Foundation in Business and Management

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


1 year


Full-time, On-campus


Apr, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • A multidisciplinary programme that combines academic skills and content-specific modules, such as social sustainability, introduction to law and applied psychology
  • Enrich your worldview with studies in global issues and social science while learning to communicate complex ideas through English for Academic Purposes
  • Open to International and Malaysian students who want to explore various areas of interest before committing to a specific field
  • An entry route to degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, especially in business, education, international communications studies and international relations

Course Structure

Semester 1:

Typical Core Modules

  • Computer Basics and Operations Decisions
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Introduction to Social Science

Semester 2:

Typical Core Modules

  • Critical Thinking and Study Skills
  • Elementary Economics and Mathematical Skills
  • Business and Management in a Global Context


Typical Optional Modules (choose any one)

  • Introduction to Law
  • Social Sustainability
  • Foundation in Language and Literature
  • Oral Communication for Academic Purposes
  • English for Academic Purposes

Semester 3:

Typical Core Modules

  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Business Accounting
  • Fundamentals in Economics


Typical Optional Modules (choose any one)

  • The World Economy
  • Basic Principles of Applied Psychology
  • Communications Politics and Media
  • English for Academic Purposes

Entry Requirements

3 Semester Entry:

  • SPM/GCSE/IGCSE: 5 Bs including mathematics, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.
  • IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP): 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 including mathematics, excluding Personal Project. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.

2 Semester Entry:

  • A Level: CCC, excluding critical thinking and general studies
  • AS Level: BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
  • STPM: C+C+C+, excluding Pengajian Am.
  • UEC: 4 B3s and 1 B4, including mathematics, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
  • IB Diploma: 24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level, including mathematics.
  • SAM or other Australian Matriculations: ATAR 74 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
  • Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD): 70% average based on 6 subjects with at least 60% in mathematics of data management.Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.
  • High School Diploma (US style curriculum): Minimum GPA 3.0 (out of 4) with Grade B in mathematics or pre-calculus in grade 11 or grade 12

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B 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. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
  • PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
  • SPM: CEFR level B2
  • GCSE O Level: Grade C/4
  • IGCSE (first language): Grade C/4
  • IGCSE (second language): Grade B/6
  • IB MYP: 4
  • MUET: Band 4
  • UEC: Grade B3

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

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