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 Biostatistics 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
*Subject to change
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)