BBA (Hons) Bachelor of Business Administration

The course

Course code
KPT/JPS (R/345/6/0564) (FA4166) 05/24
Delivery type
3 years
Intake date
September, January

With very close links with industry, commerce and relevant professional bodies, our business-related programmes are world-renowned for its teaching and research.


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As the modern business world becomes increasingly complex, understanding the fundamental way in which businesses and organisations operate – how they develop their strategies and take key decisions – is vital.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree, know as BBA (Hons), aims to develop students’ understanding of the area of Business Administration and Management and develop practical skills appropriate for careers in this area

Theory and practice are given equal emphasis to provide a holistic understanding of the role of Business Administration as well as knowledge of and skills associated with business startup, growth and innovation. You’ll develop valuable communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and project work. Course assessment is generally based on either coursework or an exam at the end of the semester, or a mixture of the two at the end of the semester or academic year.


This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to recognition within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

Course content

Year 1

  • Operations Management
  • Choose 7 from optional or elective courses

Year 2

  • Business Research Methods
  • Strategic Management
  • Choose 6 from optional or elective courses

Year 3

  • International Business
  • Choose 5 from optional or elective courses

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Optional courses available from a wide range of business subjects such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, Management, Law and Entrepreneurship. Elective courses are also taken.

*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change


This Bachelor's degree provides a wide range of career options, and our graduates have an excellent reputation with employers. Successful careers include marketing executive, consultant, stockbroker and financial consultant.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: CCC
  • UEC: 20 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • CPU: 70%
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 7.5
  • IB Diploma: 25 points
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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Scholarships and bursaries

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