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BA (Hons) Business Administration
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Approval Code KR 9514; 06/2019
Accreditation Code A 9514
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Business Administration
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
UCSI University’s BA (Hons) Business Administration programme provides students with the necessary business skills vital in today’s competitive corporate sectors, integrating theory-based learning within classrooms with practical co-operative placements with industry partners. Assessments encompass a blend of examinations and assignments including a Final Year project to be completed during the last year of study. Dedicated academicians ensure that courses, namely Statistics and Its Applications, Business communication, Macroeconomics and Management Science, among others, remain relevant with changes in the industry.

With value-added learning as the programme’s driving force, early exposure to diverse contemporary business environments, as well as local and international issues, will undoubtedly prepare students for the many challenges in their future careers.


Course work and written examinations.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation year Pass, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
STPM Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) in 2 subjects and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM Level
A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E)
UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6) including in Mathematics and English
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
SAM Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
Australian Year 12 ATAR 65%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
Diploma (business-related) Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Other equivalent qualifications To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016):
The terms of passing in Mathematics and English at SPM level for the candidate with STPM or STAM qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and English and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required pass of the aforesaid courses at the SPM level.

Entry into Foundation year
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits
O-Level Minimum 5 credits(C)
UEC Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits(B6)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Due to its multidisciplinary content, this programme offers a wide range of career options for graduates, comprising the following sectors:

Manufacturing: CEO, Director, General Manager, Human Resource Manager, Sales Manager, Administrative Executive and Purchasing Executive

Service: Academician, Business Consultant, CEO, Corporate Trainer, Credit Banking Executive, Director, Entrepreneur, Events Manager, Financial Advisor, General Manager, Human Resource Executive, Human Resource Manager, Investment Banking Executive, Management Consultant, Public Relations Executive, Public Relations Manager and Research Analyst

Retail: Business Support Manager, Customer Relations Manager, Entrepreneur, Human Resource Executive, Human Resource Manager, Purchasing Executive, Sales Manager, Service Manager, Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager and Store Supervisor Non-profit Organisations: Administrative Manager, Events Manager and Project Manager
Year 1
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Statistics and Its Applications
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • University Life (MPU - U2)
  • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU - U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU - U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Company Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Modelling with Spreadsheet
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Science
  • Managing People
  • Corporate Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Internet in Practice
  • Management Ethics
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU - U4)
  • Co-operative Placement II
Year 3
  • Final Year Project A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Independent Project A
  • Independent Project B
  • International Business
  • Organizational Development & Change
  • Strategic Information Systems Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Issues in Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Retail Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU - U4)
  • Co-operative Placement III
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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