MSU Awards and Recognitions
Besides providing equal opportunity to higher education, the mainstay of MSU’s existence is academic excellence of international repute. In delivering its commitment to excellence, the University garners accolades from far and wide.
Malaysia’s Best University (TVET Education), Malaysia Education & TVET 2023 (META 2023)
Winner for Green University of the Year in ACEEU Asia-Pacific Triple-E Entrepreneurship Awards 2023 Global
Finalist (Top 5) for Engaged University of the Year in ACEEU Asia-Pacific Triple-E Entrepreneurship Awards 2023 Global
Top 621st-630th (Top 15th in Malaysia) in QS World University Rankings 2024
EMNA E-STAR from the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network 2023
Top 46th in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management in QS WUR by Subject 2023
Top 101st-150th in the world for Art & Design in QS WUR by Subject 2023
Top 301st-350th in the world for Business & Management Studies in QS WUR by Subject 2023
Top 601st-650th in QS World University Rankings 2023
Accredited as an International Centre of Excellence (4 stars) by Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management (APIEM), 2021-2025 for Bachelor in Event Management & Diploma in Event Management programmes, School of Hospitality & Creative Arts.
Top 177th in QS Asia University Rankings 2023
Premier Digital Tech Institutions ( recognised of the Faculty of Business Management & Professional Studies ) status by MDEC, 2022-2025
Premier Digital Tech Institutions ( recognised of the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering ) status by MDEC, 2022-2025
Top 30 University in Southeast Asia on the QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2022 regional edition.
Top 401st in the world in Times Higher Education for Impact Ranking, 2022
Top 151st-200th in the world and Malaysia 1st for Art & Design in QS WUR by Subject 2022
Top 101st-150th in the world and Malaysia 5th for Hospitality and Leisure Management in QS WUR by Subject 2022
Top 451st-500th in the world and Malaysia 10th for Business & Management in QS WUR by Subject 2022
Top 147th in QS Asia University Rankings 2022
Top 301st-500th in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022
Top 47% (601st-650th) in QS World University Rankings 2022
Putra Aria Brand Awards - Bronze, Education And Learning, 2022
The Most Valuable Brand Education - Leadership & Human Capital Management 2021, The World Brands Foundation
1st Runner-Up Education, GradMalaysia 2021, Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers
QS Stars Rated for Excellence 2021 in 9 Categories: Overall, Teaching, Employability, Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, Academic Development, Hospitality and Leisure Management, Internationalization and Online Learning
ABEST21 Certificate of Management Accreditation for Facuty of Business Management & Professional Studies (FBMP), Graduate School of Management, MSU (2021)
Top 601st in the world in Times Higher Education for Impact Ranking, 2021
ASIC’s Inclusivity Awards 2021 for Equality in Education, 2021
Top 151st-200th in the world and Malaysia 1st for Art & Design (Fashion Design) in QS WUR by Subject 2021
Top 51st-100th in the world and Malaysia 2nd for Hospitality and Leisure Management in QS WUR by Subject 2021
Top 451st-500th in the world and Malaysia 11st for Business & Managementin QS WUR by Subject 2021
Top 21% (139th) in QS Asia University Ranking 2021
Top 47% (551st-560th) in QS World University Rankings 2021
Top 100 (81st-90th) in QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021
Tier Five “Excellent University Status - Tier 5” , SETARA 2019/20, Very Competitive in Emerging University Category by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
Top 28 in the world and Malaysia Top 2 for Hospitality and Leisure Management in QS WUR by Subject 2020
Finalist for Entrepreneurial University of the Year in ACEEU Asia-Pacific Triple-E Entrepreneurship Awards 2020
Finalist for Student-driven Sustainability Project of the Year in ACEEU Asia-Pacific Triple-E Entrepreneurship Awards 2020
Top 51% (541st-550th) in QS World University Rankings 2020
Top 301 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
Top 200 (179th) in QS Asia Rankings 2020.
