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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years (5 Semesters)
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Fees (International Student)50,500
FacultySchool of Accounting & Finance
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance

APU Diploma

Course Description

More than just a Diploma

APU's Diploma in Accounting is powered by FinTech. This programme comprises modules in Financial Technology (FinTech). Being the first university to offer undergraduate programmes related to FinTech in 2018, APU is the pioneer FinTech educator at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in Malaysia.

Diploma in Accounting Programme comprises modules in:

  • Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • AccTech

This APU Diploma in Accounting is designed to provide:

  • Students with relevant knowledge and skills to follow a career in accounting, business, or finance.
  • Students with intellectual, communications, and team working skills.
  • Students with FinTech knowledge and technical skills relevant to accounting.
  • Students with opportunities for progression into studies at degree level in relevant areas.
  • Opportunities for students to pursue professional qualifications from professional accounting and financial bodies.

ACCA Accelerate Programme also available

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): This programme is accredited by ACCA with 3 papers exemption.



In this semester, students will be equipped with basic IT skills as well as Design Thinking skills with Digital Innovation. Throughout the duration of the study, students will be exposed to various terminologies and basic concepts related to business managerial skills. These skills are imperative for a smooth transition into the following semester.


  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills


The modules Professional Communications and Quantitative Methods are offered in this semester to help further develop students’ knowledge and skills significantly with emphasis on aspects that are core to the study of accounting. Students are also exposed to information systems in accounting where students will practice AIS applications for strategy and operational decision making.


  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Professional Communications
  • Quantitative Methods


This semester moves students from the basic accounting concepts and procedures to more advanced topics in financial accounting. There are also modules in related subjects such as Economics, Marketing, and Business Statistics which will expand the knowledge and efficiency in solving problems and making decisions in different areas of business.


  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Statistics
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption


The modules in this semester are aimed to expose students to the latest financial accounting and cost accounting concepts, techniques, trends, and issues in financial accounting and reporting. These modules are targeted to enhance the application skills of students in higher-level accounting related areas. Students are also exposed to Financial Systems and FinTech and Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.


  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Financial Systems and FinTech
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Cost Accounting


The final semester allows students to progress into more advanced areas of Accounting and Taxation. Graduates experience a balance of accounting theory and practical applications with integrated computer technologies and are expected to be able to demonstrate cognitive and intellectual skills with techniques in business management, information technology, finance, and accounting. Students will also be exposed to an understanding of Auditing concepts associated with elements such as the usage of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Robo Auditing.


  • Basic Taxation
  • Principles of Audit and Technologies
  • Introduction to SAP ERP System in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 4
  • Principles of Banking and Finance

*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


3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);


3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-LEVELS including Mathematics;


3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;


Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

*Pass in English is required at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.

Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level/UEC; will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend the APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Foundation/Diploma/Certificate programme.


International Students

Programmes General Requirements

Diploma in Accounting

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL IBT: 46
  • Pearson (PTE): 51
  • MUET: Band 4
Intake Months
  • 04 Jul 2024 
  • 19 Sep 2024

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

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