Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 120
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Self-made success is possible by running your own business. Business is not just about knowing how to handle money by selling goods but with creativity, you can build something from scratch and make it big. A clear example would be Facebook. Making headlines, Facebook is now used all over the world, and the founder himself is also known worldwide and is amongst the wealthiest persons in America.

Who should take this programme?

A business degree will provide you with various skills for your career in numerous fields. You will be equipped with communication, presentation, written, problem solving, critical thinking and creative thinking skills. A background in business will open doors to business opportunities worldwide.

What will I learn?

Business Administration is one of the core business programmes and among the most popular fields of study favoured by students. Business Administration programmes focus on how organizations operate: what they do, how they do it, strategies, management styles, etc.

This programme is unique in its approach to management, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the business profession. With eight majors including Entrepreneurship, Finance and Banking, Human Resource Management, Islamic Finance & Banking, International Business, Marketing and Management, this programme prepares students for management positions or professional careers in various sectors.

What are the majors of this programme?

  • The Entrepreneurship major provides students with not only the skills and abilities to develop market and manage their own business but they can also apply for a career with companies and make existing businesses more productive. Students will be required to develop business plans, the goals of the business and the plan on how to achieve them. You will also develop skills in creative thinking, communication, decision making, time management etc.
  • The Finance and Banking major educates students towards understanding the financial aspects such as the operations of financial institutions and markets and also the financial management of business operations. Students will learn the process of planning, directing, monitoring, organizing and controlling the monetary resources of an organization. Students will also get some insights into banking, investments, insurance, tax, loans etc.
  • The Islamic Finance and Banking major is similar to the Financial and Banking major. The difference is that students will learn the financial aspects based on the Islamic modes. With Malaysia poised to be the International Islamic Finance hub, this programme would provide you an edge to excel in the financial industry.
  • The Human Resource Management major trains students on people management skills. Students will need to know how employees in an organization can stay motivated to accomplish organizational goals. There are ways to attract, reward, develop and retain human resources of a company. An organization needs a quality workforce to make sure they can function at the top of their game. Without the human capital, the organization will not be able to achieve their targets.
  • The International Business major will let students adapt themselves with the methods to the needs of foreign environments. International business requires special skills to achieve international goals of the organization. Students will learn in detail of business approach according to countries which means that they will have to understand the culture, politics, language, customs, so on and so forth. Graduates of this programme will get the chance to work across borders and deal with representatives from other countries.
  • The Marketing major prepares students to reach out to the audience or consumers in the market. To market products and services, particularly over competitors, students will learn the techniques of convincing people to purchase them. This major is the most creative amongst the others as you will be involved in advertising, marketing campaigns, developing marketing materials and also work with the media for a given product.
  • The Management major is beneficial for students as their prime major. Student will be exposed to effective teamwork, leadership, organizational culture, strategic planning and human resource management. Careers for this major are found in all industries because experts in this field are essential to the success of all organizations.


STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes (C), pass Mathematics and English in SPM
STAM Minimum grade of jayyid, pass Mathematics and English in SPM
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes (C)
UEC Minimum 5Bs (including Mathematics)
Diploma/ HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT TER/UAI: average 60% or higher in 5 subjects
CPU/ CIMP Average of 60% or higher in 6 subjects
IB 26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
Other Qualifications * As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
* STPM/STAM: Candidates without a pass in Mathematics & English at SPM level may be admitted if it contains subjects in Mathematics & English that
PTE 51
Cambridge English 160


Year 1

Mata Pelajaran Umum (General Subject), Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Mathematics, Introduction to E-Commerce, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Statistics, Office Application Technology, Organizational Management, Report Writing, Interactive Skills

Year 2

Basic Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, Business Law, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Research Methods, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Professional Communication, Major Electives I & II

Year 3

Strategic Management, Knowledge Management, International Business, Major Electives III & IV, Free Electives, Industrial Training/Project Paper I & II

Major Elective courses (12 credits)

  • Entrepreneurship
    Business Plan Development, Entrepreneurship Creativity and Innovation, Marketing Research for Entrepreneurs, New Venture Creation, Seminar in Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
    Corporate Finance, Credit Management, Financial Derivatives, Security Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Human Resource Management
    Compensation and Benefits, Human Resource Development and Training, Industrial Relation, Organization Development
  • International Business
    Managing Cultural Diversity, International Economics, International Marketing, International Finance, International Trade
  • Islamic Finance and Banking
    Current Issues in Islamic Banking & Finance, Islamic Banking Management, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Finance Management, Islamic Transaction & Finance (Muamalat)
  • Management
    Innovation Management, Managing Cultural Diversity, Project Management, Quality Management, Technology Management
  • Marketing
    Customer Behaviour, E-Advertising, E-Customer Relationship Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Marketing, Internet Marketing, Service Marketing



Apart from having your own business, Business Administration graduates are highly sought after by employers from various industries:

  • Retail/Merchandise
  • Banks/ Financial Services
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Branding Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Property/Real Estate
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Established corporations


How much will I make?

The average salary for fresh graduates is around RM 2,000 to 2,500. But, of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

If you go up the corporate ladder or when you have reached the managerial level, this career can earn you a monthly salary of RM5,000 or more.

A word of advice.

If you plan to grow your career in this field, you must first develop your business acumen. Being in this field is not about doing routine tasks assigned to you, but it is more on day-to-day hands-on job. From that, you gain experience to work on your next task. You must have an appetite for learning and apply what you have learned effectively. When facing challenges you have to be self-motivated and always be ready for more to come.

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