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Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
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Subang Jaya
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Full Time, Part Time
Awarding University:
Taylor's University

Master in Management

  Institution: Taylor’s University

Field Of Study:
Business Administration & Management
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The MMgt programme will give you a solid knowledge foundation in business and economics and specialist training in organisational management. The programme is designed to produce successful managers, and you’ll be trained in key areas such as managing innovation and change, motivating and leading people, developing strategies for national and global markets, and developing customer-oriented organizations. It is an ideal training course for those seeking a career in management or whose current industry role requires an enhanced managerial and leadership capabilities.
The programme aims to enhance graduate capabilities through:

  • Strategic and critical thinking approach to developing solutions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in core areas of management.
  • Critical evaluation of evidence to support propositions.
  • Application of competent management theories, principles and data.
  • Enhanced ability to synthesise ideas, theories and data.
  • Ethical work practices through sound corporate governance processes.
  • Proficiency in conducting research and assessing information

The MMgt will normally be completed in 18 months of part-time study or the maximum time permitted for completion is 5 years. Our MMgt is designed to provide students with the flexibility of working full-time and the ability to complete a postgraduate qualification without disrupting their current employment.

Who should apply?

The MMgt is ideal for students holding undergraduate degrees in areas outside of commerce whose goal may be to assume a managerial position in their particular field of expertise.

Programme Structure

  • Core Modules (4)
  • Specialist Modules (5)
  • Electives of Student’s Choice (2)
  • Project (1)


Company visits and industry exposure opportunities offered throughout the duration of study.


  • Written examination
  • Presentation
  • Learning / Relflective logs
  • Portfolios
  • Tests
  • Case Studies
  • Group projects / Assignments
  • Project

Students are required to achieve min CGPA 3.0 as part of the graduation requirement by Malaysian
Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Course Synopsis

    This module introduces the use of financial statements for the fundamental valuation of an entity. Methods to determine stock value using fundamental analysis will be examined in detail and applied in projects involving listed local and multinational companies. This module will focus on the residual income valuation model as a means of determining the intrinsic value of an entity using only accounting data. Students will explore the relation between the residual income valuation model, discounted cash flow valuation methods and Economic Value Added (EVA) and will consider forecasting firms’ futures, determining firms’ price /earnings and market to book ratios, and the analysis of risk.
    This module is designed to enable students to be informed users of accounting information of all types. It is divided into three parts.

    • The first covers basic concepts in accounting and terminology used by accountants.
    • The second covers concepts associated with the financial reports prepared for external users including financial analysts, shareholders and creditors. Reference is made to local and international accounting standards.
    • The third section covers basic concepts associated with information for managers within the firm. It includes product costing, basic cost concepts, and techniques used in decision making such as pricing, capital investment product mix and outsourcing.
    This module focuses on issues and analytical problems relating to corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financial distress and capital raising. Case studies, textbook, and journal articles are used to illustrate key decisions made by managers, investment bankers, investors and regulators. The module also seeks to develop students’ ability to make judgments in a realistic setting.
    The Business Strategy Project course will allow students:

    • To apply theory and practice of graduate level studies in commerce to resolving real world business issues.
    • To research, analyse, evaluate and propose practical business solutions within the bounds of the exercise.
    • Identify key strategic questions and options related to the exercise.
    • To communicate with the team on progress of the exercise.
    • Students will be assigned in small groups to an organisation.
    • Working in teams, they will undertake a structured business planning or business development exercise. This will be supported by seminar work providing approaches, tools, techniques and reporting format.
    • During this period, in-depth work will be undertaken in identifying the scope, opportunities, constraints and recommendations of the exercise.
    • Students will learn to work with unstructured and incomplete information in real business settings, to develop research and networks to support their enquiry, to work successfully in teams, to present their findings and seek and receive constructive feedback in a range of settings.
    • Students will also be encouraged to plan, reflect and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing the business project.
    This module covers analysis of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and corporate risk management. Topics include the effect of the dividend imputation system of taxation on dividend policy, capital structure and capital budgeting; analysis of corporate structure and capital budgeting; analysis of corporate acquisitions and restructuring; alternative funding mechanisms including leases; and a discussion of current issues in Malaysian comparative corporate finance.
    This module is designed to introduce the framework within which regulatory aspects of corporate reporting are conducted. It covers the preparation of general purpose financial reports in accordance with the Malaysian Corporations Law, the Accounting Standards, and IAC Interpretations.
    This module introduces students to the key concepts and theories of corporate social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility is a much discussed topic among leaders of industry and government and has become a very pertinent topic after the turbulent happenings in the private corporate sector in recent times. It is fairly obvious that private corporations today have become so large that they can have a sizeable impact on stakeholders of the corporations and the public. It is therefore that we recognize that a good understanding of csr from the different perspectives would help us in grasping with this much discussed topic at all levels of management discussions. A sound understanding of csr would prepare us to appreciate the manner in which csr is applied in the workplace, the marketplace and the public place.
    Emerging capital markets have become in vogue as a result of the wave of mass financial liberalisation which occurred at the end of the 1980s. Emerging financial markets behave differently to developed financial markets due to their level of integration with world markets. The aim of this course is to examine issues pertinent to investment in emerging financial markets from the perspective of international investors and policy makers. Issues covered include financial crises, liberalisation and capital flows, pricing of political risks, currency and other risks, governance and financial architecture, and regional integration.
    Financial Planning course introduces students to the basic skills needed to analyse and manage their own finances. This module requires students to apply various analytical techniques and skills to a range of financial issues which apply to individuals and households, such as financial decision-making for individuals, the basic concepts related to financial calculations; evaluation of financial performance, planning and control of individual or household finances; key areas of personal finance and preparing a personal financial plan.

