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Diploma in Accounting


Duration:
2 Years
(5 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Diploma


Intakes:
April 2022


MORE THAN JUST A DIPLOMA

APU's Diploma in Accounting is powered by FinTech. This programme comprise modules in Financial Technology (FinTech). Being the first university to offer undergraduate programmes related to FinTech in 2018, APU is the pioneer FinTech educator at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in Malaysia.

 
  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
SPM• 3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Sejarah (History);
IGCSE/O-LEVELS• 3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-LEVELS including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in English;
UEC

• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;

CERTIFICATE

• 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: 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).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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


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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

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 FinTech knowledge and technical skill relevant to accounting.
  • 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.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

This programme is accredited by ACCA with 3 papers exemption.

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
  • Fundamentals 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
  • Cost Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Fintech
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
  • Principles of Banking and Finance
  • 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 this programme with CGPA of 2.5 and above; you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU. Students will also have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme.

  • BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in:
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Taxation
    • Forex and Investments
    • Internal Audit
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in:
    • E-Business
    • 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 in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in:
    • Investment and Risk Management
    • Financial Technology
- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.
  
  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 42,800

RM 46,800 (USD 11,850)

* Fees stated here 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.