The Diploma in Accounting (DACC) programme is designed to prepare students with the competencies that are functional, personal and provides a broad business perspective relating to the needs of the business organisations.

DACC allows for progression to professional accounting qualifications offered by ACCA and ICAEW.

Graduates can further choose to continue into:

  • BSc. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, Sunway University
  • Bachelor of Business, Victoria University
  • and other degree programmes.

Obtaining the Diploma in Accounting is the first step towards becoming a professional accountant.

Programme Highlight

A holistic and wholesome learning approach is adopted with the aim to provide students with a broad-based education, in areas of financial and management accounting, auditing and taxation to support organisational planning and decision-making in a variety of business context.

Student’s accounting skills are covered in the following subjects:

  • Cost Management Accounting
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Malaysian Taxation
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Company Law

Decision making and formulating organisational strategies to the profession are taught in modules such as:

  • Business Organisation
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Introduction to Financial Management

Fundamental guidelines practised in auditing financial and non-financial information are taught through the:

  • Audit and Assurance module
January / April / August
2 years
Assessment & Examinations
The major objective of the assessment and examination procedures is to improve student learning and measure their comprehension.

Final grades reflect:
- 50% Coursework
- 50% Final Examination
Entry Requirements
SPM / O-Level:
Pass with minimum 3 credits including Mathematics and Pass in English
Pass with minimum 3 Bs including Mathematics and English
LCCI Level 3 Diploma:
Other Qualifications:
Any other equivalent qualifications accredited by MQA
English Language Requirement
For International Students only:
  • IELTS - Minimum Band 5.5
  • Other equivalent

Career Prospect

The Diploma in Accounting graduates can expect excellent career prospects, good starting salaries and a fast career progression track with the strong technical skills acquired in this diploma course.  It will place them in good stead for flexible career options, opportunities and stability in diversified fields such as portfolio management, investment banking, broking and finance.

The option of further educational advancement is also possible through the diploma.

Graduates of Diploma in Accounting – pathway to a career as: 

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Finance Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Commercial Banker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment Banker

All of these careers involve practising finance and investment principles as the primary career emphasis.

Recognition & exemptions from professional bodies:


Progression Pathway

Diploma in Accountancy

Programme Structure

Majors: Accounting | Costing and Management Accounting | Economics, Law & Taxation | Mathematics & Financial Management | Management, Marketing, & Communication | Performance Management & Audit


Introduction to Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting Application
Cost Accounting
Cost Management Accounting
Business Law
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Mathematics and Statistics
Introduction to Financial Management
Principles of Management
Business Communication II
English for Business Communication
Employability Skills


Computerised Accounting System
Public Sector Accounting
Management Accounting Techniques
Principles of Taxation
Malaysian Taxation
Company Law
Principles of Marketing
Business Organisation
Introduction to Audit
Audit and Assurance
Introduction to Performance Management
Principles of Performance Management

MOHE General Studies
Malaysian and International students are required to pass the MOHE General Studies subjects

For local students:
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Creativity and Innovative Thinking Skills (for students who have a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Moral Education OR Islamic Studies OR Education for Sustainability Developmen"
  • Community Service
For international students:
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education OR Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service