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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 years (6 Semesters)
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Fees96,600
Fees (International Student)99,500
FacultySchool of Business
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
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Upon completion of BA (Hons) in Business Management, students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Recognition of APU Degree Programmes.

 

The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAISCA)
(10 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)

APU degrees enable graduates to satisfy educational requirements of professional registration. Upon successful completion of Bachelor Degrees in Business Management, Human Resource Management and International Business Management, students are eligible for 9-10 subjects (out of 16 subjects) exemption from the MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration (PDCA) and MAICSA International Qualifying Scheme (IQS). The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) was founded in 1959 as an affiliated body to The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in the United Kingdom. It is now one of the nine Divisions of ICSA worldwide, having achieved a Division status in 2001. Malaysian Government has gazetted MAICSA as a prescribed body under Section 139(A) of the Companies Act 1965, which means that Associate and Fellow members of MAICSA can automatically act as company secretaries without having to apply for a licence from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM).

 

Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)
(10 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)

Upon successful completion of Bachelor Degrees in Business Management, Human Resource Management and International Business Management, graduates are eligible for 10 papers (out of 16 papers) exemptions from Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries’ Professional Examination. Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS) is an independent, self-regulating local professional body established and registered under the Societies Act 1966 on the 30th November 1989 and has been an approved body under Fourth Schedule of the Companies Act, 2016. Fellows and full members of the Association are qualified to practise as Certified Company Secretaries.

 

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
(4 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)

Upon successful completion of Bachelor Degrees in Business Management and International Business Management, graduates are entitled to a 4-paper exemption out of 16 papers from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. Its unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident Chartered Global Management Accountant who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.

Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • An understanding of the context, nature, role and significance of management activities as undertaken by managers in a range of organisations.
  • An opportunity to develop well-researched, logical and integrated solutions to multi-faceted problems in uncertain and dynamic business contexts.
  • Exposure to the areas of modern Business Management and how these work in concert to produce competitive organisations.
  • A wide-range of employment skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and interpretive skills, effective written and oral communication, using IT in business applications, and the ability to conduct research into business management issues.

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

Curriculum

Degree Level 1:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Business Economics
  • People Management
  • Accounting Skills
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Degree Level 2:

Common Modules:

  • Behavioural Science in Organisation
  • Innovation Process
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP Platform

Specialised Modules:

  • E-Business Management
  • Critical Thinking in Management
  • Employee Development
  • International Culture and Communications
  • Operations Management

Elective Modules (Choose 1):

  • Managing Finance OR Financial Management

Internship (16 Weeks): Students will undertake practical training to prepare for the transition to the professional environment.

Degree Level 3:

Common Modules:

  • Strategic Management
  • Venture Building
  • Leadership Theory and Practice

Specialised Modules:

  • Managing People and Performance
  • Managing Change
  • Asian Economics
  • Business Management Project
  • Investigation in Business Management
  • Contemporary Management
  • Global Marketing

Elective Modules (Choose 2):

  • Corporate Finance OR Building Customer Relationship
  • Strategic Marketing Planning OR International Strategic Management

MQA Compulsory Subjects:

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (for Malaysian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (for International Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum
Entry Requirements

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree:

  • STPM: 2 Passes with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
  • A-Level: 2 Passes (Grade A-D) with a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
  • UEC: 5 Grade B’s with a Pass in Mathematics and English.
  • Matriculation/Foundation: Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0).

Entry to Level 2 of the Degree:

  • Diploma: Successful completion of the APU Diploma or successful completion of studies in another recognized institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board).

The requirement to pass Mathematics and English subjects at STPM, A-Level, and UEC can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent/higher achievement.

English Requirements for International Students:

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL IBT: 46
  • Pearson (PTE): 51
  • MUET: Band 3

Please note that students must achieve the minimum English Language proficiency assessment requirement to continue their studies in the main study programme. Exemptions from English requirements may apply to students from English-speaking countries or those with qualifications taught in English, subject to supporting documents.

Intake Months
  • 25 Jul 2024
  • 24 Sep 2024
  •  21 Nov 2024
Career Prospects
  • Business Development Manager
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Research Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Administrator

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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