Diploma in Business Studies

Equipping you for the dynamic business world


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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 Business Studies provides cutting-edge knowledge and skills that are crucial to the effective and efficient management and operation of a business enterprise. The programme open doors to vast employment opportunities in business related professional fields including accounting, management, marketing, international business, e-commerce, human resource management, and information and communications technology (ICT).

Upon completion, graduates can choose to progress to the 2nd year of a 3+0 Staffordshire University business degree at the college or credit transfer to the following international recognised universities:


  • University of Flinders
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Wollongong
  • Griffith University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Newcastle

United Kingdom

  • Birmingham City University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Staffordshire University
  • University College Birmingham

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

Core Courses


  • Business Law
  • Business Organisation
  • Business Project Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • International Business
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • Research Methodology


  • Accounting 1
  • Accounting 2


  • Business Statistics 1
  • Business Statistics 2


  • Computer Applications
  • Business Computing



  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics


  • Financial Management
  • Personnel Management


  • International Marketing
  • Introduction to Marketing

Language and Others

  • Academic English
  • Business Communication
  • English for Business and Trade
  • Study Skills

General Studies

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

Assessment System
50% coursework and 50% 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
IGCSE O-Level: 3 Credits
UEC: 3 credits (Grade B)

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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