Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) Accounting And Finance

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
R2/344/6/0200, 06/2024
Accreditation Code
A 9515


In line with the Faculty’s innovative approach where traditional business courses are redesigned to provide students with the career mobility to tap into the growing finance industry, this is a unique programme that adds a finance edge to the popular accounting degree.... Learners will be equipped with important accounting and financial knowledge to succeed in either the accounting or finance world.

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, RFP, etc. Relevant electives may be taken to maximise exemptions.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (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.


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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​UCSI Foundation year

Minimum CGPA of 2.5, 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


ATAR score 60% OR minimum 60% average 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.

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
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
(i. B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced C2 Proficiency )
Cambridge English Qualifications and Testsbr/>(ii. Linguiskill Online)
Cambridge English Qualifications and Testsbr/>(iii. Occupational English Test (OET)(Conventional/Online)
Pearson Test of English
Band 4
TOEFL Essentials (Online)

  • 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
  • Financial Market and Institution
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Reporting Standards
  • Business Law
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Malaysian) (MPU-U2) (if applicable)
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Account
  • Accounting Information System
  • Capital Financing and Investment
  • Malaysian Taxation
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Business Research Method
  • Corporate Governance, Risk and Professional Ethics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cooperative Placement 2


  • Data Analytic for Accounting
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Business Systems Development Tools
  • Auditing and Assurance
Year 3
  • Strategic Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Personal Wealth Management
  • Financial Research Project A
  • Advanced Corporate Account
  • Multinational Finance
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Financial Research Project B
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Integrated Case-study
  • Cooperative Placement 3


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance
  • Malaysian Corporate Taxation
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Financial Derivatives
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)

All students:
  1. U2 - University Life
  2. U2 - Integriti dan Anti Rasuah (Integrity and Anti-Corruption)
  3. U4 - Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
  4. U4 - Extracurricular Learning Experience 2
  5. U4 - Extracurricular Learning Experience 3

Career Opportunities

A graduate of this programme would have acquired the necessary basic, integrated and applied skills tailored for a career in accounting and finance. The integration of Accounting, Finance and Business courses also makes this a suitable programme for an individual who wishes to embark on a high-flying career in the corporate world. Potential careers of graduates include the following sectors:

  • Accountancy
  • Insurance
  • Treasury
  • Financial Consultant
  • Banking
  • Stock Broking
  • Fund Manager
  • 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 13 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 


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 77,135

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 90,920

Tuition fees for Bangladesh Campus will be available soon.

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance2+1University of the West of England, BristolUnited Kingdom£15,250

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