Key Information


February, May, August, November

Programme Duration

Full time: 1.5 years (min); 4 years (max)
Part time: 2.5 years (min); 5 years (max)

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Programme Level

Students will be challenged to think critically, reassess their management styles, develop sound strategic plans and communicate effectively. Learning will take place via lectures, discussions, seminars and case studies, including meeting and engaging with industry experts.

Graduates would find employment as managers, executives and officers in a variety of areas such as business, finance, market research, sales and human resource management.

*Graduate assistantships are available 

*HRDF  Claimable

Core Courses

  1. People and Organisations
  2. Global Business and Economy
  3. Accounting and Finance for Managers
  4. Research Methods


Strategic Marketing specialization*

  1. Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
  2. Managing Digital Business
  3. Crafting and Executing Strategy


Strategic Leadership specialization*

  1. Effective Leadership
  2. Change Management
  3. Crafting and Executing Strategy


Elective (to choose one)

  • Human Resource Management
  • Small Business Management



Applied Business Research

*note: To choose either Strategic Marketing specialization or Strategic Leadership


MBA Course Synopsis

Prerequisite Courses: *(1) Principles of Management, (2) Business Economics, (3) Principles of Accounting and Finance


Master’s by Coursework

  1. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
  3. Candidates without a qualification in the related fields* or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).

* A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields includes a degree in the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Commerce
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • ACCA

Applicants that do not have a bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields will need to undergo and secure a ‘pass’ in one or more of the following prerequisite courses:

  1. Principles of Management
  2. Principles of Accounting and Finance
  3. Business Economics

English Language:

  • International Students are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or its equivalent.

The Graduate Research Assistantship / Graduate Assistantship Application is applicable for the following programmes only.  

  1. PhD in Business Administration; 
  2. Doctorate of Business Administration; and 
  3. Master of Business Administration (Blended and modular).

The Graduate Research Assistantship / Graduate Assistantship Application is open to all Malaysians and International citizens.

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. The candidate has been enrolled / offered candidature to study on a full time basis in a Master’s or Doctoral degree at Quest International University; 
  2. The candidate enrolled in a Master’s/ Doctoral level programme must possess at least a Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in a related discipline. The CGPA at the entry level should be more than 3.50, or a CGPA of more than 3.00 with a minimum of two (2) years working experience in a relevant field; 
  3. Possess a good command of the English language, both written and spoken;
  4. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Form of Emolument 

  1. The stipend for GRA/ GA at the Master’s level is RM 1000 per month while that for the Doctoral level is RM 1500 per month; 
  2. The actual allowance paid will be based on the claim submitted by the GRA/ GA every month and verified by the GRA/ GA Supervisor. Claims are to be submitted by the end of the first week of the following month; and 
  3. Tuition fee waiver may be offered to Graduate Assistants on a case-by-case basis, but not to Graduate Research Assistants. If tuition fees are waived, all other fees are to be borne by the GRA/ GA and are to be paid by the GRA/ GA in a timely manner. 


Terms and Conditions 

  1. Enrolled as a student on a full-time academic load every semester; 
  2. Maintain a minimum GPA and CGPA of 3.00 every semester, if enrolled in a taught post-graduate programme; 
  3. Submit a research progress report every month in a timely manner and maintain satisfactory progress every semester as evaluated by the Research Supervisor, if enrolled in a research mode post-graduate programme; 
  4. Complete the programme within the stipulated time frame as a full-time student; 
  5. Complete a minimum of 20 working hours per month. If the maximum working hours is not achieved, a prorate allowance will be provided based on the number of working hours; 
  6. Be assigned to undergraduate and/ or postgraduate activities including, but not limited to lectures, tutorials, practical classes, seminars and research; 
  7. Perform duties and responsibilities assigned as GRA/ GA in a thorough, timely, and professional manner. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the assistantship despite having fulfilled all other terms and conditions. The GRA/ GA Supervisor is responsible for evaluating the work performance; 
  8. Publish at least one (1) paper in a scholarly journal during the candidature, (Scopus-indexed for GRA); 
  9. Comply with all legal and ethical policies including those governing the use and care of animals, biosafety, and human participants; and 
  10. Not allowed to receive any other financial support or scholarship/fellowship, and should not be engaged in any type of employment outside the university. 

The University reserves the right to terminate the financial aid offered if the appointed GRA/ GA fails to comply with any of the Terms and Conditions stated, and/ or is unable to perform the tasks assigned satisfactorily.

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