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Study Business Management and Administration in Malaysia

by on August 5, 2015 | Career Guide

study-bba-in-malaysia.jpgBusiness management involves planning, directing and operating the functions and activities of persons, organisations and institutions. The main purpose of this field of study is to develop an understanding of the theory of management and administration and its application in the development, structure and operation of organisations and institutions, and the role of staff management and development. It also involves developing efficient and effective solutions in the provision of goods and services; planning, co-ordinating and controlling the activities of an organisation; and resolving problems and conflicts associated with the performance of these activities.

What you will learn

Business management and administration

A business management and administration course will prepare you in the planning, organising and controlling of an organisation. You will learn various theories of management, the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions, decision making, quality management, international business, business relationships, small business management, organisational direction and strategy, organisational behaviour, operations management, quantitative methods, and systems and resources.

Secretarial and office work

Courses in secretarial and office work will prepare you in carrying out administrative and general office duties in a support capacity, including scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, taking and transcribing dictation, typing straight copy from rough draft or corrected copy, filing and other administrative tasks. In addition, you will learn about record management, office functions and office systems.

Courses offered in this field

Courses offered in this field include diploma and bachelor degree programmes. Get course listings at in the Fields of Study section under Business & Administration.

Some Examples

Bachelor Degree Programmes


Possible Occupations

  • Administrative Executives
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Administrators
  • Agents and Business Managers
  • Appraisers
  • Asset Managers
  • Bank Managers
  • Bankers
  • Banking Executives
  • Budget Analysts
  • Business Administrators
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Consultants
  • Business Development Managers
  • Business Teachers
  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Sustainability Officers
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Consumer Advocates
  • Corporate Executives
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Employment and Recruitment Specialists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resources Assistants
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Investment Analysts
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Management Analysts
  • Management Consultants
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Office Managers
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Training and Development Managers

Featured Courses

1. Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) at Nilai University

Nilai UniversityNilai University's - BBA (Hons) programme is a three-year broad-based programme which gives equal emphasis on all the various disciplines in the field of business. Students will be equipped with the vision, skills, critical thinking and ethics necessary to succeed in today’s marketplace. The programme is a carefully integrated combination of general education and business studies. Students will receive a solid foundation in business and general subjects and upon graduation, trained to function in a business environment whether local or global, through the exposure to a variety of business subjects such as accounting, business law and ethics. Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, this programme is well suited for those seeking expertise in the general business management area.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Business Communication
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Law for Business
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Principles of Strategic Management
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business
  • Research Methods
What can students who enrol in this course look forward to?

Students are given the opportunity to take the Dale Carnegie course which will help them build their communication skills. In addition, students can also participate in the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP) course. SAP ERP is an integrated business application that helps organisations manage everything from financials, human resources, procurement, inventory, manufacturing, logistics, sales, customer service and marketing.

What are some examples of career prospects?

Students can find ample opportunities in almost any company with a business degree.

Entry requirements

  • STPM/ A-Level -- Pass with minimum PNGK 2.0 or grade C in 2 subjects
  • A-Level -- Pass in 2 subjects
  • UEC -- Pass with minimum grade B in 5 subjects
  • Foundation / Matriculation -- Pass with PNGK 2.0
  • Diploma (in a related field) -- Pass (Level 4,KKM) with PNGK 2.0
  • SAM / AUSMAT / HSC -- Pass with minimum TER 50% in 5 subjects including Science
  • CPU /CIMP -- Pass with minimum average 50% in 6 subjects
  • IB,UK -- Pass with minimum 24 points in 6 subjects
  • Other equivalent qualifications

To find out more about other NILAI business degrees, visit NILAI's website.

2. Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) at HELP University

Help UniversityEntrepreneurship creates value and contributes to all-round progress. It is an integrating discipline that draws on knowledge and skills developed in a variety of areas. Entrepreneurial endeavours are successful when they identify and assess opportunities, and enable action to be taken to pursue the opportunities.

The programme's curriculum blends the traditional components of a management education with the study of the content, skill, and sensitivity areas that uniquely define entrepreneurship. Through a combination of academic and clinical experiences, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the entrepreneurial process.

On completion of the program, graduates will understand the motivations, behaviour and strategies necessary to create, implement and sustain new ideas and ventures.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Small Business Management
  • Business Research
  • Asian Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurial Behaviour
  • New Venture Creation
  • Franchising
  • Strategic Planning for Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate Venturing
  • Entrepreneurship Business Plan
  • Strategic Marketing Relationship
What can students who enrol in this course look forward to?

Students can look forward to sharpening their soft skills through these compulsory seminars. This helps give them an extra edge when they graduate. The seminars cover the areas of:

  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Negotiation
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Team Building
What are some examples of career prospects?

Career prospects in this field include Business Consultant, Institutional Development Manager, Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur, Investment Adviser and Joint Venture Consultant.

Entry requirements

Any one of the following:

  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Foundation in Science
  • HELP Diploma in Business/Diploma in Information Technology
  • 2 Cs in STPM
  • 2 A-Level passes
  • 5 Bs in Senior Middle 3 (UEC)
  • 5 CPU passes with a minimum average of 50%
  • University Aggregate of 50% or ATAR score of at least 50 for various Australian matriculation programmes
  • Equivalent qualification and 3 O-level/SPM credits (plus a pass in SPM Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah)

To find out more about other HELP business degrees, visit HELP's website.

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