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Bachelor Science (Hons) International Business Management

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM37,000 /Yr
Fees (International Student)RM45,500 /Yr
FacultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration

The Foundation in Business and Management is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees related to business and management. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such business economics, management and quantitative methods.

Course Description

Focusing on international business strategy and globalisation, you will study a range of general management subjects, such as accounting, business IT, economics, finance and quantitative methods. A special emphasis is placed on business and management in an international context, including the particular cultural, legal and political conditions affecting business in Asia and European countries. Students on this course frequently opt to take optional modules in international communications studies and international relations, complementing the business focus of the core curriculum.

Our strong relationships with professional accounting bodies allow our students on this course to obtain the following professional qualification at an accelerated route through the exemptions listed below:


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  • Exemption from up to 5 papers*

*Note: The information on exemptions is subject to change. All exemptions are subject to the fulfilment of the relevant requirements specific to each professional accounting body, which may require specific optional modules to be taken. Further information can be obtained from the websites of the professional accounting body.


Year one

Typical core modules  

Business Economics
Consumers and Markets
Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting
Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise
Organisational Behaviour
Quantitative Methods 1b
Work and Society


Plus, Either Quantitative Methods 1a (compulsory for students without a Grade C in A-Level Mathematics or equivalent) or Professional and Academic Development (compulsory for all other students). 

Year two 

Typical core modules   

Firm Strategy and Internationalisation
Human Resource Management with International Perspectives
International Business
Business, Human Rights and Sustainable Development
Marketing Management
Technology and Organisation


Plus approved optional modules.  

Year three 

Typical core modules   

Business Ethics and Sustainability
Cross Cultural Management
Finance in the Global Market
New Venture Creation
Strategic Management


Plus approved optional modules. 

Entry Requirements
Entry requirements

A Level

BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level 


B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am


2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in mathematics of data management.

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

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of any foundation programme and meeting the mathematics requirements

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 or grade C in UEC mathematics.

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.

English language requirements


6.5 (no element below 6.0)


87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C

PTE (Academic):

62 (with no less than 55 in each element)


grade A-

1119 (GCE O Level):

grade B

GCSE O Level:

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B
MUET: Band 4
UEC: grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points
IB English B (Standard Level):
5 points
Intake Months


Career Prospects

Our interdisciplinary approach to business education will enable you to have a head start in a wide spectrum of careers. Many of our graduates have secured prestigious jobs in multinational corporations.

Some of our graduates have become auditors, entrepreneurs, executives in the banking and financial services industry and industry regulators. Other career options include academia, investment research, management consultancy, risk management and other service-oriented professions.

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

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