Euro-Asian MBA-MSc Programme (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

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The Euro-Asian MBA-MSc programme is an exciting partnership designed in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The programme aims to provide you with a rigorous and comprehensive general management curriculum from the perspectives of Southeast Asian and European academics and practitioners, including a minimum of one-month work placement with our industry partners in Malaysia.

The Adam Smith Business School

The University of Glasgow was established in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are proud of our diverse University community, and welcome staff and students from 140 different international countries.


The Adam Smith Business School holds triple accreditation, which is an internationally recognised benchmark that validates our credibility and performance. We are part of the Russell Group, meaning our teaching approach is research-led and mixes theory with practice. We believe that this truly enriches the learning experience of our students.


In addition to attending our Inspiring Leaders talks throughout the year, you will also have the opportunity to develop your skills outside of your degree by taking part in our international case competitions, as well as our Adam Smith Skills Award. Discover what opportunities are available as part of our Adam Smith Business School student experience

Programme structure

The Euro-Asian programme is a two-year degree, with your first year spent studying in Malaysia on the USM MBA programme. In your second year, you will have the opportunity to travel to Glasgow to study one of the three MSc programmes on offer: Corporate Governance & Accountability; Environment & Sustainable Development; or International Strategic Marketing.

Core courses

  • Core courses as required by USM and ASBS
  • One to two months placement (internship) to provide practical experience in industry during term-break

Year 1 MBA Malaysia

The USM MBA programme is designed to help you meet your career challenges head on. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive general management curriculum and a mastery of cross functional skills.

  • This is achieved by way of a hands-on learning experience and multimodal teaching strategies including cases, simulations, and discussions. All that is necessary to transform you into a dynamic outcome-oriented business leader.
  • The core courses in the USM MBA Programme cover various areas of business that include accounting and finance, marketing, human resources, and operations, equipping you with the managerial knowledge, tools and techniques, as well as a sound understanding of the principles of sustainable business.

 Year 2 MSc Glasgow

Corporate Governance & Accountability

This programme will give you a theoretical and practical understanding of corporate governance and accountability, combined with an international perspective.

  • 4 core courses
  • 3 optional courses
  • 1 independent piece of research work in the form of a dissertation

Environment & Sustainable Development

Environment & Sustainable Development is designed to give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental problems, with a focus on developing countries.

  • 4 core courses
  • 2 optional courses
  • 1 independent piece of research work in the form of a dissertation

International Strategic Marketing

This programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of contemporary marking principles, techniques and trends from an international perspective.

  • 9 core courses
  • 2 optional courses
  • 1 independent piece of research work in the form of a dissertation

Fees

Tuition fees for 2023-24 

Year 1 Fee (at Partner) 

UK & International 

  • Full-time fee: £5,000

Year 2 Fee (at Glasgow) 

UK 

  • MSc in International Strategic Marketing: Full-time fee £11,440
  • MSc in Environment & Sustainable Development: Full-time fee £8,448
  • MSc in Corporate Governance & Accountability: Full-time fee £10,920

International 

  • MSc in International Strategic Marketing: Full-time fee £20,784
  • MSc in Environment & Sustainable Development: Full-time fee £18,816
  • MSc in Corporate Governance & Accountability: Full-time fee £20,784

Entry requirements

Entry requirements 

Entry requirements for the Euro-Asian MBA-MSc programme includes a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject and meeting the pre-requisites of the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School MSc.  

 

English language requirements

  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

    • 6.5 with 2 sub-tests at 6.5 and 2 sub-tests at 6.0.
    • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

    Common equivalent English language qualifications

    All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

    TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

    • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.
    • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test, this includes TOEFL mybest.

    PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

    • 60 with minimum 59 in all subtests.
    • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

    Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

    • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
    • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

    Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

    • 65%.
    • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

    University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

    • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

    Alternatives to English Language qualification

    • Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
      • students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
    • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
      • students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years

    For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

    Pre-sessional courses

    The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

How to apply

The University of Glasgow processes applications via our online application. 

As part of the application process, you need to submit a personal statement and a detailed CV outlining your work experience with specific emphasis on the managerial roles and responsibilities.

Please note, there will be an interview as part of the process. 

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2023. 

 

Scholarships

Applicants can explore funding and scholarship options on the University of Glasgow scholarship database 

Further information

The University of Glasgow is ranked 81st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). As a Business School, we are ranked within the Top 100 Business Schools in Europe (95th in Europe, Financial Times, December 2022).

To find out more about life in Glasgow, and hear what our students think, visit our International Student pages.

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If you have any questions about the Euro-Asian MBA-MSc Programme with the Adam Smith Business School (ASBS) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), please contact: business-recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk