Diploma in Business Management

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The programme offers a top-grade, all-round business education designed to equip students with a sound understanding of business in general. It will provide them with knowledge on the broad areas of basic management disciplines, the skills to analyse managerial issues and a thorough understanding of the general principles in managing an organisation in relation to the human capital and physical assets and the dynamic business environment.

Fast Track

To Degree Completion with Exemptions of Up to 60 Credits

Strong Foundation

For Aspiring Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Flexible Industrial Training

At Workplace (Part-Time Students) & For Work

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Introduction to Business

Learn the basics of how to set up a business and the various functions to carry out in a business.

Fundamentals of International Business

Find out what is needed to take your business beyond local borders.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Learn how to manage the processes of transforming raw materials to the finished products that are delivered to you.

Business Ethics

Running a business ethically makes sense. Learn why and how.

ICT in Business

No business can survive nowadays without IT, so learn how not to do without IT.

Learning Path

Students will learn a myriad of basic management skills.

Students will learn courses that cover more specialised areas of knowledge and aid in enhancing their knowledge and skills.

Students will gain real-life work experience though internship in the industry and employ what they have learned.

There are plenty of options for you which include:

  • Junior Management and Administrative Level 
  • Supervisory Level positions in both the private, public and non-profit organisations.
No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MPU2163/03 Malaysian Studies 2 3
2 MPU2343/03 Family and Society 3
3 MPU2113/03 OR MPU2233/03 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (candidates without SPM credit in BM); OR Interpersonal Communication (candidates with SPM credit in BM) 3
4 MPU2412/02 Co-Curriculum 2
Subtotal Credit Hours  11
UNIVERSITY COMPULSORY COURSES (Take all the courses listed below)
1 WUC001/03 Communication Skills for Business 3
2 BBM001/03 Entrepreneurship Development 3
Subtotal Credit Hours 6
1 BBM003/03 Basic Management Principles 3
2 BBM002/03 Introduction to Business 3
3 BBM004/03 Principles of Microeconomics 3
4 BBM005/03 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
5 BBM006/03 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
6 BBM007/03 Introduction to Accounting 3
7 BBM008/03 Organisational Behaviour 3
8 BBM009/03 Intermediate Accounting 3
9 BBM010/03 Fundamentals of International Business 3
10 BBM011/03 Business Law 3
11 BBM012/03 Business Ethics 3
12 BBM013/03 Business Statistics 3
13 BBF001/03 Introduction to Finance 3
14 BIS001/03 Introduction to Information Systems 3
15 BBM014/03 Human Resource Management 3
16 BBM015/03 Essentials of Leadership 3
17 BBM016/03 Introduction to Operations Management 3
18 BLC001/03 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
19 BES001/03 Introduction to Franchising Management 3
20 BIS002/03 Internet and Communications Technology in Business 3
Subtotal Credit Hours 60
ELECTIVE COURSES* (Choose two courses only - one from each elective group)
1 BIS003/03 OR BMK001/03 E-Commerce OR Personal Selling and Salesmanship 3
2 BAC001/03 OR BAC002/03 Cost Accounting OR Foundation in Malaysian Taxation 3
Subtotal Credit Hours 6
1 BBM017/07 Industrial Training 7
Subtotal Credit Hours 7
Programme Total Credit Hours 90
No. Description
1 MPU2113/03 Bahasa Kebangsaan A or MPU2233/03 Interpersonal Communication

Students who possess any of the following academic achievements can be exempted from taking MPU2113/03 Bahasa Kebangsaan A but you are required to take MPU2233/03 Interpersonal Communication. If you do not have any of these academic achievements, you must take MPU2113/03 Bahasa Kebangsaan A. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have enrolled for the right MPU course.

No. Qualifications Academic Achievements
a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Credit in BM subject
b Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); AND Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Pass in BM subject Principal in BM subject
c MQA / LAN Accredited / Provisional Accredited / Approved programmes Pass grades with 50% or above in Bahasa Kebangsaan A subject (LAN1001 / MPW1113 / MPW2113 / MPU2113/03)
2 BBM017/07 Industrial Training

a) All students must take the BBM017/07 Industrial Training course.

3 Electives

a) All students must take TWO (2) elective courses. b) Not all electives are offered in a semester and therefore, please consult the Regional Centre staff before enrolment.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into
the undergraduate programme:

(1) Regular Entry
• 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 OR
• A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul
• A pass in SKM Level 3 in a related field, and a pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject OR
• Any qualifications equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF)


(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.
Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):
• The candidate should be at least 20 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 


Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)





12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520


Postgraduate Diploma




Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)





  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

Please click on the below links to download the courses.

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