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BA (Hons) Commerce
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Approval Code R/345/6/0449; 04/2019
Accreditation Code A 9777
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Commerce
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuching Campus
Intakes January, May and September
UCSI University’s BA (Hons) in Commerce is a 3-year programme that equips you with operational, supervisory and managerial knowledge and skills, required for modern management of business industry. It covers a wide range of areas from management, sales & marketing, public relation, retailing to human resource management.


The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a dissertation in an Independent Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
Foundation year Pass, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
STPM Pass STPM with Minimum 2 principals (C)
A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E)
UEC Pass UEC with Minimum 5 credits (B6)
National matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum score of 26/42 points in 6 subjects
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
SAM Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Government 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

Entry Requirements for 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 4; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.

  • STPM/SPM/UEC/O-Level
    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 English Enrichment 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'
  • General Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Banking and Business Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategic Business Planner
  • Management Executive
  • Operation Manager
  • Business Consultant
Year 1
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Business Communication
  • Business Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Theory
  • Malaysian Ethnic Food (MPU-U3)
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Management Information System
Year 2
  • Business Research Method
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operation Management
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Web Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Co-operative Placement I
  • Elective : Choose One
    • Japanese Language
    • German Language
    • Mandarin Language
    • Korean Language
Year 3
  • Strategic Management
  • Merchandise Management
  • Independent Project A
  • Retail Technology and Operations
  • International Trade Strategies
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Introduction to Retail and Service Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Independent Project B
  • Services Marketing
  • Business Analysis and System Development
  • Co-operative Placement 2
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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