    Its main focus is to enable candidates to develop a clear understanding of the practical applications of personal financial planning, factors affecting the development of financial planning industry and profession and the increasing demand for financial planning services. These skills are considered important for graduates of the Master in Finance programme

    This module introduces financial information and skills in financial analysis which are key to effective strategic management. Student will analyse companies more precisely from a financial viewpoint, gain key financial tools and techniques for analysing individual companies within the context of their industry and their macroeconomic environment and develop knowledge in company valuation.
    This module will examine the nature and role of human resource management in organisations. It will principally focus on the relationship between human resource management policies, business strategies and organisational performance. It will cover such topics as human resource planning, training and skill development, recruitment, selection, remuneration systems, career development, international human resource management and performance management.
    Studies the dynamics of exchange rates, foreign investment, and how these affect international trade. It also studies international projects, international investments and capital flows, and trade deficits. It includes the study of futures, options and currency swaps.
    This module introduces investment analysis, with emphasis on equity securities and fixed income securities. The topics covered focus on issues fundamental to financial managers, money managers, risk managers, financial advisors and regulators. These topics include fundamental ideas in asset pricing; modern portfolio theory and its applications; equilibrium theories of asset pricing; portfolio performance evaluation; and key issues in the pricing and portfolio allocation of fixed income assets.
    Islamic Finance has become widely practiced in several countries in Asia and Middle East. Students entering the Finance Industry after graduating from the Master in Finance programme will be expected to have practical knowledge on the principles of Islamic Finance.

    Islamic financial institutions are those that are based, in their objectives and operations, on Qur’anic principles. They are thus set apart from ‘conventional’ institutions, which have no such religious pre-occupations. Islamic banks provide commercial services which comply with the religious injunctions of Islam. Islamic banks provide services to their customers free from interest, (the Arabic term for which is riba), and the giving and taking of interest is prohibited in all transactions. This prohibition makes an Islamic banking system differ fundamentally from a conventional banking system.

    This rejection of interest poses the central question of what replaces the interest rate mechanism in an Islamic framework. Financial intermediation is at the heart of modern financial systems. If the paying and receiving of interest is prohibited, how do Islamic banks operate? Here Profit and Loss Sharing (PLS) comes in, substituting profit-and-loss-sharing for interest as a method of resource allocation and financial intermediation.

    This module introduces financial information and skills in financial analysis which are key to effective strategic management. Student will analyse companies more precisely from a financial viewpoint, gain key financial tools and techniques for analysing individual companies within the context of their industry and their macroeconomic environment and develop knowledge in company valuation.
    There is only one constant about change and that is that change itself is constant. “You cannot step into the same river twice” neatly sums up what is wrong with contemporary change management systems. They work well in the organisation designed for, but no two organisations are the same and therefore not transferable. It’s the people who inhabit them that are different. Managing change is about managing people’s responses to change as much as the systems, procedures and policies that they operate under. This module explores managerial competencies as well as the differences between leadership and management. It also looks at how communication is key to managing change and how to create effective teams and develop and motivate individuals through the change process.
    The module introduces the fundamentals of microeconomics and strategy and applies this information to a range of management and business issues. Key topics are the working of competitive markets and determination of market prices and quantities; the organisation of the firm and measures of the costs of production; business strategies in varying market environments and economic factors determining firms buy or make strategies.
    This module is designed to enable students to be informed users of MIS in a non-technical approach. The use of IS and IT as tools are catalyst to improve organisational performance and productivity. Innovative and creative managers can use this knowledge in redesigning their business processes to meet the current strategic needs of the organisations.

