Inspirational surroundings in Putrajaya

Situated in the modern city of Putrajaya, 25km south of Kuala Lumpur, this state-of-the art lakeside campus is one of the most advanced in Asia.

On-campus you can study our MBA part time over a two-year period. This brand new Heriot-Watt University campus provides students the opportunity to study in exceptional facilities with access to high-quality teaching, from UK and locally-based faculty. 

Meet MBA graduate Lim Su Chew

Lim studied for her MBA in Malaysia

Our MBA on-campus students in Malaysia

We've been offering programmes by distance learning in Malaysia since 1991. From 2013 we have been able to offer our MBA on-campus part time at our Heriot-Watt University campus; there are

Students studying on-campus.


Students studying on-campus.

Students at our Malaysia campus are mature, ambitious professionals.

Average age of an on-campus student

Students at our Malaysia campus are mature, ambitious professionals.

Graduates with the MBA since 1991.

Alumni in Malaysia

Graduates with the MBA since 1991.

Designed around you

Our programmes fit the way you work, the way you live.


How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.



Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.



All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated adivsors.


Study timetable

See your schedule

Your on-campus study timetable for our part-time MBA in Malaysia.

Study timetable pdf

How is the programme delivered?

Each student will receive all the study materials they need, including comprehensive course texts and access to interactive course websites. You will benefit from 48 hours of tutored interaction for each core course and a large amount of your time will be spent studying independently (approximately 200 hours per course).

For all seven core courses there are:

• two 2-day seminars (Saturday and Sunday) led by an Edinburgh Business School faculty member from the UK or Malaysia that includes simulations, case studies and involves class discussions
• a two-day revision session (Saturday and Sunday) to prepare you for your exam.

These seminars allow a dynamic combination of students all with diverse experiences, backgrounds and cultures to share and exchange knowledge in a rich learning environment. The programme is supported by a full-time, dedicated team. 

When can you start

The part-time MBA programme starts in September and January each year.

We recommend that you submit your application at least two months before the start date. This will allow time for processing, visa applications and pre-attendance study. While we try our best to accommodate all prospective students, we can't guarantee that any applications received less than two months before the start date will be processed in time.

Admission criteria

What do you need?

Admission to the MBA programme is by application and acceptance
You are normally expected to have:

A recognised first- or second-class honours degree, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent and​ a minimum of two years' post-qualifying full-time work experience of a relevant nature.

Is English is your first language?

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of competence in the English language with: Academic IELTS: 6.5. Other tests considered to be equivalent will be considered,
with the exception of TOEFL/TOEIC.

How to apply

Apply for your part-time MBA in Malaysia

Download and complete your student application form and submit it to Edinburgh Business School at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus.

Application intructions

Download this guide before you apply

This  guide tells you what supporting document and information you need to supply with your application form.

Application instuctions (pdf)

Application form

Ready to apply?

Download and complete your Application Form and submit it to Edinburgh Business School at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus.  Make sure you also download the Application Instructions too, which will help you complete the form.


Application form (pdf)

Want to find out more?

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