BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
19 Nov 2019
25 Feb 2020
28 Apr 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An understanding of the context, nature, role and significance of management activities undertaken by managers of Human Resource Management (HRM) in a range of organisations.
  • An opportunity to develop well-researched, logical and integrated solutions to multi-faceted problems in uncertain and dynamic contexts.
  • Vocationally relevant exposure enabling you to become operationally effective in management.
  • A platform to demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical evaluation of key aspects of HRM and Business, including strategic decision-making, international perspectives and contemporary use of HRM.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Credit in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including English.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA • Successful completion of the APU 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 Academic Board)

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students (only applicable to International Students)

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

BA (Hons) in Tourism Management
BA (Hons) in International Relations
• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-413 
• TOEFL IBT : 34 
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes
• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• 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).


What You Will Study:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Level 1 comprises 10 common modules within all management awards. The Legal, Business Environment and Computing & IT in the Workplace modules provide a context within which businesses operate.

The Business & Communications Skills and Introduction to Services Management modules provide the skills and competence that will be used throughout the programme. You are then introduced to the four principal functions of a business - Management, Marketing, People Management and Accounting. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are also introduced.

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

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

DEGREE LEVEL 2

The emphasis is on strategy and decision-making alongside the more practical issues of managing for enterprise, performance and problem-solving. There is also an emphasis on aspects of the employee including Employee Relations, Employee Development, Employment Law and Effective Performance.

Independent learning continues in all modules but is a particular focus and requirement in Research Methods.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Behavioural Science in the Organisation
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Integrated Business Process with SAP ERP System
  • Managing Finance
  • Critical Thinking in Management
  • Employee Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment Law
  • International Culture and Communications
  • Learning Knowledge and Effective Performance

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship/Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Human Resource Management.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

The emphasis is on strategy and decision-making, through modules which emphasise the changing practices of management and HRM Strategy, as well as International HRM and People & Performance Management. You will not only study modules which deal with contemporary ideas about managing people, change and HRM strategy, but will also consider these issues within the increasingly international arena of managing HRM.

The HRM Project further develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen area of study and reinforces your independent learning skills.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Corporate Finance
  • ​Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Management
  • Human Resource Management Project
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Investigation in Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Managing Change
  • People Management Debates
  • Strategic Human Resource 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:

  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Performance Management Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Training & Development Manager
  • HR Analyst
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Director
  • Employment Manager
  • Talent Champion
  • HR Data Analyst
  • Compensation Analyst

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 26,700
Year 2: RM 28,200
Year 3: RM 29,400
Total: RM 84,300

Year 1: RM 27,600 (USD 6,900)
Year 2: RM 28,900 (USD 7,230)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 86,400 (USD 21,610)

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

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