Top 100 (91st) in QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2020
Top 301 in the world by Times Higher Education for Impact Ranking, 2019
Top 300 ( 271st) in QS Asia Ranking 2019
Asia’s first internationally recognized entrepreneurial university by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU), 2019
ASIC'S ‘Innovation and Excellence in Higher Education’, 2019
ASIC'S ‘Outstanding Student Support’, 2019
The Most Popular Graduate Employer in the Education Sector, GradMalaysia, 2019
Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers list (92nd), GradMalaysia, 2019
Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), United Kingdom - Recognized of Bach of Medical Science (Hons) Programme, Full Time & FTW, 2018-2022
Global TVET Model University by the Accreditation Service for Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), 2018
Top 300 ( 217th) in QS Asia Ranking 2018
ASIC'S Global TVET Model University, 2018
Excellence in Education Digitization from the Malaysia Digital Chamber of Commerce, 2018
Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) Awards 2017, Excellence in Quality International Education and Outstanding Contribution to International Education
MSU received the double distinctions from UK accreditation body ASIC at the organization’s 10th-anniversary inaugural international conference held in Kuala Lumpur.
Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, BrandLaureate BestBrands Award 2016-2017
MSU has also been recognized for Excellent Corporate Branding in Leadership and Human Capital Development. The award for Best in Education for Leadership and Human Capital Development was presented to MSU by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation.
Enterprise Asia, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) 2017 Malaysia
For his entrepreneurial leadership providing equal access to education, and his successful creation of the University’s entrepreneur ecosystem, MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid receives the region’s most prestigious award showcasing entrepreneurial excellence.
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE), Most Entrepreneurial Award (MEA) 2016-2017
The title of Most Entrepreneurial Private University was won by MSU in the MEA 2016-2017 Institutional category. A recognition of the University’s embedded entrepreneur culture, the award criteria also included the conduciveness of the University’s environment in supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship, the leadership driving the entrepreneurship, and how far the University’s vision aligns with entrepreneurship. The impact of the University’s entrepreneurial initiatives was also measured, across institutional and national metrics as well as the wider environment.
Malaysia Tourism Council Gold Awards 2017, Gold Award School of Tourism and Hospitality
MSU’s contribution to national economic growth in the tourism sector is acclaimed with a Gold Award School of Tourism and Hospitality certification presented by the Malaysia Tourism Council.
4As Malaysia, Putra Brand Awards 2017
International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2017, 4 Gold and 1 Special Award
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2017, Gold
MyASEAN Youth Award 2017
When Nur Farhana Nadirah Hassan realized that the transformation she had envisioned for the indigenous of Tohor did not last, the MSUrian took it on herself to pursue the desired long-term effect. Past her Bachelor in Finance (Honours) and the Mohd Shukri Yajid Outstanding Award she received on graduation day, she continued her voluntary work. Her efforts culminated in the Youth Award for the social impact her Tohor Revolution project potentially brings to other rural or post-disaster areas.
Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE) 2017 Conference, Best Paper Award
CIMB ASEAN Stock Challenge 2017, National Champion
MSUrians Natasya Syahirah Azman Azif and Ku Muhammad Amin Ku Khalif from the Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies (FBMP) are champions of the trading floor. The duo forming Team TA bested teams of Malaysian public and private universities to emerge the winner of the annual CIMB regional competition.
Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Best Student 2017
MSUrian receives ICAEW professional development prize.
Invention, Innovation and Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2017, Silver
Vision Petron National Student Art Competition 2017, 2nd and 3rd places, consolation and the final list
QS Asia University Rankings 2018, 217th in Asia
QS Rating, five QS 5-Stars
Its students’ overall satisfaction with the University, contributed by holistic teaching and compelling learning experiences supported by a green, disability-friendly campus; its graduates leading in the job market with over 98% employability; its charity work, disaster relief, and environmental conservation efforts building better futures for local as well as international communities; and its multicultural diversity welcoming all who seek to benefit from higher education including the disabled and the underprivileged earned MSU the all-stars rating from QS across teaching, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, and inclusiveness.
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, SETARA Tier-5
A quality standard for higher education institutions in Malaysia, SETARA also measures an institution’s closeness to industry, which is embedded into MSU to keep learning contemporary and teaching abreast with the latest developments and practices. The SETARA Tier-5 rating to MSU translates into Excellent on the national rating system by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management, First International Centre of Excellence in Malaysia
The international standard of MSU’s event management programmes along with its teaching and learning facilities impressed the Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management enough to earn the University its first-in-Malaysia distinction among APIEM’s network of international centres of excellence.
ASEAN Young Women Leadership Program
Five from MSU selected for scholarship on Japan’s regional leadership development program.
Malaysia Book of Records Number 33
Malaysia Book of Records Number 32
Great shots by MSUrians shoot the University into its 32nd MBR entry.
Malaysia Book of Records Number 31