Diploma in Accounting

Diploma in Accounting

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 2.5 years
Credits: 95
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Accounting is instrumental within organizations as a means of determining financial stability. Without accounting, organizations would have no basis or foundation upon which daily and long-term decisions could be made. The budgets for marketing activities, profit reinvestment, research and development, and company growth all stem from the work of accountants.

Accountant positions encompass a wide range of job functions. They may organize and maintain financial records. They may compute financial obligations, such as taxes and payroll. They also review financial operations and make recommendations to management regarding methods to reduce operational costs, increase revenue and increase profits.

Why should I take this programme?

If you love mathematics and are fond of numbers, accounting is suitable for you as it requires a lot of calculation. If you have attention to details and comfortable with routine work this will be one of the important traits to join this programme.

What will I learn?

You will learn the important principles and concepts of accounting, taxation, auditing, finance, costing, management accounting and economics. The programme also covers communication, information technology and human resource management.

You will be equipped with communication and analytical skills which will be applied to your work once you graduate.

Why studying this course is a smart choice?

Accounting is one of the oldest and most respected professions in the world, and accountants can be found in every industry from entertainment to medicine. It one of the most necessary lines of work on the planet.

Accounting professionals are extremely important in almost all functions of business and government. Accounting is the backbone of businesses as this is the only way of knowing the profit, costs, budget and so on.


SPM Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics) and pass in English
O-Level Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics) and pass in English
UEC Minimum 3Bs (including Mathematics) and pass in English
SKM III Minimum CGPA of 2.00 with 2Cs in SPM (including Mathematics) and pass in English
Certificate Pass Certificate Level 3, MQF with minimum CGPA 2.00
SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT (Kindly refer to the Faculty)
STPM Pass STPM with minimum 1C, credit in Mathematics and pass English in SPM
STAM Pass STAM (maqbul rank), credit in Mathematics and pass English in SPM
CPU/ CIMP (Kindly refer to the Faculty)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to SPM
PTE 51
Cambridge English 160


Year 1

Mata Pelajaran Umum (General Subject), Financial Accounting I, Principles of Management, English for Business, Business Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Communication I, Financial Accounting II, Business Communication II, Business Statistics

Year 2

Business Law, Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting, Financial Management, Taxation I, Financial Accounting III, Office Application Software, Company Law, Taxation II, Organizational Behaviour, Investment Analysis, Computer Application in Accounting, Financial Accounting IV, Human Resource Management, Basic Entrepreneurship

Year 3

Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting V, Auditing, Accounting Theory & Practice.


The programme is recognised by professional bodies such as:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA):
    The global body for professional accountants.
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA):
    The world's largest professional body of management accountants.
  • The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA):
    Developing the accounting profession in Malaysia by providing accounting graduates with an avenue to become Certified Public Accountants.

How does the Professional Recognition for this programme benefit me?

Upon completion of this programme, students who wish to embark on professional examinations towards becoming a professional accountant can start their journey immediately. They will be given certain exemptions.

Graduates with the Diploma in Accounting from IUKL will qualify for the following exemptions:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - 3 papers
    FI Accounting in Business, F2 Management Accounting, F3 Financial Accounting
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - 4 papers
    C1 Fundamentals of Management Accounting, C2 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, C3 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics, C4 Fundamentals of Business Economics



  • Banking
  • Big Audit Firms; PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG
  • Small and Medium Accounting and Auditing Firms
  • Government Agencies / Private Companies / Multinational Companies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Tax Consultancy / Management Consultancy
  • Corporate Recovery/ Insolvency
  • Financial Planning
  • Company Secretarial
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Business owners
  • Academia


How much will I make?

The average salary for fresh graduates ranges between RM 1,500 to 2,700. But, of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

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