Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management

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The programme is for those who want to specialise in developing and managing people – the most valuable asset in an organisation. You will become well-versed in understanding how to develop and implement strategies that contribute towards  optimising organisational performance. 

You will study, among others, employee resourcing, training & development, performance management and compensation & benefits management. You will gain the ability to develop interpersonal and communication skills necessary to manage a diverse pool of employees while acquiring effective leadership qualities. 

Dual Focuses

On Strategic & International HRM Practices Relevant to the Current Globalised Environment

Experienced Lecturers

Previous & Current Human Resource Practitioners


Curriculum Including the Latest In Employment Laws & Industrial Relations

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Entrepreneurship Development

Trains graduates to appreciate the importance of entrepreneurial spirit. 

Strategic Management

Exposes learners to the fundamentals of strategic thinking and its importance.

Business Ethnics

Reminds managers of the need for ethical behaviour and practices in an organisation.

Introduction to International Business

Essential in the current world of cross border business transactions

Management Information Systems

Current circumstances have stressed the importance of having a robust information systems in all organisations.

Learning Path

Students will build and develop a strong foundation by mastering business management and basic human resource management skills.

Students will attain knowledge via in-depth specialisation studies of human resource management covering strategic human resource, occupational safety and human resource development.

Students will be proficient in human resource studies entailing employment laws and international human resource management.

You can find employment as a human resource officer, an administrative executive or a business consultant in various businesses, government services or non-profit organisations.

With relevant experience or professional certification, you can also specialise a career in:

  • Recruitment
  • Industrial Relations
  • Compensation
  • Occupational safety
  • Health or training and development.



No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours



Hubungan Etnik (for Malaysian students); OR

Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for foreign students only)




Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (for Malaysian students); OR

Malaysian Studies 3 (for foreign students only)


Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for students without SPM credit in BM); OR

Decision Making Skills (for students with SPM credit in BM and foreign students)


Comparative Religions; OR
Family and Society; OR

Human Rights

Subtotal Credit Hours14
1WUC107/03Workplace Communication Skills   [APEL(C)]3
2WUC203/03Writing Skills for University Studies   [APEL(C)]3
3BBM102/03Microeconomics   [APEL(C)]3
4BBM103/03Principles and Practice of Management   [APEL(C)]3
5BBM104/03Principles of Marketing   [APEL(C)]3
6BBM202/03Macroeconomics   [APEL(C)]3
7BBM203/03Business Statistics3
8BBM204/03Business Law3
9BBM205/03Basic Accounting   [APEL(C)]3
10BBM206/03Accounting & Costing   [APEL(C)]3
11BBM207/03Human Resource Management   [APEL(C)]3
12BBM208/03Business Ethics3
13BBM210/03Entrepreneurship Development3
14BBF201/03Introduction to Financial Management3
15BMG303/03Strategic Management3
16BMG302/03Organisational  Behaviour3
17BMG306/03Introduction to International Business3
18BLC301/03Operations Management   [APEL(C)]3
19BIS303/03Management Information System3
Subtotal Credit Hours57
1BMG304/03Strategic Human Resource Management3
2BMG308/03Human Resource Development   [APEL(C)]3
3BMG316/03Human Resource Planning3
4BMG321/03Recruitment and Selection   [APEL(C)]3
5BMG314/03Performance Management   [APEL(C)]3
6BMG315/03Compensation Management3
7BMG311/03Employment Law and Industrial Relations3
8BMG312/03International Human Resource Management3
9BMG313/03Occupational Safety and Health Management3
10BMG320/03Organisational Theory and Design3
11BMG318/03Research Methods3
12BMG322/04Business Project4
Subtotal Credit Hours37




BBM209/03 BCS302/03





Consumer Behaviour; OR

Managing International Business; OR

Effective Leadership; OR

Corporate Governance; OR

Organisational Management: OR

Money and Banking: OR  [APEL(C)]

Business Analytics: OR

International Marketing

Subtotal Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120


APEL(C) Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL(C) is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study. This requirement shall be read together with MQA Policies on Credit Transfer, Guidelines on Credit Transfer for MOOC, Micro-credentials and other relevant conditions stipulated by the MQA and MOHE from time to time. The maximum credit transfer allowed for a Diploma-to-Bachelor’s Degree study (based on formal qualifications) is 50% of the total credits for the degree programme, while the existing 60% maximum credit transfer allowable for a combination of formal qualifications with Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning [APEL(C)], Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Micro-Credentials (MCs) remains the same.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL(C) but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at  plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

(1) Regular Entry

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

With a pass in English and Mathematics at SPM / UEC Senior Middle III and

• Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects / two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level

• Five (5) Grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III

Other eligible qualifications

• An approved / accredited Diploma / Advanced Diploma

•An approved Foundation / Matriculation (minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00) qualification from other private and public universities in Malaysia

• Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

• The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 


Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)





12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520


Postgraduate Diploma




Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)





  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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