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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Accounting Technology


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
22 Mar 2023 | 20 Jul 2023
21 Sep 2023

 

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME
 

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE

 


MORE THAN JUST AN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE DEGREE

APU's BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Accounting Technology degree is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

All Accounting & Finance Programmes comprise modules in AccTech

  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

• Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE level.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL IBT : 46
• Pearson (PTE) : 51
• MUET : Band 4


For more information please click HERE



PROGRAMME OUTLINE


This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Knowledge and skills in the application of technologies and data analytics that relevant to accounting and finance for today’s fast moving business world.
  • Maximum exemptions from the professional bodies.
  • Competency not only in preparing and analysing financial reports but also to successfully guide and lead their organisations.
  • Emerging technologies on accounting & finance knowledge and soft skills will be embedded in the programme as early as Level 1.

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every accounting and finance professional, and the basic understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates. They will familiarise themselves with business processes through the accounting software and the world leading enterprise resource planning software, SAP. Students will have the hands-on training with the system.

COMMON MODULES

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • SAP ERP System in Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of traditional areas of Accounting and Finance, such as Management Accounting, Taxation, Financial Management, Advanced Corporate Reporting etc. Technology savviness is the soft skills that important to nurture the students for independent learning and to prepare them for the workplace and for further research. We will expose them through modules such as Emerging Technologies for Accounting and Finance, Data Analytics in Accounting and Finance and Application of AI in Finance.

COMMON MODULES

  • Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Emerging Technologies for Accounting and Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Data Analytics in Accounting and Finance
  • Company Law
  • Performance Management

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Application of AI in Finance

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will expand their knowledge in the application of technologies and data analytics in accounting and finance. This area of application of accounting technologies will be supported by Big Data and Visual Analytics in Accounting and Finance, Cybersecurity and Robo Auditing and Analytics through hands-on trainings. To expand the problem-solving skills, modules such as Reflective Practice in Accounting & Finance will be exposed to students by having capstone. Students will expose to the effects of a decision or activity on the environment, society, and governance (ESG) modules such as Strategy, Sustainability and Leadership and Seminar in Accounting & Finance. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

COMMON MODULES

  • Advanced Auditing
  • Research Methodology in Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Strategy, Sustainability & Leadereship
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Reflective Practice in Accounting & Finance
  • Seminar in Accounting & Finance
  • Specialised Accounting
  • Accounting & Finance Research Project

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Big Data and Visual Analytical in Accounting & Finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Robo Auditing & Analytics

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.


CAREER OPTIONS

  • RPA Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Accounting Analytics Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst


PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

APU has been leading the way for its graduates in Professional recognition and exemptions in the areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial Studies. These are valuable not only for moving your career as a full-time professional forward but also for expanding your skills and expertise to become a more well-rounded employee. These recognitions help you become a more desirable job candidate or employee, one who can command a higher salary.

Upon completion of BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (with a specialism in Accounting Technology), students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies. 

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)*
(9 papers exemptions out of 13 papers)


Upon completion of our BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programmes, students are entitled to a maximum 9-paper exemption at the Fundamental level, out of the total 13 papers in Professional Accountancy qualification. ACCA does not provide exemptions at the Professional Level. However, as part of the collaborative efforts between APU and ACCA, students may also opt to go for the APU ACCA Accelerate Scheme.

  

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Australia**
(6 papers exemptions out of 12 papers)


Upon completion of our BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programmes, students are entitled to a 6-paper exemption out of the 12 papers from CPA Australia. Under the CPA Australia Fast Track Scheme, students may have the option to attain the CPA professional qualification, as part of the collaborative efforts between APU and CPA.

  

The Institute of Certified Management Accountant


The ICMA (Australia) grant accreditation to the BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Graduates as having satisfied the examination requirements of its 16-subject Graduate Programme. Such students will be automatically eligible to take out Graduate membership of the ICMA. and use the post-nominals GMA (Graduate Management Accountant).

  

The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAISCA)
(12 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)

 

Upon completion of our BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programmes, students are entitled to a 12-paper exemption out of 16 papers from MAISCA.

  

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
(8 papers exemptions out of 15 papers)

 

Upon completion of our BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programmes, students are entitled to an 8-paper exemption out of 15 papers from ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  

Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia
(5-6 papers exemptions out of 8 papers)


Students who graduate from the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation will be entitled to a 6-paper exemption out of 8 papers from CTIM. Students who are undergoing other specialisms of BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance are entitled to a 5-paper exemption out of 8 papers from CTIM.

  

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
(8 papers exemptions out of 16 papers)

 

Upon completion of our BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programmes, students are entitled to a 8-paper exemption out of 16 papers from CIMA.

  

Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)
 

Upon completion of our BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programmes, students are entitled to a 12-paper exemption out of 16 papers from MACS - Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries.

 

*APU ACCA Accelerate Scheme

Currently, students who graduate from Accounting & Finance programmes are entitled to a 9-paper exemption from ACCA. Under this scheme, students have the option to complete the remaining 4 ACCA papers simultaneously with their degree programme.
 

**CPA Australia Fast Track Scheme

Currently, students who graduate from Accounting & Finance programmes are entitled to the full-6-paper exemptions from CPA Foundation Programme. Under this scheme, students have the option to complete the Ethics and Governance module at the Professional level simultaneously with their degree programme, and complete the remaining 5 CPA papers after completing their degree in Accounting & Finance.


BOOK PRIZE

As a reward for their excellence, ACCA, TraTax and CPA will be awarding the best students of Accounting and Finance programmes with a Book Prize. Click HERE for more details.

COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 29,800
Year 2: RM 30,900
Year 3: RM 31,800
Total: RM 92,500

Year 1: RM 29,600 (USD 7,220)
Year 2: RM 31,500 (USD 7,685)
Year 3: RM 32,400 (USD 7,900)
Total: RM 93,500 (USD 22,805)

​* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/344/6/0376)(07/25)(A6227)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.