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Master of Business Administration in Construction Management

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MBA in Construction Management

The programme is a dual certs programme of master’s degree (MBACM) and professional certification (CCPM). CCPM stands for Certified Construction Project Manager, awarded by CIDB, is a professional discipline that separates the project management function from those of design and implementation functions.

CCPM title has become important in the construction industry to ascertain that construction project managers are accredited in accordance with the requirements of the Construction Industry Competency Standard (CICS) developed jointly by the Board and industry players.

This programme is designed for professionals in the construction sector such as construction managers/supervisors, engineers, surveyors, architects, building technologists, and other construction related personnel who want to upgrade themselves to senior management positions.

It will give them a host of theoretical and technical skills as well as knowledge to effectively manage the construction business while upholding the principles of safety and health. In addition, it will delve into topics related to business management comprising of finance, marketing, operations, information technologies, corporate governance, and human resources, which are essential in undertaking the various functions of construction management.

Dual certifications

MBACM-CCPM

Courses

Relevant to industry needs

Decent combination

Construction and business fields

No Examinations

100% Coursework

Expert tutors/instructors

from the industry

Fast track to Master Cert

via APEL (A) and (C)

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Advanced Construction Management

Addresses the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques of project planning, resource management, activities scheduling, progress monitoring, and budget controlling to meet the project requirements (PMBOK) in ensuring the learners can manage the construction projects with a holistic approach.

Advanced Construction Project Management

Develops the learners’ knowledge on a higher-level perspective of managing the construction-engineering projects from the initiation phase, through estimating, budgeting, developing work plans, scheduling, tracking work, resource allocation, project coordination, quality management, leadership, managing teams, conflict, negotiations, ethics, professional responsibility, and close out.

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

Exposes the learners to a micro focus, embarking from the individual level of analysis and then moving on to group behaviour in organisations besides macro issues at the organisational level of analysis, including decision making, communication, structure, leadership, technology and globalisation, politics and power, culture and organisational change, conflict, and negotiation.

Operations Management

Introduces the learners to methods and techniques applied in forecasting, independent, and dependent demand inventory systems including approaches to perform production capacity and facility planning besides the job design in a manufacturing entity, concepts of JIT and TQM in the production system design, planning and scheduling, material management as well as inventory control.

 

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Provides the opportunity to the learners to explore issues in construction business through problem solving with peer group work in diversified working culture and negotiate differences of opinion.

Learning Pathways

Students will start off with a precise focus on construction management, along with several business-related courses. These deliver in-depth knowledge that will be highly useful and applicable in the construction industry in Malaysia. Students will also acquire basic new knowledge on conducting research studies through the comprehensive Quantitative and Research Methods course.

 

 

 

Students will continue to broaden their knowledge of business and applying previously acquired information through carrying out a research study in the  Project course.

Graduates can apply for higher level and general management positions in construction and related businesses. These include positions such as:

  • Site Manager
  • Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Consultants
  • Site/Construction Manager
  • Property/Estate Manager
  • Build their own consultancy companies.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CORE COURSES

1.

BBM502/03

Human Capital Management (APEL.C)

3

2.

BBM503/03

Strategic Marketing (APEL.C)

3

3.

BBM504/03

Finance and Accounting for Managers (APEL.C)

3

4.

BBM505/03

Economy and Business (APEL.C)

3

5.

BBM506/03

Managerial Strategies (APEL.C)

3

6.

BBM507/03

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership (APEL.C)

3

7.

BBM508/03

Operations and Service Management (APEL.C)

3

8.

BBM509/03

Information Technologies and Systems (APEL.C)

3

9.

BBM510/03

Quantitative & Research Methods

3

10.

BMG543/03

Corporate Governance and Ethics (APEL.C)

3

Subtotal Credit Hours

30

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST COURSES

1.

TCM524/03

Advanced Construction Project Management

3

2.

TCM526/03

Advanced Construction Management (APEL.C)

3

3.

TCM527/03

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (APEL.C)

3

4.

TMM528/03

Sustainable Development, Health, and Safety Issues

3

Subtotal Credit Hours

12

REQUIRED COURSES

1.

TCM602/03

Project 1a

3

2.

TCM603/03

Project 2b

3

Subtotal Credit Hours

6

Total Credit Hours

48

 

Prerequisites:

 

No.

Course Code & Title

Prerequisite

a.

TCM602/03 Project 1

Passed 7 core/specialist courses including BBM510/03 Quantitative & Research Methods.

b.

TCM603/03 Project 2

TCM602/03 Project 1

 

APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at  plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

 

 

(1) Regular Entry

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the HEP Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and with relevant working experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; OR
  • Other equivalent/related qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English Competency Requirement (International Student)

Achieve a minimum Band 4 in MUET OR equivalent to CEFR (Mid B2).

 

(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies.  APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

  • The candidate should be at least 30 years of age in the year of application and possess at least STPM / Diploma / equivalent (e.g. foundation) with relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 

 Level

Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)

Undergraduate

Diploma

29

  90

12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520

Post-Graduate

Postgraduate Diploma

7

  33

9,888

Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

10

  80

47,350

 

Notes:

  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

All of the current postgraduate courses of the University are classified into four categories, Core Compulsory courses, Elective courses, Specialist courses and Project/Case Study. The course codes given are 5XX/03 and 5XX/04. This indicates that it is a level 5 (Postgraduate) course with 3 credits or 4 credits. The Project course, being a capstone course is given a course code of 601/06 to indicate that it is a higher level course with a value of 6 credits.

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