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This programme is specifically designed to provide:

Admission required:

Diploma Course Structure:

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

• Numerical Skills

• 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.


• Professional Communication

• Academic Research Skills

• Financial Accounting 1

• 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 quantitative analysis aspects of business.

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

• Quantitative Analysis

Semester 5

The final semester allows students to progress into more advanced areas of accounting, taxation, auditing, modelling techniques using computers and develop data spreadsheets, as well as costing and management 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 and accounting.


• Audit & Control Systems

• Basic Taxation

• Cost Accounting

• Financial Accounting 4

• Spreadsheet Modelling Techniques

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 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 and 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 Human Resource Management

• BA (Hons) Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)

• Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Planning

• Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management

• Bachelor in Islamic Banking and Finance (Hons)

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