master of Business Administration HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 57 . • Explain how economic. social and political imperatives affect the workplace industrial relations. It also explores the different types of best practices and trends in managing performance and rewarding employees. students should be able to: • Develop a general understanding of the basic concepts in performance management and reward systems. employees and union officials. • Design practical performance and rewards measures in enhancing employee productivity. • Analyze the causes of conflict related to industrial relations within organizations and formulate appropriate solutions to manage the industrial disputes. • Identify the main issues in workplace industrial relations and examine the ways in which they challenge traditional notions of the roles of employers. Synopsis of Course Contents The course will introduce students to the components of industrial relations systems.CSGB 6303 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. students should be able to: • Describe the main principal and concepts underlying workplace industrial relations. CSGB6310 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND REWARDS SYSTEMS Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. managers. social and political that affects the workplace industrial relations from both a theoretical and practical perspectives. The course adopts a problem-solving approach with the aim of developing student’s analytical skills in handling industrial disputes. It will explore the main and emerging issues related to economic. • Compare and evaluate the effectiveness of different types of employee performance indicators. Synopsis of Course Contents The course introduces to students the general concepts of performance management and reward systems in organizations. This course will enable students to use their insights and knowledge to design an effective performance management and reward system.

• Apply various approaches in instructional design and training methodology. 58 Master of Business Administration . design appropriate training plan for its implementation and evaluate its effectiveness.HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CSGB6313 TRAINING MANAGEMENT Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. managing and assessment of training outcomes. students should be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of learning and adult education. Synopsis of Course Contents The course will enable students to understand the concepts and processes related to training and staff development in the organization. It will expose students to various approaches to instructional design and training methodologies. • Evaluate the training needs of individuals and organizations. • Identify and evaluate issues relevant to designing. Students will be trained to analyze individual and organizational training needs.

objectivity. • Undertake an internal audit engagement. • Explain the internal audit function’s role in organisational governance and suggest appropriate internal audit activities in specific governance related situations. Students will also be exposed to relevant ethical issues. CAGB6311 INTERNAL AUDIT ENGAGEMENT Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Suggest appropriate internal audit engagement planning procedures to demonstrate an understanding of the governance. Students will be exposed to other engagements conducted by internal auditors such as quality audit and performance audit. • Apply the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Attribute Standards namely independence. • Apply the steps involved in conducting internal audit engagement and design an internal audit.CAGB6310 INTERNAL AUDITING Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Synopsis of Course Contents This course enables students to understand and apply the basic concepts and processes of internal auditing. due professional care and quality assurance in an internal auditing environment. risk and control knowledge elements. Master of Business Administration INTERNAL AUDITING 59 . students are able to: • Describe the basic theories. Synopsis of Course Contents This course enables students to learn the basic steps in conducting audit engagement. • Explain the use of various tools to undertake audit engagements and suggest appropriate tools for undertaking a specific engagement. Students will also be introduced to the application of several tools such as sampling techniques. concepts and processes of internal auditing. students are able to: • Explain the duties and functions of internal auditor. It discusses the importance of internal auditing knowledge in ensuring good corporate governance and risk management.

cultural. economic and financial aspects of the global business environment in making internal audit assessments and consider the implications of relevant aspects of organisational behaviour in the performance of the internal audit role. Synopsis of Course Contents This course will focus on student understanding. 60 Master of Business Administration . data communication and network. ERP software and other issues and challenges relevant to internal audit in IT environment. Students will also be exposed to operating system. • Discuss current issues in financial accounting. • Provide ethical. data protection. application development. CAGB6313 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Perform negotiation skills required in conducting an internal audit engagement. students are able to: • Apply global analytical techniques. e-commerce. • Explain components of information technology infrastructure relevant to the internal audit environment. • Apply management skills in managing an internal audit function. Synopsis of Course Contents The course aims to provide exposure to global analytical techniques. assess industry environments and make strategic decisions in the context of an internal audit function. management accounting and financial management. knowledge and skills to enable them in managing issues related to application of information technology in internal audit environment.CAGB6312 BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND IT FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS INTERNAL AUDITING Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. political. • Design information technology audit plan that are suitable for implementation of internal audit tasks. students are able to: • Explain issues related to application of information technology in the internal audit environment. legal. industry environments and strategic decision making and enhance understanding of key aspects of global business environment as well as inculcate the required management and negotiation skills in the performance of the internal audit function.

