The Foundation in Business and Management is run by the Centre for English Language & Foundation Education (CELFE), and aimed at International and Malaysian students who would like a solid preparation for Undergraduate study.
The course is a combination of academic skills and content specific modules, providing an introductory grounding in social sciences as well as challenging work on critical thinking, academic literacy and communication skills. The emphasis on English for Academic Purposes will enable you to express complex ideas in a concise and appropriate way.
How you are taught
Lectures are typically two-hour sessions. During these sessions, you will become familiar with the subject’s main theoretical concepts and ideas. Academic tutorials are held so you can participate in class discussions, improveyour presentation skills and apply theoretical concepts to practical issues. In addition, lab work, tutorials and assignments will be key parts of your learning experience and assessment. All core modules are compulsory. You can also select optional modules relating to your preferred undergraduate course.
Each semester consists of 10-12 weeks of teaching and an additional one to three weeks of assessment. Your foundation route depends on your skills and the amount of formal education you have undertaken. The three-semester programme is ideal if you have completed a minimum of 11 years of formal education, whereas the two-semester programme is suitable if you have completed at least 12 years of formal education but need to enhance your skills in order to undertake an undergraduate degree. If you study for the three-semester programme you will take all modules, and if you take the two-semester programme you will take all modules offered in the second and third semesters.
Progressing to degree level
On successful completion of the Foundation programme, you can choose from the following undergraduate courses depending on your academic performance and interest.
Primary courses for progression:
- Applied Psychology and Management Studies (BSc)
- Business Economics and Finance (BSc)
- Business Economics and Management (BSc)
- Economics (BSc)
- Economics and International Economics (BSc)
- Finance, Accounting and Management (BSc)
- International Business Management (BSc)
- Management (BSc)
Alternative pathways for progression:
- International Communication Studies (BA)
- International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature (BA)
- International Communication Studies with Film and Television Studies (BA)
- International Relations (BA)
- International Relations with French/German/Japanese/Korean/Mandarin/Spanish (BA)
|Applicants who have completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and met the entry requirements for the programme may be eligible to apply for the 2-Semester entry programme. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.
|6 Bs in relevant academic subjects including mathematics, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Languages may be considered as relevant academic subjects but should not exceed two subjects.
|IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
||5,5,5,5,5,5 in relevant academic subjects including mathematics, excluding Personal Project. Languages may be considered as relevant academic subjects but should not exceed two subjects.
||CCC, excluding critical thinking and general studies
||BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
||BBB, excluding Pengajian Am.
||4 B3s and 1 B4, including mathematics, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
||24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard Level or 4 points at Higher Level
|SAM or other Australian Matriculations
||ATAR 74 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
||82% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in mathematics of data management.
|High School Diploma plus College Admissions Tests (US Style Curriculum)
||Minimum GPA 3.0 (out of 4) with Grade B in mathematics plus, a score of 1200 in SATr. Applicants without SATr may be considered for 3-semester entry.
In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent must have grade C in mathematics.
Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the two semester programme.
English language requirements
||6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
||79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
||55 (with no less than 51 in each element)
|GCSE O Level:
|IGCSE (first language):
|IGCSE (second language):
|IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.
We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.
Typical core modules:
- Business Organisations
- Fundamentals of Computing
- Fundamentals of Markets
- Introduction to Social Science
- Introductory Algebra
- Writing for Academic Purposes
Typical core modules:
- Business Discourse
- Foundation of Management
- Fundamentals of Business Economics
- Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
- Introductory Calculus
Typical optional modules:
You can choose three of the following optional modules:
- Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)
- Person and Society
- The Making of the Modern World
Typical optional modules:
- Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
- Groups and Interpersonal Dynamics
- Introduction to Legal Concepts
- Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Forward
- The World Economy