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Diploma of Business Management

R2/0414/4/0140 | MQA/SWA0011  (22.12.2025)

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.

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February, September

2 years (Full time)

Course details

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 Preparatory English
  • DBB111 Acquiring Business Awareness
  • DBA111 Recording Financial Transactions
  • DBF111 Introductory Mathematics
  • DBC121 Academic English
  • DBI121 Information Technology
  • DBM121 Marketing
  • DBA132 Financial Accounting I
  • DBL233 Business Law
  • DBE211 Economics
  • DBE221 Principles of Economics
  • DBC212 Innovation and Change
  • DBB221 Introduction to Management
  • DBI311 Introduction to Business Information System

Management specialisation units

  • DBA231 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • DBM221 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • DBB311 Critical Thinking in Management
  • DBC311 Communicating in the Workplace

Non-credit units

  • MPU2183 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian students only)
  • MPU2133 Malay Language Communication 1 (International students only)
  • MPU2212 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Malaysian students without SPM BM credit)

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.

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM38,250 (total)
International students
RM45,054 (total)

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.


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

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Entry 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 Requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.

Application process

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

Career opportunities

Graduates enjoy opportunities for thriving career prospects as an operations officer, accounts assistant/officer, business development officer, customer service officer and others.

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