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Diploma in Business Administration

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years (5 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 41,500
Fees (International Student)RM 46,000
FacultyDiploma Programmes
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Students for careers in the business administrative environment with emphasis on general business operations, organisation and specialisation option in accounting, tourism, information technology or marketing.
  • Professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in the business and organisational context.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate response to continuous future changes in industry practices.
  • Students with intellectual skills, communications ability and teamworking capability.
  • Students with opportunities for progression into Degrees of study of International standard in relevant areas.

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1  
In this semester students will be equipped with basic mathematical, language and communication as well as information technology skills. Throughout the duration of the semester, students will be exposed to various terminologies and basic concepts related to business managerial skills. These skills are imperative for a smooth transition to the following semester.

Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Numerical Skills
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills

SEMESTER 2  
The modules Professional Communications, Academic Research Skills and Quantitative Methods that are offered in this semester help to further develop students’ knowledge and skills significantly with emphasis on aspects that are core to the study of business. Also the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship module will begin to take the student through the process and the methods involved in the early stages of venture creation.

Modules

  • Professional Communications
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Ethics and Organizations
  • Quantitative Methods

SEMESTER 3  
This semester moves the students from the basic business concepts and procedures to more advanced topics like People Management, Marketing and Business Economics. Financial Accounting module will expand their knowledge and efficiency in solving problems and making decisions in different areas of business.

Modules

  • People Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics

SEMESTER 4  
The modules in this semester are aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills in the legal, statistical and financial aspects of business. In addition, students are exposed to International Business module which allows the students to understand the environmental and cultural issues facing global organisations. Besides, the Managing Information Systems module will also introduce the students to applications of business data communications.

Modules

  • Legal Framework of Business
  • International Business
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Finance

SEMESTER 5  
The final semester allows students to progress into more advanced areas of business and management. Students will experience a balance of business theories and practical applications. In addition, students will also select 2 option modules during the semester. Supported by accounting module, they are expected to be able to demonstrate cognitive and intellectual skills relevant to business.

Modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Services
  • Cost Accounting
  • Internet Applications

Option Modules A

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Operations
  • Computer Technology

Option Modules B

  • E-Business
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Applications

*In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements for this programme is as follows:

  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above
Intake MonthsApril, May & September 2019

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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