Course : Master of Business Administration (MBA) University : IIUM Centre for Strategic Continuing Education & Training (IIUM CRESCENT)


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for experienced graduate professionals looking to better prepare themselves for the business challenges of the 21st century. This programme aims to develop knowledge of advanced business functions, decision-making skills, and the understanding of the internal and external factors affecting the management of organisations.

It’s a unique opportunity to combine rigorous academic study with practical experience and insights into real business issues in an exhilarating international environment of collaboration, management and leadership. The programme will give you a solid foundation on which to accelerate your career, achieve your aspirations, handle the toughest business challenges and boost your earning potential.


Students have to take a total of 15 courses and complete a project paper related to their area of specialisation, or take one additional elective course in lieu of the project paper. The duration of study for MBA full time is 16 months, which is in four trimesters. MBA part-time is two years and eight months, which is in eight trimesters. There are three trimesters per academic year and each trimester has duration of 12 weeks.


IIUM Centre for Strategic Continuing Education & Training (IIUM CRESCENT) seeks to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and Islamic values to face the increasingly challenging world. It offers students a unique opportunity of integrating conventional knowledge with the Islamic knowledge in all fields of studies. At IIUM CRESCENT, you receive not only an in-depth knowledge in business administration but also real-world business and forward-thinking skills that set you apart from other graduates.

The MBA is accredited by ABEST21 (The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st Century Organisation) to develop the skills required for careers in business and management.

"The Master of Business Administration (MBA)is designed for experienced graduate professionals looking to better prepare themselvesfor the business challenges of the 21st century."

There are five specialisations under MBA in which a student can choose a specialisation according to their needs and expertise: MBA major in Finance where students will learn on Portfolio Management, International Finance, Managing Risks Futures and Operations and Corporate Finance; MBA major in General Management in which students will learn on Human Resource Management, International Business and Organisational Change and Development; and MBA major in Islamic Banking and Finance where students will focus on Islamic Banking and Finance courses. IIUM CRESCENT also offers MBA major in Strategic Management and Construction in Building and Facilities Management. Students can also choose to write a project paper in order to complete the MBA programme.

An MBA student can also choose to specialise in two different areas from the existing four available disciplines (Islamic banking & finance, general management, strategic management and finance). To receive a dual specialisation, a student must complete four additional specialisation courses that fulfil the requirement for the second specialisation. This means that a student will have to enroll in three additional new specialisation in addition to one elective course (which has to be under the new specialisation) under the existing MBA programme. However, if students wish to write a project paper in lieu of the elective course, the subject matter of the research has to be chosen from the specialisation areas.



IIUM CRESCENT’s signature academic programmes are developed in IIUM’s niche area, which are Islamic Products and Islamic Services. The Islamic Banking and Finance, Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance Law, LLM in Islamic Banking and Finance, BSC and MSC in Islamic Banking and Finance. For those seeking to qualify as shariah judges and lawyers, two programmes are on offer: Diploma in Administration of Islamic Judiciary and Diploma in shariah Law and Legal Practice. Other postgraduate programmes currently offered are Master in Management (MMgt) and Master of Business Administration (MBA). The MBA programme itself offers few specialisations, that is in Islamic Finance, Strategic Management, Waqf Management, Construction Management, Finance. IIUM CRESCENT offers Doctor of Business Administration programme and PhD in various areas of Social Sciences and Islamic Studies. IIUM CRESCENT also offers a wide range of professional and leadership development programmes and also foundation, languages and summer camps that have been developed taking into account the needs of the various professions and clients.


Master in Business Administration (MBA)



Working experience in a management or executive position would be an advantage.


A minimum of two years of working experience in a management or executive position is required.

A bachelor’s degree from recognised higher institutions.

Proficiency in English language (where necessary candidates may be required to sit for an English language

proficiency test).


IIUM Centre for Strategic Continuing

Education & Training (IIUM CRESCENT)

IIUM Kuala Lumpur Campus 24

Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin

Taman Duta

50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : +603 6207 3407/3405/3408

Fax : +603 6207 3477

Email : [email protected]

Website : www.iium.edu.my/iiumcrescent

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