Bachelor of International Affairs Management with Honours [BIAM(Hons.)]
BIAM has been offered since 1997 and constitutes one of the undergraduate degree programs currently offered under the School of International Studies. The general aim of BIAM Program is to produce graduates with knowledge, practical skills and deep understanding of international affairs management in an ever-changing complex global environment. To achieve this, the Program’s curriculum and structure combine traditional coursework, mandatory internship and a mini thesis that would equip and nurture students not only with practical, problem-solving and analytical skills, but also theory and knowledge in the field of international affairs. This will enable them to tackle a wide-range of political and security issues, as well as respond to the international political economy agenda in the 21st century global environment. The degree structure and curriculum are designed to ensure the (re)creation of specialists and expert that will further the boundaries of existing knowledge in the context of current global trend in politics, environment, security and socio-economics.
The aims of BIAM program are as followed:
i) To produce skilled, dynamic and progressive graduates in the management of international affairs;
ii) To produce a new generation of leaders who are professional and accountable;
iii) To increase the prospect of student employment in line with the market demand from private and public sectors.
Carrer prospects for BIAM [Hons} graduate span various field in both the public and private sectors. Among the job prospects available, include appointments as diplomatic and administrative offices, academicians, officers and administrators in international organizations, NGOs and multinational companies. BIAM [Hons] graduates also have the opportunity to work in research institutions as foreign affairs researcher, and socio-economy, trade and security analyst.
This programme consists of the SIX (6) components
COMPONENTS CREDIT HOURS UNIVERSITY CORE 25 HOURS PROGRAMME CORE 66 HOURS LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 6 HOURS PROGRAMME ELECTIVE 24 HOURS FREE ELECTIVE 3 HOURS TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124 HOURS
To be awarded a Bachelor of International Affairs Management with Honours degree, a student is required to take and pass a minimum of 124 credit hours which include courses in the programme structure as shown below:
UNIVERSITY CORE (25 CREDIT HOURS)
CODE COURSES CREDIT HOURS SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civizilation 3 SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3 SADN1033 Malaysian Studies 3 SBLE 1033 English for Communication I 3 SBLE 1043 English for Communication II 3 SBLE 2103 Process Writing 3 SADE1013 Basic Entrepreneurship 3 VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum Courses 4
Choose ONE (1) extra-curricular activity that is of interest, and students are subjected to the conditions prescribed under the field.
PROGRAMME CORE (66 CREDIT HOURS)
CODE COURSES CREDIT HOURS PREREQUISITE GFPA1014 Introduction to Political Science 4 None BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3 None SSQL1113 Statistics for Social Science 3 None SSZK2003 Social Science Research 3 None GFMA2023 International Business 3 BPMN1013 Introduction to Management GFPA2013 Structure, Political Process and the Administration of the Malaysian Government 3 None GFPA2023 Political Theories 3 GFPA1014 Introduction to Political Science GFPA2043 Modern World History 3 None GFPA2233 Malaysian Foreign Policy 3 None GFPP2023 Southeast Asian Politics 3 None GFPP2033 Diplomacy 3 None GFPP2064 International Relations 4 None GFPP2223 Foreign Policy 3 None GFPP3133 Malaysian Political Economy 3 None GFPP3114 International Political Economy 4 None GFLA3124 International Law 4 None GFPX4908 Practicum 8 Have taken and passed all courses under the program core GFPZ3996 Dissertation 6 SSZK2003 Social Science Research AND have completed at least 90credit hours
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
Choose ONE (1) language from the foreign language components. Students are required to complete level one and level two of the components.
Students are NOT ALLOWED to choose their mother tongue language.
Chinese medium school students are NOT ALLOWED to choose Mandarin.
Religious school students are NOT ALLOWED to choose Arabic.
Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Southern Thailand students are NOT ALLOWED to choose Malay Language.
CODE COURSES CREDIT HOURS SBLF1013 Spanish Level I 3 SBLF2013 Spanish Level II 3
SBLF1023 German Level I 3 SBLF2023 German Level II 3
SBLF1033 Japanese Level I 3 SBLF2033 Japanese Level II 3
SBLF1043 Arabic Level I 3 SBLF2043 Arabic Level II 3
SBLF1053 Mandarin Level I 3 SBLF2053 Mandarin Level II 3
SBLF1063 Thai Level I 3 SBLF2063 Thai Level II 3
SBLF1073 French Level I 3 SBLF2073 French Level II 3
SBLF1083 Korean Level I 3 SBLF2083 Korean Level II 3
PROGRAMME ELECTIVE (24 CREDIT HOURS)
Students MUST choose ONE (1) of the following focused areas:
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY
Student must choose EIGHT (8) courses from the list below.
