Universiti Utara Malaysia

Introduction

About UUM

UUM

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), which was officially established on 16 February 1984, is the sixth Malaysian public university. It is the only university that was set up to specialise solely in management education from the very beginning of its establishment.

The planning of the construction of this sixth university began in August 1983 when the Ministry of Education Malaysia began to give form, in earnest, to the idea of setting up this university. On 19th October 1983, the Cabinet gave its official approval for this project in Kedah. At that time, the project was called “The Sixth University Project”. Several months later, the temporary office of the sixth university, officially named Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), was officially opened on 15th February 1984 in Jitra.

Four months after its official opening, the UUM office was relocated to its provisional campus – the Darul Aman Campus – in Jitra, in June 1984, when the first phase of the project had been completed. The relocation was carried out so as to be able to usher in the very first batch of students for the academic year which commenced in early June 1984. The Darul Aman Campus was on a 62-acre tract of land in Bandar Darulaman. It was 18 kms north of Alor Setar and 4.8 kms from Jitra.

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In the meanwhile, the planning of a permanent campus for the university had already begun. This permanent campus was to be built on an area of 1,061 hectares in Sintok (in the district of Kubang Pasu), situated about 48 kms north of Alor Setar and 10 kms east of Changlun, a small town along the North-South Highway, near the Malaysia-Thai border.

The permanent UUM campus, referred to as the Sintok Campus, commenced operations on 15 September 1990. Situated in a former tin mining area, it is ensconced in a valley of lush tropical forests, embraced by blue hills, and watered by two rivers that flow along the middle of the campus. The rivers, Sungai Sintok and Sungai Badak, complete the scenic beauty of the natural environment, affording a myriad vistas of verdant splendour.

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The MYR580 million Sintok Campus was officially opened on 17 February 2004 by the Royal Chancellor, His Royal Highness Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. The main buildings of the campus are the Sultanah Bahiyah Library, the Chancellery, the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, the Mu’adzam Shah Hall, the Tan Sri Othman Hall, the Sports Complex, the Varsity Mall, the Budi Siswa building, the Convention Complex, and the buildings that house the various departments of the Academic Colleges.

As a campus situated far from the madding crowd, UUM has ensured that its students do not want for adequate accommodation. At present, UUM has 15 Student Residential Halls (SRH), which, all together, house 20,000 students. The SRHs are named after Malaysian companies, institutions, and organisations of repute, namely MAS, TENAGA NASIONAL, TRADEWINDS, PETRONAS, EON, MISC, SIME DARBY, BSN, TM, PROTON, MAYBANK, YAYASAN ALBUKHARY, BANK MUAMALAT, BANK RAKYAT, and SME BANK.

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Apart from these, UUM also has comfortable accommodation available for visitors at the University Inn and the EDC-UUM Hotel. Mindful of the welfare and need for accommodation among its personnel, the University has built about 600 housing units of various types for a sizeable portion of its workforce.

UUM has evolved into an open campus where outsiders and tourists are allowed the freedom to visit and utilise the various amenities within it. An area encompassing 107 hectares of forest has been developed into various facilities both to attract tourists to the northern region and to satisfy the recreational needs of the members of the campus community. Among these facilities are a picnic area, a nine-hole golf course, a go-kart circuit, a shooting and archery range, an equestrian site, and many others that are fast gaining popularity among tourists and the members of the campus community alike.

In January 2008, a restructuring of the university academic system was undertaken with the express purpose of preparing a strong structure that would enable the increase in the number of postgraduate students and the hoisting of the UUM flag in the international academic arena. The university sees the need to be global in practice and content since the knowledge it generates and purveys transcends and extends far beyond the borders of Malaysia. In this restructuring exercise, 13 faculties were merged and streamed into 3 main Academic Colleges, namely UUM COB (UUM College of Business), UUM CAS (UUM College of Arts and Sciences), and UUM COLGIS (UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies).

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This step is in line with the imperative articulated in the statements of both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education that underscored the need to increase the number of postgraduate students in the country to 100,000 by 2010. This main strategy is embedded in The National Higher Education Strategic Plan 2007-2010.

