“I want to learn how to create powerful, innovative and refined design solutions to meet industry needs.”

“I want to learn how to create powerful, innovative and refined design solutions to meet industry needs.”

Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business

R3/0211/6/0069 | MQA/SWA0159 (30.07.2029)
R2/340/6/0468 | MQA/SWA0004 (27.12.2024)

The Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business equips students with the knowledge and skills essential for a career that encompasses the challenging and dynamic area of design and business sectors. graduates will be able to capitalise on opportunities in both the design and business professions.

February, September

4 years

Course details

Course objectives

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesize knowledge and apply this with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrate technical and practical skills, and a broad understanding of key concepts in their chosen field of study
  • Demonstrate knowledge and cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems independently and collaboratively, in diverse contexts
  • Apply communication skills to present a clear, coherent, and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to different audiences and stakeholders
  • Apply cognitive and technical skills and to principles of sustainability and respectful design to their knowledge and development of their design solution with responsibility and accountability
  • Exercise organizational and leadership skills, and demonstrate the ability to plan and execute a project and/or piece of research with groups that may include academics, industry professionals and students
  • Apply and integrate business-relevant knowledge, theories, concepts technologies, practices and processes
  • Obtain, analyse and interpret relevant information and data to make informed business decisions
  • Formulate innovative and sustainable solutions to business problems
  • Articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural responsiveness and critically analyse and offer authentic solutions to ethical challenges in business
  • Effectively communicate business arguments and reasoning to a range of audiences
  • build on business and digital skills to continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners
  • work collaboratively and purposefully in teams to achieve a common goal

Course structure

For the completion of Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business, students are required to complete a total of 32 units (400 credit points) consisting of:

  • Eight (8) Design Core Units of Study (100 credit points), and
  • Five (5) Business Fundamentals core units (62.5 credit points), and
  • Three (3) Business Practice core units of study (37.5 credit points), and
  • Seven (7) units of study from one of the Design majors (100 credit points), and
  • Eight (8) units of study from one of the Business Discipline majors (100 credit points)

Units of study

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM33,760 (annual)
International students
RM42,112 (annual)

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.


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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

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English Requirements

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Application process

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Career opportunities

Opportunities extend across business practices in fields of marketing, management, administration, human resources, analytics, logistics, entrepreneurship and sports management. In the design industry, career opportunities extend across print and digital media in disciplines such as communication design, user experience and interaction design, motion, photomedia and branded environments. Graduates may find employment across private and public sectors, including corporate and commercial, small and medium enterprise, government, and non-government, civic, education and non-profit.

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