    The first part of the subject looks at the management and alignment of MIS in an organisational context. The second part deals with concepts and frameworks associated with MIS while the final part looks at the contemporary issues and future challenges of MIS.

    This module explores two important areas of concern facing managers of multinational corporations. First it examines the relationship and balance between global integration and local responsiveness that lies at the heart of understanding multinational activity. This brings with it the question of organisational structure and design and aspects of the internal management of the MNC such as subsidiary tasks, control and coordination. Second, it delves into the many factors within host economies that impact on MNC operations. This includes issues such as the complexities and ambiguities of business ethics especially questionable payments, the problems of operating in emerging and transition economies, comparative corporate governance, relations with governments and special enterprise zones.

    The overall aim of this module is to explore three important areas of concern which MNE managers are facing. First, it examines the relationship and balance between global integration and local responsiveness that lies at the heart of understanding multinational activity. This brings with it the question of organisational structure and design and aspects of the internal management of the MNE such as subsidiary tasks, control and coordination. Second, it delves into how cross-national innovations and learning are managed. This involves how learning and knowledge sharing mechanisms are established and managed within an MNE and also between an MNE and external counterparts through alliances. Third, it also provides different aspects of MNE management. Coordination among different functions, geographic regions, and top management is necessary for transnational management. Being able to examine global integration, local responsiveness, and worldwide learning from different managerial roles within an MNE is critical as to understand the complexity of transnational management in depth.

    This module provides an introduction to the basic concepts, principles and activities of marketing and how to manage an organisation’s marketing effort. Some of the principal topics include the analysis of market opportunities, selecting target markets, product planning and management, marketing communications (advertising and promotions, as well as personal selling), management of distribution channels, and pricing decisions. Students are also introduced to the nature of buyer behaviour, including decision-making patterns, purchase behaviours, and customer satisfaction.
    This module will include the major themes within Organisational Behaviour that help students to understand the issues that influence the behaviour of people working in organisations. Major theories and models in key areas of organisational behaviour will be examined, including employee perception, workplace attitudes, motivation, the organisation of work, stress, conflict, group dynamics, communication, culture, power, strategy, structure and change management. It will explore how organisations can be managed effectively and responsibly. Emphasis will be placed on helping students to make links between different theories in Organisational Behaviour and the practices used by managers in organisations.
    This module provides an introduction to key themes and issues in management and marketing. The focus will be to understand the way organisations operate in their economic and social environments and the activities which managers undertake within organisations to achieve organisational goals. Students will use a range of articles, case studies, videos and/or business simulations to engage in individual and group learning activities to develop knowledge of management and marketing plus skills in analysis, problem solving, decision making and written and verbal communication.
    The use of project management techniques has risen sharply. Examples of projects include research and development studies, reorganisation efforts, implementation of total quality management, installation of a new piece of equipment, advertising campaigns construction, organising special events and other one-shot endeavours. The module will cover the key drivers of project success, training and leadership in project environments. Project selection is the first critical set of decisions. Matching of the projects selected to the organisation’s strategy is taken as the starting point. Practical tools and techniques will then be introduced to manage the project or special event for success. The module will also involve the use of an appropriate Project Management software package such as MS Project.
    The module introduces students to methods used to collect, present and analyse data. It provides illustrative applications to decision problems faced by business. Topics include: sources of data; sampling and collection of primary data; presentation and summary measures of data; random variation of data and some methods and implications for hypothesis testing and forecasting; an introduction to decision models with uncertainty; the use and interpretation of estimated regression equations.
    This module provides an introduction to fundamental pricing principles and hedging techniques in derivative markets. Topics include main types of exchange-traded options and futures contracts. It is designed to familiarise students with the tools that are necessary to analyse common issues in derivative markets. Time will be spent on investigating various arbitrage opportunities and developing risk management strategies using derivative instruments.
    This course will specifically cover the linkage between cost data and systems and the organisation of activities in a range of manufacturing and service industries; how to match cost systems with activities and resource flows in a range of manufacturing and service activities; how to apply appropriate cost allocation techniques to a variety of costing problems; the development of strategies for managing costs as well as an explanation of the role of cost data in pricing decisions.

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