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Diploma in Accounting

Duration:
2 years (5 Semesters)

Award:
APU Diploma

Intakes:
​26 Nov 2020

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.


Admission Requirements:

SPM

3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, 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 including Mathematics;

UEC
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

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


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 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.

Modules

  • 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.

Modules

  • 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.

Modules

  • 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.

Modules

  • 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.

Modules

  • 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.


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 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
  • 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) in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
  • Bachelor inBanking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology

- 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:

(R2/344/4/0202)(01/24)(MQA/A8889)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.