Diploma in Business Administration

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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 management with a technological edge.
  • 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.

2 years (5 Semesters)

Malaysian Fees:
RM 45, 200.00

International Fees:
RM 50, 500.00

Total: Malaysian - RM 45,200 | International - RM 50,500

• 06 May 2024
• 04 Jul 2024
• 08 Aug 2024
• 19 Sep 2024

APU Diploma

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

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

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.

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


International Students

Programmes General Requirements
Diploma in Business Administration
• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

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).


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 in Managing Business module. These skills are imperative for a smooth transition to the following semester. In addition, the Digital Thinking & Innovation module will shift students from traditional ways of working and learning to be more agile and adaptive with the emerging digital technologies.

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Digital Thinking & Innovation
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills


The modules Professional Communications 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 theoretical foundations and the internationalisation process of international business and the human resource functions of people management.

  • Professional Communications
  • Quantitative Methods
  • International Business
  • People Management


This semester moves the students from the basic business concepts and procedures to more advanced topics like Business Statistics, Marketing and Business Economics. In addition, the Digital Supply Chain module will develop the student’s understanding on the nature of digital supply chain in business, and how it is organised and managed.

  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Statistical Method
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics


The modules in this semester are aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills in the strategic management, statistical and financial aspects of business. 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.

  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management & Ethics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • E-Business
  • Internet application


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.

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • E-commerce
  • Principles of Banking & Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Legal Framework of Business

*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.

Upon successful completion of this programme and fulfilment of requirements for credit transfer, you will be eligible to progress into Level 2 of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management with a specialism in:
    • E-Business
    • Digital Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Tourism Management*

* Please take note that Bridging module(s) needed before progress into Year 2
- 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.