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Franchise watch: the mental development frontrunner – UCMAS

Franchise watch: the mental development frontrunner – UCMAS

Recognized for its cutting-edge learning program, UCMAS is looking to extend its success to entrepreneurs worldwide

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The question of education is always first and foremost in the minds of parents, with any and every advantage that can be found, taken. UCMAS embraces every part of the development process in children, to create the potential for them to be the best they can be.


Established in 1993 and headquartered in Malaysia, Akademi Sempoa & Mental Aritmetik UCMAS Sdn Bhd runs the incredibly successful UCMAS program. Designed for use with young children, this program presents a system that is both unique and scientifically proven to allow children to develop their latent mental power at an early age when brain development is reaching its peak. From its first center established in Malaysia, the brand has expanded its ideas of a better tomorrow for young children by stretching its ideas and concepts to every corner of the globe. With over two decades of experience and ever-improving knowledge and innovations, UCMAS has established its global franchise brand to five continents covering more than 80 countries. UCMAS has about 5,000 centers worldwide.

Conceptualizing the idea of ‘education with a difference’, UCMAS sparked a revolution in the education industry, with its overall aim of providing education with a difference to people everywhere, all over the world. The success of this venture came from adopting what was seen as unorthodox, and this approach still drives the company forward to this day.


Now with over two decades of experience and improving knowledge and innovations, UCMAS has found a way of establishing its global franchise to several continents, covering 80 countries. It is the first organization in the mental arithmetic industry to achieve the IOS 9001:2000 certification, guaranteeing consistent quality standards throughout the organization. With more than 5,500 learning centers worldwide, this is no mean feat, but the business has managed to help over one million children around the world.

“Conceptualizing the idea of ‘education with a difference’, UCMAS sparked a revolution in the education industry”

The work of UCMAS had an evidential effect on children’s development: it received scientific research recognition in the paper ‘The increase of intelligence in Sudan 1964–2006’, as well as ‘Effects of Abacus Training on the Intelligence of Sudanese Children’ and ‘The Impact of UCMAS Training Program on Potentiating Cognitive Capacity among 9-12 Year-Old Primary Schoolers in Shiraz’.

Because of its widespread nature, it cannot be a surprise that UCMAS brings its brightest and best together from the different franchises on an annual basis to compete in the world’s largest international competition.


With such a long history of success, the bond between the relatively small team at UCMAS is similar to a large family and held together by loyalty and tradition. The emphasis is on the long-term commitment of team members, with colleagues bonded morally. With a strong emphasis on the promotion of teamwork, participation, and consensus, success for the company is defined within the framework of addressing the needs of clients and caring for people.


Established: 1993

Number of franchised restaurants open worldwide: 5,500+

Location of units: Worldwide

Investment range: Market dependent

Minimum required capital: Market dependent

Contact: 03-2700-4247

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