APU-DMU dual degree program
Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia, and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.
More than just a human resource management degree
Direct entry to level 1 of the degree:
2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
2 Passes in A-Level with a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.
5 Grade B’s in UEC with a Pass in Mathematics and English.
Passed Foundation program (minimum CGPA of 2.0).
Direct entry to level 2 of the degree:
Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
Successful completion of studies in another recognized institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree
(Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)
* The requirement to pass Mathematics and English subjects at STPM, A-Level and UEC can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent/higher achievement.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programs based on the latest program standards published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programs will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
TOEFL IBT: 46-59
Pearson (PTE): 42
MUET: Band 4
This program is specifically designed to provide students with:
An understanding of the context, nature, role, and significance of management activities undertaken by managers of Human Resource Management (HRM) in a range of organizations.
An opportunity to develop well-researched, logical, and integrated solutions to multi-faceted problems in uncertain and dynamic contexts.
Vocationally relevant exposure enabling you to become operationally effective in human resource management.
A wide range of employment skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and interpretive skills, effective written and oral communication, using IT and business applications, and the ability to conduct research into human resource management issues.
Degree level 1
Students will gain a basic understanding of the context within which businesses operate - Management, Law, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. We will also expose them to business & communication skills, computing & IT skills and quantitative skills, independent learning. All Business Management programs have a common first year so that they will get a solid grounding in business management theories and practices.
Introduction to Management
Business and Communications Skills
Digital Thinking and Innovation
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Degree level 2
Students will be exposed to a more advanced level of the curriculum including behavioral science, business ethics & governance, critical thinking in management, and international culture & communications. An in-depth understanding of the discipline and core practices of human resource management will be developed as well. They will gain further understanding of core business processes through the industry-leading software supported by SAP. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.
Behavioural Science in Organisation
Business Ethics and Governance
Business Research Methods
Delivering Customer Value
International Culture and Communications
Occupational Safety and Health
Elective modules (choose 2)
Managing Finance OR Financial Management
Critical Thinking in Management OR Introduction to Taxation
Internship (16 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.
Degree level 3
Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in tackling more practical and modern issues of human resource management, through modules that facilitate the application of job-related skills and knowledge in the field of human resource management. Leadership and strategic management skills will be taught, with aims to groom them as global business leaders. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually - they will demonstrate the academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.
Human Resource Management Project
International Human Resource Management
Investigations in Human Resource Management
Leadership Theory and Practice
Managing People and Performance
Contemporary Issues in HRM
Strategic Human Resource Management
Elective modules (choose 2)
Managing Change OR Building Customer Relationship
Human Factors Psychology OR Corporate Restructuring
MQA compulsory subjects*
Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
Workplace Professional Communication Skills
Employee & Employment Trends
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
Compensation & Benefit Manager
Employee Relations Manager
Performance Management Manager
Public Relations Manager
Training & Development Manager
HR Data Analyst
Upon completion of BA (Hons) Human Resource Management, students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Recognition of APU Degree Programmes.
The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAISCA) (9 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)
Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS) (10 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)
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Year 1: RM 28,200Year 2: RM 29,000Year 3: RM 29,800Total: RM 87,000
Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,330)Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,615)Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,670)Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,615)
​* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees.