Master of Business Administration in Construction Management

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The programme is designed for professionals in the construction sector such as engineers, quantity surveyors, architects, building technologists, construction supervisors and managers 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 finance, quality, procurement, operations and human resources which are essential in undertaking the various functions of construction management.


Study Programmes


Relevant to industry needs

Expert instructors

from industries


Online Part-time Learning

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.

Project Management

Develops the learners’ knowledge on a higher-level perspective of project management discipline by discussing portfolio management and various project management maturity models.

Risk and Crisis Management

Exposes the learners to the significance of risk management to a business and how the neglect of risk management may have high-risk consequences that can cost companies dearly in terms of both reputation and money.

Quality Management

Introduces the learners to quality management and control, its applications, and the implementation of quality as the basic source for organisation growth.

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Provides the opportunity to the learners to explore issues in construction business through problem solving with peer group and learning to work in diverse work groups 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 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.


No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1.BMG511/03Managing Human Resources [APEL(C)]3
2.BAC501/03Accounting and Finance [APEL(C)]3
3.BMG521/03Strategic Management [APEL(C)]3
4.TMM501/03Risk and Crisis Management3
5.BBM521/03Research Methods3
Subtotal Credit Hours15
1.TCM546/03Advanced Procurement Management3
2.TCM521/04Advanced Construction Management [APEL(C)]4
3.TCM523/04Negotiation and Dispute Resolution [APEL(C)]4
4.TMM525/03Sustainability, Health, Safety and Environmental Issues3
Subtotal Credit Hours14
1.TCM601/06Project a6
Subtotal Credit Hours6
1.BMG542/03Business Law3
2.BBM501/03Economic Environment of Business3
3.TCM541/03Strategic Information Systems for Construction *3
4.BMG551/03Project Management *3
5.BMG531/03Quality Management [APEL(C)]3
6.BMG543/03Corporate Governance and Ethics [APEL(C)]3
Subtotal Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours41


* The School will only offer TCM541/03 Strategic Information Systems for Construction and BMG551/03 Project Management if there are more than five students in one Regional Centre.



No.Course Code & TitlePrerequisite
a.TCM601/06 MBACM ProjectPassed 7 core/specialist courses including BBM521/03 Research Methods.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of at least 2.5; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of less than 2.5 with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field; OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate of the University.

(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: 


Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)





12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520


Postgraduate Diploma




Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)






  • 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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