Diploma in Business Management

MQA CODE: R/345/4/0062 (FA 2759)

About The Programme

The Diploma in Business Management at Kolej MDIS Malaysia is designed to provide the skills and knowledge for students to work efficiently and effectively in their workplace by embedding in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge. Graduates of this programme will demonstrate integrative knowledge and comprehension of key concepts, principles and practices in the field of business management.

Whether students are looking to be self-employed and establish their own business, work for international corporations, start-ups or non-profits, or even work for government agencies, this programme will provide them with skills and knowledge to enhance their careers. Students will be taught to have a solid understanding of modern and up-to-date approaches to business by integrating academic theory, business knowledge, and skills development in a range of fields.

Students will be exposed to management practice, organisational theory, and the international business environment as well as other aspects of business that would prepare them to become successful business administrators. Students will also be encouraged to develop creative and analytical thinking skills so that they are equipped with strong business acumen. The Diploma in Business Management at MDIS will provide graduates the competitive edge they need to excel at their chosen career paths.

PLO1Outline the relevant Business Management concepts and theories.
PLO2Apply practical and theoretical understanding to solve business problems.
PLO3Show entrepreneurial skills in addressing business issues and situations.
PLO4Demonstrate teamwork, interpersonal, effective communication and social skills
PLO5Display professional and ethical business conduct.
PLO6Use the skills and principles of lifelong learning in their academic and career development
College Core
  1. Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students) or Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Local Students)
  2. Bahasa Kebangsaan A* or Leadership
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Community Service
  5. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  6. Principles of Information Technology
  7. Rethinking the Malaysian Context
*For local students who do not have a credit for Bahasa Melayu at the SPM/UEC level
Common Core
  1. Principles of Management
  2. Fundamentals of Marketing
  3. Business Mathematics
  4. Business Statistics
  5. Microeconomics
  6. Macroeconomic
Programme Core
  1. Basic Financial Accounting
  2. English for Academic Purposes
  3. Business Law
  4. Company Law
  5. Introduction to Finance
  6. Accounting for Decision Making
  7. Human Resource Management
  8. Introduction to Business Ethics
  9. International Trade Practice
  10. Introduction to Operation Management
  11. Organizational Behavior
  12. Financial System
  13. Research Methodology
Programme Elective
  1. Consumer Behaviour
  2. Digital Marketing
  3. Introduction to Event Management
  4. Principles of Import and Export Trade
Free Elective
Industrial Training
1 A pass in SPM/SPMV with at least credit in 3 subjects. OR
2 A pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Gred B in 3 subjects. OR
3 A pass in O-Level with at least Grade C in 3 subjects. OR
4 A pass in STPM with a minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one subject OR
5 A pass in STAM (Maqbul level)
6 A pass in SKM Level 3 in related field and pass in SPM with credit in one subject and attended intensive programme (If necessary)
7 A pass in Sijil Kolej Komuniti that equivalent with Level 3 MQF in related field and pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 credit and attended intensive programme (If necessary) OR
8 Pass certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with at least CGPA 2.00. OR
9 Other related recognised equivalent qualifications.
    *For Diploma and Advanced Diploma, International student must score 5.0 for International English Language Test System (IELTS) or equivalent.

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  • Business Administration Executive
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Administrator
  • Training and Development Executive
  • Sales Administrator Executive
  • Management Executive

Singapore’s Premier Higher Education Institution In Malaysia

Established in 2014, Kolej MDIS Malaysia is the second overseas campus of Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) after Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

A Truly Global Student Community

Students of the various MDIS campuses from Singapore, Uzbekistan and Malaysia have the opportunity to take part in transnational education. With the increasing globalisation of economies worldwide, this gives students a comprehensive global perspective.

Emphasis On Quality Education

The success of Kolej MDIS Malaysia graduates is attributed to the college’s strong commitment to high standards of quality education. Our home grown programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) whereas our British 3+0 programmes are accredited both by the MQA and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of the UK. Our programmes are delivered by highly qualified lecturers as well as lecturers with relevant industry experience.

