Diploma in Management

(R3-DL/345/4/0046 (A7469) 07/28)

Diploma in Management (DIM) programme aims to produce knowledgeable and competent graduates who are able to perform effectively, efficiently and ethically within areas of management

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO1: To produce semi-professional workforce to fulfil the needs of the market in the field of management.
PEO2: To enable students to expand knowledge and skills in various fields of management.
PEO3: To develop graduates to engage in continuous learning and be able to make decision ethically in their personal conduct and the community.

The Diploma in Management is designed to cater to the needs of those seeking a career in management at the sub-professional level. Graduates are expected to be able to serve in business and non-business organisations. In order to qualify for the diploma, a minimum of 90 credit hours of approved courses is required.

Of these, 78 credit hours are prescribed while the remaining 12 credit hours (equivalent to 4 courses) are to be chosen from the respective area of concentration.

Currently, the Diploma in Management programme allows learners the option to specialise in;

  • Human Resource Management,
  • Retailing,
  • Plantation Management
  • General Management.

*This programme is not available for International intake

Ratna Khuzaimah Binti Mohamad
Program Director

Tel (Office) :
603 89135531

Email :
ratna_mohamad@oum.edu.my

Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM 1,278 RM 1,136 RM 1,278 RM 1,704
Sem 2 RM 1,136 RM 1,278 RM 1,278
Sem 3 RM 1,136 RM 1,278 RM 1,278
Total RM 12,780

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note
Processing fee: RM30

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
*This programme is not available for International intake

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
**LATEST UPDATE: 25 February 2021

Normal Entry

i. Possesses SPM with at least credit in THREE subjects; OR
ii. Possesses SKM Level 3 in the related field; OR
iii. A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in the related field with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR
iv. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject; OR
v. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with at least Grade Maqbul; OR
vi. Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English competency requirements (International student): Achieve a minimum Band 3 in MUET OR equivalent to CEFR (High B1) **.

Note: For footnotes on the key terms, click here

OR

APEL entry

• Malaysian; and
• Candidate must be 20 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
• Pass APEL Assessment for a Diploma (conducted by OUM).

Programme Learning Outcome (PLO)

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PLO1: Use acquired knowledge of the management field for the purpose of academic or work (KNOWLEDGE)

PLO2: Apply practical and theoretical understanding of planning, organising, leading and controlling for the purposes of managing functions and processes in an organisation (PRACTICAL SKILLS)

PLO3: Relate to different roles required in society and facilitate positively to the community and relevant stakeholders (SOCIAL SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITY)

PLO4: Demonstrate ethical and moral values as well as professionalism in daily practice in fulfilling their social responsibilities (VALUES, ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONALISM)

PLO5: Perform related roles at various levels as leaders in organisation as well as to communicate effectively and as good team players (COMMUNICATION SKILLS, LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK)

PLO6: Identify and solve problems using effective thinking skills and tools to achieve practical decision in management (THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING)

PLO7: Acquire relevant management information from variety of sources for continuous self-development and lifelong learning (INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND LIFE LONG LEARNING)

PLO8: Seek and manage available resources in striving to accomplish the highest achievement (MANAGERIAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS)

MPU Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Pengajian Malaysia 3
Entrepreneurship 1 2
Health And Wellness 1 2
Kokurikulum 2
TOTAL CREDIT 9

 

University Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for 21st Century 3
English for Written Communication 3
English for Oral Communication 3
English for Workplace Communication 3
Professional Ethics 3
TOTAL CREDIT 15

 

Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Information Technology and Environment 3
Introductory Management 3
Introductory Microeconomics 3
Basic Interpersonal Communication 3
Introductory Marketing 3
Introductory Human Resource Management 3
Introductory Macroeconomics 3
Elements Of Law 3
Basic Of Financial Accounting 3
Introductory International Business 3
Elementary Statistics 1 3
Introductory Business Communication 3
Introductory Law Of Contract 3
Introductory Finance 3
Organisation and Environment 3
Introductory Marketing Communication 3
Basic Management Accounting 3
Introductory Investment Management 3
TOTAL CREDIT 54

 

Major Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Introductory Human Resource Development 3
Introductory Compensation Management 3
Introductory Hazard Management 3
Introductory Industrial Relation 3
TOTAL CREDIT 12
RETAILING
Introductory Retailing 3
Merchandising 3
Introductory Service Marketing 3
Introductory Relationship Marketing 3
TOTAL CREDIT 12
PLANTATION MANAGEMENT Beginning September 2019 intake
Subject Name Credit Hours
Introductory Sustainable Plantation Management 3
Introductory Crop Management 3
Introductory Integrated Pest and Disease Management 3
Introductory Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare in Plantation 3
GENERAL MANAGEMENT (CHOOSE ANY 4 COURSES)
Introductory Organisational Behaviour 3
Introductory Business Decision Making 3
Introductory Operation Management 3
Introductory Human Resource Development 3
Introductory Compensation Management 3
Introductory Hazard Management 3
Introductory Industrial Relation 3
Introductory Retailing 3
Merchandising 3
Introductory Service Marketing 3
Introductory Relationship Marketing 3
TOTAL CREDIT 33
  1. What is the purpose of OUM in offering DIM Program?
    The Diploma in Management is designed to cater to the needs of those seeking a career in management at the sub-professional level. Graduates are expected to be able to serve in business and non-business organisations. In order to qualify for the diploma, a minimum of 90 credit hours of approved courses is required.
  2. How can I enrol into DIM?
    There are two ways to enrol:

