Academics & Admissions



Graduate Studies, SIMAD University emerged as a dynamic response to the ever-evolving landscape of higher education. With a resolute commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and scholarly exploration, our graduate program has rapidly grown into a hub of advanced learning and interdisciplinary research. Over the years, we have nurtured a vibrant community of scholars, researchers, and thought leaders who drive innovation, push boundaries and shape the future of their respective fields. As we continue to expand our offerings and embrace new horizons, Simad University’s Graduate Studies remains dedicated to providing a transformative educational experience that empowers individuals to excel and lead in an increasingly complex world.

Established in 2012, Simad University’s Graduate Studies program is a testament to our unwavering dedication to advancing higher education. With a commitment to fostering intellectual exploration and scholarly excellence, our graduate program has flourished into a vibrant center of learning and interdisciplinary research. We take pride in offering an array of programs, including esteemed Master’s degrees from both the Open University of Malaysia and Simad University, creating a fusion of global perspectives and local expertise. Simad University’s Graduate Studies is poised to provide an enriching educational journey that equips individuals to thrive and lead in an increasingly intricate world as we continue to evolve and embrace new frontiers.

Vision statement

Our vision is to enable transformative change through rigorous research and advanced critical thinking.

Mission statement

Our mission is to nurture an innovative and dynamic learning environment where students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values to actively engage in advanced research, cultivate critical thinking, and drive meaningful contributions to sustainable development across a wide spectrum of disciplines.”


Academic Excellence: Our foremost goal is to foster academic excellence by providing rigorous and innovative graduate programs that challenge and inspire students to attain the highest levels of knowledge, critical thinking, and practical skills.

Research Advancement: We aim to promote research-driven education by cultivating a culture of scholarly inquiry, encouraging students to engage in cutting-edge research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and addresses real-world challenges.
Professional Development: We aspire to enhance students’ professional growth by providing them with specialized training, practical experiences, and mentorship that prepare them for successful careers in academia, industry, government, and beyond.
Ethical Leadership: We are dedicated to cultivating ethical leaders who exhibit integrity, empathy, and a commitment to responsible decision-making, both in their professional and personal lives.

Core Value

Excellence: We uphold the highest standards of academic and research excellence, aiming to provide a world-class education that equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their chosen fields.
Integrity: We value honesty, ethics, and integrity in all aspects of our work. We strive to cultivate a community where trust and respect are paramount, fostering an environment where everyone can learn and grow with integrity.
Continuous Learning: We recognize that learning is a lifelong journey. We encourage a commitment to continuous learning, adapting to new knowledge and emerging trends to ensure our graduates remain adaptable and well-prepared for the challenges of the future.

SIMAD Programs

SIMAD University, renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, proudly offers a diverse range of Master’s programs tailored to meet the evolving needs of the global workforce. These graduate programs, conducted in-house, are meticulously designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of their chosen fields, blending theoretical knowledge with practical insights. With a distinguished faculty and a holistic approach to education, SIMAD University ensures its graduates are well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to their communities and professions.

Admission Requirement

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Programs at SIMAD University

To be considered for admission into our graduate programs, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A recognized bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is mandatory.
    • Cumulative GPA (CGPA):
      • A minimum CGPA of 2.75/4.00 is preferred.
      • Applicants with a CGPA between 2.50 – 2.74/4.00 must meet one of the following additional requirements:
              • One year of research experience.
              • One year of professional experience in the related field.
              • At least one academic publication in the relevant field.
              • A grade of B or higher in major/elective courses.
              • A grade of B+ or higher in the final year project.
          • For those with CGPA between 2.00 – 2.49/4.00:
                  • Five years of research experience or five years of professional experience in the related field.
                  • At least one academic publication in the relevant field.
                  • A grade of B or higher in major/elective courses.
                  • A grade of B+ or higher in the final year project.
          • Prerequisite Knowledge: Coursework in Finance, economics, or related fields is essential.
          • Recommendations: Submission of letters of recommendation to vouch for the applicant’s suitability and potential.
          • Statement of Purpose: A written document detailing the applicant’s goals and reasons for choosing the specific graduate program.
          • Work Experience: Relevant professional experience in the field is recommended, enhancing the applicant’s prospects, although it’s not a strict necessity.
          • English Proficiency: Proficiency in English is a graduation requirement. Options include:
            • Scoring B2 on the Cambridge Lingua Skills Test.
            • Enrolling in the IML English Skills Programs and completing the requisite English courses.

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