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Diploma in Human Resource Management

Program Objective

The University of Malaya Diploma in Human Resource Management program is offered to school leavers interested in pursuing a career in human resource management. This program will equip students with a deep understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and expose them to the basic and latest thinking as well as the best practices in human resource management. As organisations currently exist in a dynamic environment of constant change in an era of globalisation, this programme puts human resource management as a critical aspect in the management of organisations.

Career and Academic Pathway

Graduates of the Diploma in Human Resource Management program have the opportunity to further their studies to a Bachelor Degree in a related field at local universities.  They will be qualified to apply for positions such as Assistant Human Resource Officers at private companies and Government Linked Companies (GLCs). Graduates are also qualified to hold positions such as Assistant Administrative Officers at Government Departments and Statutory Bodies or Executive Assistants in organisations in the private sector.


Fully Accredited by MQA (SWA0630) and recognised by JPA.


The program duration is 2 years.  Students will need to take 25 courses to complete the program. The courses that students need to complete are as follows: 


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Institutional Core Courses

  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurial Acculturation 

  • Negotiation Skills

  • English Language Proficiency

  • Critical Thinking and Effective Presentation Skills

  • Introduction to Business and Professional Writing

  • Personal Development Program I

  • Personal Development Program II

  • Personal Development Program III


   Program Courses​

  • Human Resource Planning

  • Training and Development

  • Compensation and Benefits Management

  • Industrial Relations

  • Occupational Safety and Health


   Core Courses


  • Introduction to Management

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Principles of Accounting

  • Principles of Economics

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Business Law and Ethics

  • Human Resource Management

  • Psychology of Work Behaviour

  • Business Research

  • Management Information Systems

  • Project Management

  • Employment Law


Class Schedule

Students will take 3 to 6 courses every semester. 


Examinations will be held at the last week of each semester. 


The Diploma in Business Management will be awarded by University of Malaya.

Teaching Methodology

This program is taught  through lectures, discussions, presentations, projects and case studies. 

Degree Studies

Students who successfully complete the diploma can apply to the University of Malaya for admission to its degree programs. Students can also transfer to the International University of Malaya - Wales in Kuala Lumpur to complete their degree.

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