CODE COURSES CREDIT HOURS PREREQUISITE GFLA3143 International Human Rights 3 None GFLA3133 International Environmental Law 3 None GFPP3533 Seminar on Diplomacy and International Relations Issues 3 None GFPP2333 East Asian Politics 3 None GFPP2403 Organizational Leadership 3 None GFPP2623 Nationalism & Ethnic Conflicts in the International Systems 3 None GFPP3243 United States Politics and Foreign Policy 3 None GFPP3713 Politics and International Law 3 GFPP2063 International Relations GFPP3733 International Maritime Politics and Problems 3 None GFPP3753 Sovereignty and Globalization 3 None GFPS3043 Strategic Studies 3 None GFPS3083 International Conflict Resolution and Management 3 None
POLITICAL ECONOMY & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Student must choose EIGHT (8) courses from the list below.
CODE COURSES CREDIT HOURS PREREQUISITE GFPP2133 International Economic Organizations and the Developing World 3 None GFPP3033 Politics and Business 3 None GFPP3123 Politics of International Trade 3 None GFPP3143 Regional Political Economy 3 None GFPP3463 Politics of International Financial Institutions and International Financial Markets 3 None GFMA3063 Cross Culture Management 3 GFMA2023 International Business GFML3023 Sea Transportation 3 GFMA2023 International Business GFML3043 Cargo Insurance 3 GFMA2023 International Business GFML3073 Export Management 3 GFMA2023 International Business GFPP3413 Political and Economic Risks Analysis 3 GFPA1014 Introduction to Political Science GFMA3103 International Business Policy 3 GFMA2023 International Business GFMA3033 International Management 3 GFMA2023 International Business GFMA3113 International Mergers and Acquisitions 3 GFMA2023 International Business
FREE ELECTIVE (3 CREDIT HOURS)
Students can choose any courses offered by another programme at the same School or courses offered by other Schools taking into account the following criteria:
- Must fullfil the prerequisite of the courses if such courses require prerequisites.
- Equivalent courses will not be considered as free elective courses.
- Students are allowed to choose ONE (1) foreign language courses as their free elective.
BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MANAGEMENT WITH HONEST [BIAM (Hons)]
Proposed Course Structure According To Semester
CODE SEMESTER 1 CREDIT HOURS CODE SEMESTER 2 CREDIT HOURS SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civilization 3 SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3 SADN1033 Malaysian Studies 3 SBLE1033 English For Communication I 3 GFPA1014 Introduction to Political Science 4 GFPP2064 International Relations 4 GFPA2013 Structure, Political Process and the Administration of the Malaysian Government 3 SSQL1113 Statistics for Social Science 3 GFPA2043 Modern World History 3 GFPP2223 Foreign Policy 3 BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3 SADE1013 Basic Entrepreneurship
VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1 TOTAL 20 TOTAL 20 CODE SEMESTER 3 CREDIT HOURS CODE SEMESTER 4 CREDIT HOURS SBLE1043 English for Communication II 3 SSZK2003 Social Science Research 3 GFPA2233 Malaysian Foreign Policy 3 GFPP2033 Diplomacy 3 GFLA3124 International Law 4 GFPP2023 Social Science Research 3 GFPA2023 Political Theories 3 SBLE2103 Process Writing 3 GFMA2023 International Business 3 GFPP3114 International Political Economy 4 Foreign Language I 3 Foreign Language II 3 VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1 VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1 TOTAL 20 TOTAL 20 CODE SEMESTER 5 CREDIT HOURS CODE SEMESTER 6 CREDIT HOURS GFPP3133 Malaysian Political Economy 3 Free Elective 3 Programme Elective 1 3 GFPZ3996 Dissertation 6 Programme Elective 2 3 Programme Elective 6 3 Programme Elective 3 3 Programme Elective 7 3 Programme Elective 4 3 Programme Elective 8 3 Programme Elective 5 3 TOTAL 18 TOTAL 18 CODE SEMESTER 7 CREDIT HOURS GFPX4908 Practicum 8 TOTAL 8