Dr Tan Consilz

Academic Department Head (Academic & Research)
School of Business

+603 5565 0640
Dr. Tan Consilz has over 10 years of experience in academic. She is a Senior Lecturer from the School of Business in KDU University College. She holds a doctorate degree from Murdoch University, specialising in statistics and economics. Her research areas are behavioural economics, real estate investment and decision-making.

Tan is the Academic Department Head cum Programme Leader for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in KDU University College. She is responsible for the development of business programmes and managing the research collaboration activities in the School. She also plays role as reviewer for Scopus-indexed journals, conference applications, dissertation supervisor, and external examiner. She has experience in teaching wide range of students from secondary schools to master’s degree.  She involves in industry collaboration project and play role as consultant in both academic and industry.

In research, she has published her research mainly in the areas of behavioural economics, real estate investment, and teaching and learning. Tan is a certified trainer and she is regularly invited to conduct training on descriptive and inferential statistics, research methodology, dissertation supervision, and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). She is also well-versed in the usage of other statistical packages such as Stata 12 and Econometric Views.

  • Ph.D (Murdoch University)
  • Master in Applied Statistics (UM) (2008)
  • Bachelor of Economics (UM) (2006)
  • Introduction to Statistics 
  • Business Statistics 
  • Introduction to Econometrics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Research Methodology
Research & Publications
2018Tan, C., Entrekin, L. and Butler, D. (2018) Bounded Rationality and Malaysian Housing Policy. Thammasat Review of Economic and Social Policy, 4 (1).
Tan, C., Entrekin, L. and Butler, D. (2018) Exploring boundedly rational real estate investors. Real Estate Finance, 35 (1).
2017Tan, C., Entrekin, L. and Butler, D. (2017) Investment Decision in Real Estate: Rational and Boundedly
Rational Behaviours, Proceedings of the International Conference on Business, Big-Data, and Decision Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. ISSN 2521-3806
2016Tan, C., Entrekin, L. and Butler, D. (2016) Decision-making behaviour of real estate investors: A Delphi study in Australia and Malaysia, Proceedings of the 2nd UUM International Qualitative Research Conference 2016, Penang, Malaysia.
2008Tan, C. (2008) Teacher-as-Researcher and the Importance towards Malaysia’s Education Prospect, SEGi Review, ISSN 1985-5672
Research Grant / Consultancy Project
Research Grant  

Title: Multi Learning Styles and Attributes of Lecturers: The Preferences of Malaysian Undergraduates from Various Disciplines
Title: Strategic Niche Development through Research Linkages: Case Studies of South Korea and Taiwan in the Herbal Medicine Sector
Title: Decision Making of Individual Real Estate Investors/Buyers: The Bounded Rational Behaviours


Title: Focus Group Study on Understanding Parents’ Decision Making Process
PhD (Business)
2 students

Master by Research
1 student

MBA Research Project and Dissertation
1 student 

31 students