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BM111 - Diploma in Business Studies

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Programme Details

Business today is complex, and it calls for minds that are trained in the broad fundamentals of business. This programme, which started in July 1963 and remains as one of the highly seek programmes among students undertaking diploma programme, gives students a good background of business facts and knowledge upon which they build a career in business. This programme also prepares students for the Bachelor programme in the various specialized field of business. This 3-year programme of 6 semesters covers a wide range of courses.  It includes the study of accounting, economics, marketing, management, math and statistics, language and communication, information technology and legal foundations.

Holders of this diploma can proceed directly into the third semester of the Bachelor of Business Administration Programme level at the Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Graduates can also further their studies at any local or foreign universities.

Course Duration
3 years (full time)

Candidates are continuously assessed based on tests, assignments, term papers, class participation and final examinations.

Admission Requirement
SPM/SPMV or its equivalent with credits in English, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects, and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia.

Program Availabilities
The programme is offered at various UiTM campuses : Arau, Sungai Petani, Alor Gajah, Segamat, Jengka, Machang, Dungun, Kota Kinabalu and Samarahan.

Course Outline

Year One & Year Two
(Semester 1 to Semester 4)

The first two years provide a foundation to various business related disciplines. Students are introduced to several foundation courses, which comprise:

  • 3 fundamental business courses:  Management, Marketing and Finance,
  • 3 economics courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Malaysian Economics
  • 2 accounting courses: Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting
  • 2 quantitative courses: Business Mathematics and Introduction to Statistics
  • 1 legal course: Business Law

Students are also required to equip themselves with other knowledge and skills to further enhance their quality.  These include taking courses in:

  • Computer & Information Processing
  • Business Communication
  • English and another foreign language
  • Islamic Studies
  • Co-curricular activities

Year Three
(Semester 5 & Semester 6)

In the final year, students will continue to take another three compulsory business related courses: Human Resource Management, Information Technology in Business and Business Development. Other than these, students are also given the flexibility of selecting 7 other business related courses from a range of 12.  Among them are Investment Management, Organizational Behavior, Operations Management, Principles of Public Relations, Introduction to International Business, Principles and Practice of Selling, Research Methodology, Fundamentals of Insurance and Fundamentals of Transport.  These wide ranges of business courses provide students with a strong basis in facing the various facets of  business challenges.

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities include supervisory and junior management positions in both the private and public organizations.