BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management – Asia Pacific University

Length of Study

3 years

Course Fees

Rm 77,200 + £570 (Estimated)

Location

Technology Park (TPM), Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Dual Degree Award: Asia Pacific University, Malaysia and Staffordshire University, UK

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An understanding of the context, nature, role and significance of management activities undertaken by managers of Human Resource Management (HRM) in a range of organisations.
  • An opportunity to develop well-researched, logical and integrated solutions to multi-faceted problems in uncertain and dynamic contexts.
  • Vocationally relevant exposure enabling you to become operationally effective in management.
  • A platform to demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical evaluation of key aspects of HRM and Business, including strategic decision-making, international perspectives and contemporary use of HRM.

Admission required:

  • 2 Principal Passes at STPM level and with 4 Credit Passes at SPM; or
  • 2 Passes at ‘A’ Levels; or
  • The APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent with CGPA of 2.0; or
  • 5 Grade B's in UEC; or
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with minimum average of 50%; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with minimum average of 60%; or
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate (SAM) with minimum of 60%; or
  • International Baccalaureate with minimum 24 marks;
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with minimum average of 50%;
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with minimum average of 50%; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Degree Course Structure:

Level 1

Level 1 comprises 10 common modules within all management awards. The Legal, Business Environment and Computing & IT in the Workplace modules provide a context within which businesses operate.

The Business & Communications Skills and Introduction to Services Management modules provide the skills and competence that will be used throughout the programme. You are then introduced to the four principal functions of a business - Management, Marketing, People Management and Accounting. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

  • Introduction to Management
  • Accounting Skills
  • Business and Communications Skills
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Computing and IT in the Workplace
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • People Management
  • Quantitative Skills

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities

Level 2

The emphasis is on strategy and decision-making alongside the more practical issues of managing for enterprise, performance and problem-solving. There is also an emphasis on aspects of the employee including Employee Relations, Employee Development, Employment Law and Effective Performance.

Independent learning continues in all modules but is a particular focus and requirement in Research Methods.

Common Modules

  • Behavioural Science in the Organisation
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Integrated Business Process with SAP ERP System
  • Managing Finance

Specialised Modules

  • Critical Thinking in Management
  • Employee Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment Law
  • International Culture and Communications
  • Learning Knowledge and Effective Performance

Internship 

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship/Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Human Resource Management.

Level 3

The emphasis is on strategy and decision-making, through modules which emphasise the changing practices of management and HRM Strategy, as well as International HRM and People & Performance Management. You will not only study modules which deal with contemporary ideas about managing people, change and HRM strategy, but will also consider these issues within the increasingly international arena of managing HRM.

The HRM Project further develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen area of study and reinforces your independent learning skills.

Common Modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management

Specialised Modules

  • Contemporary Management
  • Human Resource Management Project
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Investigation in Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Managing Change
  • People Management Debates
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

MOHE Compulsory Subjects

  • Malaysian Studies
  • Moral Studies
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

Career Opportunities

  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Performance Management Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Training & Development Manager
  • HR Analyst
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Director
  • Employment Manager
  • Talent Champion
  • HR Data Analyst
  • Compensation Analyst

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