Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) Accounting

January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/344/6/0199, 06/2024
Accreditation Code
A 9512


An accounting degree opens doors to almost any pathway in business with its strong emphasis on essential subjects such as marketing, business, economics, law, financial management, and taxation. This well-rounded programme will provide you with the key financial and accounting skills that are highly sought after by employers..., as well as business and management expertise to help you navigate today’s complex business landscape.

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.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source:

About the Programme


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.


For the latest issues in Accounting from MIA (Malaysian Institute of Accountants), please access their e-magazine, e-Accountants Today, at

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​UCSI Foundation year

Minimum CGPA of 2.50, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level


Pass, with a minimum C+ grades (CGPA 2.33) in any two subjects, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level


Minimum 2 D grades


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% in 6 subjects


Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects

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.


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-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 2
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2
Band 5.5

  • 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 Students
Band 5.5
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirements will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929).
  • Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Microeconomics
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Statistic and Its Application
  • Fundamental of Management
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian) (MPU-U1)
  • Malaysian Studies (International) (MPU-U1)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Business Communication
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Law (Malaysian Perspective)
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting
  • TITAS (Malaysia)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3
  • Co-operative placement 1


  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Fundamental of Marketing
Year 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Malaysia) (MPU-U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Company Law
  • Intermediate to Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Information System
  • Financial Management 1
  • Business System Development Tools
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Management Science
  • Business Research Method
  • Malaysia Taxation
  • Corporate Governance, Risk and Professional Ethics
  • Cooperative Placement 2


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing People
Year 3
  • International Business
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Financial Research Project A
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management 2
  • Malaysian Corporate Taxation
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Financial Research Project B
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance
  • Integrated Case-study
  • Cooperative Placement 3


  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

Career Opportunities

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

Professional Recognition

Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
Exempted from 7 papers out of 10 papers

Certified Practising Accountant
Certified Practising Accountant
Exempted from 6 papers out of 12 papers

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Exempted from 7 papers out of 16 papers

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Exempted from 4 papers out of 15 papers

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
Exempted from 6 papers out of 12 papers

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
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.

ACCA accelerate programme 

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 71,360

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 81,700

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
B Commerce Major: Accounting / Business Information Systems / Finance1.5+1.5University of QueenslandAustraliaAUD 38200
BSc (Hons) International Accounting (Top-up)2+1University of NorthamptonUnited Kingdom£ 11700

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