Programme Overview

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 progress to Wawasan Open University (WOU) to continue their business degree or progress to ACCA Qualification studies with 3 paper exemptions, which leads to globally recognised professional accountancy status.
Intake Dates 2024: January, April, June, August & October
Progress to degree courses at DISTED College, selected Universities in Malaysia or Overseas:
  • National
    • Wawasan Open University (WOU)
    • HELP University
    • Herriot-Watt University Malaysia
  • International
    • University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
    • University of Essex (United Kingdom)
    • Macquarie University (Australia)
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Accounting Diploma Course in Penang

Programme Structure & Courses

  • Accounting and Reporting

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

    • Taxation 1
    • Taxation 2
  • Auditing

    • Audit Practice
  • Costing

    • Cost Accounting
    • Management Accounting
    • Performance Management
  • Computing

    • Computer Application
  • Economics

    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
  • Finance

    • Business Finance 1
    • Business Finance 2
  • Statistics

    • Business Statistics
  • Business

    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Human Resource Management
    • Principles and Practice of Management
    • Entrepreneurship Development
    • Business Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Research Methodology
  • Language and Others

    • Academic English
    • Study Skills
  • General Studies

    All Diploma students are to undergo the following General Studies during their studies at DISTED

    • Philosophy and Current Issues / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1*
    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Customer Service Excellence
    • Khidmat Masyarakat dan Ko-Kurikulum
    • Integrity and Anti-Corruption

    *  For international students only.

Study Pathway


Minimum Entry Requirements
  • 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.

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