Industry-focused Programme

Our programmes strongly emphasise on preparing knowledgeable, skillful and competent potential work-force according to the latest demands of industries and individual interest. Hence, we offer Homegrown Programmes such as:

  • Business Management
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Tourism Management
  • Mass Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media
  • English Language

We also partner with recognised university such as Bangor University UK to provide our students the study pathways for their degree programmes.

Vibrant Campus Life Experience

Students will have numerous opportunities to engage in various curricular activities in the college through activities and programmes organised by the Student Representative Council and clubs such as:

  • Student Volunteer Society (SVS)
  • Photography Club
  • Art and Music Club
  • Sport Club

Kolej MDIS Facilities

  • MDIS Hostel
  • Wifi
  • Library (Resource Hub)
  • Dance Studio
  • Auditoriums
  • Sport Complex (By Educity)
  • Lecture Hall
  • Computer Lab

View or download the eBrochure

Semester 2 Credits Number
Relational Communication 4 ESTU 768
Public Relations Campaigns 4 ESTU 432
Rhetoric of Social Movements 2 ESTU 873
Semester 3 Credits Number
Rhetoric & the Public Sphere 4 ESTU 203
Communication & Everyday Life 2 ESTU 340
Critical & Rhetorical Methods 4 ESTU 657
Semester 4 Credits Number
Relational Communication 4 ESTU 768
Public Relations Campaigns 4 ESTU 432
Rhetoric of Social Movements 2 ESTU 873
Total for the entire period of study 40

Programme Objectives

The Bangor Business School aims to build on our long-established expertise in the area of postgraduate training in banking and finance by offering a one-year MBA Banking and Finance, which aims to develop participants’ academic and managerial skills in these areas. An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training to familiarise participants with the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in the financial services industry.

The MBA in Banking and Finance course provides a coherent analytical framework for the study of banking and financial developments from a management perspective. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the application of contemporary, financial, managerial and strategic developments that affect realworld decision-making in the global financial industry.

We recognise that a thorough understanding of recent developments in banking and financial firm strategies, financial management, risk management, international financial markets, marketing strategies and performance evaluation are essential requirements for all those involved in financial sector activities.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Exemptions
Students who have completed the MBA in Banking and Finance will get CIMA exemptions.

Why Bangor University

Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.

Awarded GOLD rating for Teaching Excellence – TEF 2017
Top 20 UK University for Teaching Quality – The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2019
Ranked 147th in the world for International Outlook – THE World University Ranking 2019
Top 50 UK University – QS World University Ranking 2019
93% of Bangor graduates progressed to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation – DLHE Survey 2016/17
Bangor Business School at Bangor University is a leading teaching and research focused business school offering a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level. We have been described as ‘The School that means Business’ and as a ‘Centre of Specialised Excellence’.

Students worldwide are attracted to Bangor Business School by our reputation for high quality and expertise, particularly in the area of Banking and Financial Services, in which Bangor is a leading European centre and home to one of the largest PhD schools of any business school in the UK. Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading journals and their books published to a worldwide audience. In recent years, staff have conducted high level consultancy work including major policy studies for many leading organisations like the European Commission, The World Bank and the UK Treasury.

All this has contributed to the School being ranked as one of the top 50 in the world for research in the field of banking (RePEc 2019).

The RePEc survey considers research and publications by banks, economists and other monetary organisations, as well as universities such as Bangor. In this latest ranking table, the biliographical data, citations and popularity data of 1,410 institutions were analysed.

Award

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Business Administration in Banking & Finance from Bangor University, UK,

Hear from our Students / Graduates

At age 30, after working for 7 years as a quality/regulatory analyst, I decided to further my education by pursuing an MBA in the field of Banking & Finance from MDIS, in collaboration with Bangor University. At MDIS, I got a chance to learn from some extremely knowledgeable lecturers who are highly experienced in their respectively fields. I truly believe that hard work and a positive attitude make dreams come true as they did for me, when I bagged the Gold Award for being the Top Student of the Year.

As an international student, MDIS proved to be the right choice for me as it provided the platform for me to learn and understand the International Financial Markets. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that I am currently working as a Financial Services Consultant at AIA Singapore, which was a result of the knowledge and exposure I gained from studying at MDIS.

