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MA (Hons) International Business Management

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University, UK
Course Duration3 years (2 semesters per year)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees35,500 (per year)
Fees (International Student)41,200 (per year)
CampusHeriot-Watt University, UK
FacultySchool of Social Sciences, Edinburgh Business School
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Study Abroad PathwayNo
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

As the modern business world becomes increasingly complex, understanding the fundamental way in which businesses and organisations operate - how they develop their strategies and take key decisions - is vital.

All Business Management degrees provide a strong grounding in the principles of modern business management and also introduce the more functional areas of business and management.

International Business Management students do a mandatory second year abroad, at another university where they gain international experience and international input in terms of the curriculum that they learn.

Second year is spent abroad as an MA International Business Management student at our partner universities in Australia. Currently, we have secured University of Sydney, La Trobe University and University of Western Australia as partners. At least one university in each major city in Australia to be secured soon.


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Choose 2 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Optional courses available in Year 1 include:

  • Organisational Behaviour,
  • Enterprise Concepts and Issues,
  • Marketing Perspectives.

Year 2

Students spend second year studying at one of our partners in Australia.  Students follow a programme similar to that of Year 2 of the MA (Hons) International Business Management.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Choose 2 from optional courses

Semester 2

  • Choose 2 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Optional courses available in Year 3 include:

  • The Contemporary Workforce;
  • Retail Marketing,
  • Marketing Sustainability,
  • Changing Trends in Employment,
  • Marketing and Management in SMEs,
  • High Growth Companies

Elective courses are also taken.

*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: CCC
  • UEC: 20 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • SAM: ATAR 70
  • CPU: 70%
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 7.5
  • IB Diploma: 25 points
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.
Intake MonthsJan, Sep
Career Prospects

International Business Management degrees provide a vast array of career opportunities within international organisations, especially those that are establishing branches in foreign countries that need capable managers. Successful careers include international marketing manager, international operations manager, business development manager, international banking manager, international trade manager and many more

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

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