Diploma in Accounting

JPT/BPP(R2/0411/4/0409)08/30, (MQA/FA5976)
Duration of Study
2.5 Years
7 Semesters
Intake Period

The Diploma in Accounting programme at Nilai University provides students with a promising head start into solid careers in accounting and its related fields. The different courses in the programme offer students with solid grounding in accounting concepts and principles including taxation, auditing, business laws, economics, business organization and other relevant business areas. The programme culminates with four months of internship training that permits students to enter into a career that provides countless opportunities and bright prospects for the future.

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Professional Certificate

Diploma in Accounting is an accredited program by CIMA and ACCA

ACCA logo Graduates will be able to obtain the maximum 3 papers exemptions out of 13 papers from Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
CIMA logo Graduates will be able to obtain exemptions for 4 papers from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).


Entry Requirements

SPM Pass with a minimum three (3) credits including Mathematics and pass in English; or
O-Level Pass with a minimum three (3) credits including Mathematics and pass in English; or
UEC Pass with a Grade B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and pass in English; or
STAM Pass with a minimum grade of Maqbul with a credit in Mathematics and a pass at SPM English; or
SKM (Level 3) in related field Pass in SPM with a credit in Mathematics and a pass in English; or
Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00


English Language Requirements (for international students)*

MUET 4.0
TOEFL 8 (Ess OL) / 46 (iBT)
Pearson 51
Linguaskill 160
OET 200
ELS 108


*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the IELTS examination.

Programme Module

Key Courses

  • Basic Business Administration

Core and Disciplinary

Accounting Modules

  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Financial Accounting Framework
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • Information Control and Decision Making
  • Introduction to Accounting


  • Principles of Auditing


  • Principles of Taxation I
  • Principles of Taxation II

Information Technology and AIS

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • IT Applications in Accounting


  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Law for Business


  • Financial Technology
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Fundamentals of Personal Finance

Economics, Management and Marketing

  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamentals of Management

Math and Statistics

  • Business Mathematics
  • Statistics

English and Business Communication

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Introduction to Public Speaking

Mata Pelajaran Umum


  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students) OR
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)


  • Graduate Preparatory Course


  • Food and Culture OR
  • Environment and Development in Malaysia


  • Co-Curriculum

Malay Language (Only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Programme Pathway

accounting pathway

Career Prospects

Here are some career options after you’ve graduated in Accounting & Finance:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Finance controller
  • Company secretary
  • External auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Stockbroker


Nilai University offers scholarships for students from various backgrounds, with the goal of helping students grow to be well-rounded and ambitious individuals and allowing them to reach their goals through quality education. We achieve this by combining academic excellence with a growth mindset for life-long learning.