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Master of Business Administration in Manufacturing and Production Management

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MBA in Manufacturing and Production Management

The programme is beneficial for professionals in the manufacturing sector such as Production and Process Engineers, Quality Control Engineers, Facility Engineers, Health and Safety Executives, IT Specialists and Marketing Executives. Graduates will be equipped with the expertise and leadership skills that are vital in the management of a manufacturing plant. They will be knowledgeable about different aspects of general business management including human resources, accounting and finance, strategic management and quality management.

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Top Core Courses

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

Advanced Supply Chain Management

The course introduces the key concepts in supply chain management. Throughout this course, a holistic perspective of supply chain management will be presented. The main topics of this course are operational issues, upstream and downstream relationships, supply chain strategies, and the integration of processes using information technology.

 

 

Lean Manufacturing & Quality Techniques

This course introduces various lean manufacturing, quality management tools and techniques used in the manufacturing industry. You will learn the basic lean and quality tools, quality function deployment, problem-solving techniques and decision-making methods. You will also be introduced to manufacturing process optimisation and control using statistical process control. This course will also discuss continuous improvement (Kaizen), SixSigma, benchmarking, just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, Total Quality Management (TQM) and ISO 9000 implementation strategies.

Advanced Manufacturing & Technology

This course will introduce the manufacturing systems, components of manufacturing systems, principles of manufacturing systems, types of manufacturing systems, an overview of classification schemes; single station, multi-station, and production line. An overview of advanced manufacturing processes and Industry 4.0 Technologies such as additive manufacturing, IoT and nanotechnology will be discussed.  Also, the course covers the discussion about digital manufacturing, business process, digital business, and advanced manufacturing enterprise.

Learning Pathways

Students will have the opportunity to explore business administration core courses, along with specialised manufacturing and production courses which will emphasise the extensive knowledge and practices that are required to solve current manufacturing and production challenges.

Students will continue learning about manufacturing and production in the area of supply chain management and apply their gained knowledge in an independent final-year project.

Graduates will be qualified for advanced management jobs in the manufacturing industry and other related businesses. These include positions as:

  • Departmental Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Consultants
  • Start a consultancy company.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION 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

MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST COURSES

1.

TMM526/03

Advanced Manufacturing & Technology

3

2.

TMM527/03

Lean Manufacturing and Quality Techniques (APEL.C)

3

3.

TMM528/03

Sustainable Development and Safety Issues

3

4.

TMM573/03

Advanced Supply Chain Management (APEL.C)

3

Subtotal Credit Hours

12

REQUIRED COURSES

1.

TMM602/03

Project 1*a

3

2

TMM603/03

Project 2*b

3

Subtotal Credit Hours

6

Total Credit Hours

48

 

Prerequisites:

 

No.

Course Code & Title

Prerequisite

a.

TMM602/03 Project 1

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

b

TMM603/03 Project 2

TMM602/03 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 experienc

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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