To emblazon the name of UUM in the annals of academic excellence as an Eminent Management University and as a Research University in the Social Sciences, a UUM Transformation Plan was launched by the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, in conjunction with his 2011 New Year’s Message on 1st January 2011 at the Mua’adzam Shah Hall.

The UUM Transformation Plan, which is essentially a roadmap for the future pursuits and endeavours of UUM, is divided into two phases. Phase One, which is from 2011 till 2015, is focused on unequivocally placing UUM on the local academic map in a systematic and planned manner. During this period, greater emphasis will be given to ensuring the successful achievement of the objectives of the First Phase while, at the same time, being mindful of the imperatives of the Second Phase of the Transformation Plan, which will be from 2016 till 2020.

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Master in Islamic Finance and Banking

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah + 1 more

The Master in Islamic Finance and Banking programme is designed to producehighly ethical and knowledgeable graduates in Islamic finance and banking who can contribute to the industry and society. [+]

Master in Islamic Finance and Banking The Master in Islamic Finance and Banking programme is designed to producehighly ethical and knowledgeable graduates in Islamic finance and banking who can contribute to the industry and society. Master in Islamic Finance and Banking curriculum The program is a 42-credit-hour programme, consisting of 30-credit-hours of coursework and 12-credit-hours of research paper. Students are required to take 8 core courses and 2 electives before they are allowed to write their dissertation. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills. Faculty The programme will be taught by faculty members and visiting professors in of Islamic Business Schoolwho are experts in their own field and who are vast teaching and practical experience. Teaching Style A method of teacher-centred and student-centred is used for curriculum delivery. Lectures, discussions, seminar, field projects, individual and group work, presentation, and problem based learning are some of the common instructional method used to enhance students’ learning experience. Students are expected to be more independent in their learning as the curriculum progress. Career opportunities Graduates of this programme could further their current executive career or move to management level position at both private and government. Entry requirements Admission into the programme can be granted based on the criteria specified below: A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from University Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA at least 3.00; or A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA less than 2.75 and at least two (2) years of relevant working experience; or Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and Fulfill the English Language requirement as set by the University Senate This School offers program in: English [-]

Master of Commercial Law

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kedah Kuala Lumpur

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with advance knowledge, professional and analyticalskills, and prepare them for the challenges of managing the organization in the current global environment. [+]

Master of Commercial Law The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with advance knowledge, professional and analyticalskills, and prepare them for the challenges of managing the organization in the current global environment. Master of Commercial Law curriculum The program is a 40-credit-hour programme, consisting of 32-credit-hours of coursework and 8-credit-hours of project paper. Students are required to take 7 core courses before they are allowed to write their project paper. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills. Faculty The programme will be taught by faculty members and visiting professors in School of Law who are experts in their own field and who are vast teaching and practical experience. Teaching Style A method of teacher-centred and student-centred is used for curriculum delivery. Lectures, discussions, seminar, field projects, individual and group work, presentation, and problem based learning are some of the common instructional method used to enhance students’ learning experience. Students are expected to be more independent in their learning as the curriculum progress. Career opportunities Graduates of this programme couldfurther their current executive career or move to management level position at both private and government sector such as legal practitioner or legal advisor. Entry requirements Admission into the programme can be granted based on the criteria specified below: A Bachelor of Law degree with Honours from any other institution of higher learning recognized by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the University Senate with a CGPA at least 2.75; or A Bachelor’s degree from any other institution of higher learning recognized by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the University Senate with CGPA less than 2.75 and have at least three (3) years of working experience related to legal field; or Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and Fulfil the English Language requirement as set by the University Senate This School offers program in: English [-]

Master of Science (Decision Science)

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah

The Master of Science (Decision Science) programme is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians and other involved in decision-making processes. Decision Science professionals are relevant in many fields such as manufacturing, marketing, banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, telecommunication, forestry, military, energy among others. [+]