students should be able to: • Describe the basic framework of the Malaysian Legal System. Businesses need to understand the legal environment in which they operate to better manage their businesses. Synopsis of Course Contents Understanding the role of the law in business transactions and how it impacts upon doing business is crucially important. Legal issues arise in almost every aspect for doing business and it is the responsibility of managers to understand these issues to avoid legal pitfalls. • Explain and apply the basic concepts and principles of company law in Malaysia.   Master of Business Administration INTERNAL AUDITING 61 . The objective of the course is to introduce students to these legal issues and to provide them with the necessary legal knowledge to understand and resolve those issues.CSGB 6302 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS Department Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. • Apply the legal principle in selected areas of commercial law in Malaysia.

62 Master of Business Administration . • Identify systems and institutions related to international business. The course covers four main sections: (i) the global marketing environment. • Analyze why firms engage in international business using theories discussed. CMGB6303 GLOBAL MARKETING Department Marketing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. students are able to: • Explain challenges faced by firms operating in international business environment. • Apply approaches. methods and techniques used by managers of the international firms.INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CSGB 6314 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. In addition students will be familiarized with the system and institution. Synopsis of Course Contents The course will expose the students to significant features of the environment of international business and discuss theories that seek to explain why firm engage in international business. (ii) development of the competitive strategy. Finally we also discuss approaches. students should be able to: • Explain the global marketing environment by appraising and assessing the diverse forces that influence the global business/marketing environment. • Apply the marketing mix elements to global marketing • Analyze a competitive marketing strategy leading to global market entry • Apply strategies for local companies to compete against global players Synopsis of Course Contents This course offers a comprehensive analysis of the environmental forces that influence the marketing function and how the marketing mix is adapted to identify/recognize and satisfy the needs of global and/or regional customer segments. Students will also be taught how local companies can defend against global players and win. methods and techniques used by managers of international firms. related to international business. (iii) global marketing strategy development (global marketing mix) and (iv) management of the global marketing effort.

• Explain selected current financial reporting issues in international accounting. this course will develop and enhance students’ critical awareness of the key issues in contemporary international accounting and their impact on the financial reporting process. students are able to: • Describe the current and projected context. • Demonstrate an understanding of current developments in international finance. role and significance of international financial management activities in organizations. the determination of exchange rates and the management of foreign exchange exposures. • Analyse the issues relating to the process of international harmonization and convergence.Department Finance and Banking Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. This course also discusses the history and current development in international harmonisation and convergence as well as the role of the International Accounting Standards Board. CAGB6301 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING Department Financial Accounting and Auditing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Financial issues faced by multinational companies will also be discussed such as methods of financing and management of international portfolio. Synopsis of Course Contents As international accounting is increasingly relevant in today’s business environment. nature. students are able to: • Explain the key trends and the historical development of accounting • Assess major environmental influences on international accounting and international classification of accounting. Synopsis of Course Contents Among the topics that will be discussed in this course are the monetary sides of international economics. and analyze their implications for participants in the international financial system. or real trade. • Evaluate the options to manage global finance through coordinating international macroeconomic policies and institutions in regulatory frameworks. Master of Business Administration INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 63 CFGB 6305 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE . • Evaluate future trends using international financial data and theoretical models. The focus is on the market for foreign exchange. in contrast to the real side.

its teaching cover all aspects of human life – political. Synopsis of Course Contents Islam is the religion of the majority of the Malaysian population. economics. social etc.INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CSGB6301 ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE IN BUSINESS Department Business Policy and Strategy Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. students should be able to: • Define concept of Tawhid. business and management. Unlike other religions. islam has its own unique perspective on the fields of business and management based on its Tawhidic framework. non-separation of the mundane and spiritual in Islam and Falah or success in Islam. The course will also explain some basic principles and concepts which govern the fields of economics. The course will clarify how the Tawhidic framework affects the way Muslim views the objectives of life and the objectives of human activities including business and management activities. • Apply Islamic values in relation to economics. It is also the fasters growing religion in many countries including America. business and management in relation to Islamic values. the charging of interest on loans. • Analyze the Islamic shariah stance on business activities such as gambling. hoarding etc. • Explain how the Tawhidic framework affects business and management activities.   64 Master of Business Administration . Islam does not separate the spiritual from mundane and therefore.

