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Diploma in Business with InformationTechnology

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 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 StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Course Description

This APU Diploma in Business with Information Technology is designed to provide:

  • Students for careers in hybrid environments where business information systems are increasingly integrated, encompassing a wide range of enabling technologies and cross organisational, social, national and international boundaries.
  • Students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring the application of both business and information technology disciplines in a commercial and organisational context.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in technology and industry practices.
  • Students with intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.

Further Studies:

Upon successful completion of the Diploma Programmes with a minimum CGPA of 2.5, you will be eligible to progress into Year 2 of any of the following degree programmes offered at APU and APIIT.

Students who undertake this programme will be eligible to progress into Year 2 of:

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems**

** Please take note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE is required for the above programmes.

Note: Student with CGPA above 2.0 and below 2.5 may be accepted using rigorous assessment conducted by APU/APIIT and subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

Curriculum

Semester 1

At the beginning of the programme students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.

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

 

Semester 2

The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyze and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.

  • Professional Communication
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Quantitative Methods

 

Semester 3

In this semester students build on their understanding of general business concepts and procedures to more specific areas, namely marketing and economics. Related technology skills in database systems and computer programming enhance their knowledge and efficiency in solving problems and making decision with computing tools and techniques.

  • Database Systems
  • Visual Basic.NET
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics

 

Semester 4

The modules in this semester continue to build on the understanding of general business concepts and procedures to the more specific areas of statistical analysis, accounting, and the legal environment.  On the technology side, students are exposed to internet applications design and development, and the system development cycle.

  • Legal Framework of Business
  • Internet Applications
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • System Analysis & Design

 

Semester 5

The final semester brings students into more advanced areas of business management, including issues related to organizational capabilities and resources, service quality and sustainability, and management of IT resources. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills as they apply techniques specific to business, management and information technology to create solutions in real-world situations.

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Services
  • Managing Information Systems
  • IT Operations Management
  • Multimedia 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

General Requirement

  • 3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level, 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;
  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC;
  • Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Pass in Mathematics is required at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.

English Requirement

International Students

Diploma in Business with Information Technology

  • IELTS : 5.0
  • TOEFL PBT : 410-417
  • TOEFL IBT : 35-45
  • Pearson (PTE) : 36
  • MUET : Band 3
Intake Months

13 May 2020 / 29 Jun 2020 / 21 Sep 2020 / 09 Nov 2020

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


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