Master of Business Administration (MBA)

KPT/JPS (PA 8098) 11/21

The KDU Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate programme that blends academic and professional knowledge, where learners are exposed to cutting-edge research and process of discovery and knowledge generation. The programme offers an international perspective for professionals to engage effectively in global environment as well as networking opportunities. Students are able to choose between two specialisation tracks; Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Financial Planning (FP).

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®), this MBA track is a postgraduate qualification that focuses on the area of Enterprise Risk Management.

Financial Planning (FP) focuses on the areas of financial planning and is catered to professionals that are seeking a postgraduate qualification in the area of Financial Planning.

What should you expect?
  • Faculty members from highly experience academicians and industry practitioners
  • An MBA that charts you through to a Professional qualification
  • Co-creation between faculty members and yourself in discovery and knowledge generation
  • International and professional perspective
  • An environment that is open and keeps you curious with a desire to meet new challenges

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be granted exemptions from the following recognised professional body:
  • IERP® Enterprise Risk Manager Professional Certification* – Exempted from 6 modules out of 11 modules
  • Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) Certified Financial Planner (CFP)*
    Certification Education Program
    – Exempted from 3 modules out of 4 modules
  • CIMA – Exempted from 13 CIMA papers and to take the balance 3 papers to complete the professional qualification
    •    – For Enterprise Risk Management Specialization: E3 (Strategic Management) , F3 (Financial Strategy) and Strategic Case Study
    •    – For Financial Planning Specialization: E3 (Strategic Management), P3 (Risk Management) and Strategic Case Study

* relevant subjects from respective specialization must be taken during study
Programme Structure
1 year 4 months / 2 years
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a postgraduate programme offered in collaboration with the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®). The ERM track is taught by ERM qualified industry practitioners which makes it the 1st programme in the World to have done so. The affiliation with IERP ensures ERM specialism curriculum focuses on practical and holistic aspects of enterprise risk management.

Why ERM?
  • A key business discipline which supports the principles of commercial sustainability as well as organisational resilience and agility.
  • Supports the requirements of corporate governance, enhances corporate strategy, and adds significant value to any organisation’s performance .
  • Equip students with the practical tools to be able to successfully guide their business strategically and operationally.
Our affiliation with Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®) ensures that the programme focuses on practical and holistic aspects of enterprise risk management.

This ERM track offers graduates exemptions from the IERP®’s Enterprise Risk Manager Professional Certification for all relevant subjects* undertaken during the programme, as well as participation as a member at the IERP at a nominal fee. 
  • Accounting & Finance for Manager
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methodology
  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation
  • Business Continuity Management*
  • Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management and Key Risk Indicators*
  • Investment Risk Management*
  • Market, Credit and Operation Risk* 
  • Risk Control Self Assessments and Internal Control Models
ELECTIVES (Choose 1)
  • Business Ethics
  • Enterprise Governance*
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Tax Planning
    *subject exemptions for ERM professional qualification by IERP

Financial Panning (FP) is an ongoing process to assist one in making sensible decisions about money that can help in achieving one’s goal in life. This FP track is taught by a team of qualified and experienced faculty members. The curriculum focuses on a broad range of financial planning skills that are the basics for any professionals that seeking such knowledge.

Why do a Financial Planning qualification through KDU MBA?
  • The course is administered through a mixture of practical as well as the underlying theories and concepts of the financial planning industry.
  • The use of various research tools, techniques and learn how to apply them practically.
  • The course would provide a solid foundation in financial planning.
  • Your ideal way to obtain the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification.
This FP track offers graduates exemptions to Financial Planning Association of Malaysia’s Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification for all relevant subjects* undertaken during the programme, as well as participation as a member at the FPAM at a nominal fee.
  • Accounting & Finance for Manager
  • Business Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methodology
  • MBA Research Project & Dissertation
  • Personal Finance
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning
ELECTIVES (Choose 1)
  • Business Ethics
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Tax Planning*
    *subject exemptions for CFP Certification Education Program by FPAM
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
  • 14 Jan
  • 9 May
  • 4 Sep

  • RM33,940
  • RM39,440


*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available
Entry Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree:
Completed with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent qualifications.

Candidates without a minimum CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted with a min. of 5 years relevant working experience.
Local Student :Band 5 in MUET
International Student :Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 499 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 50 and above for Pearson English Test
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
Chiam Tan Pei Pei
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) working at KPMG
KDU’s Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) has helped me tremendously as it pushed me to go beyond my limits and helped me to discover and develop my personal capabilities. The intensity of the course has made me learn how to manage my time effectively.