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Study Guide: Business in Malaysia

Everybody has the ability to start a business, but it takes a whole team of experts to make it successful. This study guide is the ideal resource for you if you are curious to learn more about business studies. You can learn more about the various business and management study fields here, along with other crucial details that might help you decide whether or not to enrol in this programme.

WHAT IS BUSINESS?

Any organisation aiming to make money from an activity qualifies as a business. Although the term "business" has many different meanings, these activities that aim to make money, typically involve giving customers something they want or need. When you go to a grocery store, eat at a restaurant, or wait in line to create a bank account, you are engaging in commercial interactions as a customer. Along with meeting your needs as a customer, these commercial business enterprises—supermarkets, restaurants, and banks—also exist to generate profits.

A business degree may include a variety of subjects, depending on the major you choose as your field of specialty, such as accounting, management, human resources, marketing, economics, and financing. This three-year curriculum will help you build a thorough understanding of business theories and their practical application via the use of case studies and problem-solving.

These are the main fields usually covered in a business degree:​

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • International Business

  • Management

  • Marketing

As it has been pointed out, a business degree has a wide range of specialisations and sectors. Before deciding on a major to specialise in, business students typically get the chance to gain exposure to a variety of fields in the early stages of their education (typically in the first year of study).

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY BUSINESS?

These are the general entry requirements to pursue a business degree.  Entry requirements for some universities may be higher, so do make sure you check the details carefully.

requirements

SPM/O-Level

  • A pass with minimum 5 credits including Sejarah and Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to STPM/Government Matriculation and Pre-U programmes)

  • A pass with minimum 3 credits including Sejarah and Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to diploma qualification)

PATHWAYS TO STUDY BUSINESS

This is the general pathway to study business after completing your SPM or IGCSE.

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Step 1: Complete STPM/UEC/Pre-university programme for 1-2 years. You can also opt to be enrolled in Diploma in Business for 2 years.

Step 2: Once you graduate with a business diploma, you can choose to go straight to the workforce.

Step 3: If you want to pursue a business degree, enrol in a 3-year business degree programme.

Step 4: Once you've completed your degree, you can choose to go straight to the workforce.

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WHAT WILL YOU STUDY IN BUSINESS?

In Malaysia, it takes at least three years to complete a business degree. Since business studies has numerous subfields, your course selection will determine your optional subjects, but the basic disciplines are still required to build your abilities and business understanding.​

subjects

Fundamental of Business

Introduction to Marketing

Human Resource Management

International Business

Entrepreneurship

Accounting

In order to complete the a business degree programme, you could be required to fulfil obligatory work internships. In doing so, you will be able to gain real-world experience that will aid in your ability to comprehend the subjects you are studying.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A BUSINESS DEGREE?

Completing a degree in business will prepare you for a career in banking & finance and financial planning, as well as media & advertising for marketing majors.

Here are some jobs that are highly related to a degree in Business:

career

Bank Executive

Corporate Financier

Financial Planner

Fund Manager

Investment Agent

Investment Analyst

Marketing Executive

Research Analyst

Stock Trader

Having a business degree also means you have the flexibility to apply your knowledge and skills to various industries because you are exposed to many different business-related subjects while you are studying.

 

Your business skills may be valuable in the following fields:

  • Corporate Communications

  • Human Resource

  • Logistics

  • Management Consulting

  • Market Research

  • Real Estate

  • Telecommunications

If you're an entrepreneur who dislikes working for others, you may also become your own boss. If you have a business degree, you can accomplish exactly that, and you'll have an advantage over others because of the skills and knowledge you've obtained during your studies.

WHERE CAN YOU STUDY BUSINESS IN MALAYSIA?

HELP University

Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Diploma in Business

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneruship) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Finance) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Business Analytics) (Hons)
Bachelor of Business (Business Psychology) (Hons)

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