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The business curriculum is developed to provide students with a broad understanding of business, economics and finance, while at the same time, enhancing their leadership, analytical and entrepreneurial skills.

The Bachelor of Business is based on a modular credit system, a combination of depth (specialisation of degree major) and breadth (general education modules beyond specialisation of degree major) where students have the flexibility to customise their degree programme depending on their preference and interest. It is a four-year honours degree programme comprised of eight semesters, with students expected to acquire a minimum of 128 modular credits.

This degree is offered only on a full-time basis, with two intakes each year (January and August). Students may choose one of the following Major programmes: Accounting and Finance, Business Administration and Economics which they declare at the end of the second semester. Students are required to fulfil the requirements of their chosen major field, as well as enrich their learning experience during the Discovery year.

  • Module Classification
  • Summary of Degree Structure
  • The Programme Structure
  • Level Requirement

Module Classification

The Bachelor of Business involves modules that can be classified as degree core, major core, major option, compulsory breadth and breadth. These classifications are described below:

Degree Core

These are modules that must be taken by all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business. Students must pass these modules in order to satisfy their graduation requirement.

  • BB-1102 Business Statistics
  • BB-1103 Information Systems Concepts
  • BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management
  • BE-1101 Principles of Economics
  • BP-1101 Government, Business & Society

Major Core and Major Option

Major core are modules that are compulsory modules for all students registered for a particular major. Major options are non-compulsory major modules that contribute to the requirement to complete a major and count towards the depth requirements for graduation.

  • Major in Accounting and Finance
  • Major in Business Administration
  • Major in Economics
  • Optional Modules in Public Policy

Compulsory Breadth

Similar to degree core modules, these are modules that students must pass in order to satisfy their graduation requirement.

  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I: Academic Reading and Writing Skills
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)


These are any module that is outside the degree and major. Any modules from another faculty are examples of breadth modules.

Summary of Degree Structure

Students should attained the required module credits according to the module classification, as listed below:

Types of Module Modular Credits (MCs)
Degree Core 20
Compulsory Breadth 10
Major Core & Options 52
*Discovery Year activity 32
**Outside Faculty Breadth 16
Total 130

*All students have to undergo two semesters of discovery year activities
**4 out of the 16 modular credits should be attained from the Faculty of Science, Institute of Health Science or Faculty of Integrated Technology.

The Programme Structure

Year 1

Students undertake all degree core modules including compulsory breadth and a selection of other breadth modules.

Semester 1:
β€’ BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management 4MCs
β€’ BE-1101 Principles of Economics 4MCs
β€’ BP-1101 Government, Business & Society 4MCs
β€’ LE-1503 Communication Skills I 4MCs

Semester 2:
β€’ BB-1102 Business Statistics 4MCs
β€’ BB-1103 Information Systems Concepts 4MCs
β€’ PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) 4MCs
β€’ BC-1401 Corporate Communication 2MCs
β€’ Option to register for a breadth module

Note: By the end of Semester 2, students are expected to have decided and declared their major programmes (Accounting and Finance, Business Administration and/or Economics).

Year 2

Students will register in depth modules related to their major programme, i.e. Major Core & Major Option modules. Those who wish to enrol in the Major in Accounting and Finance must obtain a minimum of cGPA 3.0 in Year 1. As for a direct-entry student (HND holder), he/she must have at least 8 merits OR achieved Distinction in all accounting and finance related modules in his/her HND.

Year 3

The third year is the Discovery Year. Students can choose to study in a reputed international university, undertake an internship locally or abroad, engage in a community outreach project or learn to develop a business idea and turn it into reality through an incubation programme. They can choose any or a combination of the following options:

β€’ Study Abroad Program (SAP) 32MCs
β€’ Student Exchange Program (SEP) 16MCs
β€’ Internship Program 16MCs
β€’ Incubation Program 16MCs
β€’ Community Outreach Program (COP) 16MCs

Year 4

Students must complete all required modules and accumulate a minimum of 128 modular credits from a combination of degree core, major and breadth modules as specified by the programme structure.

Level Requirement

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business, students must complete 128 modular credits comprised of the degree core, requirements in their respective major programme and the required breadth modules.

In each semester, students are required to register a minimum of 12 modular credits and a maximum of 20 modular credits, and to maintain cGPA of not less than 1.5. A student who seeks to take more than 20 modular credits in a semester will require the approval of the Faculty Dean. As taking more than 20 modular credits entails an extremely heavy workload, approval will be discretionary and considered on a case by case basis.

Students must pass a minimum of 32 modular credits and a maximum of 40 modular credits of Level 1000 modules. This is to ensure, especially in taking breadth modules, that students are well-versed in fundamental concepts related to the different levels of studies.

For a single major, students are expected to pass a minimum of 24 modular credits of Level 4000 modules in their major programme. The rest of the level requirements can be fulfilled from either Level 2000 or Level 3000 modules.

Students are free to choose modules from different levels of study (except for modules with prerequisites) in any one semester. With the flexibility, however, comes responsibility. Students are strongly advised to consult their Programme Leader before signing up for modules.

As GenNext emphasises depth and breadth in education, all academic modules will contribute towards the Grade Point Average (GPA) of a student. Given the importance of the Capstone modules, the weightage of the different level modules are as follows:

Level 1000 modules = 20%
Level 2000 modules = 20%
Level 3000 modules = 20%
Level 4000 modules = 40%

For students who choose to take Level 5000 modules, the weightage will be similar to Level 4000 modules.

Prerequisites and Anti-requisites

There are some modules offered by the faculty where, given the foundational knowledge needed to undertake the particular module, a prerequisite may be imposed. These will be clearly labelled in the module outline.

Students must ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites before registering for a particular module.

There may be cases where there are substantial overlaps in the content covered in two modules. In such cases, the two modules will have an anti-requisite. This means that both courses cannot be taken together to fulfil the student’s credit requirements.