BA (Hons) Accounting

Approval Code R2/344/6/0199, 06/2024
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 Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



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.


Assessments

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.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
UCSI Foundation year
Minimum CGPA of 2.50, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level
 
STPM
Pass, with a minimum C+ grades (CGPA 2.33) in any two subjects, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level
 
A-levels
Minimum 2 D grades
 
UEC
Minimum 5 credits (B6) including Mathematics and a Pass in English
 
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.50, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level
 
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects
 
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60%
 
SAM / Australian Year 12
Minimum average of 60%
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%
 
Diploma (business-related)
Minimum CGPA 2.50
 
Other equivalent qualifications
To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis


Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016):
The terms of credit in Mathematics at SPM level for the candidate with STPM, STAM or Matriculation/Foundation qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required credit of Mathematics at the SPM level.

 

English Language Requirements

For local student:

  • At least MUET Band 2 or IELTS Band 5.5 or TOEFL 550 (A compulsory requirement from MQA)
  • Note 2 (Source: JPT/BPP(K) 1000 – 753Jld3 (19)):
    English Language requirement for Malaysian candidate with O-level, A-Level, Matriculation/Foundation or Diploma (conducted fully in English) can be exempted.
  • A distinction (A+, A, or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level. If the English Language requirement is not met, student may be required to take an additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate program based on the University’s decision.

For international student:

  • At least IELTS Band 5.5 or TOEFL 550 or its equivalent (A compulsory requirement from MQA)
 

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of Department 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 specialised 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 Modelling 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

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
Exempted from 7 papers out of 10 papers
Certified Practising Accountant
Exempted from 6 papers out of 12 papers
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Exempted from 7 papers out of 16 papers
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Exempted from 4 papers out of 15 papers
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Complete 6 levels to become a Chartered Fellow
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
Exempted from 6 papers out of 12 papers
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Exempted from 9 papers out of 14 papers

ACCA accelerate programme
We are the first seven universities in Malaysia which has a partnership with ACCA Accelerated Programme (AAP). Our students are not only eligible for exemptions for all the 9 Foundation papers but also entitle to enjoy the AAP benefits mention below.

 



International Degree Pathway (IDP) via BA (Hons) Accounting

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
B Commerce Major: Accounting / Business Information Systems / Finance 1.5+1.5 University of Queensland Australia AUD 38200
BSc (Hons) International Accounting (Top-up) 2+1 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700

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