Master of Science (Decision Science) The Master of Science (Decision Science) programme is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians and other involved in decision-making processes. Decision Science professionals are relevant in many fields such as manufacturing, marketing, banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, telecommunication, forestry, military, energy among others. Master of Science (Information Technology) curriculum The program is a 40-credit-hour programme, consisting of 20-credit-hours of coursework and 20-credit-hours of dissertation. Students are required to take 6 core courses before they are allowed to write their dissertation. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills. Faculty The programme will be taught by faculty members and visiting professors in School of Quantitative Sciences who are experts in their own field and who are vast teaching and practical experience. Teaching Style A method of teacher-centred and student-centred is used for curriculum delivery. Lectures, discussions, seminar, field projects, individual and group work, presentation, and problem based learning are some of the common instructional method used to enhance students’ learning experience. Students are expected to be more independent in their learning as the curriculum progress. Career opportunities Graduates of this programme could further their current executive career or move to management level position at both private and government. They could help and support management to make effective decisions in every area of business and government using various scientific technique. Entry requirements Admission into the programme can be granted based on the criteria specified below: A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from University Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA at least 2.75; or A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA less than 2.75 and relevant working experience; or Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and Fulfill the English Language requirement as set by the University Senate This School offers program in: English [-]

Master of Science (Information Technology)

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Kedah Kuala Lumpur

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the advanced knowledge, principles and skills in term of theoretical and practical foundation for designing, implementing and managing information technology solutions and resources and also recognizing the impact of technology on individuals, organization and society. [+]

Master of Science (Information Technology) The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the advanced knowledge, principles and skills in term of theoretical and practical foundation for designing, implementing and managing information technology solutions and resources and also recognizing the impact of technology on individuals, organization and society. Master of Science (Information Technology) curriculum The program is a 42-credit-hour programme, consisting of 36-credit-hours of coursework and 6-credit-hours of project paper. Students are required to take 6 core courses and 2 electives before they are allowed to write their project paper. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills. Faculty The programme will be taught by faculty members and visiting professors in School of Computing who are experts in their own field and who are vast teaching and practical experience. Teaching Style A method of teacher-centred and student-centred is used for curriculum delivery. Lectures, discussions, seminar, field projects, individual and group work, presentation, and problem based learning are some of the common instructional method used to enhance students’ learning experience. Students are expected to be more independent in their learning as the curriculum progress. Career opportunities Graduates of this programme could further their career as ICT personnel comprising system engineers, software developers, system analysts, computer programmers and technical support. Entry requirements Admission into the programme can be granted based on the criteria specified below: A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from University Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA at least 2.75; or A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA less than 2.75 and relevant working experience; or Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and Fulfill the English Language requirement as set by the University Senate This School offers program in: English [-]

Master of Science (International Business)

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Malaysia Kedah Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates who posses international business related knowledge, analytical and professional skills, and prepare them for the challenges of managing the organization in the current global business environment. [+]

Master of Science (International Business) The aim of this programme is to produce graduates who posses international business related knowledge, analytical and professional skills, and prepare them for the challenges of managing the organization in the current global business environment. Master of Science (International Business)curriculum The program is a 42-credit-hour programme, consisting of 30-credit-hours of coursework and 12 credit hours of research paper. Students are required to take 8 core courses and 2 electives before they are allowed to write their project paper. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills. Faculty The programme will be taught by faculty members and visiting professors in School of International Studies who are experts in their own field and who are vast teaching and practical experience. Teaching Style A method of teacher-centred and student-centred is used for curriculum delivery. Lectures, discussions, seminar, field projects, individual and group work, presentation, and problem based learning are some of the common instructional method used to enhance students’ learning experience. Students are expected to be more independent in their learning as the curriculum progress. Career opportunities Graduates of this programme could further their current executive career or move to management level position at both private and government. Entry requirements Admission into the programme can be granted based on the criteria specified below: A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from University Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA at least 2.75; or A Bachelor’s degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA of 2.00 to 2.74 and relevant working experience; or Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate; and Fulfill the English Language requirement as set by the University Senate This School offers program in: English [-]

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Universiti Utara Malaysia,
06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

Kedah, MY
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41-3 Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz,
50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, MY
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