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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 course:​

  • 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 degree in business.  Entry requirements for some universities may be higher, so do make sure you check the details carefully.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY BUSINESS

PREREQUISITE

SPM/O-Level:

  • A pass with 5 credits including Mathematics and English (applicable to government matriculation/pre-university qualification)

  • A pass with 3 credits including Mathematics and English (applicable to diploma qualification)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A-Level: Minimum 2Es or equivalent of minimum 80 points

  • Australian Matriculation SAM/SACE International: Minimum ATAR 60

  • Canadian Pre-University programmes: Average of 60% in 6 subjects

  • Foundation in Business/Arts or Matriculation programme: Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum 24 points for 6 subjects

  • UEC: Pass with minimum 5Bs including Mathematics and English

  • STPM: Minimum 2Cs with CGPA 2.00

  • Diploma in Business: Minimum CGPA 2.00 

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

  • IELTS: Band 5.0​

  • MUET: Band 3

  • UEC English: B6

  • 1119 (GCE-O): Grade C

  • Completed Pre-University/Diploma that was conducted in English

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.​

Fundamental of Business

International Business

Introduction to Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Human Resource Management

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:

Bank Executive

Fund Manager

Marketing Executive

Corporate Financier

Investment Agent

Research Analyst

Financial Planner

Investment 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.