MERITUS University's Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Maritime Business is a unique program that enables our students to build a holistic understanding of the eco-system of the maritime business. It focuses on the student’s learning outcome as opposed to the traditional teaching and learning pedagogy. We provide students with opportunities to learn about how successful executives learned in the industry.

Study Location: Main Campus at Mid Valley with visits to floating campus

Total Credits: 122

Faculty: School of Business and Applied Sciences

Entry Requirements:

  • Pass STPM (or any equivalent qualification) with a minimum Grade C in any 2 subjects; and a pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level or any equivalent qualification; OR
  • Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid, and pass SPM with at least 5 credits in any subject including English and Mathematics; OR
  • Any Diploma qualification (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00; OR
  • Matriculation/Foundation qualification (or any qualification) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00; OR
  • Any equivalent qualification

International Applicants:

  • Matriculation/Foundation qualification (or any qualification) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00 OR
  • Pass A-Level with minimum Gred C in any 2 subjects and a pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level or any equivalent qualification OR
  • University Aggregate of 50% or ATAR score of at least 50 for various Australian Matriculation Programs OR
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) with a minimum of 20 points in 5 subjects OR
  • Complete Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with a minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects OR
  • Pass any MQA Accredited Level 4 Diploma or Level 5 Advanced Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 OR
  • Any other qualification that is equivalent and approved by The University Senate.

Additional Awards:

  • Upon graduation, students shall receive additional Professional Qualification Examination (PQE) award from the Charted Institute of Logistic and Transport Malaysia (CILTM) and a membership certificate of MILT.

Possible Academic Progression:

  • MERITUS University’s Master of Business Administration
  • MERITUS University’s Masters of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance


Malaysia is situated at a strategically geographical location where both trades to east and west meet. 90% of the world trade was actually being fulfilled using sea trades and 80% of such trades pass through the Strait of Malacca making The Strait of Malacca is one of the world busiest ship routes in the world.

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road (also known as Belt and Road) initiative introduced by China’s president Xi Jinping during a speech to the Indonesian Parliament in October 2013 has brought an investment of more than 100billions of Ringgit into Malaysia to build sea ports to meet their initial requirements.

Compulsory Modules

Business Management

  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Malaysian Business Law
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance for Business
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Organizations and Management
  • International Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing, Communication and Branding
  • Risk Management
  • Social Enterprise Project
  • Tools for Business Analysis and Decision Making
  • Foreign Language – Mandarin
  • Research Method and Academic Writing
  • Personal Development
  • English Language
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal & Leadership Development


  • Chartering Practice
  • Integrated Transport Management
  • Legal Aspects of Shipping
  • International Shipping and Technology Development
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Finance
  • Port Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Ship Management Operations
  • Transportation and Cargo Security
  • World Seaborne Trade
  • Final Year Project Paper
  • Internship - Practical

Additional Compulsory Modules for Malaysian Students only

  • Ethnic Relations
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

Additional Compulsory Modules for International Students only

  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication using Malay Language 2


There are at least 6 categories of industries requires maritime experts, graduates will find themselves contributor for the commonly known Logistics, Ports, Maritime Support Services, Shipping, Travel, and Tourism as well as Oil and Gas industry.


  • Container Depot
  • Custom Clearing Agents
  • Warehousing
  • Forwarding


  • Labour Supply
  • Port Authority
  • Port Operator
  • Food Supply

Support Services

  • Legal Services
  • Insurance And PNI
  • Fresh Water Supply
  • Banking & Finance
  • Education & Training


  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Management Services
  • Agencies Services
  • Ship Building

Travel & Tourism

  • Cruise Operation
  • Passenger Terminal
  • Eco-Tourism

Oil & Gas

  • Offshore Operation
  • Onshore Operation
  • Support Vessel Operation

Note: The above list is not conclusive and subject to each individual performance at various stages.

Program taught in:
  • English
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