Frequenlty Asked Questions

While students with 3 to 8 years of work experience are in the best position to leverage the MSCM program, we have admitted students with less experience than this, including some directly from undergraduate studies.

No. At the moment, only Full time Masters degree is being offered by MISI. However, we are offering Part-time in-campus Masters degree in Supply Chain Management. There are no immediate plans to offer this degree via the Internet. MISI also offers multiple short executive programs on a variety of logistics and supply chain management topics every year.

The MSCM program is designed as a self-funded program. However, MISI does provide a select few qualified students with partial MISI Fellowship financial aid. In addition to this, there are also some industry sponsored scholarships available to qualified students. Special consideration will be given to women applicants for MISI Fellowship award. An essay is required when applying for MISI Fellowship award while for the Industry Scholarship, students will need to meet the stipulated criteria, which may include a bond requirement.

MISI offers the MISI Fellowship financial award to qualified students. The fellowship financial award is based on merit which includes the overall assessment of the application including the GMAT Scores and submitted essays. There is no bond for fellowship holder. In addition to this, limited loan opportunities are also available based on merit and need.

MISI is at various levels of discussions with the following organizations. We are working hard to expand this list and expect it to grow significantly in the coming months.

Global:
ABInBev, Applied Materials, BASF, Caterpillar, DHL, GE, Kraft, L’oreal, Nestle, Schlumberger, Solutia, McKinsey, Coca Cola, Intel, P&G
Regional:
Century Logistics, Felda, Siam Cement Group (SCG – Thailand), Sime Darby, Port of Salalah Oman, YCH – Singapore, West Port, Zuellig Pharma, DB Schenker, UPS- Singapore, Toll Logistics – Singapore
Govt. /UN Organizations: 
CII (Confederation of Indian Industries, India), KTM (Rail cargo Malaysia), WDA (Worker Development Authority, Singapore), WFP (World Food Program), Khazanah-Malaysia
Universities:
Mahidol, Chulalongkorn, ETH, CEIBS, Eindhoven, Middlesex – Dubai, Aston – UK, Wuhan University – China, IMD Switzerland (Value Chain 2020 Center)
Local: 
SME’s in Malaysia, India, Singapore
Industry Associations:
American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), Thailand Management Association (TMA), SME Corp, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) China, Singapore Business Federation

Student Job placement:

MISI provides Job placement guidance and counselling sessions to all MISI full-time students throughout the job search process. MISI assist wherever possible with student job placement, however, students are strongly advised at the beginning of the program that the responsibility for driving rigorous effort in securing a job placement ultimately rests with themselves as an individual student. Job placement expectations amongst students can vary considerably i.e. positions offered, location, career progression prospects, remuneration package, etc.

 

MISI’s guidance and counselling:

Preparation:

# Generic Resume & Cover letter writing tutorials

# Interview skills technique

# One-on-one sessions and reviews

# Career advice and mock interviews

# Distribution of a consolidated generic resume book to MISI business partners and Alumni (for interview selection)

Interviews:

# Companies are invited to interview and recruit MISI students.

In addition to completing the MISI Graduate Application Form, applicants must provide (i) A Ministry of Higher Education recognised undergrad degree, ideally (but not necessary) in business or engineering (ii) degree academic transcripts (iii) an up-to-date resume (iv) two letters of recommendation, we encourage you to include the 2 letters of reference from a mix of both at least one academic and at least one work related.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in English.

GMAT / GRE is not required

Ref: Requirement for English Test i.e. IELTS, TOEFL etc:

Foreign students coming to Malaysia for further education must make their visa application to the Malaysian Ministry of Education via Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), part of this process is to ensure that foreign students have attained the minimum English language Requirement (ELR):

For students coming from English speaking countries, the EMGS (immigration process) gives you the option to tick ‘YES’ (if applicable) to the question ‘Was previous academic qualification/program in English’, after which you are required to upload the certificates as evidence of English language proficiency in order to negate further need to take IELTS or TOEFL etc. For clarification which counties are exempt from the ELR, please refer to EMGS FAQ. Should EMGS advise you at a later stage in the application process the need for you to take the English Test, you can still be admitted to the MSCM program but it is mandatory that you take the ELR within 6 months of arrival in Malaysia, test options are i.e. IELTS 5.0/ CEFR B1 OR equal to TOEFL PBT (410-413) OR TOEFL 4 IBT (34) OR CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)/ CEFR B2 OR CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency/ CEFR C1 OR PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) OR MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 3).

We prefer the IELTS as it will enable the admissions committee to better assess your preparation for the program.

Candidates offered admission to the MSCM program will be required to submit a nonrefundable deposit of RM5,000. Information on payment methods will be made available at a later date.

Be sure to emphasise work experience and signs of increasing responsibility in your professional resume. Do not re-create your Resume. Give your reasons why you want to graduate in Supply Chain Management. Prepare your statement of objectives and goals in whatever form clearly presents your views. Include as best you can, your particular interests, be they experimental, theoretical, or issue-oriented, and show how your background and the MISI programs support these interests. Explain your long-term professional goals. The Admissions Committee will welcome any factors you wish to bring to its attention concerning your academic and work experience to date.

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