The world of business today is ripe for disruption. Gone were the days where one has to generate capital, scale their investment and be present physically in order to be part of the action. Concepts such as the sharing economy, the platform economy, and the gig economy are becoming a norm, breaking conventional notions and perspectives of business. In addition, technological advances enable individuals to scale up their ventures from the start, bringing their enterprises to the world at a much faster rate.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) is a new academic programme offered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The programme provides individuals with current insights into the world of business and a glimpse into the future through a structured 4-year undergraduate curriculum. Through this programme, students study and learn about strategy and ethics as well as understand insights into developing products and services across cultures and national borders. They will also be equipped with updated knowledge and industry-driven foresight to operate in an international business environment. At the end of the programme, students are able to initiate their own start-ups, enabling to work in cosmopolitan corporations or to be a trendsetter in the global industry.
Students from Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) will be pursuing their studies at the UTM Johor Bahru campus, the only Malaysian Public Research University located in the Iskandar Malaysia economic region. The university has close proximity to an international business environment; therefore, students have first-hand experience about current developments within the region. Students will also engage in active learning, that reflects the impact of regionalism, nationalism, and also international change towards enterprises and businesses.
Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) also offers flexibility to working professionals who are keen to upgrade and improve their skills, creating an excellent lifelong learning pathway to all.
What is the study mode?
The UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme is offered in both a full-time and part-time basis. Students attend lectures, complete assignments, and undergo periodical tests and end-of-semester examinations.
The total credit hour of the UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme is 130 credit hours. In the first year, students enrol in university general courses and programme compulsory courses with a total of 34 credit hours. In the second year, students enrol in university general courses, programme compulsory courses, and business administration specialization courses with a total of 32 credit hours. In the subsequent year, students are allowed to enrol into their desired elective courses, with a total of 36 credit hours. In the fourth year, students engaged in programme compulsory courses, business administration specialization courses, and elective courses with a total of 16 credit hours, in addition to 12 credit hours for their internship.
General requirements SPM & MUE
Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM)
Grade C (NGMP 2.00) for General Studies;
Grade C (NGMP 2.00) for TWO (2) other subjects
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM)
MOE Matriculation/ UA Foundation/ US Foundation or equivalent
Diploma or equivalent
Obtained a Diploma or any other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate
Passed the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM/Equivalent) with at least credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia
or credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia July Paper;
Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, APEL (C)
The UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) features
Future-ready curriculum for uplifting graduate’s skills and attributes to thrive in the gig economy world.
A dynamic programme with high flexibility towards changes and trends in the latest technology.
Fortifying the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Digital Economy through elements like big data and analytics.
Programme delivery approaches practice innovative techniques (21st-century teaching-learning methodologies).
Courses in Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business)
Programme Compulsory Courses
Principle of Management
Principle of Marketing
Human Resource Management
Final Year Project I
Final Year Project II
Business Administration Specialization Courses
International Business Communication
Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
International Business Negotiation
International Trade Framework
Enterprising Computing for Business
Global Financial Management
Business Ethics and Social Responsibilities
International Business Law
Total Quality Management
International Supply Chain
Safety and Health at Work
Project Management and Financing
Research and Development Innovation Management
Commercialization and Technology Transfer
International Relation and Networking
Environmental Management for Business
Prospective students can approach the UTM School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE) to make inquiries or apply for the UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme. The students can also apply online through the UTMSPACE website.
The tuition fee for the UTM Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) programme for Malaysians:
First Semester RM 9,770.00
(Registration RM 1,770 + UTM Service Charge RM 314 + Fees RM 7,686)
Subsequent Semester RM 8,000.00
(UTM Service Charge RM 314 + Fees RM 7,686)
*the total payment fees are excluding hostel fees