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Course content


The programme is designed to upgrade the analytical skills of managerial and technical personnel for their career advancement and to enhance their competence in applications of statistics. The focus is on highly sought after data analysis skills demanded by the industries. The programme provides training in the arts and science of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing and interpreting numerical data, and the ability to use the results for decision making and problem solving in a range of fields. The programme is practical-oriented and emphasis is given to the use of software in developing statistical skills.


A Bachelor degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of mathematics or statistics.


5 CORE COURSES (26 Credits)

Quantitative Research Methods
Research Project
Statistical Methods
Statistical Data Analysis
Applied Econometrics

5 OPTIONAL COURSES (at least 16 Credits)

Time Series Analysis
Computer Information Systems
Experimental Design
Actuarial Statistics
Applications of Demographic Techniques
Marketing Research Techniques
Operations Research Methods
Applied Financial Econometrics
Readings in Applied Statistics
Statistical Methods for Quality Management
The Malaysian Economy
Applied Macroeconomics
Money and Finance in Economic Development


Minimum: 2 Semesters

Maximum: 8 Semesters

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (For International Applicants)

Minimum TOEFL score of 550 or;

Minimum IELTS overall band score of 5.5




RM 14,130.00*


RM 27,867.50*

*Subject to change

Career Opportunity

Graduates will be able to find careers which are related to data analysis, data mining or become software application specialist in:

- Government agencies ( Department of Statistics, LPPKN and others)
- Educational services (universities, colleges and others)
- Financial Institutions (central bank, commercial banks)
- Software companies (SPSS, SAS and others)
- Research houses (stockbroking, fund management, insurance)
- Marketing research companies (Social, media or brand research like Ipsos or Nielsen)

Visit the Master of Applied Statistics page on the University of Malaya website for more details!






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