Master of Business Administration in Manufacturing and Production Management

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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.


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 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.

Sustainability, Health, Safety and Environmental Issues

This course aims to acquire you with fundamental knowledge about the principles of sustainability, health, safety & environment, the current issues and enable you to implement sustainability concept and environment, health and safety management systems in your workplace. By the end of this course, you should be able to describe the causes and effects of accidents in the workplace, including the impact of accidents on individuals, companies and society at large.

Advanced Manufacturing

The overview of advanced manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing and nanotechnology will be discussed. Also, the course cover the discussion about smart manufacturing, business process and digital business.

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.



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.TMM573/03Advanced Supply Chain Management  [APEL(C)]3
2.TMM521/04Advanced Manufacturing4
3.TMM523/04Total Quality Techniques  [APEL(C)]4
4.TMM525/03Sustainability, Health, Safety and Environmental Issues3
Subtotal Credit Hours14
Subtotal Credit Hours6
1.BMG542/03Business Law3
2.BMG551/03Project Management *3
3.BLC571/03Operations Management  [APEL(C)]3
4.BMG531/03Quality Management  [APEL(C)]3
5.BMG543/03Corporate Governance and Ethics  [APEL(C)]3
Subtotal Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours41


* The School will only offer BMG551/03 Project Management if there are more than five students in one Regional Centre. 


No.Course Code & TitlePrerequisite
1.TMM601/06  MBAMPM 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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