Board Members

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Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak




Dr. Mohd Najib Mansor


Executive Director of CEDI


Prof. Dr. Hassan Ali

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Academic Affairs)


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Alumni & Students Affairs)


Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)


Prof. Dr. Yusnidah Ibrahim

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Assistant Vice-Chancellor (COB)


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huda Hj Ibrahim

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Assistant Vice-Chancellor (CAS)


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Hj Abdul Ghani

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Assistant Vice-Chancellor (COLGIS)


Dato' Mohamad Akhir Haji Yusuf



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Prof. Dr. Rosli Mahmood

Senate Representative


Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaini Abdul Karim

Senate Representative


Dato' Md. Nizam Md. Sherif

Managing Director of Maya Maju (M) Sdn. Bhd.


Dato' Rozman Hussin

Managing Director of DIGICITY (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Client's Charter

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  • Provide friendly service to all customers.
  • Follow the guidelines and rules that have been established to serve the customers.
  • Accelerate business customer needs.
  • Provide maximum possible satisfaction to all customers.
  • MProvide constructive criticisms from customers.



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Research is important because it can generate new knowledge and information that contribute to the economic development and well-being of mankind. CEDI is entrusted to conduct high-impact research in entrepreneurship and cooperative. The research is conducted by scholar affiliated with CEDI. CEDI offers contract research services to government agencies, private sector, NGO's and other interested parties.


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Research Area

  • Family Business
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Technopreneurship
  • Franchising
For futher information, please contact:
Research, Publication and Post Graduate Unit
Co-Operative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI)
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel : 04-928 4872 /4877 / 4879
Faks : 04-928 4909

Post Graduate

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CEDI invites local and international candidates to pursue research based post graduate studies at Masters level and Ph.D in entrepreneurship and cooperatives at UUM main campus in Sintok. This programmes is suitable for those wishing to conduct research that will contribute new knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship and cooperative. 

 Niche Areas

  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Cooperative & Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Family Business
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Technopreneuship

 Admission Requirements

Master's by Research Programmes

Ideally, candidates must possess:

  • A Bachelor's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher leraning recognized by the University Senate with CGPA of at least 3.00 ; and Fulfills English Language requirement; OR
  • A Bachelor's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher leraning recognized by the University Senate with a CGPA of not less than 2.75, and with at least two (2) years of relevant working experience or a good score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)/Graduate Record Examination (GRE); and Fulfills English Language requirement; OR
  • A Diploma from any institutions of higher learning recognized by the University Senate with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience and aged 35 years or older; and Fulfills English Language requirement.

 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme must possess the following:

  • A Master's degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by University Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor's degree with CGPA of at least 3.50 from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutiions of higher leraning recognized by the University Senate; OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification recignized by the University Senate; and
  • Fulfills English Language Requirement.

 Note: Applicants are expected to have sufficient research skills and knowledge as deemed appropriate by the Academic Committee. Students without research skills are required to enroll and pass the following four (4) courses:

       BDMR 8013 Business Research and Methodology

       BDMR 8023 Quantitative Research

       BDMR 8033 Qualitative Research

       BDMR 8043 Advanced Quantitative Analysis

 The University reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations from time to time as it sees fit.


Mode and Duration of Study

The Programme is offered on a full-time and a part-time basis at UUM, Sintok Campus. The University operates on a two semester system (March and September). Registration is open on both semesters. The duration of study depends on the mode of study.




Tuition Fees




Application Procedures

Application forms can be downloaded from the website. On-line application is also possible through Application form must be sent at the following address: 

Othman Yeop Abdullah
Graduate School Business,
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah Darul Aman, 
Tel: 604-928 7130/7113
Faks: 604-928 7160



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Training Programmes

Conducts training, courses, workshops and seminars regarding entrepreneurship and co-operative for government agencies, corporate bodies, small and medium enterprise, micro entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, co-operatives and others, both inside and outside country.

2017 Programmes / Activities

1.  Program Pembangunan Usahawan Graduan (PPUG) - 3 Siri  
2.  SME@UUM Programme 2017
3.  Program Kesedaran Keusahawanan Siswa (SEAP) 2017
4.  Program Pembangunan Usahawan Gourmet On Wheel (GOW) - Fasa 2 - 5 
5.  Program Usahawan Francais Siswazah (PUFS) - Fasa 2 - 5
6.  Program Inkubator Usahawan Kreatif Utara (UCI) - Fasa 2 - 5 
7.  Program Start-up Siri 2 - Fasa 2 - 5 
8.  Kursus Ejen Kastam & Ejen Perkapalan - JKDM 
9.  Program Certified Professional Executive / Business Coach - Kumpulan 2 
10.  Kursus Memperkasa Usahawan FELCRA 
11.  Program Pembangunan Kemahiran Komunikasi & Sahsiah Pegawai dan Staf HIG  

  Target Groups

  • Federal/State Government Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs under Federal/State Government Programmes
  • Private Companies/Corportae Bodies
  • Co-operatives Members
  • SME's Entrepreneur 
  • Micro Entrepreneur
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Non-Government Organizational (NGO)
  • Aspiring/Future Entrepreneur
  • Other Groups