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Foundation in Business & Management

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
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Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration2-3 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM7,800 /Sem
Fees (International Student)RM9,500 /Sem
CampusMalaysia
FacultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
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Students who have successfully completed their Foundation in Business and Management Programme can apply to Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus, School of Economics and Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (I-WHO) to do their undergraduate studies.

For progression into the undergraduate programmes, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. complete the Foundation programme (i.e. secure a mark of at least 50% in ALL modules);

    and
  2. meet the English Language requirements for admission to the undergraduate programmes.

Students who have successfully completed the Foundation in Business and Management Programme can choose to enter one the following undergraduate programmes:

 

  • BA (Hons) Business, Economics and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business, Economics and Management
  • BA (Hons) Finance, Accounting and Management
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Management Studies
  • BA (Hons) Management Studies with French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Management Studies
  • BSc (Hons) economics (at least 65% in ALL modules)
Course Description

The Foundation in Business and Management is run by the Centre for English Language & Foundation Education (CELFE), and aimed at International and Malaysian students who would like a solid preparation for Undergraduate study.

The course is a combination of academic skills and content specific modules, providing an introductory grounding in social sciences as well as challenging work on critical thinking, academic literacy and communication skills. The emphasis on English for Academic Purposes will enable you to express complex ideas in a concise and appropriate way.

How you are taught

Lectures are typically two-hour sessions. During these sessions, you will become familiar with the subject’s main theoretical concepts and ideas. Academic tutorials are held so you can participate in class discussions, improveyour presentation skills and apply theoretical concepts to practical issues. In addition, lab work, tutorials and assignments will be key parts of your learning experience and assessment. All core modules are compulsory. You can also select optional modules relating to your preferred undergraduate course. 

Course structure

Each semester consists of 10-12 weeks of teaching and an additional one to three weeks of assessment. Your foundation route depends on your skills and the amount of formal education you have undertaken. The three-semester programme is ideal if you have completed a minimum of 11 years of formal education, whereas the two-semester programme is suitable if you have completed at least 12 years of formal education but need to enhance your skills in order to undertake an undergraduate degree. If you study for the three-semester programme you will take all modules, and if you take the two-semester programme you will take all modules offered in the second and third semesters.

Progressing to degree level

On successful completion of the Foundation programme, you can choose from the following undergraduate courses depending on your academic performance and interest.

Primary courses for progression:

  • Applied Psychology and Management Studies (BSc)
  • Business Economics and Finance (BSc)
  • Business Economics and Management (BSc)
  • Economics (BSc)
  • Economics and International Economics (BSc)
  • Finance, Accounting and Management (BSc)
  • International Business Management (BSc)
  • Management (BSc)

Alternative pathways for progression:

  • International Communication Studies (BA)
  • International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature (BA)
  • International Communication Studies with Film and Television Studies (BA)
  • International Relations (BA)
  • International Relations with French/Spanish (BA)
Curriculum

First Semester

Typical core modules 

Computer Basics & Operations Decisions
 
Contemporary Global Issues
 
Introduction to Social Science  
 

Second Semester 

Typical core modules 

Critical Thinking and Study Skills 
 
Elementary Economics and Mathematical Skills 
 
Business and Management in a Global Context
 

Typical optional module (choose any one) 

Introduction to Law 
 
Social Sustainability
 
Introduction to Language and Literature
 
Oral Communications for Academic Purposes
 
English for Academic Purposes
 

 

Third Semester 

Typical core modules  

Quantitative Methods for Business
 
Business Accounting
 
Fundamentals in Economics
 

Typical optional module (choose any one) 

The World Economy
 
Principles of Applied Psychology
 
Communications Politics and Media
 
English for Academic Purposes 
Entry Requirements
  • 3-Semester Entry
    SPM/GCSE/IGCSE

    5 Bs in relevant academic subjects including mathematics, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Only one language subject may be considered as an academic subject for admissions purposes.
    IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) 5,5,5,5,5 in relevant academic subjects including mathematics, excluding Personal Project. Only one language subject may be considered as an academic subject for admissions purposes.
    Canadian Ontario Grade 11 Secondary School
    Completion of Grade 11 curriculum with at least 70% in 5 relevant academic subjects, including mathematics.

    Canadian Grade 11 from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

    2-Semester Entry
    A Level CCC, excluding critical thinking and general studies
    AS Level BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
    STPM BBB, excluding Pengajian Am.
    UEC 4 B3s and 1 B4, including mathematics, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
    IB Diploma 24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level, including mathematics.
    SAM or other Australian Matriculations ATAR 74 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
    Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    70% average based on 6 subjects with at least 60% in mathematics of data management.

    Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other privinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

    High School Diploma (US style curriculum) Minimum GPA 3.0 (out of 4) with Grade B in mathematics or pre-calculus in grade 11 or grade 12
    In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics.

    Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the two semester programme. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

    English language requirements
    IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
    TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
    PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element)
    SPM: Grade B+
    1119 (GCE-O): Grade C
    GCSE O Level: Grade C
    IGCSE (first language): Grade C
    IGCSE (second language): Grade B
    UEC: grade B3
    MUET: Band 3
    IB MYP: 4
    .

    IELTS, TOEFL and PTE test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

    We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Intake Months

April, June, September

Career Prospects

Students who have successfully completed their Foundation in Business and Management Programme can apply to Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus, School of Economics and Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (I-WHO) to do their undergraduate studies.

For progression into the undergraduate programmes, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. complete the Foundation programme (i.e. secure a mark of at least 50% in ALL modules);

    and
  2. meet the English Language requirements for admission to the undergraduate programmes.

Students who have successfully completed the Foundation in Business and Management Programme can choose to enter one the following undergraduate programmes:

 

  • BA (Hons) Business, Economics and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business, Economics and Management
  • BA (Hons) Finance, Accounting and Management
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Management Studies
  • BA (Hons) Management Studies with French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Management Studies
  • BSc (Hons) economics (at least 65% in ALL modules)

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


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