Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) vs Diploma in Business Administration (DiBA)
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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) vs Diploma in Business Administration (DiBA)

Bachelor of Business Administration BBA vs Diploma in Business Administration DiBA

SPM (O-Level) is around the corner and you have no clear vision of what your life will be after that. There are a lot of options out there for fresh high school graduates. You will start to hear words like Foundation, Matriculation, A-level, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree, yet you have no idea what they all are. You have heard of business administration and know roughly what it is. However, you don’t know which programme to enrol for. Let us help you to narrow down to two options- Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree.



What is business administration?

By definition, business administration is simply the management of a business.  Every business, regardless of size, requires a motivated and skilled management to succeed. By studying business administration, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to manage a business organisation towards success.   

How do I enrol?

You can enrol for either programme, right after SPM. All you require for entry is to pass your SPM- meaning you should get at least five subjects with the grade C, to enrol for BBA or three C subjects to enrol for DiBA.

How long is the course?

DiBA is a full-time course, which takes two years and six months to complete. Students have the option of doing BBA full time or part time. BBA can be completed within two to four years. One year contains three semesters; one short semester and two long semesters.

Which body will be awarding the certificate?

DiBA is awarded by Mantissa College with full accreditation by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA A9523) and is recognised by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) or Malaysia Public Service Department (PSD).

BBA is awarded by Paris Graduate School of Management in Paris. As part of the BBA programme, students even have the option to take a semester or a whole year abroad in any of our European partner university.

How does the course structure look like?

Diba students have to complete 25 subjects, where coursework carries 60% and final exam 40%. Subjects include Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Research and Business Law.

BBA consist of 32 subjects with a balance value of coursework and a final exam. Among the subjects are Mathematics, Business Ethics, Management Decision Making, Organisational Behaviour and Investments.

What will I learn from the course?

Both courses will expose you to the fundamental of business administration and prepare you for a future in- among others; business management, human resource and finance.

Beside theories, you will be taught skills, which are practical in the business environment. You will be able to put theories learned in class into real business situations. You will acquire the skills of working in teams, effective communication, research and management. With these skills, you will be able to better understand the business organisation and its environment, including how to handle problems surrounding the organisation.  

While both DiBA and BBA will prepare you for the real business environment by putting theories to practice, BBA will help you build up the expertise needed in the industry. With BBA, you will be able to independently analyse and synthesise different business organisations and situations, at the same time, develop critical thinking skills. In fact, in the final year of BBA, students have the choice to specify in either Human Resource, Marketing or Finance to further deepen their knowledge. In other words, BBA will provide you with complete and thorough knowledge of business administration.  With the skills acquired during your BBA study, you can directly enter the business world upon completion. If deemed necessary, you could also further your study into postgraduate to widen your knowledge in more specialised areas.  Whereas, DiBA is a foundation that will prepare you for a further education in a business like a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or other specific fields of your choice, including Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management. Of course, you can start working in business organisations with a DiBA.

Is the certificate internationally recognised?

Yes, both DiBA and BBA are recognised worldwide.

With DiBA, you will be able to further your studies into degree level internationally.

Knowledge acquired in BBA can be applied effectively worldwide as it is taught in a global setting. Graduates of BBA even have the opportunity to work in Europe as BBA is well recognised there.

How will my career path look like upon graduation?

DiBA will provide you with the basics of business management. It will serve as a stepping stone for your career in business. With knowledge in global business context, graduates have the chance to take on junior positions in departments like Marketing, General Management or Human Resource in global operating organisations.

With a BBA in hand, graduates are equipped with various business skills, which widen the possibility of positions that they can fill in. Organisations, be it government, NGO or international commerce, are always in need of skilled business administrators. The possible careers include entry-level Manager, Business Analyst, Market Researcher, Human Resource Officer and Assistant Product Manager. With the knowledge and skills acquired in BBA, graduates can even start their careers abroad.  

Mantissa College is offering a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration programme in collaboration with the Paris Graduate School of Management, France 

Join the Degree Trial Class

Interested candidate may also drop by for the Trial Class with session below;

Event 1- (16/12/2017) BBA-Trial Class-E-Commerce (Web View

Event 2- (20/01/2017) BBA-Trial Class-Consumer Behaviour (Web View)  

Event 3- (24/02/2017) BBA-Trial Class-Total Quality Management (Web View



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