MASTER OF APPLIED STATISTICS
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 aims to provide 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 including banking, business, economics, health, population studies and social sciences. The programme is practical-oriented and emphasis is given to the use of software in developing statistical skills.
|ESGC6121||Survey Techniques and Sampling Design|
|ESGC6123||Statistical Data Analysis|
|ESGC6113||Computer Information Systems|
|ESGC6115||Time Series Analysis|
|ESGC6318||Applications of Demographic Techniques|
|ESGC6319||Marketing Research Techniques|
|ESGC6322||Operations Research Methods|
|ESGC6328||Applied Financial Econometrics|
|ESGC6355||Readings In Applied Statistics|
|ESGC6357||Statistical Methods for Quality Management|
|EXGA6112||The Malaysian Economy|
|EXGA6113||Financial Markets & Institutions|
|EXGA6122||Philosophy and Methodology of Research|
|EXGA6304||Money and Finance in Economic Development|
Programme By Coursework
(a) a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of mathematics or statistics;
(b) any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.
International applicants who have not received a bachelor's degree from an institution in which the language of instruction is English must show proof of a minimum standard of proficiency in English. The minimum English language requirement for purposes of admission is:
(a) a score of 550 for paper-based total or 213 for computer-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
(b) a band of 6 for the International English Testing System (IELTS).
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME
Candidates of this programme are required to take four (4) Core Courses. For the Optional Courses, candidates may choose to take eight (8) courses, or, five (5) courses together with one (1) Research Paper. The courses are:
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The minimum period of study is 3 semesters and the maximum period of study is 8 semesters. Each academic year consists of two semesters, commencing in September (Semester I) and February (Semester II) of each year.
PROGRAMME BY DISSERTATION
The Faculty also offers the Master of Applied Statistics programme fully by dissertation. This programme is only open to graduates with exceptionally good qualifications (First Class Honours or CGPA of at least 3.7), and has experience in academic writing (proof of publication is necessary). This programme requires students to submit a dissertation of not exceeding 60,000 words at the end of the programme. In addition, the Faculty may set as a requirement for a candidate to follow prescribed courses. Those interested in the programme is advised to contact the Faculty for further details.