The Open University Malaysia is incorporated as a private university under the Private Higher Education Institutions Act 1996 and on top of that, it is also the seventh private university in the whole of Malaysia. The main philosophy of the Open University Malaysia is to enable everyone in Malaysia to be able to acquire proper further education irregardless of time, location, age or social economic background. The open and distance learning (DOL) offered by the Open University Malaysia is specifically tailored for the need for education by the working class. With this, the working class in Malaysia will be able to further their education in the same time where they have to juggle between their family and careers.
Aside from that, the Open University Malaysia uses up – to – date teaching and learning methods in the whole university. In addition to that, all of the academic programs such as information technology, engineering, business, science, social science and et cetera are being tailored to cater the demands and the latest trends of the industry and the market place in general. Currently, there are a total of five faculties here in the Open University Malaysia and these five faculties include Faculty of Information Technology and Multimedia Communication, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technical Studies and last but not least, Faculty of Science and Foundation Studies.
Previously, some of the faculties such as Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science and Foundation Studies only offer courses for teacher. However, currently, both of the faculties now offer courses for the open market as well as some of these courses include Bachelor of Education (Educational Administration) with Honors for Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and as well as Bachelor of Mathematics with Information Technology with Honors, Bachelor of Sport Science with Honors and Bachelor of Mathematics and Management (Honors) for the Faculty of Science and Foundation Studies.
The programs offered by the Open University Malaysia are fully recognized by JPA and in addition to that, these courses which include Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Management, Bachelor in Information Technology with Honors, Bachelor in Management with Honors, Bachelor in Business Administration with Honors and as well as Bachelor in Information Technology & Management with Honors are currently being fully accredited by