About The Course


The IUMW Foundation in Arts is a preparatory programme to provide students a breadth of knowledge across the core course matter, communicating and using knowledge constructively for the benefit of others.

It provides students insights to various disciplines in the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences or Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The curriculum boosts students’ proficiency in the English language, gain knowledge to think independently and creatively, communicate their knowledge effectively with others and operate in a constructive, ethical and professional manner.


Entry Requirement

International Students

  • O-Level or Equivalent Examination: Pass with at least credit in any five (5) subjects.

  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University Senate.
  • Students are required to sit for IUMW English Placement Test.

English Requirements for International Students:

Pass IUMW Intensive English, or IELTS with minimum Band 5, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 500; OR
Students are required to sit for IUMW English Placement Test

What you Learn

Students are required to complete total of 50 credit hour to complete this program.

Semester 1

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Introduction To Psychology
  • Basic Business
  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Co-curricular 1
  • Study Skills

    + 1 Elective


Semester 2

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Introduction To Communication
  • Globalization
  • Co-curricular 2
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking

    + 1 Elective


Semester 3

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Statistics & Probabilities
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology

    + 1 Elective

Elective Options

   Business Stream 
Basic Accounting & Finance
Globalization & Society
  Media Stream
Introduction To Media Production
Introduction to Creative Visual Studies
Introduction to Event Management


Accreditation & Advantages

Reference Number : MQA/FA3101
Certificate Number : 09661
Name of Qualification : Foundation in Arts
Date of Accreditation* (dd/mm/yyyy) : Starting 16/06/2014


Fee & Financial Aids

Malaysia Students

From RM 9,000 - RM 12,000


International Students

From RM 9,000 - RM 12,000


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Future Pathway

Below are the degree programme which allow to further studies from the foundation programme

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Degree in Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Degree in Entrepreneurship)
  • Bachelor of Finance (Degree in Finance)
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Degree in Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of International Business (Degree in International Business)
  • Bachelor of Islamic Finance (Degree in Islamic Finance)
  • Bachelor of Marketing (Degree in Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Degree in Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Professional Communication (Degree In Professional Communication)

Alternatively, you may also continue your degree in arts related fields (business, law, humanity, social and etc) at any other private university accredited by MQA in Malaysia. All our programs are MQA accredited and accepted nationwide for credit transfer & exemptions.


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