Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Diploma of Business Management

R/340/4/0608 (12/20) – MQA/SWA0011

Our Diploma of Business Management graduate will be prepared for entry into the workforce or to pathway into higher education. Upon completion, students will have business knowledge, and analytical and creative skills to be an effective communicator.

Graduates will also be equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge to secure employment in various government and private organizations as operations officer, accounts assistant/officer, business development officer and customer service officer.


  • April
  • August


2.5 years


  • Malaysian students:
     RM35,280 total
  • International students:
     RM41,310 total

Students enrolled into the Diploma of Business Management program will be offered a RM1,000 bursary per semester. This will be offered for a maximum of five (5) semesters only.

Course details

– Course structure, units of study and option for degree progression.

Course structure

To qualify for the Diploma of Business Management, students must complete 225 credit points comprising:

  • 14 core units of study (175 credit points)
  • 4 specialization units (50 credit points)
  • 1 non-credit unit

Units of study

Core units

  • DBC111 English Proficiency
  • DBB111 Acquiring Business Awareness
  • DBA111 Recording Financial Transactions
  • DBF111 Introductory Mathematics
  • DBC121 Academic and Communication Skills A
  • DBI121 Information Technology
  • DBM121 Marketing
  • DBA121 Accounting
  • DBC211 Academic and Communication Skills B
  • DBE211 Economics
  • DBI211 Fundamentals of Web Technology
  • DBC212 Innovation and Change
  • DBB221 Introduction to Management
  • DBI311 Introduction to Business Information System

Management specialisation units

  • DBA221 Management Accounting
  • DBM221 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • DBB311 Critical Thinking in Management
  • DBC311 Communicating in the Workplace

Non-credit units

  • MPU2133 Malay Language Communication 1 (for International Students)
  • MPU2163 Malaysian Studies 2 (for Malaysian students)

Option for degree progression

Pathway to degree courses

Students who have completed the Diploma of Business Management may pathway to undergraduate programs at Swinburne Sarawak.

The degree programs to which they can enroll into are:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management and Digital Media)
  • Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Design)
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Transfer to Swinburne Melbourne

Students who have completed the Diploma of Business Management at Swinburne Sarawak will be eligible for credit exemption of 8 elective units (100 credit points) when they transfer to Swinburne Melbourne.

How to enter this course

– Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

  • A pass in SPM with at least Credit in any 3 subjects or any equivalent qualification, or
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject or any equivalent qualification
  • A pass in UEC with at least 3B’s or any equivalent qualification

English language requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.



At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.