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

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BA (Hons) in International Business Management

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
25 Feb 2020
28 Apr 2020

22 Sep 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • 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 wellresearched, 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:

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

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
  • 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

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 industryleading 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 Analyst
  • 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 28,200
Year 2: RM 29,000
Year 3: RM 29,900
Total: RM 87,100

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

(R/340/6/0544)(08/20)(A6224)

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