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Best Private Universities in Malaysia to Study the Foundation in Business

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Students after SPM who have decided to go for a Business Degree at a top private university in Malaysia, it would be better to take a Foundation in Business instead of taking tough external pre-university courses like A-Levels, Canadian Pre-U or Australian Matriculation.

Students after SPM can find it difficult to decide which Pre-University programme that would fit them. They might ask if Foundation in Business the right path?

This guide will explain everything about a Foundation in Business, as well as some of the most important things that you need to know so that you can make the best decision that would fit you.

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Top Ten Reasons to Study the Foundation in Business at the Best Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia?

  1. Cheaper than the External Pre-University Programmes

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    Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  2. Easier than the External Pre-University Programmes
  3. Some are recognised for entry into overseas universities
  4. Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  5. You study subjects that you like, which is business related
  6. Your coursework and exams are marked by Malaysians who understand what you write or express
  7. You will be exposed to different types of business subjects which would help you to decide which major to choose in the degree.
  8. Faster to enter the degree programme compared to taking the STPM or A-Levels
  9. If you do not plan to go overseas, there is no reason to take an external Pre-U programme which is tougher and more expensive.
  10. When you score well in the Foundation in Business, you can apply for scholarships for the degree programme at the same university.

Entry Requirements into a Foundation in Business in Malaysia

Entry requirements into the Foundation in Business at most private universities in Malaysia are

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Top students from all over Malaysi choose to study at the 300-acre top ranking Curtin University Sarawak

  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE
  • Students intending to pursue a degree in Finance or Actuarial Science must have a credit in Maths.

Entry requirements into top ranked universities like Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are higher

  • Minimum 4 Bs and a C in SPM or O-Levels including a B in English and Mathematics or other equivalent global qualifications.
  • Actuarial Science route requires minimum 4 Bs and a C in SPM or O-Levels including a B in English and Mathematics together with a C in Additional Mathematics or other equivalent global qualifications.

Studying the Foundation in Business at Top Universities in Malaysia

Students after the Foundation would consider degree programmes offered in private universities in

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Malaysia such as:

  • Finance
  • Finance & Investment
  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting
  • Banking & Finance
  • Investment
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • International Business

A Foundation in Business focuses on business-related topics by focusing on specific subjects related to these various majors in Business.

Structure of the Foundation in Business Programme in Malaysia

A Foundation in Business at top private universities in Malaysia would be 12-months in duration. It is divided into 3 semesters. They would be 3 long semesters which are 14 weeks long.

Unlike how A-Level and SAM are administered by a central body (Cambridge or EdExcel administers the A-Levels and the South Australian education board administers SAM), a Foundation in Business is administered by the private university itself.

Assessments are a mixture of coursework, assignments and exams. It is generally accepted that the Foundation course is easier than the external Pre-University programmes. Quality of the Foundation in Business programmes are assured with the accreditation from MQA.

Students who have completed the Foundation in Business may transfer to other private universities in Malaysia for their degree programmes.

Typical Subjects offered in the Foundation in Business

Subjects offered by Foundation in Business courses are related to business subjects so that it would

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First City University College offers value for money quality education in Malaysia

prepare you for the undergraduate degree in businessSome universities offer both core and elective subjects (which means you get to choose some of your subjects), while some universities only have fixed subjects.

You will study subjects like Marketing, Accounting, Management, Finance, Mathematics, Communication, IT, and more. The Malaysian Ministry of Education also requires students to take compulsory subjects called the Matapelajaran Wajib or MPU. Students have to take 3 MPU subjects during their Foundation.

Why Study Foundation in Business at a Top Private University in Malaysia

Foundation in Business is a structured and straightforward path to a degree in Business. Here are

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some of the reasons why you should take a Foundation in Business at a top private university in Malaysia.

By taking a Foundation in Business, you will be exposed to various Business topics, such as Accounting, Management, Economics and Marketing. This is advantageous as it will help give you an idea of what to study for your degree if you are still unsure.

Top private universities in Malaysia would ensure a quality in their Foundation programmes so that students would be well prepared for their degree courses. Do not choose the Foundation in Business because it is the cheapest. It may not prepare you well to handle the degree programme.

The environment in top private universities is one that’s vibrant, multi-cultural and English-speaking. These are necessary components for a successful career in the competitive work place.

Top universities offering the Foundation in Business in Malaysia are Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Asia Pacific University, Curtin University Sarawak and First City University College.

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