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Introduction - Diploma in Accounting

Diploma in Accounting  [R/344/4/0420] [Valid till 5 Oct 2025]

The introduction of Diploma in Accounting (DAC) programme is another resolute effort of ISM in producing graduates with requisite accounting skills and knowledge to meet both employment and self-employment needs in the increasingly vibrant commercial industries. This lays a solid groundwork for young people who have passions to pursue their dream of becoming an accountant one day. They may advance their professional studies or to embark on an accountancy career at the sub-professional level upon completing the programme.

Over the years of offering the Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) programme, many parents and students have shown their keen interests of prospect of ISM in offering another option of study – Diploma in Accounting (DAC). Being an evergreen hot programme at many higher institution of learning and owing to the fact that the accounting graduates have always been highly sought after, ISM has started to offer another home-grown programme in January 2016.

Similar to the DBS programme, the DAC programme has been tailored to be industrial focused with a period of 3-month industrial attachment. This would certainly add value to our diploma graduates’ future undertakings, be it further studies or employment.The programme has been fully accredited by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) in November 2016.

Why Diploma?

  • Equip students with knowledge, practical experience and various soft skills.
  • Prepare students competently to join the workforce or to progress for further studies.
  • Credits earned can be transferred to our collaborating universities with up to 2 years exemption for a related degree programme.
  • Allow students to study at their own pace.
  • Cost saving without compromising academic quality.


ISM’s Diploma in Accounting provides a framework for developing the skills and knowledge needed for employment and self-employment in the progressively dynamic business environment. The Diploma is developed specifically for the local community and the Malaysia market, recognizing the growing importance of individuals equipped with essential skills and knowledge in accountancy context.


The objectives of this programme are to prepare students to embark on a career in the accountancy field or to further continuing education at the sub-professional level by providing them:

  • knowledge and skills of accounting, economics, management, business law, business communications, numeracy and information technology;
  • cognitive, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • information technology skills;
  • an educational experience to pursue life-long learning; and
  • a strong sense of responsibility as a member of the society.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the understanding of fundamental accounting knowledge and skills for higher level of study, employment or self-employment.
  2. Record financial transactions and prepare financial statements in compliance with acceptable accounting principles for various forms of organisations, be it profit or not-for-profit.
  3. Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills in order to function as a member of the society.
  4. Demonstrate analytical, judgment and critical thinking skills in decision-making and problem-solving in relations with financial information and business operations.
  5. Develop values, ethics, and skills necessary to embrace a career in accountancy at sub-professional level and for lifelong learning.

Entry Requirements

  • Pass SPM/SPMV/O-Level with at least 3 Credits (includes Mathematics) or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysia Government PLUS
  • A pass in English PLUS
  • A pass in Bahasa Malaysia and History (for Malaysians only)


  • 2 Years (6 Semesters)


  • Theory-Based subjects (40% Coursework; 60% Examination)
  • Skill-Based subjects (70% Coursework; 30% Examination)

Student Intakes

There are three student intakes in a year which fall in every January , May and September.

Programme Delivery

The programme is delivered in a conventional mode of lecture and tutorial. A period of 3-month industrial attachment forms part of the programme structure and it is compulsory to undergone during the second year of study.