DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES
MQA/FA8128 | KPT/R/340/4/0717 (12/2026)
Awarded by Raffles College of Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur
Intakes: January / May / September
Duration: 2 years 4 months, Full-time
RM 44,000 (International)
Possesses SPM/IGCSE/O-Level with at least credit in THREE subjects; OR
Possesses SKM Level 3 in the related field; (Note: The HEPs are required to conduct screening and provide appropriate bridging courses specific to the discipline of the programme); OR
A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in the related field with at least a CGPA of 2.00; OR
A pass in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) / A-Level with at least Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject; OR
A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with at least Grade Maqbul; OR
Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.
The business environment in the digital era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) is complex, and it needs a future workforce that is trained in the vast array of fundamental areas of business management.
The Diploma in Business Studies offered by Raffles College of Higher Education prepares students with extensive coverage of business knowledge as well as insights to be capable graduates in contributing to the country’s talented workforce.
The course covers the study of the areas of management, marketing, digital business and innovation, accounting, economics, finance, and human resource management. The multiple areas covered in the course enable students to possess a strong foundation and understanding in facing the various facets of business challenges in the future.
- Introduction to Business Studies
- Fundamental of Management
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Statistics
- Academic Reading and Writing
- Operations Management
- Introduction to Business Law
- Consumer Behaviour
- Fundamentals of Finance
- Business Mathematics
- Financial Accounting
- Professional Writing and Communication
- Business Communication
- Business Information Technology
- Principles of Economics
- Organizational Behavior
- Human Resource Management
- Small Business Management
- Financial Accounting Techniques
- Business Creativity and Innovation
- Business Portfolio
- Digital Marketing
- U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)
- U1: Philosophy and Current Issues
- U2: Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Malaysian without Credit in Bahasa Melayu)
- U2: Entrepreneurship
- U3: Moral Issues in Malaysian Society
- U4: Co-curricular
Graduates of the Diploma in Business Studies can expect to find entry-level positions as:
- Digital Marketing Executive
- Management Consultant
- Social Media Executive
- Business Innovator
- Human Resource Officer
- Global Entrepreneur
- Sales and Marketing Executive
- Operations Management Executive
FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS
Students who are enrolled in Raffles benefit from a quality education with a well-rounded hands-on experience relevant to the industry. This enables them to improve their career opportunities.
Studying in a multi-national environment enables our students to expand their personal network, be exposed to international perspectives, and greatly enhance career opportunities beyond their home country.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Business Studies, the student will receive an advanced standing entry to Raffles University Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
The Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree focuses on producing professionals capable of applying social and ethical responsibilities, analytical skills, competitiveness, and entrepreneurship in business. An important feature of the degree is the requirement of a final-year project (FYP) and a professional attachment (internship). These together will bring reflective and analytical learning experiences to students and further strengthen their creativity and managerial skills with a capstone Strategic Management module.
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Advanced standing entry to Year 3 of the following 4-year degree:
- BA (Hons) Events Management
- BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
- BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
- BA (Hons) Media
- BA (Hons) Management
- BA (Hons) Management with Marketing
- BA (Hons) International Business Management)
- BA (Hons) Management with HRM
- BA (Hons) Digital Marketing (from Sep 2021)
INDUSTRY ADVISORY PANEL
Our distinguished Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for Business ensures that our courses offered are relevant to the current industry needs and practices. The IAP advises and assists in providing students with internship opportunities and sharing insights and industry trends with our students.
The Industry Advisory Panels (IAPs) consist of industry practitioners, leaders, and innovators from the corporate sector, start-ups, enterprises, and government agencies; serve a strategic role in providing industry perspectives and support for the Business Department’s courses and strategic directions; as well as linking the Business Department to the corporate world and government agencies.