• Analyse the internal and external influences affecting consumer behaviour. students should be able to: • Understand service products. The major topics covered in this course are: information processing. Students are required to examine the management of the customer interface together with the implementation of profitable services strategy. students are able to: • Explain the major concepts and terminologies of consumer behaviour. crafting the services environment and managing people for services advantage. group processes. consumer behaviour and services positioning • Apply the 4 Ps of marketing to services which includes developing services products. It will focus on the psychological factors influencing individual consumption behaviour. consumer decision making process. consumers. improving services quality and productivity and services leadership. • Implement profitable services which include managing relationships and building loyalty. personality and psychographics. balancing demand and productive capacity. cultural processes. pricing and revenue management and services promotion • Manage the customer interface which includes designing and managing services processes. situational influences. and international issues in consumer behaviour. Synopsis of Course Contents This course provides students with the understanding of services products. and behaviour. complaint handling and services recovery. • Appreciate a consumer behaviour model. and markets in terms of new perspective on marketing in service economy. behavioural learning. distribution channels. consumers and markets. It also discusses the application of the traditional 4P marketing to services.CMGB6301 CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR Learning Outcomes At the end of the course. • Apply the theories of consumer behaviour in marketing situations. CMGB6302 SERVICES MARKETING Department Marketing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. consumer beliefs. Master of Business Administration 65 MARKETING Department Marketing . Synopsis of Course Contents The course will provide a research-oriented overview of consumer behaviour. attitudes.

The course covers four main sections: (i) the global marketing environment. • Conduct brand audit and recommend how to rejuvenate the brand.CMGB6303 GLOBAL MARKETING MARKETING Department Marketing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Synopsis of Course Contents The course will expose students on theory and practice of product and brand management. • Analyse different approaches to measuring brand equity. the concept of brand equity and advantages of creating strong brands. students should be able to: • Explain the global marketing environment by appraising and assessing the diverse forces that influence the global business/marketing environment. (ii) development of the competitive strategy. In Part I. brands and brand management will be introduced whereas Part two will identify and establish brand positioning and values. (iii) global marketing strategy development (global marketing mix) and (iv) management of the global marketing effort. • Apply the marketing mix elements to global marketing • Analyze a competitive marketing strategy leading to global market entry • Apply strategies for local companies to compete against global players Synopsis of Course Contents This course offers a comprehensive analysis of the environmental forces that influence the marketing function and how the marketing mix is adapted to identify/recognize and satisfy the needs of global and/or regional customer segments. The course is divided into five parts. 66 Master of Business Administration . The final part explains how brand equity could be nurtured and sustained. Part three describes the planning and implementation of brand marketing programs and Part four discusses how brand performance could be measured and interpreted. Students will also be taught how local companies can defend against global players and win. • Design a brand strategic plan in relation to the overall brand marketing programs. CMGB 6304 BRAND MANAGEMENT Department Marketing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. students are able to: • Describe the role of brands. Particular attention will be paid to international issues and global branding strategies.

Assessment and Control. This course is divided into several parts: Introduction. • Interpret the elements of the retail strategy • Analyze the issues and challenges affecting the retail industry. Public Relations and Publicity. • Evaluate the marketing situation and the promotions of an organisation. Topics include: Advertising. Internet and Interactive Media. students will be able to: • Elaborate the roles of integrated communication in an organisation. Direct Marketing.CMGB 6305 RETAILING Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Master of Business Administration 67 MARKETING Department Marketing . Synopsis of Course Contents This course focuses on strategic issues that need to be understood by the retailer to operate effectively in the retail business. CMGB 6307 PROMOTION MANAGEMENT Department Marketing Learning Outcomes At the end of this course. Synopsis of Course Contents This course aims to provide comprehensive coverage on advertising and promotion from an integrated marketing communications perspective (IMC). • Utilize the communication functions to develop effective communication strategies and programmes to support the organisation’s marketing strategy as a whole. Sales Promotion. students are able to: • Describes the theory and concepts of retailing. and Personal Selling. The Communication Process. The IMC Programme and Monitoring. Budget and IMC Objectives.

