Diploma in Accounting

8 Semesters / 2 Years 6 Months
Johor Bahru | Kota Bharu | Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya (Main)
100% PTPTN Available
RM 688.00per
RM 22,000.00 total fee

Why this course

A Diploma in Accounting is a stepping stone and the perfect start for future accountants as this programme provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge in the areas of accounting, technical skills related to business principles and major practises in handling and preparing accounts and financial reports.

Students also will be exposed to the computerised accounting system to prepare them with knowledge on technology, principles of taxation, auditing and cost & management accounting. These are the essential input and skills for them to acquire before beginning a career path in various professional accounting bodies and other business sectors.


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Course information

Study Mode & Duration: 

  • Conventional, Open & Distance Learning
  • 2 years 6 months

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Diploma Programme:

  • A pass in SPM or its equivalent with a minimum of 3 credits including Mathematics; OR
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject, and credit in SPM Mathematics; OR
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul (pass) and credit in SPM Mathematics; OR
  • A certificate or its equivalent in a related field; OR
  • A pass in SKM Level 3 in a related field and a pass in SPM with a minimum credit in Mathematics subject to Senate approval and MUST attend bridging courses; OR
  • Pass BTEC Level 3 and pass SPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of 1 credit in any subjects and credit in Mathematics; OR
  • Entry requirements for admission into the Diploma’s programme (level 5, MQF) through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOHE). Applicants must be/have:​
    • A Malaysian citizen; and    ​
    • The candidate should be more than 20 years of age in the year of application​
    • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
    • Pass the APEL Assessment​

Language Requirements

International Students
  • Minimum score of 4.0 for IELTS; OR its equivalent
Local Students
  • A pass in SPM English

Study Mode & Duration

  • Conventional, Open & Distance Learning
  • 2 Years 6 Months

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Appreciation of Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Business Ethics and Values
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Financial Accounting IV
  • Introduction to Company Law
  • Computerised Accounting System
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Taxation for Decision Making
  • Auditing
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Intro to Digital Business
  • Industrial Training

University Core

  • Community Service
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Culture and Society
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Skill Enhancement/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A

English Core

  • English 3

Areas of Study

  • Financial Accounting 
  • Management Accounting 
  • Audit & Assurance 
  • Tax & Law
  • Junior Accounts Executive
  • Assistant Payroll Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Executive
  • Junior Audit Executive
  • Accounts Payable Executive
  • Assistant Credit Officer
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Administrative Assistant / Executive

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