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Diploma in Business Administration

Duration:
2 years (5 Semesters)

Award:
APU Diploma

Intakes:
14 Apr 2021
08 Jun 2021
12 Jul 2021
20 Sep 2021

This APU Diploma in Business Administration is 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.

Admission Requirements:

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

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

UEC
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.

Note: Please take note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level is required for progression to BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems.


Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/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.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
Diploma in Business Administration • IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


What You Will Study:

SEMESTER 1

In this semester, students will be equipped with 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 managerial skills. These skills are imperative for a smooth transition to the following semester. In addition, the Fundamental of Entrepreneurship module will begin to take students through the process and the methods involved in the early stages of venture creation.

Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • 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. In addition, students will be exposed to the principles and values that are useful to govern business activities and decisions.

Modules

  • Professional Communication
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Ethics and Organisations
  • 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.

Modules

  • People Management
  • Business Statistics
  • 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. In semesters 4 and 5, students have the opportunity to choose optional modules from the list of modules provided.

Modules

  • Legal Framework of Business
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • E-Business
Option Modules (Choose one)
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Operations
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. Most importantly, students will acquire the ability to think independently about business and management decisions.

Modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Services
  • Principles of Finance
  • Managing Information System 
Option Modules (Choose one)
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Application

* 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.


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.

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 Business Management with a specialism in Digital Leadership
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.


Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 42,800

RM 46,800 (USD 11,700)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.


MQA Accreditation:

(R2/340/4/0356)(01/24)(MQA/A8886)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.