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MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration

MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration

MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration




ICSA, the leading recognised professional body for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. The Institute was formed in 1891 and was granted the Royal Charter in 1902, which set the seal of authority and royal recognition on that belief. Chartered Secretaries are qualified in company law, accounting, corporate governance, administration, company secretarial practice and management and are trained to chart a course through regulation, legislation and best practice in order to deliver effective operations. The Institute has 44,000 members and 28,000 students in over 90 countries.

The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator (MAICSA)

MAICSA, was founded in 1959 as an affiliated body to The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom. Membership of the Institute is limited only to members of the Institute residing in Malaysia, namely Fellows and Associates, Graduates and students. MAICSA as a premier professional body in company secretaryship and administration exists to serve the needs of the various sectors of society, in particular, the corporate sector. MAICSA aims not only to generate a cadre of professional and trained manpower but also acts as a catalyst for the growth and development of the commercial and industrial sectors of our country.

Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration (PDCA)

The PDCA serves as a feeder route to the ICSA International Qualifying Scheme.
Under the PDCA program, students have to complete eight (8) subjects to obtain the Diploma. Upon completion, they can proceed to the ICSA IQS.
Admission Criteria

  •  2STPM or “A” levels passes
  •  Holders of recognized diploma
  •  Holders of matriculation / Pre-University Certificates
  •  Certificate in Corporate Administration

Students with relevant Diploma will be able to obtain exemption upto SIX modules in Professional Diploma

What are the eligible exemptions for these programme?

Eligible Exemptions
MAICSA Professional Diploma in Corporate Administration ICSA International Qualifying Scheme
Professional Part 1 Professional Part 2
Chartered Accountancy holders All subjects All subjects No exemption
Related Degree holders: law, accounting / finance and business studies from recognised universities All subjects *CPE seminar attendance and assigments for maximum of 2 subjects
Non-related Degree holders: All other discipline from recognised univeresities All subjects *CPE seminar attendance and assigments for 4 subjects
Diploma holders Depends on subject covered in the diplomas No exemption
*Degree holders may complete the subjects in the ICSA IQS Professional Part 1 Programme by way of attendance of 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) seminars and assignment. The CPE seminars are conducted by selected colleges and institutions of higer learning accredited by MAICSA.



Part – 1

  •  Business Law
  •  Business Accounting
  •  Business Organisation & Management
  •  Business Ethics

Part – 2

  •  Corporate Compliance and Practice
  •  Law and Practice of Meetings
  •  Business Strategies
  •  Business Finance

Mature Students Entry

Minimum 21 years of age with relevant working experience or with a letter of recommendation from recognized bodies.

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