MBA graduates are known and respected globally. It will help those seeking a general management career in the future. It opens up potential career opportunities and provides you with the edge if you feel you are ready to take the next step in your career, whether that means progressing with your current employer or moving to another company.

The MBA is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) UK, the only professional body that awards the Chartered Manager status. Having a professionally accredited MBA helps you to develop advanced and flexible management skills that the industry needs.

Studying for an MBA also forces you to inculcate a life-long learning mind-set. It forces you to explore beyond your comfort zone and your daily routine. You will explore the emerging issues and latest trends; apply the latest management tools and techniques, and network with people from very diverse backgrounds. You will be continually challenged to better yourself.

The MBA is not just great for you to pursue opportunities in new industries or job functions. It is also good for those who are running their own businesses to learn new management tools and techniques to enhance their strategic management and leadership skills for profitability.

Yes, you can. There is no hard and fast rule about how much work experience is required. We are not looking for a specific number of years, but rather the maturity and the readiness of the applicant to embark on an MBA as it can be an intense and academically challenging experience.

We have designed a full time MBA for recent graduates. Those with limited working experience who want to take their first steps towards a management career are encouraged to sign up for the weekday classes. Classes are conducted on weekdays. Weekday classes are offered only when we have a minimum of 10 students. A larger class provides students with the opportunities to work together on group projects with a diverse group of coursemates which is important, not just for networking but also for diversity in ideas and thinking.

Those without any extensive work experience or with limited work experience may also opt for the weekend/evening classes with the working adults and be immersed in the sharing of the issues faced in the real business environment. Applicants will be required to undergo an interview with the Programme Advisor before admission. We are committed to providing students with the support needed for them to succeed in the programme.

English is the language of instruction. You need to achieve IELTS 6.0 if your first degree is not in English.
Minimum 40 credits based on 11 prescribed modules and completion of the capstone project.

One of the overarching goals of an MBA education is to provide students with interdisciplinary training options, thus making them capable of performing in more business activities of varied industry sectors. The course content and the level of training is suitable for executives and managers with different responsibilities. So typically, our applicants are those with a few years’ experience who wish to prepare themselves for higher level management responsibilities.

The average age of our students is between 23 and 35 years. You will have lots of opportunities to study alongside students from many different nationalities, backgrounds and industries.

There is no difference in course content for the full-time and part-time MBA. The full-time MBA is designed for those who wish to progress to a Master’s degree with no or limited working experience. Typically, it is for applicants who want to take the first step towards a management career. Classes are offered during on weekdays and they are dominated by case studies and group work in “real world” settings to expose the students to industry issues and challenges.

Minimum duration: four 17-week semesters. Students tend to complete it within 12-15 months.

The part-time MBA classes on the other hand are conducted over the weekend and weekday evenings to cater for the working adults. Typically, students complete the programme in 24 months to 36 months, or in six to eight 17-week semesters. Part time students are typically those who have gained some professional experience and are looking to enhance their management skills for the next career move or change.

The MBA and specialist Master’s programmes have many strengths and similarities and they differ in content and projected career path. The MBA is designed to equip students with broad general management skills. The specialist Master of Project Management, Master of Accounting and Finance and Master of HR Development are for students seeking mid-career enhancement and enrichment in their chosen discipline.

The MBA is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and is in full compliance with the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF), which is benchmarked against international best practices.  We have students from more than 20 countries studying for our postgraduate degrees in Malaysia. We have graduated MBA students from Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Libya, Oman, Sudan, Iran, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan. We also work with partner universities across Asia Pacific.

The MBA is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) UK, the institution dedicated to the professional advancement of managers. On completion of the MBA, candidates will receive the CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, a Level 7 certification which enables them to apply for the Chartered Manager status.


To be a Chartered Manager (CMgr (MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (FCMI)), you must have a minimum 5 years’ managerial experience upon your attainment of the CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership certification and a written submission to CMI, UK plus a professional discussion with a CMI UK assessor.

Not only is the HELP MBA recognised internationally; it has also been given a 5 Star Rating by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), one of the most widely used international university rankings.

We do accept credit transfers of up to 6 modules or subjects attained from government approved institutions. All applications will be evaluated by the ELM Graduate School evaluation team. An exemption fee of RM500 per subject is imposed for all approved credit transfers.
We allow up to a maximum of 6 payments of equal instalments after the initial administrative fees are paid. Alternative payment schemes will be approved on a case by case basis.
Yes, bursaries are available. For more information on financing, please speak to our Programme Manager.
Minimum duration 2 years; up to 4 years for completion.

Minimum duration 2 years; up to 4 years for completion.

Unfortunately, there is no exemption as the MBA is a Level 7 MQF programme and a DBA is a Level 8 MQF programme. On top of the DBA coursework, there is an extensive research component that aims to inculcate an ethical approach in conducting research in a specialised area towards attaining new knowledge and advancement of managerial practice.

International trips are not part of the MBA programme. However, students are free to join any of the international or regional travelling opportunities organised by other departments of HELP University.

To allow students to experience business education beyond the textbook, there are local trips and industrial visits; and visiting guest speakers, industry leaders and senior practitioners provide the students with real world exposure and insights.

  1. Speak to our friendly Programme Manager, Ms Mages.
  2. Schedule an interview with any of our faculty members or the Dean, Dr Wendy Liow.
  3. Download the brochure from the website.

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