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BA (Hons) in International Business Management

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
02 Dec 2020
23 Feb 2021

APU-DMU Dual Degree Programme

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE
 


 

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.

Admission Requirements:

General Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
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 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).
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA • Successful completion of the APU/APIIT 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/APIIT 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.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

BA (Hons) in International Business Management
 

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42 
• 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 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).


What You Will Study:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every business management professional, and the basic understanding of the context within which business operate – Management, Law, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, People Management and Accounting. We will also expose you towards business & communication skills, computing & IT skills and quantitative skills, 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
DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain 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 researches.

Common ModulesSpecialised Module
  • Behavioural Science in the Organisation
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Integrated Business Process with SAP ERP System
  • Managing Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • International Business
  • International Culture & Communications
  • Operations Management
Elective Modules (Choose 2)
  • E-Business Management OR Interactive Marketing
  • Critical Thinking in Management OR Regulatory Policy for Investment Markets
INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

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.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

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 an international business leader. 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 ModulesSpecialised Module
  • Strategic Management
  • Asian Economics
  • Global Marketing
  • International Business Management Project
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Investigation in International Business Management
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Managing International Supply Chains
Elective Modules (Choose 2)
  • Corporate Finance OR Global Finance
  • Managing People and Performance OR International Banking & Investment Management
MQA Compulsory Subjects*
  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)                                 
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

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


Career Options:

  • Administration Manager
  • General Administrator
  • Corporate Strategy Manager
  • Global Purchasing Manager
  • Global Retail Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • International Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Research Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

Professional Recognitions:

The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAISCA)

APU degrees enable graduates to satisfy educational requirements of professional registration. Upon successful completion of Bachelor Degrees in Business Management, Human Resource Management and International Business Management, students are eligible for 9-10 subjects (out of 16 subjects) exemption from the MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration (PDCA) and MAICSA International Qualifying Scheme (IQS). The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) was founded in 1959 as an affiliated body to The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in the United Kingdom. It is now one of the nine Divisions of ICSA worldwide, having achieved a Division status in 2001. Malaysian Government has gazetted MAICSA as a prescribed body under Section 139(A) of the Companies Act 1965, which means that Associate and Fellow members of MAICSA can automatically act as company secretaries without having to apply for a licence from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM).

  

Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)

In addition, upon successful completion of BA (Hons) in Business Management, BA (Hons) in International Business Management and BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management, graduates are eligible for 10 papers (out of 16 papers) exemptions from Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries’ Professional Examination. Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS) is an independent, self-regulating local professional body established and registered under the Societies Act 1966 on the 30th November 1989 and has been an approved body under Fourth Schedule of the Companies Act, 2016. Fellows and full members of the Association are qualified to practise as Certified Company Secretaries.

  

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Upon successful completion of BA (Hons) in Business Management and BA (Hons) in International Business Management, graduates are entitled to a 4-paper exemption out of 16 papers from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. Its unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident Chartered Global Management Accountant who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.

  

Upon completion of BA (Hons) in International Business Management, students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Recognition of APU Degree Programmes.

MAICSA - 10 papers exemptions out of 16 papers

MACS - 10 papers exemptions out of 16 papers

CIMA - 4 papers exemptions out of 16 papers


Course Fees:

Malaysian Student FeesInternational Student Fees

Year 1: RM 28,200
Year 2: RM 29,000
Year 3: RM 29,800
Total: RM 87,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,150)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,430)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.


MQA Accreditation:

(R2/340/6/0544)(08/25)(A6224)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.