    • Normal Entry:
      • SPM* or equivalent with minimum 3 credits; or
      • Pass STPM or equivalent with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject; or
      • Pass STAM with minimum grade of Maqbul; or
      • Pass SKM Level 3 in related field; AND
        • SPM* with minimum a credit in 1 subject; AND
        • Through consolidation programs (if necessary) or
      • Pass certificate (MQF Level 3) or equivalent; or
      • Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in 3 subjects; or
      • Pass O-Level with minimum Grade C in 3 subjects; or
      • Pass Community College Certificate equivalent to MQF Level 3 in related field; AND
        • SPM* with minimum a credit in 1 subject; AND
        • Through consolidation programs (if necessary) or
        • Other recognised equivalent qualifications.
          English language competency requirements for international students: Minimum IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
          SPM* = means passing SPM with at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.
    • APEL Entry:
      You may apply to join DIM via the APEL route which takes into account your previous work and learning experience. You must fulfil the following requirements:

      • Malaysian; and Must be 20 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
      • Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
      • Pass APEL Assessment for Diploma
        To know more about APEL, visit: https://apel.oum.edu.my
  3. Is DIM offered in full-time or part-time mode?
    All OUM programmes offered in Malaysia are run in part-time mode, making them particularly suitable for working adults seeking to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skills without having to give up their jobs or compromise on their life responsibilities.
  4. What are the courses offered under DIM?
    The courses offered under DIM can be classified into 4 categories:

    • MPU Courses (4 courses);
    • University Courses (5 courses);
    • Core Courses (18 courses); and
    • Major Courses (4 courses)
  5. What are the Majoring/Specialisation offered by DIM?
    Currently, the Diploma in Management programme allows learners the option to specialise in;

    • Human Resource Management,
    • Retailing,
    • Plantation Management
    • General Management.
  6. How soon can I complete DIM?
    DIM is a 90 credit-hour programme, which means that it can typically be completed in 10 semesters. That’s approximately 3 years and 1 Semester if the programme is completed without any APEL C, and if learners take the standard 3 courses per semester path.
  7. How is DIM delivered?
    DIM is run in blended as well as online modes.Online mode means that you can follow an OUM programme from anywhere in Malaysia, at your own pace and alongside your online peers, with the guidance of your e-tutor. In this mode, you need not attend face-to-face tutorials or seminars, unless you want or are able to.
    Blended mode refers to a combination of online study and face-to-face tutorials/seminars. Face-to-face tutorials are supplementary, and useful only to those who need them and are offered at OUM Learning Centres.
    This flexibility of modes is a specialty of OUM, the first open and distance learning university in Malaysia. It is particularly suitable for self-directed adult learners who want to upgrade their skills and qualifications on a part-time basis without having to give up work and other life commitments.
  8. When can I join DIM?
    DIM programme has intakes in the January, May and September semesters every year.
  9. Who are the academic staff responsible for delivering DIM at OUM?
    DIM programme at OUM are delivered by qualified and experienced subject-matter experts and tutors with degrees from reputable universities.
  10. Are course materials provided by OUM?
    All core learning materials are provided by OUM or made available for library loan. They include specially-commissioned course modules and e-textbooks. Learners may also use OUM’s physical and digital libraries to access a wide range of learning materials.
  11. How will I be assessed should I enrol for DIM?
    For DIM, the assessment methods vary from course to course. Most courses have assignments and final exams.
  12. How much does it cost to pursue DIM?
    The total fees for DIM is RM12,780. For full breakdown of fees, visit https://www.oum.edu.myThe University offers a 50% discount on fees for:

    • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
    • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) card is required.
      All fees are subject to revision without prior notice. For further enquiries on fees and financial matters, please email OUM’s Marketing Unit at admission@oum.edu.my or call +603-7801 2000.
  13. Do I have any financial options to pursue DIM?
    Yes. Among others are:

    • PTPTN; or
    • EPF (Account 2); or
    • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
    • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
    • Flexible Payment Scheme.
  14. Are DIM recognised by the Malaysian government?
    DIM (A7469) is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  15. What are the potential career paths for DIM graduates?
    DIM graduates may become (but not limited to):

    • Administrative Executives Assistant
    • Administrative Services Executives Assistant
    • Administrators
    • Business Administrators
    • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants.
  16. Where can I find more details on OUM’s DIM programme?
    For DIM details, visit Diploma in management
  17. Whom should I contact if I need to find out more about DIM ?
    For academic-related enquiries related to DIM, email Tuan Fatma at tuanfatma@oum.edu.my or call +60-3-89135410.
    For general enquiries on OUM programmes, email the Marketing Unit at admission@oum.edu.my or call +603-7801 2000.

*All information contained in this FAQ are subject to revision without prior notice.

Price

RM12,780.00