The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) programme at Sunway College provides students with a broad understanding of general business principles and practices.  The programme equips students with administrative and organisational skills in order to become efficient and effective administrators.  The programme also aims to equip students with relevant knowledge and key business skills to deal effectively in a rapidly changing business environment.

Generally, the programme covers both the breadth and the inter-disciplinary aspect of business.  It balances conceptual knowledge with an applied curriculum that is also suitable for various positions in various industries.  It also offers a unique opportunity to enhance student understanding of the enterprise in a competitive situation.  Upon completion of this programme, students will be more confident and get a competitive edge which leads to enhanced employment opportunities.

The programme curriculum offers various innovative approaches to learning including seminars, expert guest speakers, case analyses, online business simulations, external consulting projects, and experiential excursions.

The DBA programme provides a solid foundation in general business for undergraduate degree in Business Administration or related areas.  DBA provides an entry into the BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship, BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Business Studies, BSc (Hons) Global Supply Chain Management, BSc (Hons) in International Business and BSc (Hons) Marketing at Sunway University.

Programme Highlight

The DBA programme provides the knowledge and the contemporary skills for a global career in business.  The Interdisciplinary modules in this programme includes entrepreneurial and community service literacy, providing students of the programme with social and entrepreneurial development.

Learning and innovation skills are attained via instruction methods, assessment strategies and the learning environment.  While exposure to the various information, media and technology modules, students will develop collaborative and communicative skills.

Students practical experience and networking opportunities will be gained through internships and professional placement.  Opportunities of employment are presented through the modules focusing on employability, agency engagement and professional placement.

The programme is taught by qualified and experienced lecturers with a combination of practical and academic experience.

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.

  • 60% Coursework
  • 40% Final Examination
Entry Requirements
SPM / O-Level:
Pass with a minimum of 3 credits
Pass with a minimum of 3 subjects of Grade B
Other Qualifications:
Any other equivalent qualifications accredited by MQA
English Language Requirement
For International Students only
  • IELTS - Minimum Band 5
  • Other equivalent

Career Prospect

Business administration is a wide field that incorporates many types of management positions.  From major corporations to small and medium businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed.  A diverse range of career prospects in a number of industry including banking and finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis presents itself to graduates of the programme.

Progression Pathway

Diploma in Business Administration

Programme Structure

Majors: Management & Law | Marketing & IT | Accounting & Finance | Economics & Mathematics


Business Law
Introduction to Law
Organisation Behaviour
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business
Business Mathematics
Business Statistics
Principles of Microeconomics
Cost Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Management
Principles of Business Finance I
Introduction to Information Technology
Principles of Marketing
Business English I


Advertising & Promotion
E-Commerce Theory & Application
Professional Sales
Principles of Business Finance II
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Resources Management
Introduction to International Business
Operations Management
Business English II

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 Development
  • Community Service
For international students:
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education OR Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service