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BA (Hons) in International Business Management

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 Years (6 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 87,000
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)
FacultySchool of Business, Management, Marketing, Media, Tourism & International Relations
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An understanding of the context, nature, role and significance of management activities as undertaken by managers in a range of organisations with particular focus on the development in global business arena.
  • An opportunity to develop well researched, logical and integrated solutions to multi-faceted problems in uncertain and dynamic global contexts.
  • Vocationally relevant exposure enabling students to become operationally effective in management either domestically or internationally.
  • 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 international business management issues.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every business management professional, and the basic understanding of the context within which business operate – Management, Law, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, People Management and Accounting. We will also expose you towards business & communication skills, computing & IT skills and quantitative skills, independent learning. All Business Management programmes have a common first year so that they will get a solid grounding in business management theories and practices.

Common Modules

  • Introduction to Management
  • Accounting Skills
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Computing and IT in the Workplace
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • People Management
  • Quantitative Skills

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain better understanding of functional management and international business management, such as international culture & communications, operations management, employee development etc. They will gain further understanding of core business processes through the industry leading software supported by SAP. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

  • Behavioural Science in the Organisation
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Integrated Business Process with SAP ERP System
  • Managing Finance

Specialized Modules

  • Commercial Law
  • International Business
  • International Culture & Communications
  • Operations Management

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

  • E-Business Management OR Interactive Marketing
  • Critical Thinking in Management OR Regulatory Policy for Investment Markets

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship / Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in tackling more practical and modern issues of business management and managing for enterprise performance and problem solving that are focused on the international context, with aims to groom them as an international business leader. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

Common Modules

  • Strategic Management

Specialized Modules

  • Asian Economics
  • Global Marketing
  • International Business Management Project
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Investigation in International Business Management
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Managing International Supply Chains

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

  • Corporate Finance OR Global Finance
  • Managing People and Performance OR International Banking & Investment Management

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Entry Requirements

General Requirements

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree

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

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree

  1. Diploma
  • Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
  • Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT 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

International Students

Programmes

General Requirements

BA (Hons) in International Business Management

·        IELTS: 5.5 

·        TOEFL PBT: 550

·        TOEFL IBT: 46-59

·        Pearson (PTE): 42

·        MUET: Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months

02 Jun 2020 / 22 Sep 2020 / 10 Nov 2020

Career Prospects
  • Administration Manager
  • General Administrator
  • Corporate Strategy Manager
  • Global Purchasing Manager
  • Global Retail Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • International Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Research Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

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


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