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Diploma of Commerce


The course aims to provide students with broad business knowledge, covering areas such as economics, accounting and finance, marketing, management and technology. It equips students with a diverse range of skills including communication, critical thinking, cross-culture awareness, lifelong learning and decision-making skills. The course prepares students for employment in all sectors and industries, as well as pathway to a business degree program. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Commerce program will be eligible for admission to Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Administration at Curtin Malaysia, with advanced standing of a maximum 200 credits.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of this course can:

  1. Understand the principles underlying good business practices.
  2. Apply theories and concepts to solve problems in business.
  3. Demonstrate practical skills in the management of commercial enterprises.
  4. Communicate effectively, in written and oral forms, individually or in a team, with diverse stakeholders.
  5. Use of relevant technologies to interpret data for generation of innovative solutions.
  6. Demonstrate autonomy and leadership qualities in managing responsibilities.
  7. Pursue lifelong learning and develop entrepreneurial skills to adapt to evolving trends and challenges in business.
  8. Understand and adhere to the principles of professional ethics and sustainable development in local and international business environments.

Course Organisation

Year 1 of the diploma program contains four English language and academic diligence enabling units which are aimed at developing a range of generic skills in students including writing and speaking skills, critical thinking and research skills. In addition, students also study foundation areas of accounting, economics, management, marketing, technology and statistics.

In Year 2, students will explore value creation in business, learn to use financial information to make informed and responsible decisions, and develop business intelligence and analytical capabilities to interpret data in a meaningful way. Following on from this, students choose three units in business area which they plan to do specialized degree study at Curtin University.

Towards the end of the program, through the industrial training students will gain the practical skills and experience they need to be confident and industry-ready when they graduate.

Study Method
Study Mode
March, July and October
2 years

All students must complete the MPU units to graduate with a Diploma from Curtin Malaysia. For more information on the MPU units required, go to MoHE Compulsory Subjects

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This page was last updated on 24 November 2023