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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business (International Business) (CMI Accredited), University of Derby 3+0

Offered by: HELP Academy
Exam BodyUniversity of Derby, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs (3+0)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Please contact us for more details
FacultyDepartment of Management Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Course Description

The BA (Hons) Business (International Business) allows students to focus on the study of International Business as a specific field of interest, combined with the study of more general business concepts and management techniques. This programme will include a focus on the global dimension to these areas and therefore, International Business is multidisciplinary in nature and can lead to many possible careers.


The BA (Hons) Business (International Business) programme focuses on the way businesses work across the world and gives those who are considering a career in a multinational or internationally active business a solid foundation. You will examine every aspect of international business from the factors that drive firms to become international to the challenges of managing people and supply chains across the world. Students will also learn how to critically explain and comment on the techniques used in multidisciplinary business and become adept at applying tools to solve business problems. They will discover how to analyse and evaluate the structures, processes and contexts of international business and be ready to apply these skills in a real world setting.


A wide range of coursework assessment methods are used on the course, many of which are designed to improve your transferable skills and overall employability.

You may be creating strategy documents, international business analysis reports, creating presentations or videos, or analysing information from Bloomberg on international markets and organisations. You may be working alone or as part of a team and you may be marked on elements of reflective practice. You may be writing essays, creating a portfolio of relevant work or undertaking computer-based assessments.

Feedback will be provided at every opportunity in order to enable you to monitor your own progress and development.


This programme offers broader and deeper business education that will suit your needs if you wish to pursue a career associated with international business in both the private and public sectors.

Upon the successful completion of your BA (Hons) International Business, you will be highly employable in international trade, transport and logistics corporations, financial institutions involved with trade and investment, firms engaged with business process outsourcing, international trade government agencies, international business consultancy, and many others.

  • YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

    • 4EC508 Business Economics
    • 4IM510 Understanding the Business Environment
    • 4HR500 Understanding People in Organisations
    • 4MK514 Marketing Fundamentals
    • 4AG500 Finance & Business Performance
    • 4GN501 Developing an Entreprising Mindset
    • MPU3113 Hubungan EtnikFor Local Students
    • MPU3123 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)For Local Students
    • MPU3143 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3For International Students
    • MPU3173 Pengajian Malaysia 3For International Students
    • AES001 Contemporary Business Research

    YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

    • 5EC511 Quantitative Skills for Business
    • 5MK520 Principles of Responsible Management
    • 5AG515 Decision Making & International Tax
    • 5LO507 Applied Operations Management
    • 5HR511 Managing People
    • 5LO503 Sustainable Supply Chains
    • MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan ALocal students without credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu must do MPU3213
    • MPU3223 Leadership and Life Skills
    • MPU3233 Leadership in Business
    • MPU3313 Comparative Ethics for Malaysia
    • MPU3323 Malaysian Constitution
    • MPU3363 Issues of the Social Media on Malaysian Society
    • MPU3343 Career Pathways in the field of Behavioral Sciences in Malaysia
    • AES003 Business Simulation System

    YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

    • 6LO501 International Purchasing and Supply Chain
    • 6MK503 Marketing Across Cultures
    • 6IM501(I) Issues in Global Business (Part 1)
    • 6GN502 International Entrepreneurship
    • 6LA523 Sustainable Development & International Business Law
    • 6IM501(II) Issues in Strategic Concepts (Part 2)
    • MPU3412 Co-Curriculum - Sports 2
    • MPU3422 Co-Curriculum - Community Service 2
    • MPU3423 Co-Curriculum - Event Management
    • AIP021 Preparation for Career Management: Internship Programme
    • AIT031 Industrial Training
Entry Requirements

Students require one (1) of the following:

  • STPM - 2 Principals
  • A-Levels - 2 Principals
  • UEC - 5 Bs
  • HELP Foundation in Arts / Foundation in Science - Pass with minimum CGPA 2.5
  • HELP Diploma in Business* / Diploma in Information Technology* - Pass with minimum CGPA 2.5
  • CPU - Average of 70% in 6 subjects
  • SAM - TER 70%
  • TEE – University aggregate 50%
  • International Baccalaureate - Minimum score of 24 points
  • Victorian Certificate of Education - Minimum average of 50%
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Minimum average of
  • 60% in 2 Subjects
  • Equivalent Foundation / Matriculation Programme accredited by Malaysian government - Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.5
  • Equivalent Diploma* / Advance Diploma* / Degree*
  • programmes accredited by Malaysian government – Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.5. (Exemptions are possible if academic transcripts and course syllabus are submitted for assessment together with application)
  • Malaysian Skill Diploma (DKM) Level 4, approved by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran / Jabatan Tenaga Malaysia (JPK/ JTM) - Pass
  • Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)* / open entry qualifications as recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (candidate should be of age 21 on 1st day of the year of application)

* To be assessed by DOMS. Qualifications are to be submitted for assessment together with application on a case-to-case basis.

Additional entry requirement:

  • 3 SPM/O-Level credits (include Maths & Eng)
    Note: Students entering with UEC qualifications are not included in this requirement. And a pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah at SPM is required for Malaysians students only.

English requirement:

Applicants require one of the following:

  • C6 in SPM English
  • Credit in O-Level English
  • B6 in UEC English
  • TOEFL score of 550
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • HELP English Level 6

Note: International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but without IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or credit in O-Level English, are required to sit for the HELP English Placement Test (Certificate of Attendance – Intensive English Programme) and achieve a pass at Level 6.

Note: Student must fulfill MUET requirement by obtaining at least Band 2. (Applicable for local student only)

Intake Months

January, May, September

Career Prospects
  • Country Manager
  • Export Sales Representative
  • Foreign Currency Investment Advisor
  • International Banking officer
  • International Business Development Officer
  • International Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst Officer
  • Trade Analyst

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

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