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Bachelor Of Commerce (Hons) In Accounting And Finance

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years (17 weeks per semester, 9 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Kuching
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R/340/6/0716; 12/2026
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA13753


Overview

This programme combines commerce with specialisations in accounting and finance which will allow graduates to pursue careers that require these complementary disciplines. Students will study accounting, business law, auditing and financial management as well as key business fundamentals that prepare them well to succeed in the global marketplace. Internship opportunities at the end of each academic year will also provide valuable exposure to real-world practices.

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​UCSI Foundation Year

CGPA 2.0 and pass in Mathematics at SPM Level

STPM

Pass with C+ (CGPA 2.00) in any two subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level

​A-Level

Minimum 2 principals (D)

​UEC

5 credits (B6) including pass in Mathematics and a pass in English

​National Matriculation

CGPA 2.0 inclusive of pass in Mathematics at SPM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum score of 26/42 points in 6 subjects

AUSMAT/ HSC/SACE/TEE/WACE

ATAR score 60% or Minimum 60% average in 5 subjects

High School Certificate

Minimum average of 60%

High / Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) / Canadian Grade 12 – according to provinces in Canada

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
Canadian International Matriculation (CIMP)

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects

Singapore Cambridge general Cert of Education Advanced level, Singapore
Pra U2, Singapore
UCSI Foundation programmes
Matriculation from local universities
Recognised Foundation from any IPTA & IPTS
Recognised Diplomas from any IPTA & IPTS in the related field

Minimum CGPA 2.0

Diploma (business-related)

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

Other equivalent qualifications

To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

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
  • Minimum B+ in the English Language subject at SPM or Minimum A2 in UEC level or Minimum C in SPM English Language 1119/ O Level English/ IGCSE or MUET Band 3. If English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.

For international student:

  • IELTS minimum Band 5.5
  • TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum 46
  • Cambridge English Qualification and Test minimum score of 160
  • Pearson Test of English minimum score 51
  • MUET minimum Band 3
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
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Statistics and Its Applications
  • Microeconomics
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Financial Market and Institutions
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Law
Year 2
  • Company Law
  • Financial Reporting Standards
  • Business Research Methods
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Accounts
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Management 2

Electives (Choose Two)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Economics
  • Management Science
  • Strategic Information System Management
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Business Ethics in Ethical Decision Making
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
Year 3
  • Financial Research Project A
  • Advance Corporate Accounts
  • Personal Wealth Management
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Research Project B
  • Corporate Finance
  • Multinational Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Malaysian Taxation
  • Malaysian Corporate Taxation
  • Co-Operative Placement 2

Electives (Choose Two)

  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Issues in Business
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika and 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)

Career Opportunities

  • Management consultant
  • Financial planner
  • Accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial services planner
  • Stockbroker

Professional Recognition

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

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Exempted from 8 papers out of 16 papers

Student Mobility

Students from this programme can do 1.5 + 2(1.5) IDP with University of Queensland, Australia and graduate with a bachelor's degree shown on the website of University of Queensland.

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 53,600

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 64,240

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