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Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) In Commerce (Kuching Campus)

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Kuching
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R2/345/6/0449; 04/2024
Accreditation Code
A 9777


Overview

This three-year degree programme is designed to equip students with the economic and financial acumen to run a business and to possess the technical capabilities as well as the strategic outlook required to chart promising careers in management.

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

Assessments

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.

Entry Requirements

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)

A minimum score of 26 credits from 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

SPM

Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits

STAM

Minimum 2 passes (Jayyid)

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%

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-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 3
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
IELTS
Band 5.5
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
154
TOEFL IBT
42
Pearson Test of English
47
MUET
Band 3

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00920) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and / or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Business Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Theory
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Management Information System
Year 2
  • Business Research Method
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operation Management
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Business Modelling with Spreadsheet
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Web Design
  • Entrepreneurship

Elective (Choose One)

  • Introduction to Foreign Languages in Hospitality Industry (Japanese, German, Mandarin, Korean, or French)
Year 3
  • Strategic Management
  • Merchandise Management
  • Independent Project A
  • Retail Technology and Operations
  • International Trade Strategies
  • Introduction to Retail and Service Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Independent Project B
  • Services Marketing
  • Business Analysis and System Development
  • Co-operative Placement 1
  • 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

Career Opportunities

  • General Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Banking and Business Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategic Business Planner
  • Management Executive
  • Operation Manager
  • Business Consultant

Professional Recognition

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

BA (Hons) Accounting – exempted from 6 papers out of 12 papers

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance – exempted from 6 papers out of 12 papers

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

Complete 6 levels to become a Chartered Fellow

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 47,322

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 58,642

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