Master of Professional Management





The Master of Professional Management (MPM) offers an academically rigorous and professionally relevant program of study in contemporary management practices. The programme is tailor-made to equip students with requisite management and leadership skills that will promote their professional growth and career advancement. With an MPM, students are armed with the knowledge to help prepare them for managerial and leadership roles in their fields. This program also now is offered as Online program. eMPM carries the same program structure provides a convenient option to study from anywhere with an internet connection.

Program structure

  • One-year program
  • Coursework Mode
  • 42 Credit Units
  • 10 Subjects including Field based Project
  • 6 Core, 3 Electives and 1 Project

Tuition Fees

  • Local Students: RM18060
  • International Students: USD6300

 Why Join Us?

  • Competency-based curriculum; co-created with industry partners.
  • Specialised content; focuses on high performance and adaptive management skills.
  • Well trained teaching professionals
  • Suitable for prospective, young and middle range professionals from various disciplines

Program Structure

  • One-year Program
  • Coursework mode
  • 42 credit units
  • 10 subjects including Field based Project
  • 6 core, 3 electives and 1 project




Core Courses (Compulsory)

  • AOW501/4 Management for Professionals
  • AOW 502/4 Accounting & Finance for Professionals
  • AOW503/4 Leadership Dynamics in Digital Era
  • AOW504/4 Strategic Management
  • AOW505/4 Organisational Development and Change
  • AOW506/4 Research Method

Electives (Choose any THREE (3) courses)

  • AOP508/4 Business Analytics for Professionals
  • AOP509/4 Enterprise Risk Management
  • AOP510/4 Economics for Professionals
  • AOP511/4 Negotiation Dynamics
  • AOP515/4 Safety and Health Practices
  • AOP512/4 Talent Management
  • AOP513/4 Client Centricity
  • AOP514/4 Taxation
  • AOP516/4 Professional Ethics

Project (Compulsory)

  • AOW507/6 Field Based Project

Synopsis of Courses

The followings are brief overviews of the courses:

AOW501/4 Management for Professionals

This course explains the functional and contemporary approaches to management through planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. It introduces to the students the foundations of management and issues surrounding managing internal and external environment, building organisational structure to maintain agillity, mobilising talents and motivating workforce to achieve optimal performance.

AOW 502/4 Accounting & Finance for Professionals

This course will emphasise on the learning terminologies, methods and techniques that can be applied in real business situations. While computational competency is important, this course will lean more on the application of techniques, analyzing results obtained and making recommendations that go beyond cost and financial aspects.

AOW503/4 Leadership Dynamics in Digital Era

This course is designed to elaborate about the contemporary leadership skills which are critical in the value creation process of successfully bringing a new breed of firm. This course will explore the various dynamics of leadership and the dimensions of leadership that are relevant to the digital era.

AOW504/4 Strategic Management

This course concentrates on ways in formulating, implementing, and evaluating strategies. Strategic-management concepts and techniques are studied. Students will use the knowledge acquired from previous business courses, coupled with new strategic-management techniques learned, to chart the future direction of different organizations.

AOW505/4 Organisational Development and Change

This course enhances students' understanding of the areas of organizational development ranging from orientation to career development and organizational development and provides a clear understanding of the concepts, processes, and practices that form the basis of effective OD.

AOW506/4 Research Method

This course provides students with basic concepts and process of conducting a research including various research methods and designs.  Students will acquire the knowledge and skillsets to undertake an original research with good ethical research practices.

AOP508/4 Business Analytics for Professionals

This course explains the scientific process of transforming data into insights for analytics-driven business decision making and make future prediction. It covers the methodologies, issues, and challenges related to analyzing business data. It prepares students to understand business analytics and become leaders in these areas. Students will learn to apply analytical tools, algorithms and methodologies to solve business problems. Students will also go deeper into advanced investigative and computational methods for developing their personal analytical skills and perspectives. Potential analytical tools will be used whenever applicable based on the simulated business examples.

AOP509/4 Enterprise Risk Management

This course discusses risk management from the perspective of non-financial corporations. The course examines various types of risks including market risks, credit risks and operational risks and risk-management. It ialso focuses on procedures in the context of the general framework of enterprise-wide risk management (ERM).

AOP510/4 Economics for Professionals

This course covers the basic economics principles to be applied by professionals in making sounds business decision, taking into account the microeconomics of demand and supply forces in transactions, theory of consumer and customer behavior, and the principle of production and cost analysis in supplying profesionals products and services

AOP511/4 Negotiation Dynamics

This course develops the negotiation style in a challenging, action-oriented, international environment to develop skills and strategies to negotiate. Students will be exposed to the understanding of negotiation dynamics, prepare for uncertainty, learn to craft agile strategy and be quick in changing circumstances and how to build the negotiation competency.

AOP515/4 Safety and Health Practices

This course is designed to enhance the understanding in regard to safety and health at workplace. It will expose about the fundamentals of health and safety, the acts related to Health and Safety at Work, and provides the understanding of study risk assessment and the working environment.

AOP512/4 Talent Management

The course explores key aspects of talent management from developing core competencies to the design and implementation of performance management systems that include identifying, evaluating and developing talent, to provide performance guidance for individuals and teams to encourage employee engagement. Experience-based learning is also practiced in providing exposure to students

AOP513/4 Client Centricity

This course focuses on the essential elements of customer services including conflict resolution, communication strategies, emotional intelligence and utilises strategies to build employee self-motivation to offer world-class service. Students will be exposed to the knowledge on the ways to approach customers, as well as to communicate effectively and confidently.

AOP514/4 Taxation

This course is designed to develop an understanding among candidates of the concepts and principles of personal, business and corporate income taxation, taxation of specialised entities, withholding taxes, etc. Besides these, legislation relating to real property gains tax and investment incentives will also be covered.

AOP516/4 Professional Ethics

This course provides the understanding of the ethical principles and the issues related to ethics among professionals. Part of professional ethics is the understanding of the ethics of other professions: and ethical behaviour. Students will also be exposed to the ethical decision-making and general professional conduct in comtemporary society

AOW507/6 Field Based Project

This course is designed for students to apply the research skills in business problems in the global business environment. The course provides opportunity to students to leverage techniques and methods analytics in analysing the business problems and recommend feasible business solution.

Entry requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree in Management or any other related and recognised degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75; OR
  • For CGPA of 2.50 – 2.74, a degree as stated above is required, with an additional minimum one year research experience/one year working experience/one academic publication in related field/Grade B for major/elective courses/Grade B+ for final year project, OR
  • For CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49, a degree as stated above is required, with an additional minimum five years research experince/five year working experience AND one academic publication in related field/ Grade B for major/elective courses/Grade B+ for final year project, OR
  • Other equivalent qualification such as Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
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Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia.
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