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BA (Hons) Accounting
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Approval Code KR 9512; 06/2014
Accreditation Code A 9512
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Accounting
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
This Accounting degree is globally-recognised and encompasses a rigorous curriculum that provides future accountants with contemporary knowledge and practical skills in assisting organisations to make the best strategic decisions. The effective combination of examinations, projects and assignments in the programme’s courses, as well as placements with key industry partners, fosters student independence and enhances their learning experience.

Graduates will gain entry into the professional level of ACCA and CPA Australia. This course will also equip graduates to pursue further professional qualifications with CFA, CFP, CIMA, ICAEW, MIA and RFP, among others.


The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a dissertation in Independent Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.
Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level
SPM Minimum 5 credits Direct to Foundation year
Minimum 3 credits Direct to Diploma
STPM/ ‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals. Direct into Year 1
UEC Minimum 5 Credits Direct into Year 1
Minimum 4 Credits Direct into Foundation year
CPU CPU – Min. average of 60% in 6 subjects. Direct into Year 1
CPU – Min. average of 50% in 6 subjects. Direct into Foundation year
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0 (ALL other programmes)
Minimum CGPA 2.5 (Oil & Gas)
Minimum CGPA 2.85 (Financial Economics)
Direct into Year 1
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of 5 subjects Direct into Year 1
Minimum 5 credits (if aggregate > 15 points) Direct into Foundation year
Other Year 12 Equivalent Minimum overall average of 60% Direct into Year 1
Minimum overall average of 50% Direct into Foundation year
Other Year 11 Equivalent Minimum overall average of 50% Direct to Foundation year
Direct to Diploma
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Min. a Pass result with min. CGPA 2.0

*Case by case basis for Financial Economics
Subject to faculty discretion and exemption after reviewing transcript & syllabus.
Subject to the MQA’s criteria, allowed a max exemption 30% of total credit hours
International Baccalaureate Min. 26/42 from 6 subjects. Direct into Year 1
SAM/ AUSMAT/ WACE Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects Direct into Year 1
SAM – Minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects Direct into Foundation year
English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Accounting is a specialized discipline that provides an ideal platform for a career in the field of Accountancy and Finance. Accountants and Auditors is ranked Top 10 as a recession proof jobs in the market. Accountants and auditors are expected to experience much faster than average employment growth in near future. Potential careers of graduates include the following sectors:
  • Audit
  • Financial Analysis
  • Taxation
  • Budget Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Strategic Business Consultancy
Year 1
  • Fundamental of Management
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Statistics and Its Application
  • Microeconomics
  • Fundamental of Marketing
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Business Communication
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Modeling and Spreadsheet
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
    Other MPU-U3 equivalent courses (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Business Law
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Financial Management 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Taxation 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Company Law
  • Financial Management 2
  • Management Ethics
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Auditing 1
  • Financial Research Project A
  • Taxation 2
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Research Project B
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Internet In Practice
  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Auditing 2
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 3
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
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