Nilai: Manipal International University (MIU) has launched a premier MBA program in Malaysia that aims to introduce analytics in management training and provide the students with exclusive global exposure through a 1-week international field trip to partner universities in Australia, India, UAE, and more.

The program has been designed for both working professionals and full-time students and hence will be delivered in both part-time and full-time modes, using a blend of face-to-face classes and online classes. Online classes will be delivered through live telecast of classroom lectures, webinars, and discussions boards.

The key highlights of the MBA program are twofold. The program has an exclusive focus on business analytics, which will enable the students to make scientific, data-driven decisions at the workplace with the help of data analytics tools such as R and Excel. The program also includes a field trip to reputed international universities that will be completely sponsored by MIU for all students.

The program commences on 26 May 2018 with a 2-day an exclusive analytics primer workshop that will be delivered by Dr. Ramesh Babu, Director of the Academy of Data Science at Manipal ProLearn, India’s leading institution for data science training. The workshop is also open to non-participants of the MBA program at a nominal fee of RM 300 only.

MIU has also recently become a member of the AMBA Development Network. AMBA, or Association of MBAs, has been the world’s leading authority and accreditation body for MBA education for over 50 years and with only about 250 accredited MBA programs around the world.

In expanding its network of partner universities, MIU signed an MoU with Murdoch University, Australia, in March 2018. Under this arrangement, students will travel to Murdoch University for 7-10 days during which they will engage with international faculty and students, and also complete a capstone project that will enable them to develop a global business perspective. The initial number of students that will take up this program is approximately 80-100 in the year.

Professor Dr. Lyn Karstadt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University, highlighted in her speech during the signing ceremony that the signing marks the first step in what is set to be active partnership. “Murdoch University is very excited to be dealing with another like-minded institution. Both have a significant global presence and hope that into the future collaborations will be considerable,” she said.

Dr. Franco Gandolfi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Management and Business at MIU, spoke about the importance of internationalizing the education experience. “I am delighted at the partnership between Murdoch and MIU. This MOU will serve as the beginning of a fruitful relationship between two very well-established institutions of higher learning.  This partnership exemplifies the very best of excellent global education all for the sake of our students.”

Dr. Zanuldin Ahmad, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean – School of Science and Engineering at MIU said, “We are delighted to forge this partnership with Murdoch University. This MOU is the culmination of a common objective of both universities to become one of the best providers of quality education.”

As a first step in the collaboration between Murdoch University and MIU, the two leading universities organised a workshop to give students a taste of the cutting edge technology that they will be exposed to while studying at either of the two universities. The state-of-the-art virtual reality workshop was presented by Professor Hamid Laga and Professor Fairuz Shiratuddin of the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University. This is the first technical collaboration since Manipal International University signed a memorandum of understanding with Murdoch University of Australia.

Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, has more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from across 90 different countries, with a reputation for teaching excellence and world-class research facilities, where we celebrate student diversity, ground-breaking education initiatives and a supportive and inclusive learning environment.  Some of the recent accolades for Murdoch University include being ranked amongst the top 100 young universities in the world by the Young Universities Ranking 2017.  For more information about Murdoch University, please visit

Manipal International University (MIU), a member of the Manipal Global Education Group, is a full-fledged Malaysian university offering multidisciplinary programs with a focus in the fields of Science, engineering, management and business. With a sprawling lake campus of 142 acres in the educational hub of Nilai, MIU is has over 1,500 students on campus from over 24 universities. The acclaimed Melaka-Manipal-Medical College (MMMC) is also part of the Manipal Global Education Group that also has a leading presence in education in India, UAE, Nepal, and Antigua. For more information, please visit


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