Administrative Science(Master's by Research)

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About Courses

Public managers must be as sophisticated and savvy as their private sector counterparts to steer the K-economy and the E-government that is taking shape within the framework of a modern, progressive, ethical and proactive governance system.

The Executive Masters of Administrative Science is designed to enable the mid-level public managers to play such a role. The programme addresses the primary challenges and develops understanding and competencies in areas that will enhance the public manager's career. The curriculum was developed through careful observation of the public agencies, the public executives and through intensive consultation with INTAN. The core courses provide for generic and generally required competencies in accordance with their interest and preference. The Dissertation allows the candidates to demonstrate their ability to formulate and research issues and problem faced by their organizations.

To ensure good value. the programme will be taught by a combination of academis, senior public managers, accomplished executives and international corps of reputable visting Professors.

Mode of Program

Full Time/ Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time : 3-6 Semesters 
  • Part Time : 4-8 Semesters 

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

 *Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.


Research Area

Administrator Modernization, Organisational Culture, Change Management, Business Process Reengineering, Quality Studies, Knowledge, E-Goverment & E-Governance, Technology Policy and Administrator, Technology Adoption, Social Marketing, Social Informatics, Strategic Management of Public Sector, Corporate Governance, International Relations, Malaysian Politics, ASEAN Studies and Local Government.

The above listed are only an indicative list of areas that can be offered. Inter disciplinary research can be accommodated given UiTM's vast resource in 24 growing faculties.

Requirements for the Research Degree:

All postgraduate candidates are required to attends courses in research Methodology and Thesis Writing & Presentation Skills course organized by the Institute of Graduate Studies or equivalent courses by the Faculty.

All postgraduate are also required to submit a dissertation not exceeding 60,000 word on an approved area of study under supervision of a faculty member which meets member which meets the academic standars of rigour and pass a viva voce.


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