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Diploma in Business Administration
Diploma in Business Administration

This diploma programme provides comprehensive knowledge and insight into the field of business. Upon completion, graduates will have a holistic perspective of the business world and will be well prepared for roles in the corporate sector or as entrepreneurs.


First City UC collaborates with CIMA to provide students of this programme the opportunity to study at the same time for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Cert BA) via conditional subject exemption. Of the four modules required to complete and obtain the CIMA Cert BA, three modules are exempted for First City UC students which means our students only need to study and pass one module to receive the certificate. This certificate offers a route into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Upon successful completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification, graduates are entitled to become Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA).


Students can apply to be CIM (Student) Affliate at discounted membership fee.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion, the students are expected to be able to:


  • Develop awareness on business and management perspectives and activities
  • Achieve understanding of business concepts and terms, business analysis tools and techniques
  • Develop awareness on critical issues in business and management
  • Deliver the students’ critical understanding in both forms of writing and speech
  • Obtain basic knowledge and understanding of academics
  • Develop practical skills in applying Information System
Course Structure

Year 1


• English
• Introduction to Microeconomics
• Information Technology in Business
• Financial Accounting 1
• Organizational Theory and Behavior
• Bus. English for Communication
• Introduction to Macroeconomics
• Business Mathematics
• Financial Accounting 2
• Introduction to IT
• English: Reading & Writing for Academic Purposes
• Statistics for Business
• International Business


Year 2


• Public Speaking
• Cost Accounting
• Financial Accounting 3
• Introduction to Marketing
• Principles of Management
• Investment Analysis
• Human Resource Management
• Business Ethics
• Introduction to Law
• E-Commerce
• Entrepreneurship
• Business Communication
• Management Accounting
• Fundamentals of Finance

Career Outcome

Students may explore a number of career options including:

• Owning and operating their own business
• Managing a business
• Working with commercial or industrial firms, or with service companies and government agencies.


Typical occupations include:
• Product Manager
• Purchaser
• Sales Representative
• Retail Merchandiser
• Account Manager
• Advertising and Public Relations Representative
• Marketing Researcher
• Marketers / Marketing Specialists
• Small Business Owner


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Entry Requirement

Minimum 3 credits and at least a pass in Malay Language, History and English


Minimum 3 Bs and at least a pass in English


Minimum 3 credits and at least a pass in English


Other equivalent qualifications which are recognized by the Malaysian government