Course Details

MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics

Asia Pacific University




  • Description
    Knowledge and applied skills in data science, big data analytics and business intelligence.
    Overall understanding of the impact of data science upon modern processes and business.
    Exposure towards data science tools and techniques, as well as methods of data collection and utilization, to turn data into useful information via various processes.
    Field of Study

    Computing & IT

    Duration (Years)

    Full time (1+ years)
    Part time (2.5 -3 years)

    Course Fees

    RM 42,400 (USD 10,600)

    MQA No.

  • Intake (Month)

    Full-time: 07 Sep 2020; 11 Jan 2021
    Part-time: 04 Sep 2020; 06 Nov 2020

Entry Requirements

  • General Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
    • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).
    • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.
    • English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

  • English Requirements
    Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

    Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

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

Programme Structure

  • Core Modules

    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

  • Elective Modules

    Pathway 1:

    Behavioural Science, Social Media and Marketing Analytics

    Time Series Forecasting

    Strategies in Emerging Markets

    OR Multilevel Data Analysis

    OR Operations Research and Optimization

    Pathway 2:

    Cloud Infrastructure and Services

    Deep Learning

    Natural Language Processing

    OR Building IoT Applications

    OR Data Protection and Management

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 42,400 (USD 10,600)

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