I highly recommend MDIS to those who desire to learn and succeed in their careers, provided that they stay committed and passionate towards achieving their professional dreams.

Amal Kashyap
MDIS Graduate (2019)

Organisations and People (15 Credits)

Investment Strategy & Portfolio Management (15 Credits)

International Strategic Management (15 Credits)

Management Research (15 Credits)

Bank Financial Management (15 Credits)

International Banking (15 Credits)

Merger and Acquisition (15 Credits)

International Financial Management (15 Credits)

Applied Business Projects (60 credits)

  • Business Planning
  • E-Business and Value Chain
  • International Business
  • Issues in Financial Stability

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration Commencement Completion
12 Months March 2021 February 2022
 July 2021 June 2022
 November 2021 October 2022

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time S$23,540.00 S$700.00 – S$1,700.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following:

At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher

OR

Overseas degree level qualification and grade

OR

MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance

OR

Mature Candidates of minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

TOEFL internet based test (IBT) 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 18)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

Cambridge English Test Advanced – 169 (no element below 162)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Equivalent

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

Organisation Contact Number Website
 TCC Limited +65 6319 3700  http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank 1800 111 1111 http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank 1800 629 2265 http://www.maybank2u.com.sg


0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
 Standard Chartered Bank 1800 747 7000 http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank 1800 968 2265 http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB 1800 226 6121 http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC 1800 363 3333 http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS 1800 111 1111 http://www.dbs.com
 POSB 1800 339 6666 http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China 1800 669 5566 http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration Commencement Completion
12 Months March 2021 February 2022
 July 2021 June 2022
 November 2021 October 2022

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
Full-time (12 Months) S$25,145.00S$3,000.00 – S$4,400.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following:

At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher

OR

Overseas degree level qualification and grade

OR

MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance

OR

Mature Candidates of minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

TOEFL internet based test (IBT) 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 18)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

Cambridge English Test Advanced – 169 (no element below 162)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR 

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Equivalent

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant’s passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document’s date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant’s Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant’s Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent’s occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Kolej MDIS Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan, Kota IImu,
79200 Iskandar Puteri,
Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia.

Local and International Students

Programmes

How to Apply

Fill in the Online Application Form and submit with the required documents.

Your application is being processed and verified with all your supporting documents.

If your application is successful, we will issue an Offer Letter to you and email it to you within 5 working days. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Business Management?

In simple terms, it refers to the planning, managing and running of business and organisations. A variety of operations must be properly aligned for any business to flourish, and coordinating them is a business management task. Financial planning, human resource management, and navigating business procedures are just a few of the responsibilities that fall under business management. Studying business management will prepare students for a career in business in any sector or industry.

2. What would I learn from a diploma in business management?

Obtaining a Business Management Diploma in Malaysia will provide you with a comprehensive grasp of business organisations as well as subject-specific expertise in areas including markets, finance, operations, communication, customers, information technology, and company policy and strategy. Students will also gain valuable transferable skills such as critical and analytical thinking when problem-solving, effective communication, independence, initiative as well as time and resource management. This course will also expose students to numeracy and the ability to investigate , evaluate and apply financial and business data. Predominantly, students will gain a deeper understanding of how economic and other external developments influence businesses.

3. What types of business management are there?

Business management is not a single industry, instead it is a large field that covers a wide range of responsibilities and functions. For example, financial management oversees the monetary aspects of a business, whereas human resource management includes activities pertaining to hiring, training and retaining employees within an organisation. Meanwhile operational management also known as production management deals with ensuring maximum efficiency within a business. Business Management Diploma students will also have the option to explore Information Technology Management as well as Sales & Marketing.

4. What can I do after graduating with a diploma in business management from MDIS Malaysia?

The lifelong learning at Kolej MDIS Malaysia does not end here. Students armed with a diploma in business management can further pursue their undergraduate studies by enrolling in a Business Management Degree from a renowned UK University with Kolej MDIS Malaysia. Those opting to work after completing their diploma, can join industries such as business, marketing, sales and finance, to name a few. Nine out of ten graduates of a diploma in business management in Malaysia would go on to work as marketing associate professionals, business sales executives, management consultants, and business analysts.

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?​