Business School

The world is ever changing. Companies are becoming more interconnected. Businesses are evolving. To create value, business leaders must have a well-rounded understanding of the opportunities and challenges they face.


Universitas Pelita Harapan Medan Campus prepares students with cross border training to think with a global collaborative perspective. As entrepreneurs have been responsible for the innovations coming to market, UPH Medan promotes entrepreneur spirit.


Tomorrow's globally minded leaders must be able to create diverse environments that foster innovation, develop new businesses, and new areas of growth within large global corporations. These leaders will thrive by being proactive and responsive to market opportunities as they arise. With constantly evolving curricula, students are prepared to face challenges and solve current problems in a global business environment.

Students must have a firm grasp of business fundamentals if they wish to be successful in their professional careers and/ or continue with post-graduate education. The undergraduate business programs at UPH Medan Campus provide students with a strong foundation in the broad functional areas of business that will help them get jobs upon graduation. These programs are intended to equip graduates with either management or accounting skills needed to enter the work force as professionals and deal ethically and effectively with the myriad of complex problems that arise in business.
Students will receive an education that will transform them into business leaders and entrepreneurs that will lead Indonesian and multinational businesses through the challenges of the fast-changing world economy. In addition, a bachelor’s degree (Sarjana Ekonomi - S.E.) from UPH Medan Campus prepares students for post-graduate study in business and other disciplines.

The Management Study Program offers courses that provide students with rich knowledge of marketing, business, human resource management, entrepreneurship and finance

The management degree conferred by UPH Medan Campus provides students with a choice of seven specializations:


1. Entrepreneurship and Family Business

The concentration provides you various aspects of business management including finance, accounting, marketing, economics, law and also the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and family business, how to finance and grow the venture in an increasingly globalised environment, and the issues relating to family business management and governance.


2. Marketing

Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills in core business areas like management, finance, accounting, IT, law and economics. In addition, students are also introduced to a variety of marketing concepts.


3. International Business

In addition to the knowledge and skills in various aspects of business management, in this concentration you will also learn about international finance, international marketing, international human resource management, how to manage the challanges of cross-cultural interactions, global entrepreneurship, global supply chain management, and international relations.


4. Retail Management

Students will be introduced to a variety of retail mangement concepts through courses like retail mangement, global supply chain management, visual merchandising, merchandise management, retail operations and technology, location strategy and international retailing.


5. Human Resource Management

In addition to the knowledge and skills in various aspects of business management, human resource concepts are introduced to students through a variety of courses in the areas of organization development and design, recruitment and selection, talent development, ethics and corporate social responsibility, strategic and change management, employment laws and international human resource management.


6. Finance

Students will be introduced to financial concepts through a variety of courses including financial management, financial statement analysis, corporate and international finance, international financial markets, portfolio management, equity securities, fixed income securities and financial dervatives.


7. Hospitality Management

The program is designed to create professional graduates in hotel and restaurant management or entrpreneurs in the field. Hands-on experiences that are prepared for our students would let them understand the cultures in society, master management skills, exhibit attitudes and skills needed by the hospitality industry, to continually improve services, leadership, and entrepreneurship.


The Accounting Study Program offers courses that provide the students with a solid knowledge of accounting, auditing, taxation and finance.
The accounting degree conferred by UPH Medan provides students with a choice of six specializations:


1. Tax Accounting

This specialization prepares students for all taxation aspects for business.


2. Auditing

This specialization explores aspects of audit knowledge to prepare students to conduct special types of audit assignments. It also provides the students with necessary skills for audit programs, audit procedures, and audit techniques in management, computerized and fraud audits.


3. Managerial Accounting

This specialization provides the students with skills of acquiring, processing, preparing, and utilizing such relevant accounting information and the knowledge relevant to managing business.


4. Financial Accounting

The course focuses on understanding how economic events such as operating activities, corporate investments, and financing transactions are recorded in the three main financial statements. Students will develop the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and diclosures for use in financial analysis. Students will also learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process.


5. Accounting Information System

This specialization provides skills and knowledge for students on designing accounting information systems, risk & relevant controls, and accounting software development. Accountants also provide reliability for accounting information systems through system audits.


6. International Accounting
 The international accounting specialization equips student with necessary knowledge and skills to deal with all international aspects of business.



The programs have been designed to give the student an edge over their peers as they will be job ready and an asset to any employer (or in their family business), by being able to contribute immediately to the growth of their organization!
Compulsory modules – Students will have a strong foundation and understanding of all the business and accounting functions through the compulsory module, before they proceed to the specialization modules in the second year.
English – Students don’t have to be worry that they may not be able to cope with a 100% English program. Students will have English proficiency courses that gear them to higher and higher levels of proficiency in reading, speaking, listening and writing, with ample opportunities to practice what they have learnt.
Soft skills – Students will be provided with communication and presentation skills training and practice in the program enabling them to confidently communicate and present their ideas in the workplace, and be an effective team leader.
Faculty – UPH Medan's qualified instructors will engage students in classes utilizing a variety of teaching methods. As opposed to programs that provide just theory in classes, there will be case studies, group discussions, activities, site visits, national and international guest speakers, etc – all designed to provide the students with the latest in their field of specialization.
Overseas Exposure – Excited to explore other countries? Students are given a chance to go on a Business Study Mission overseas to learn the intricacies of doing business there.
Full English Program – English is an international language for business. Unlike other institutes which require the students to achieve a certain level of English proficiency on admission, UPH Medan will train the students over the trimesters as they progress in their studies.
Job Readiness - Students will be job ready by the time they graduate. Aside from learning from their instructors on the latest business practices, they will undergo an industrial assignment for one trimester and have a chance to work in a company. They will also work on an applied research project that solves real business problems.
Serving society - UPH believe that just as they have benefited from the work of many others, giving back to society through community service is an essential part of the program.
Students are required to complete 144 sks of modules :
- Core modules 8 sks
- Essential skills 2 sks
- English 21 sks
- Compulsory 67 sks
- Functional specialization 36 sks
During term 1 of year 3, students are allowed to take up to 8 sks of substitutable/free electives from a basket of pre-selected electives available in Singapore.