Diploma in Accounting

Equipping you for the dynamic business world


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KPM/JPT(R/344/4/0126) 01/22 MQA(PA2009)

In addition to its existing diplomas, DISTED also delivers the BTEC – Business & Technology Education Council Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND). It is the only institution of higher learning in north Malaysia fully endorsed by Edexcel to exclusively offer the BTEC HND qualification in Business Studies, Accounting, Hospitality Business Management, Engineering, Computer Science and Creative Multimedia.

The BTEC HND Advantages

  • Awarded by Edexcel, UK’s largest awarding body regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual).
  • Work-related qualification built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • Places emphasis on assignments, projects, practical learning and understanding of courses.
  • Recognised by 95% of higher education institutions in the UK, and over 200 leading universities worldwide – including several of The Times top-100 ranked universities in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

DISTED’s Diploma in Accounting programme provides cutting-edge knowledge and practical techniques of accounting, finance, management, auditing, law, taxation and accounting information system. Students will learn to prepare and maintain a full set of accounts for small and medium-sized organisations, and will be competent in using international computerised accounting software.

The programme builds a solid stepping stone into diverse employment opportunities in the areas of accounting, finance and management including management accounting, financial accounting, auditing, forensic accounting, management consultancy and corporate finance.

Upon completion, students can articulate into the second year of a 3+0 Staffordshire University (UK) business degree at DISTED or progress to ACCA Qualification studies with 3 paper exemptions at DISTED, which leads to globally recognised professional accountancy status.

The typical course units, totalling 90 to 91 credits, are as follows:

Core Courses

Accounting and Reporting

  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Financial Accounting 4
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Accounting Theory and Practice


  • Taxation 1
  • Taxation 2


  • Audit Practice


  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Performance Management


  • Computer Application


  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics


  • Business Finance 1
  • Business Finance 2


  • Business Statistics


  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organisation Behaviour

Language and Others

  • Academic English
  • Research Methodology
  • Study Skills

General Studies
Students are required to complete the compulsory General Studies prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Assessment System
40% coursework and 60% examination

Duration of Study
Intakes are available as follows:
January, March or August – 4 long and 2 short semesters over 2 years.
May or September – 4 long and 3 short semesters over 2 years and 2 months.

SPM: 3 credits including Mathematics and a Pass in English
IGCSE O-Level: 3 credits including Mathematics and a Pass in English
UEC: 3 credits (Grade B) including Mathematics and a Pass in English

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

At DISTED, you experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Graduates of our diploma programmes are awarded with a dual certification from BTEC and DISTED.
  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • High quality textbooks are made available to students.
  • Close monitoring of your academic progress.
  • Ideal learning environment at our purpose-built Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students*.

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