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The world of business today is ripe for disruption. Gone were the days where one has to generate capital, scale their investment and be present physically in order to be part of the action. Concepts such as the sharing economy, the platform economy, and the gig economy are becoming a norm, breaking conventional notions and perspectives of business. In addition, technological advances enable individuals to scale up their ventures from the start, bringing their enterprises to the world at a much faster rate.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) is a new academic programme offered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The programme provides individuals with current insights on the world of business, and a glimpse into the future through a structured 4-year undergraduate curriculum. Through this programme, students study and learn about strategy and ethics as well as understand insights into developing products and services across cultures and national borders.

They will also be equipped with updated knowledge and industry-driven foresights to operate in an international business environment. At the end of the programme, students are able to initiate their own start-ups, enabling to work in cosmopolitan corporations, or to be a trendsetter in global industry.

Students from Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) will be pursuing their studies at the UTM Johor Bahru campus, the only Malaysian Public Research University located in the Iskandar Malaysia economic region. The university has a close proximity to an international business environment; therefore, students have first-hand experience about current developments within the region. Students will also engage in active learning, that reflect about the impact of regionalism, nationalism, and also international change towards enterprises and businesses.

Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) also offers flexibility to working professionals who are keen to upgrade and improve their skills, creating an excellent lifelong learning pathway to all.

The UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme is offered in both full-time and part-time basis. Students attend lectures, complete assignments, and undergo periodical tests and end-of-semester examinations.

The total credit hour of the UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme is 130 credit hours. In the first year, students enrol in university general courses and programme compulsory courses with a total of 34 credit hours. In the second year, students enrol in university general courses, programme compulsory courses, and business administration specialization courses with a total of 32 credit hours. In the subsequent year, students are allowed to enrol into their desired elective courses, with a total of 36 credit hours. In the fourth year, students engaged in programme compulsory courses, business administration specialization courses, and elective courses with a total of 16 credit hours, in addition to 12 credit hours for their internship.

Intakes

Intake for the UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme occurs two times in a year. Students can choose to enroll in February or September.

Course Duration

It takes four years to complete the UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme. The students’ academic load is spread over a course of eight semesters.

Entry Requirement

1. Pass STPM or equivalent with a minimum PNGK of 2.00 Grade C (NGMP 2.00) for General Studies; And Grade C (NGMP 2.00) for TWO (2) other Subjects ; OR
2. Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid Jiddan ; OR
3. MOE Matriculation/ UA Foundation/ US Foundation or Equivalent with miniumum of CGPA ≥ 2.00 ; OR
4. Diploma or any other Equivalent Qualification Recognized by the Malaysian Government and Approved by the University Senate.
5. Passed the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM/ Equivalent) with at least Credit in Bahasa Melayu/ Bahasa Malaysia OR
6. Credit in Bahasa Melayu/ Bahasa Malaysia July Paper; AND
7. Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Total Estimated Fee

Overall fee for 4 years about RM45,136.00

Careers Prospects

+ Entrepreneur
+ Sales/ Marketing Executive
+ Management Consultant
+ Banker/ Financial Analyst
+ Compliance Officer
+ Human Resource Executive

Campus Branches

The UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme will be conducted at the UTM Johor Bahru campus.