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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 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
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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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 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.


Students will learn fundamental skills required by every business management professional, and the basic understanding of the context within which businesses operate – Management, Law, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, People Management, and Accounting. We will also expose students to business & communication skills, computing & IT skills, quantitative skills, and 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
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • People Management
  • Quantitative Skills


A broader range of skills will be learned, in which students will gain a 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 research.

Common Modules

  • Behavioural Science in Organisation
  • Innovation Process
  • Business Research Methods
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP Platform
  • Managing Finance

Specialised Modules

  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • International Business
  • International Culture & Communications
  • Operations Management

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

  • Business Management OR Employee Development
  • Critical Thinking in Management OR Regulatory Policy for Investment Markets


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.


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 international business leaders. 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
  • Venture Building

Specialised Modules

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

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

  • Global Banking and Finance OR Corporate Finance
  • Managing People and Performance OR Digital Finance

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum

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

Entry Requirements


  • 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 (Grade A-D) 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).


    • Successful completion of the APU 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 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.



  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL IBT: 46
  • Pearson (PTE): 51
  • MUET: Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Higher 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 a 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).

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months
  • 25 Jul 2024
  • 24 Sep 2024
  • 21 Nov 2024
Career Prospects
  • Corporate Strategist
  • Global Purchasing Manager
  • Global Retail Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • International Operations Manager
  • Global Marketing Specialist
  • Global Growth Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Manager
  • International Relations Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • International Business Consultant
  • Business Research Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

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

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