MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics (ODL)

Course overview

Qualification Master's Degree
Study mode Part-time, Online
Duration 3 years
Intakes March, June, August, October
Tuition (Local students) RM 38,100
Tuition (Foreign students) RM 38,850


APU's MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics program is designed to give you an advantage with the latest technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Besides earning a degree, you can also get a Joint Professional Certification from SAS Institute, USA. About 30% of the program involves doing mini projects, which help you learn practical skills in Data Analytics.

You'll cover a lot of topics, including Analytical Technologies, using tools like R & SAS Modelers, Data Visualization, studying Customer/User Behavior, Forecasting Methods, and presenting Business Intelligence reports.

The program gets reviewed yearly by International University Partners. Plus, you'll have support from an Industry Advisory Panel made up of experts from companies like Petronas ICT, RedTone, SharePoint, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Maxis, IBM, Microsoft, Fusionex, and Axiata.

There are also research opportunities available through APU’s Centre of Analytics (APCA).





RM 38,100
Local students
RM 38,850
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.


RM 150
Local students
RM 700
Foreign students

Student Visa

RM 2,400
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in Computing or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, or its equivalent qualification as accepted by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computing or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

• Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the Senate and with relevant working experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

​• Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses.

Δ Fundamental skills in programming, database, mathematics and statistics would be an added advantage.
* Applicants without a Computing-related Bachelor’s degree must pass the pre-requisite modules to continue with the Master’s Degree.


Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).




• IELTS : 6.0

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  • Introduction to R-programming
  • Statistics
  • Database for Data Science
  • Programming in Python


  • Big Data Analytics & Technologies
  • Data Management
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Research Methodology for Capstone Project
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Data Analytical Programming
  • Multivariate Methods for Data Analysis
  • Capstone Project 1
  • Advanced Business Analytics and Visualisation
  • Capstone Project 2



Pathway 1 (Business Intelligence):

  • Behavioural Science, Social Media and Marketing Analytics
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Strategies in Emerging Markets OR Multilevel Data Analysis OR Operational Research and Optimization

Pathway 2 (Data Engineering):

  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing OR Building IoT Applications OR Data Protection and Management

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