68 Semester 2 Session 2011/2012 CMGB6101 Marketing Management CMGB6102 Management Information System CSGB6101 Human Capital Management CSGB6102 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance CSGB6201 Strategic Management SCHEDULE FOR CORE COURSES: MBA CLASSES Semester 1 Session 2011/2012 Master of Business Administration CAGB6101 Accounting for Business Decision Making CFGB6101 Economics for Managers CFGB6102 Corporate Finance CMGB6103 Research Methods in Business CMGB6104 Operations Management .

70 SEMESTER I • CAGB6309 Financial Accounting and Reporting • CTGB6301 Taxation for Business Decisions • CTGB6303 Management Accounting Control Systems • CSGB6302 Legal Environment of Business • CMGB6321 E Commerce • CMGB6325 Database Management Systems • CMGB6323 Current Issues in Information System SEMESTER II SPECIAL SEMESTER CAGB6308 Seminar in Auditing and Assurance CMGB6326 Supply Chain Management • CFGB 6308 Capital Market and Investment • CFGB6307 Advanced Corporate Finance • CFGB6301 Portfolio Management • CFGB6305 International Finance • CFGB6310 Bank Management CFGB6306 Mergers and Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring ELECTIVES COURSES OFFERED BY CONCENTRATION NO. ACCOUNTING • CTGB6302 Management Accounting • CAGB6301 Issues in International Accounting • CFGB6307 Advanced Corporate Finance 2. CONCENTRATION Master of Business Administration 1. FINANCE • CFGB6307 Advanced Corporate Finance • CFGB 6308 Capital Market and Investment • CFGB6302 Money and Banking • CFGB6309 Econometrics for Managers • CFGB6304 Derivatives Markets . BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM • CMGB6322 Strategic Information System • CMGB6326 Supply Chain Management • CMGB6335 Seminar in Information System • CMGB6324 Decision Support Systems 3.

ISLAMIC FINANCE • CFGB6311 Principles of Islamic Economics and Finance • CFGB6317 Applied Shari’ah in Islamic Banking and Takaful Transactions • CSGB6311 Total Quality Management • CSGB6302 Legal Environment of Business • CSGB6307 Leadership • CSGB6303 Industrial Relations • CSGB6310 Performance Management and Rewards Systems • CAGB6311 Internal Audit Engagement • CAGB6312 Business Analysis and IT for Internal Auditors • CSGB6302 Legal Environment of Business • CSGB6314 International Business Management • CFGB6305 International Finance CMGB6303 Global Marketing CMGB6308 Services Management CSGB 6313 Training Management • CFGB6318 Applied Shari’ah in Islamic Capital Market Transactions • CFGB6319 Islamic Financial Institutions. Regulation and Governance 5. GENERAL MANAGEMENT • CMGB6308 Services Management • CSGB6305 Entrepreneurship • CSGB6308 Organizational Behaviour 6. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS • CMGB6303 Global Marketing • CSGB6301 Islamic Perspective on Business • CAGB6301 Issues in International Accounting Master of Business Administration 9.4. INTERNAL AUDITING • CAGB6310 Internal Auditing • CAGB6313 Business Management Skills for Internal Auditors 8. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • CSGB6308 Organizational Behaviour • CSGB 6313 Training Management 7. MARKETING • CMGB6301 Consumer Behaviour • CMGB6304 Brand Management • CMGB6303 Global Marketing • CMGB6302 Services Marketing • CMGB6307 Promotions Management • CMGB6305 Retailing CMGB6303 Global Marketing 71 .

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