Diploma In Business Management

Diploma In Business Management

The Diploma in Business Management programme is offered to school leavers interested in pursuing a career in business management. This programme will provide students with the skills and knowledge in total and integrated aspects of business management, and is suitable for those wishing to acquire a sound understanding of all aspects of business. Students will be trained in all functional areas of management of a business such as accounting, management, marketing, and human resource management that can be beneficial for career development and organisational development, and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among the students.

By the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Identify and understand the basic principles of business management in a competitive and dynamic environment
  • Apply the principles of business management and plan the operations of a business unit
  • Think creatively and critically, and understand the risks in making business decisions and identify business opportunities
  • Improve the planning and monitoring of business strategies for long-term survival


Entry Requirements (Malaysians) Minimum Entry Requirements (Non-Malaysian)
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass SPM/equivalent with a minimum of 3 Credits in any subjects;


Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass STPM or equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject;


Other qualifications recognised by the senate of UM


Pass in English Language at the SPM level
International Students who wish to enrol in this programme should fulfil the following general requirements:

O Level
Pass O Level with at least a Full Pass in three (3) subjects or other qualifications recognised by the Senate of UM;

Possess any of the following English qualifications:

Score of 500 or above for the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT); OR
Score of 5 or above for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Program Outline

Students must complete a total of 92 credit in order to be awarded the Diploma in Management. They must pass all 25 courses/subjects prescribed as Institution Compulsory Courses, Core Courses and Programme Courses.

Institution Compulsory Courses Core Courses Programme Course
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurial Accullturation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • English Language Profiency
  • Critical Thinking and Effective Presentation Skills
  • Introduction to business and Professionals Writing
  • Personal Development Programme I
  • Personal Development Programme II
  • Personal Development Programme III
  • Introduction to Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Communication Management
  • Business Research
  • Management Information System
  • Project Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Accounting and Financial management
  • Services Management
  • International Business
  • Islamic Finance
  • E-business

Career and Academic Path

Graduates of the Diploma in Business Management programme have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor Degree in a related field at local universities. Graduates of the programme are qualified to apply for the post of Assistant Business Development officers at private companies and government-linked companies (GLCs).

Graduates are also qualified to hold various positions such as Executive Assistants up to management levels in an organisation.