MSU bags prestigious honour

The university has received a world class ranking for its Hospitality and Leisure Management programme

19 May 2020 / 10:00 H.

MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (MSU) has just been ranked #28 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management.

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject places MSU at number two in Malaysia for Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Scoring in five subjects, MSU made both the Top 50 and Top 100 lists in the latest ranking exercise.

QS World University Rankings by Subject explores the performance of universities in forty-eight academic subjects across the five broad areas of Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Management.

QS WUR 2020 by subject features 13,138 university programmes across 1,368 universities around the world.

Data supporting the rankings were compiled from research citations as well as the results of major global surveys among academics and employers.

MSU is a top international university focused on delivering quality human capital across national as well as global critical-need areas.

The university’s award-winning academic programmes in Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Education & Social Sciences, Business Management and Professional Studies, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, and Music & Fashion meet stringent standards of local as well as international bodies.

In all, as an applied, enterprise, holistic and international university, MSU offers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and flexible programmes through an entry system that facilitates admission of students from all walks of life.

As part of efforts in transforming lives and enriching the future for all, MSU offers flexible learning through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Introduced and approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), APEL widens access to higher education for adult learners who have work-experience but lack academic qualifications. The APEL C pathway provides credit transfer for entry into diploma programmes right up to PhD.

APEL C or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning via Credit Transfer allows assessment of credits against matching modules in a programme of study. Once an APEL C applicant’s competency level is determined, those credits can shorten his or her entire study duration considerably, saving time and money.

An applicant presenting only SPM for university entrance application, for example, would usually qualify for diploma studies only. With APEL C, it’s possible to pursue a bachelor’s degree directly.

MSU offers breakthrough ways for working adults wishing to further their studies. A wide range of programmes are offered with the student’s convenience, as well as their educational and professional backgrounds, in mind.

Lifelong learners from all walks of life may access MSU’s range of undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes, and choose from a variety of study modes to fit their situation best: whether to attend classes on the weekdays, the weekends, or in the evenings, or to opt for virtual learning that runs via video conference supported by online discussion.

Blending technical vocational education and training (TVET) with traditional academic curricula, MSU enhances competencies with industry internship, community and creative entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure; empowering MSU graduates with the well-roundedness desired and sought after by employers.

MSU prioritises student development to enhance graduate employability. Its highly qualified academics and international visiting professors support a holistic curricular framework that delivers compelling learning experiences.

Among the best in the region, the University’s programmes of study are meticulously crafted to enhance graduate potential, producing graduates that are a popular pick among employers.

With 98.7% of its graduates successfully securing employment within six months of their graduation, MSU is ranked by the Ministry of Education as Malaysia’s #1 for graduate employability. MSU also made the Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers list and received the GradMalaysia 2019 Award for The Most Popular Graduate Employer in the Education Sector.

Lifelong learning is vital for everybody, and not just for the insatiably curious. Make lifelong learning a part of yourself, advance in your professional life, and gain immense personal fulfilment.

For information on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered at MSU, call 03-5521 6868, email, or visit

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