(B) Master’s programme at UUM College of Business (UUM COB)
Applicants for a Master’s Programme at UUM COB must possess:
a) A bachelor’s degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 2.75; or
b) A bachelor’s degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of less than 2.75 and have at least five (5) years of relevant work experience may be considered, subject to the interview by Postgraduate Committee; or
c) A diploma from any institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience, 35 years or older and passed APEL assessment (level 7); and
d) fulfil the English language requirement as set by the University Senate.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
A. All international candidates should meet any one of the following English language requirements set by the University before they are accepted for admission.
1. Satisfy any one of the following English language assessments with the requirement to attend the SCLE4186 Academic English Language Enhancement for Postgraduates during the study:
a) TOEFL score of between 477 to 549 for Paper Based Test
b) TOEFL score between 53 to 79 for Internet Based Test
c) IELTS of Band 5.5
d) MUET of Band 3.0
e) Cambridge English Advanced Test score of between 162 to 168
f) Pearson Test of English Academic score of between 42 to 49
2. Satisfy any one of the following English language assessments without the requirement to attend the SCLE4186 Academic English Language Enhancement for Postgraduate during the study:
a) TOEFL Score of 550 and above in the Paper Based Test
b) TOEFL Score of 80 and above in the Internet Based Test
c) IELTS of Band 6.0 and above
d) MUET of Band 4.0 and above
e) Cambridge English Advanced Test score of 169 and above
f) Pearson Test of English Academic score of 50 and above
B. Exemption for meeting the above English Language requirement are given to candidates with any of the following qualifications:
a) Obtain a degree from any institutions with English language Education System
b) Obtain a degree from any Public University in Malaysia with English as a language of
c) Obtain a degree from any Private University or College University in Malaysia that are listed in Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR)
C. Students who do not meet any of the above English language requirement will not be allowed to register for courses or continue with their programme of study. They may attend the Intensive Language Course for International Students that will prepare and assist them for their MUET examination.
MASTER’S PROGRAMME: RESEARCH
|Mode||Minimum Period (trimesters)||Maximum Period (trimesters)|
Two (2) years
[six (6) trimesters]
Three (3) years
[nine (9) trimesters]
Three (3) years
[nine (9) trimesters]
Five (5) years
[fifteen (15) trimesters]
1. Can I register on a part-time basis?
You may register for a part-time study for all or part of your candidacy. However, due to Immigration Service requirements, international students are not allowed to register as a part-time student.
2. What is the normal duration of a master study at STML?
Full-time students will have to complete their study between 6 to 9 trimesters and part-time students shall take 9 to 15 trimesters to complete.
3. When is the student intake for the master programme?
The student intake is carried out three times a year, that is, in September, January and May. However, the application for our master programme is open all year round.
4. What is the structure of the master programme?
Students have to complete the pre-requisite courses with at least B grade the following two research courses:
1. SZRZ6014 Research Methodology
2. SCLE6014 Academic Writing
5. Do I have to defend my research proposal?
Yes, research students have to defend their research proposal after successfully completed the pre-requisite courses. Students are required to submit a written thesis proposal and defend their proposal to a committee consisting of two reviewers and a chairperson. The proposal shall include a research topic, and discussions on research problems, research objectives, research scope, research significance, literature review, theoretical framework and research methods. Students will be given a pass, a pass with minor corrections, a pass with major corrections, a rescheduled defence, or a fail. Full-time (part-time) master students should defend their proposal within the first 9 (12) months from the date of admission.
6. What if I can't defend my proposal within the stipulated time? What should I do?
who failed to defence within 9 (12) months from the date of admission will be terminated. Full-time (part-time) master students, who defended but failed, are allowed to appeal for re-defend within 12 (18) months from the date of admission. Students, who fail in their re-defence, will be terminated from their studies. Full-time (part-time) master students, who fail to re-defence within 12 (18) months will be terminated.
7. How are students examined? Is there an oral examination (viva voce)?
UUM requires master students to submit a master thesis in fulfilment of the requirements for the master degree. In addition, students are required to defend their thesis at a viva voce. Prior to the viva voce, a Thesis Examination Board will be set up when the supervisor (or the Thesis Committee) decides that the candidate is ready to submit the thesis for examination. The Thesis Examination Board comprises of a Chairman, an External Examiner and an Internal Examiner.
Full-time master’s candidates:
a) Can submit theses for oral examination (viva voce) earliest after eighteen (18) months from the date of admission.
b) Subject always to the threshold limit of thirty six (36) months or three (3) years to submit antecedent from the date of admission into their course.
Part-time master’s candidates:
a) Can submit theses for oral examination (viva voce) earliest after twenty four (24) months or two (2) years from the date of admission.
b) Subject always to the threshold limit of sixty (60) months of five (5) years to submit antecedent from the date of admission into their course.
Candidates who fail to submit their theses within the time specified shall be deemed Fail.
8. What if I can't work or get along with my supervisor? What should I do?
Yes, you have the right to change your supervisor. To apply for a change of a supervisor, you should fill up the "Application for Change of Supervisor" form. In the form, you are to set out the reason(s) for the change. Both the releasing and the accepting supervisors have to sign the form, indicating that they agree with the change.
9. What if I want to change to another master area of concentration or programme? What should I do?
You are allowed to change the area of concentration or programme only once during his/her study. An application to change the area of concentration/programme must be made within the first two (2) semesters of his/her candidature. An approval for a new area of concentration/programme is effective on the following semester. You must fill up the change of programme form. Application to change an area of concentration/programme must be approved by the Dean STML.
11. Do we need to find a supervisor before we apply to do master at STML?
Students pursuing a master programme will be guided by one supervisor, or by one main supervisor and a co-supervisor, or a Thesis Committee comprising at least three (3) members. Prior to sending the application, prospective students are advised to search for the supervisor(s), communicate with them and get their approval of becoming a supervisor. Please visit our Directory of Experts to look for potential supervisors. UUM has many experts in various fields who are ready to supervise potential candidates. Send emails to several academic staff you identified form the website. You must complete and submit an application form together with your intent of study and evidence of the supervisor's approval to the Admission Unit, UPS COB.
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