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Education in Malaysia. Sunway University - Business, Economics & Social Studies

Education in Malaysia. Sunway University - Business, Economics & Social Studies

Business, Economics & Social Studies

Start Dates & Entry Requirements
Students should usually be 17 years old and have successfully completed their home countries high school qualifications. Student must also have minimum English language level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent for a September start and IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for a January fast-track start (see page 13 for IELTS equivalents).

Course Content
This programme prepares students for a variety of Business, Economics and Social Study related university degree courses. The 4 units studied are Economics, Government & Politics, Mathematics, and English Language plus additional tuition in ICT (Information & Computing Technology). September entrants can exchange the Mathematics unit for Business Studies, however this option limits the choice of degree course that students can progress onto.
Within these units students will study topics such as Market Systems, Business Economics, Economic Growth, Taxation, Inflation, Unemployment, International Trade, British Parliament & Government, Democracy & Electoral Systems; Political Parties & the European Union, Algebra, Calculus, Probability & Statistics, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases.

English Language
All students take 6 lessons per week (8 lessons fast-track) of academic English language tuition. These lessons provide the student with all the English language skills needed to complete the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) unit of the course as well as giving them support with language related to their subject areas.

Progress is checked by continuous assessment of coursework and class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end of course examinations. Successful students will achieve grades A, B, C or D for each of the four units.

Start Dates
January (fast-track)
Course Length
34 weeks
22 weeks (fast-track)
Weekly Hours
31 (fast-track)
English Requirements
September - IELTS 5.0
January - IELTS 5.5
2007/08 Fees
6,300 GBP