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BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
22 Sep 2020
10 Nov 2020

Digital Transformation for IR4.0

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • An understanding of theories and concepts that underpin effective marketing and the practical skills required to commence a dynamic career in digital marketing.
  • A comprehensive understanding of frameworks and strategic planning techniques for the management of business information analytics in the marketing arena.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of digital marketing technologies and how they are applied in practically infused digitized settings.
  • The ability to critically evaluate and recommend appropriate digital tools and techniques in utilising the plethora of social media platforms in optimizing market potential.

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 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/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)

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

BA (Hons) in Marketing 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 learn fundamental essential 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 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 are exposed to 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

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of the broad range of digital tools, and the specialized skills to apply frameworks and planning techniques for the interactive digital marketing. They will gain solid understanding of the support of digital marketing in modern organizational operations. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the digitally spherical marketing environments.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • International Culture and Communications
  • Business Research Methods
  • Integrated Marketing Communications 1
  • B2B Marketing
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Intelligence and Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Probability & Statistical Modelling
  • Human-Computer Interaction

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake a short 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 of digital marketing strategies, discovering new opportunities, exploiting competitive advantage and decision making processes, with aims to groom them as digitally savvy marketing specialist. A final year project requires them to take a hands on digital marketing project so as to apply all the expertise and skills acquired from both the classroom and internship settings. The successful completion of the final year project is a testament of the student’s ability to face the major digital marketing scenarios with confidence and dexterity.

Specialised Modules

  • Brand Management
  • Building Customer Relationship
  • Global Marketing
  • Innovation Management and New Product Development
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Investigations in Marketing Management
  • Marketing Decision Making
  • Marketing Management Project
  • Strategic Marketing Planning
  • Behavioural Science & Marketing Analytics
  • Enabling Technologies for Digital Marketing
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:

  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Digital Marketing cum Social Media Executive
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Digital Marketing Content Writer
  • Digital Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Online Business Manager
  • Mobile Marketing Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Account Management
  • Web Analytics Consultant
  • Search and Social Media Specialist
  • Web Content Management Analyst
  • Digital Creative Diagnostics Manager
  • Digital Marketing Communications

Course Fees:

Malaysian Students

International Students

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/342/6/0126)(03/25)(A6225)

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