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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years (5 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 42,800
Fees (International Student)RM 46,800 (USD 11,700)
FacultySchool of Pre-University Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Course Description

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 opportunities for progression into studies at degree level in relevant areas.
  • Opportunities for students to pursue professional qualifications from professional accounting and financial bodies.

* This programme is accredited by ACCA with 3 papers exempted.

Note: Students progressing from Diploma In Accounting to BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance need to do an optional module “Financial Accounting 2” to comply with ACCA 9 Paper Exemptions.

 

Further Studies

Upon successful completion of this programme with CGPA of 2.5 and above; you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex and Investments
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management
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 study, 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.

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills

 

Semester 2

The modules Professional Communications, Quantitative Methods and Academic Research Skills 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 accounting. Financial Accounting 1 which touches on the basic concepts and procedures of accounting will be introduced.

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Professional Communications
  • Quantitative Methods

 

Semester 3

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 their knowledge and efficiency in solving problems and make decisions in different areas of business.

  • Business Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Marketing

 

Semester 4

The modules in this semester are aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills in the legal and modelling techniques using computers and develop data spreadsheets. In addition, students are exposed to the latest accounting concepts, techniques, trends and issues in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, finance, and accounting information system. These modules are targeted to enhance the application skills of students in a higher level of accounting related areas.

  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Principles of Finance
  • Spreadsheet Modelling Techniques

 

Semester 5

The final semester allows students to progress into more advanced areas of accounting, taxation, auditing, as well as cost accounting. 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 basic understanding of all aspects associated with Islamic Finance, the legal and critical frameworks within which it functions.

  • Audit & Control Systems
  • Basic Taxation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 4
  • Islamic 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

General Requirement

  • 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.

English Requirement

International Students

Diploma in Accounting

  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL PBT : 550
  • TOEFL IBT : 46-59
  • Pearson (PTE) : 42
  • MUET : Band 4
Intake Months

13 May 2020 / 14 July 2020 / 21 Sep 2020 / 09 Nov 2020

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


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