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Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

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UM’s Bachelor of Accounting programme is recognized both nationally and internationally. The programme is recognised under Schedule 1 Accountants Act 1967. Graduates of this programme are eligible to register as members of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), subject to three years practical accounting experience, as stipulated in Part IV of the Accountants Act 1967. 

In addition, the programme is also recognised by other international professional accounting bodies. BAcc graduates from UM may get maximum exemptions from the following bodies: 

MICPA The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants CIMA The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
ACCA The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) CPA (Australia) Certified Practising Accountants Australia
ICAEW Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

CIPFA Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Malaysian Institute of Accountants
https://www.at-mia.my/

Click here to view online Handbook 2017/2018 in e-book format.

Click here to view online Handbook 2018/2019 in e-book format.

Click here to view online Handbook 2019/2020 in e-book format.

PROGRAMME GOAL AND LEARNING OUTCOMES 

Aim of the Programme

To equip graduates with a practical and conceptual understanding of accounting methods and techniques, skills, leadership, ethical values and an appreciation of interdisciplinary links to accounting. The curriculum has been developed with the aim of preparing students for employment advancement in the fields of private or governmental accounting. 

Learning Outcomes of the Programme 

At the end of the accounting programme, graduates are able to:

• Acquire knowledge in related accounting disciplines;

• Apply concepts, principles and techniques in related accounting disciplines;

• Demonstrate awareness of social responsibility;

• Demonstrate awareness of business ethics in a manner consistent with the    accounting profession;

• Show ability to communicate, lead and work in a team;

• Solve accounting problems using a scientific approach;

• Become life-long self-directed learners;

• Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills. 

Professional Recognition 

UM’s Bachelor of Accounting programme is recognized both nationally and internationally. The programme is recognised under Schedule 1 Accountants Act 1967. Graduates of this programme are eligible to register as members of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), subject to three years practical accounting experience, as stipulated in Part IV of the Accountants Act 1967. 

In addition, the programme is also recognised by other international professional accounting bodies. BAcc graduates from UM may get maximum exemptions from the following bodies: 

MICPA The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants

ACCA The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)

CIMA The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CPA (Australia) Certified Practising Accountants Australia

ICAEW Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Institute 

UM is the first university in Malaysia to be accepted into the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) programme by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Inc. USA. This programme was developed by IIA for the purpose of promoting and assisting educators who offer an internal audit education programme. The IAEP programme prepares students with the skills and knowledge to help them conduct basic internal audits immediately upon hire and also provides them with a foundation to begin preparing for the CIA® examination. Other benefits offered include free books, research collaboration and assistance and student internships at member organizations. 

UM and CPA (Australia) have entered into an agreement to allow fourth year students to take selected segments of the CPA programme. They will also be exempted from eight foundation courses. This will allow the students to get a head start in their professional accounting career. 

UM in collaboration with ACCA and Sunway TES offers the ACCA qualification via the Structured Internship Programme. Eligible students who are selected are exempted from nine ACCA papers and are allowed to sit for the remaining five papers in the third and final year of their programme. These students will be professionally qualified accountants upon completion of their degree. 

UM in collaboration with ICAEW and Sunway TES also offers the ICAEW qualification via the Structural Internship Programme. Capable students who are selected are exempted from eight ICAEW papers and are allowed to sit for some of the remaining papers in the third and final year of their programme. 

Alternatively, students who wish to pursue a CPA (Malaysia) qualification can apply for the MICPA Students Sponsorship Programme (SSP) during their final year of study. 

FBA is the only CFA Programme Partner in Malaysia. The CFA has been running the prestigious CFA programme for 50 years and the CFA Programme is deemed to be the gold standard for qualifications in investment and finance. As a CFA Programme Partner, CPA International recognises three of the programmes under the CFA Programme Partner Scheme; BBA (core in Finance and Banking), BAcc and MBA (core in Finance).

  • - Public Accountant
  • - Commercial Accountant
  • - Management Accountant
  • - Information Consultant
  • - Internal Auditor
  • - External Auditor
  • - Tax Consultant
  • - Chief Financial Officer

Types of Courses

Credits

University Courses

13

Core Courses

88

Elective Courses

20

Industrial Training

12

TOTAL

133

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the Universiti Malaya must fulfil the university's entry requirements as follows:

(A)

Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade B) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade B) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History, Mathematics and English Language;

and

(B)

Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme.

and

(C)

Fulfilled any of the programme Special Entry Requirements as listed below.

                                                         

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   Special Entry Requirements

STPM
(Current Year)

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION

(Current Year)

Science and Arts Stream

Passed the STPM with at least a CGPA of 3.30;

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ at the STPM level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry;

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

and

Passed the interview.

Science and Accounting Stream

Passed the Matriculation/Foundation with at least a CGPA of 3.30;

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ at the Matriculation / Foundation level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Accountant in Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting;

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

and

Passed the interview.

 

DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT

OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

Science and Arts Stream

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a Diploma in Accounting or any related field from any institution recognised by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the University’s Senate with at least a CGPA of 3.30;

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ at the Diploma level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

and

Passed the interview.


OR


REQUIREMENT 2

Passed STPM not in current year with at least a CGPA of 3.30

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ at the STPM level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

and

Passed the interview.


OR


REQUIREMENT 3

Passed the Matriculation/ Foundations not in current year with at least a CGPA of 3.30 and obtained at least Grade B+ at the Matriculation/ Foundations level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Accountant in Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting;

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

and

Passed the interview.

A-Level, AUSMAT and IB

REQUIREMENT 1

Passed the GCE A-Level with at least Grade B in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4.5 in IELTS (Academic)

or

  • Obtained score of at least 477 (PBT) / 153 (CBT) / 53 (IBT) in TOEFL.

and

Passed the interview.

NOTE: Candidates may apply using Advanced Subsidiary (AS) examination results. A-Level examination results should be submitted later once it has been obtained.


OR


REQUIREMENT 2

Possess the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 35 points

and

Obtained Grade 5 (Higher Level) at the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET;

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4.5 in IELTS (Academic)

or

  • Obtained score of at least 477 (PBT) /153
  • (CBT) / 53 (IBT) in TOEFL.

and

Passed the interview.


OR


REQUIREMENT 3

Possess the Australian Matriculation  programme (AUSMAT) with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) rank of 80 percent (%);
 

and

Obtained at least a 70 percent (%) score at the AUSMAT level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and

Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;

and

Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET

However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4.5 in IELTS (Academic)
  • or

  • Obtained a score of at least 477 (PBT) / 153 (CBT) / 53 (IBT) in TOEFL;

and

Passed the interview.

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September intake (once a year)

Malaysian

Fee: SATU Channel (https://www.umcced.edu.my/programme/satu/acc)

Fee: UPU Channel (https://ebook.um.edu.my/MRC/Brochures/UG_LOCAL/index.html#p=3)

International

Fee: https://ebook.um.edu.my/MRC/Brochures/YURAN_UG_INTERNATIONAL/index.html#p=3

*Fees are subject to change and doesn’t not include registration and accommodation fees

CONTACT INFORMATION


Faculty of Business and Accountancy,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


Tel : +603 7967 3802/3843/3870/3976/3925
Fax : 603-79673980

Email: umfba@um.edu.my 

Last Updated: 08/07/2021