BA (Hons) in Business Management | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BA (Hons) in Business Management

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
22 Sep 2020
10 Nov 2020

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.
  • An opportunity to develop well-researched, logical and integrated solutions to multi-faceted problems in uncertain and dynamic contexts.
  • Exposure to the areas of modern Business Management and how these work in concert to produce competitive organisations.
  • 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 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 Business Management

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42 
• MUET : Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of 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 gain basic understanding of the context within which business operate – Management, Law, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, computing & IT skills, quantitative skills, and 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
  • Computing and IT in the Workplace
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • People Management
  • Quantitative Skills
DEGREE LEVEL 2

Students will be exposed to more advanced level of curriculum including behavioral science, business ethics & governance, critical thinking in management, and international culture & communications. In-depth understanding in functional management in various areas will be developed as well. 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 research.

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
  • E-Business Management
  • Critical Thinking in Management
  • Employee Development
  • International Culture and Communications
  • Operations Management
Elective Modules (Choose 2)
  • Managing Finance OR Financial Management
  • Commercial Law OR Company Law
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. Leadershipand strategic management skills will be taught, with aims to groom them as a 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
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Asian Economics
  • Business Management Project
  • Contemporary Management
  • Enterprising Management
  • Investigation in Business Management
  • Managing Change
  • Managing People and Performance
Elective Modules (Choose 2)
  • Corporate Finance OR Building Customer Relationship
  • Strategic Marketing Planning OR Innovation Management and New Product Development
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:

  • General Administrator
  • Banking Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Research Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

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 Accreditations:

(R/345/6/0753) (08/20) (A6223)

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