Home Programme BA (Hons) International Business
BA (Hons) International Business
BA (Hons) International Business

Overview of BA(Hons) International Business


In today’s world, businesses are becoming truly global. The internet and other instant communication methods available mean that small and new businesses can reach the international market. As such, today’s companies & organisations are looking for the right mix of talent.


The BA(Hons) International Business course programme is for students who aim to take their place in global organisations and businesses. This requires students to learn about the challenges and complexities involved in dealing with organisational and business issues at an international level. These include Workplace Diversity, Cross-Cultural Management and how important aspects such as law, trade, finance, logistics, ethics, and human resource management operate across borders. The program, therefore, provides a timely wide-angled look at the workings of organisations and businesses from domestic, foreign and regional perspectives. Graduates of the program will find themselves highly relevant and sought-after, as the trend in internationalization gains momentum in contemporary economies and society. This programme helps you develop the cross-cultural skills & prepares you to work in international environment. Skills that you are about to learn in this course includes communication, critical thinking, team also a deep theoretical foundation that will cover marketing human resource management, global strategy, intercultural ethics and many more.




Note: Students can apply to be a CIM (Student) Affiliate at a discounted membership fee.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to be able to:


• Communicate information related to international business, effectively through oral, written and visual means to create and communicate understanding for different international businesses, purposes and contexts, using appropriate digital technologies to communicate to businesses operating in other countries


• Interact and engage collaboratively in a group by understanding and recognising cultural diversity and the need for inclusion of its members and contribute positively and productively to enable the group to meet its goals within the complexities of international business and globalisation perspectives


• Identify, define, assess and evaluate concepts, ideas and issues in order to adopt an informed approach to assessing international business scenarios and problems in domestic, foreign and regional perspectives and to explore new arguments to extend, modify or challenge existing ideas and views appropriate to an international business environment


• Acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge in the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline areas and apply that knowledge within economic, social, environmental, technological, global and multi-cultural contexts in order to function effectively in a highly dynamic and competitive international business environment


• Locate, organize, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information systematically, cohesively and coherently in assessing and presenting information to support the organisation’s problem-solving and decision-making in its international business operations


• Recognize the ethical impact of their studies and activities in a socially and culturally diverse global world and the importance of international business initiatives in sustainable development


• Identify problems and collect evidence for analysis, synthesis and evaluation of international business scenarios using a range of approaches and techniques that integrate multiple business disciplines and global perspectives


• Consider new ideas, methods and approaches in theoretical and practical perspectives, think creatively and critically and understand the importance of responding flexibly and proactively to a changing international business environment


• Appreciate the leadership skills needed to motivate, direct and engage others towards goal achievement in a way that values diversity, equality and contribution of others in an internationally diverse and multicultural society and workplace


• Apply reflective thinking in pursuit of self-reflection, self-discovery and personal development, adapt and respond to change, recognize the need for social skills in a globalised community and maintain an openness to life-long learning necessitated by an increasingly international, uncertain and fast-changing business environment.

Course Structure

Year 1


• Economics
• Principles of Accounting
• Business English
• Business Statistics
• Principles of Management
• Principles of Finance
• Principles of Marketing


Year 2


• Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management

• Business Law

• International Economics

• Multinational Corporations

• International Business

• Corporate Finance

• Strategic Management

• International Business Project Management

• International Marketing

• International Business Law



Year 3


• Business Research Methods

• International Supply Chain Management

• International Finance

Elective 1 (select ONE) :

• International Logistics

• Ethics in Business

Elective 2 (select ONE) :

• International Trade

• Mandarin Language (Basic Level)

• Undergraduate Project

• International Inter- Cultural Management

• Export Management

• International HRM

Elective 3 (select ONE) :

• Managing Change in Organisations

• Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

• Industrial Training

Career Outcome

• International Trade and Investment Analyst

• International Marketing Director

• International Business Negotiator

• International Strategic Planner

• International Business Consulting Manager

• Business Development Director

• International Management Consultant

• Multinational Manager

• International  Trade and Customs Director

Entry Requirement

Minimum 2Cs and pass in Mathematics and English in SPM


Minimum 5Bs (including Mathematics and English)


Minimum 2Es


Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0


Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0


Other equivalent qualifications which are recognized by the Malaysian government