We prepare you to be a global leader

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management program in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan provides a broad-based business and management education, with an explicit international focus. This 3 year program is designed to produce business executives who are knowledgeable of responsible business and management within an international context. 

The global focus in the program design is the recognition that business is increasingly conducted in a dynamic, global environment and that graduates, from both within Malaysia and throughout the world, are required to work across traditional functional boundaries and national borders. 

Accordingly, this program offers students the opportunity to combine the study of key international business issues with the study of language and cultural issues. A further differentiating element of this program is the provision of business consultancy modules which provide students an understanding, and hands-on experience, of consultancy from the perspective of both the client and the consultant. 

Students work closely with an external organisation on a ‘real-life’ project in order to develop the skills needed to perform the assigned consultancy task. Besides, the student will be encouraged and supported in their third year spent outside of Malaysia, which can be in a work placement, study abroad or a combination of both these activities.

The pilot critical occupation list published by TalentCorp shows that international business degree graduates are highly in demand to fill positions in the job market. Upon graduation, students will have the opportunity to work within international business roles, including being entrepreneurs, consultants, analysts, managers, developers, buyers across various business sectors including services and manufacturing.

Why study international business? 

International business studies will give you insights into the global business and economic climates. It is a course that will be particularly relevant for those who wish to work abroad. 

With the world’s economy continuing to be more global, the demand for individuals who have insight into business in a global context is high. 

As international companies face challenges in integrating multiple markets and dealing with diverse workforces, an education in international business will provide you with the skills needed in this arena. Taking up a course on international business will help you learn about cultures and societies as well as tackling problems from a different perspective. 

Program information

  • Grooming Business Leaders for the Future
  • Choose UOW Malaysia KDU to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Students Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
  • Real World Education With Industry

 

GROOMING BUSINESS LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE

When students graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia KDU, we ensure that our students are armed with the knowledge, insights and skills, and empowered with experience, so that they stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy and help create an economically prosperous tomorrow. The academic experience at UOW Malaysia KDU is designed for students who not only desire to study business, but also to build the characteristics and confidence necessary for a real world experience. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passions prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.

 

CHOOSE UOW MALAYSIA KDU FOR YOUR BUSINESS STUDIES

UOW Malaysia KDU University College’s School of Business drive a strong focus on offering real world and experiential learning for, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in students. Students are given opportunities to understand business organisations, systems and processes from a simulated model, learn from captains of industry, and work with industrial partners on real-world projects – giving them a head start in honing their business sense and sharpening their skills. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passion prepare them to become driven and intuitive leader.

  • Obtained desired job, run own business, further study
  • Over 100 companies for student internships
  • Diverse student population from over 18 countries
  • A purpose-built Entrepreneurialism Center
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum with input from Industry Advisory Panels
  • 45% of faculty members are with industry experience
  • Programs accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy

 

STUDENTS TODAY, ENTREPRENEURS TOMORROW

At UOW Malaysia KDU, students are encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind – to be bold, innovative and adaptable. All students that are taking business studies are required to undergo the Entrepreneurship module, anchored by the university college’s School of Business.

In the pursuit of nurturing budding entrepreneurs, the School of Business set up its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator program. Under the Entrepreneurship module, students work in teams to run a business and solve its problems and issues in a virtual environment. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the SKOLA trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms; providing students with the opportunity to experience different scenarios that occur in a real-world business environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Besides the simulated environment, students also go through the process of conceptualising, developing and fine-tuning business ideas, which will be pitched to angel investors. The module is taught by lecturers who have had vast industry experience and who are members of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN).

 

REAL WORLD EDUCATION WITH INDUSTRY

Students at UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Business are driven to be industry-ready. Essential to their academic learning and experience are our collaborations with industry partners, all designed to ensure our students get an edge above others even before they graduate.

Industry Cooperative Education Program
Industry partnership through adoption of specific module at UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business provides our students an opportunity to network with their potentially future employers and apply classroom learning in real-world situations. In most cases, students will go through a series of training modules – from sessions on financial literacy to retail and customer service insights, people management, and other relevant operational areas. The holistic learning eco-system enables students to create and execute their own business plan, which forms part of the practical student assessment throughout their education journey.
UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing Program
At UOW Malaysia KDU, we value the need for students to experience the real world instead of just the classroom education. Therefore from as early as Year 1 of their Bachelor’s Degree studies or Year 2 of their Diploma studies, students will have an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a company as well as observe first hand of the challenges that are faced in the respective professions. Through UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing programme, students will be able to gain insights about the industry as opposed to just reading general job descriptions.
Revolutionary Business Simulation
As the world of business transforms rapidly with the adoption of digital economy, the paradigm shift has resulted in greater demand for organisation with soft skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Students’ adaptability of this new era would enhance their innovativeness and productivity, hence contributing in the society development.

At UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business, students are put into business simulated environment at our very own Entrepreneurialism Centre, guided by certified EuroPEN-PEN International trainers and are led by experienced Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) investor. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the Simplified Business System (SBS) trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms, teaches them various methods in facing the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Industry Expert Speakers Series
The Industry Expert Speaker Series is comprised of various guest lectures, workshops, talks and forums, where experts across various industries and organisations share their thoughts, knowledge and experiences with our students. Past speakers include Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Chairman of UOW Malaysia KDU Board), Dr. Robert Bong (Chief Advisor of Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute), Dato’ Dan E Khoo (Vice President – Strategy, Multimedia Development Corporation), Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Petronas Dagangan Berhad), Melissa Ng (Head of Service Marketing, Nissan Malaysia and IndoChina), Surentran Somasundram (Chief Executive Oficer, Snack Boss Sendirian Berhad), and Marwan Ma’som (Founder, SwiftCow Malaysia), just to name a few.
Duration
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Statistics
  • Oral Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Writing and Referencing

 

YEAR 2

  • Financial Market and Institutions
  • Global Business Environment
  • International Business: Growth Strategies and Resourcing
  • International Marketing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Research and Consultancy Methods
  • Foreign Language 1
  • Foreign Language 2

 

YEAR 3

  • Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in International Business
  • International Business: Value Proposition and Premises of Innovation
  • International Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Strategies
  • Dissertation / Undergraduate Consultancy Project
  • Internship
Language

German
German Language 1  & German Language 2

French
French Language 1 & French Language 2

Japanese
Japanese Language 1 & Japanese Language 2

MPU
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates

2021

15 January 8 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

RM58,180

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International students

RM70,290

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

STPM / A Level :
2 Principal Passes and Pass in Mathematics and English at SPM/O Level

 

UEC :
5 Credits and Pass in Mathematics and English

 

Diploma :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

 

Foundation / Matriculation :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

English Requirement

Local Student :
Pass English at SPM level or equivalent

 

International Student :
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 46 (IBT) or 454 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE  & CPE (from 2015) (160); or PTE Academic (51)

 

Notes

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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