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Diploma in Business Administration


2 years (5 Semesters)


APU Diploma

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12 Nov 2018
02 April 2019
13 May 2019
23 Sep 2019

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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

Course Structure & Modules:


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.


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


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.


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


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.


  • People Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics

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.


  • Legal Framework of Business
  • International Business
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Finance
Option Modules (Choose 1)
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • E-Business
  • Computer Technology

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.


  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Services
  • Cost Accounting
  • Internet Applications
Option Modules (Choose 1)
  • Business Opertations
  • E-Commerce
  • Managing Information System

*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 this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU:

  • 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 Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) in Media Marketing

Fees Structure:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 39,800

RM 45,000 (USD 11,690)

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