Foundation in Arts

Foundation Course In Malaysia

 

Overview
The Foundation programme equips students with the necessary fundamental knowledge to pursue their university studies. This flexible programme ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based educational platform. It also helps them to explore new methods and ideas, as well as skills and concepts, to encourage independent and critical thinking.

 

The Foundation in Arts is a one-year programme that provides with 2 electives:

  • Law or Humanities
  • IT or Computer Science

 

Note: The academic quality of this foundation programme will enable students to seamlessly move into any undergraduate degree programme with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan.

Programme information

GROOMING BUSINESS LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE

When students graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia KDU, we ensure that our students are armed with the knowledge, insights and skills, and empowered with experience, so that they stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy and help create an economically prosperous tomorrow. The academic experience at UOW Malaysia KDU is designed for students who not only desire to study business, but also to build the characteristics and confidence necessary for a real world experience. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passions prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.

 

CHOOSE UOW MALAYSIA KDU FOR YOUR BUSINESS STUDIES
UOW Malaysia KDU University College’s School of Business drive a strong focus on offering real world and experiential learning for, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in students. Students are given opportunities to understand business organisations, systems and processes from a simulated model, learn from captains of industry, and work with industrial partners on real-world projects – giving them a head start in honing their business sense and sharpening their skills. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passion prepare them to become driven and intuitive leader.

  • Obtained desired job, run own business, further study
  • Over 100 companies for student internships
  • Diverse student population from over 18 countries
  • A purpose-built Entrepreneurialism Center
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum with input from Industry Advisory Panels
  • 45% of faculty members are with industry experience
  • Programmes accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy

 

STUDENTS TODAY, ENTREPRENEURS TOMORROW

At UOW Malaysia KDU, students are encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind – to be bold, innovative and adaptable. All students that are taking business studies are required to undergo the Entrepreneurship module, anchored by the university college’s School of Business.

In the pursuit of nurturing budding entrepreneurs, the School of Business set up its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator programme. Under the Entrepreneurship module, students work in teams to run a business and solve its problems and issues in a virtual environment. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the SKOLA trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms; providing students with the opportunity to experience different scenarios that occur in a real-world business environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Besides the simulated environment, students also go through the process of conceptualising, developing and fine-tuning business ideas, which will be pitched to angel investors. The module is taught by lecturers who have had vast industry experience and who are members of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN).

 

REAL WORLD EDUCATION WITH INDUSTRY

Students at UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Business are driven to be industry-ready. Essential to their academic learning and experience are our collaborations with industry partners, all designed to ensure our students get an edge above others even before they graduate.

  •  Industry Cooperative Education Programme
    Industry partnership through adoption of specific module at UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business provides our students an opportunity to network with their potentially future employers and apply classroom learning in real-world situations. In most cases, students will go through a series of training modules – from sessions on financial literacy to retail and customer service insights, people management, and other relevant operational areas. The holistic learning eco-system enables students to create and execute their own business plan, which forms part of the practical student assessment throughout their education journey.
  • UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing Programme
    At UOW Malaysia KDU, we value the need for students to experience the real world instead of just the classroom education. Therefore from as early as Year 1 of their Bachelor’s Degree studies or Year 2 of their Diploma studies, students will have an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a company as well as observe first hand of the challenges that are faced in the respective professions. Through UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing programme, students will be able to gain insights about the industry as opposed to just reading general job descriptions.
  •  Revolutionary Business Simulation
    As the world of business transforms rapidly with the adoption of digital economy, the paradigm shift has resulted in greater demand for organisation with soft skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Students’ adaptability of this new era would enhance their innovativeness and productivity, hence contributing in the society development.

At UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business, students are put into business simulated environment at our very own Entrepreneurialism Centre, guided by certified EuroPEN-PEN International trainers and are led by experienced Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) investor. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the Simplified Business System (SBS) trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms, teaches them various methods in facing the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Duration
1 year (3 semesters)
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core
  • Advanced English Course
  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Writing and Research Skills
  • Introduction to Computing and IT
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Mathematics 1
  • Statistics
Electives

Law or Humanities

  • Introduction to Law

 

IT or Computer Science

  •  Mathematics 2
MPU
  • Ethics and Moral 1
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Local Students) or Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Oral Communication 1 (Local students with a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) or Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Local students without a credit in SPM or other equivalent programmes in Bahasa Melayu

Intake dates

2020

January March June September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM13,290

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International students

RM19,540

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Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 5 Credits

UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (Min B6)

 

English Requirement

Local Student :

  • Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent

 

International Student :

  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34);  or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3

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