Courses and careers in accounting and finance
by StudyMalaysia on November 10, 2016 | Top Stories, Career Guide
Careers in accounting and finance
A career in the accounting and finance field can be a very smart decision if you're suited for the job. It can be financially rewarding, and it's a field that will always be in demand. In addition, there are many different positions you can find within the field, and plenty of opportunity to grow and move up in your company or with another firm.
Careers in accounting and finance range from entry level positions to managerial roles. Here are some examples of accounting and finance careers organised by the level of education required as a minimum for each job.
Do note that some job titles overlap or represent slightly different roles in different work environments. It's best to do some research about different industries and organisations, their job titles, and the specific tasks they require, in order to find a job role that best matches your skills and interests.
|Level||Qualification examples||Possible occupations|
|Entry level positions||
|Certificate and diploma level||
|Bachelor’s degree level and/or professional accountancy qualification||
Professional accounting qualification from:
|Postgraduate degree level||
Source: Adapted from Accounting Degree Review - “40 top-paying jobs in accounting
Courses in accounting and finance
If you're interested in the field of accounting and finance, there are many sectors you can consider. Do find out what qualifications you require for a particular job, and what you need to do in order to get that qualification. Here's a sample of careers you can explore with a qualification or training in accounting and finance.
Involves being the person in charge of financial accounts, whether for an individual or a company.
You need to be certified by a professional accounting body to audit financial statements, and be able to offer advice to clients.
A popular career – jobs involve providing financial services for individuals and companies.
The insurance sector is a common field to go into with a degree in accounting & finance. You have the option of working in customer services, broking or actuarial work.
A professional who helps individuals and companies manage their finances. You help your clients set financial as well as personal goals and then figure out how to make them a reality.
The job of a tax inspector involves assessing and collecting mostly income tax. You may investigate cases to make sure the correct amount of tax is being paid and that fraud has not taken place.
Adapted from: The Complete University Guide, "Accounting & Finance"
Campus: Semeling campus, Kedah
AIMST University pledges to provide the best array of services and facilities to meet the discerning needs of our students. We have a range of specialist services ready to help and support them during their time with us. Our Student Affairs Officers will assist students in making arrangements for accommodation, transportation and even help to organise extracurricular activities for them. We also have a team of professionally trained Student Counsellors who are ever willing to assist students in handling any personal difficulties. With the extensive services and facilities provided, we hope to create a cosy home-away-from-home environment for all our students and to provide the right atmosphere so that they can experience a lively, exciting and productive university life.
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Main campus: Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Overseas campuses: Sri Lanka, India
With an international student community of more than 11,000 students from more than 110 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.
The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships, particularly with Staffordshire University, UK but also with other partners throughout the world. APU’s academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited, or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
City University College of Science and Technology
Campus: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
City University College of Science & Technology (City UC) is one of the oldest private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. It was first established in 1984 as PJ Community College (PJCC) in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Even as a small college in the early 1980s, City UC has always been committed to its mission to produce quality graduates with strong employability attributes, good communication skills, great intellectual curiosity for innovation and a keen interest in life-long learning. One unique feature of City UC is that it also offers "credit transfers" arrangement with its overseas university partners so that it is possible for students in selected programmes to receive double degrees; one from City UC and the other from an overseas university.
Curtin University Sarawak
Campus: Miri, Sarawak
As the largest overseas branch of its Australian parent, Curtin University’s Sarawak campus offers an affordable, quality Australian education and a global learning experience in a unique Malaysian setting. Courses offered at Curtin Sarawak are identical to those offered at the main campus in Perth. Academic staff prepare students to live and work within a global environment by ensuring the academic skills and practical experience the students accumulate are informed by the latest research and partnership with industry, government and the community.
To best meet student and industry needs, Curtin Sarawak applies Curtin's 'triple-i' model, which ensures that industry links, intercultural and indigenous awareness, and interdisciplinary study are embedded into each course curriculum. As a result, students receive a diverse, challenging and rewarding education grounded in the real world, and are job-ready when they graduate.
Campus: Kuala Lumpur
Erican College endeavours to offer tertiary education that is inspiring, practical and results-driven. Its mission is to churn out graduates who are sought-after, capable, creative and ambitious. To accomplish this, Erican collaborates with reputable universities form around the world to offer its students solid international pathways. Erican works with employers, both locally and overseas, to ensure that their students have access to solid, quality employment opportunities upon graduation.
The Erican Success Programme is a compulsory two-year programme for all students. The programme ensures that students are equipped with a winning formula to become career-minded graduates: sound technical knowledge and insights within an industry coupled with sound success strategies and wisdom.
First City University College
Campus: Bandar Utama, Selangor
Set in a 13-acre serene campus in a prime, integrated residential and commercial district, First City UC is well-poised to offer students an environment that is conducive for a holistic education. A new campus expansion is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016 – the campus which comprises a new academic block and en-suite air-conditioned student accommodation, is equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities that are needed for students to excel in their studies. Our in-campus sports and recreational facilities will also enable students to have a truly enriching and balanced education and campus experience.
Aligned with our vision and mission to provide tertiary education and training of the highest quality to both local and international students, we set a high benchmark for our students to achieve excellence in their academic pursuit at the university college. Our track record of consistently producing a good number of first class honours graduates year after year speaks volumes for our quest for excellence and the high standard of our education and training provisions.
Han Chiang College
Han Chiang College is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers quality education at affordable fees for the community. Since its establishment in 1999, it has become a renowned College in the country catering to the educational needs of local and international students. Han Chiang College currently offers one foundation, eight diploma and two 3+0 degree programmes.
All diploma programmes have attained accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); the 3+0 degree programmes are offered in collaboration with internationally recognised universities in Australia and the UK including The University of Wolverhampton and the University of Southern Queensland. Our programmes are forward-looking and career oriented and classroom teaching is always complemented with real-life projects as the College is always in close liaison with the corporate sector.
Campuses: Damansara Heights, Subang 2, Fraser Business Park
Founded in 1986 to provide affordable quality educational opportunities for Malaysians, HELP University has become a leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a firmly established international reputation. It offers a wide and diverse range of programmes covering business, law, entrepreneurship, management, economics, IT, psychology, communication, social sciences and the humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
HELP’s vision is to help everyone succeed in life and live a life of significance through education. Its mission is to be a university with a strong culture of quality and leadership that focuses on sound academic standards, continuous improvement, and talent development of students and staff. It will also offer a learning experience that enhances career development, lifetime values and personal fulfillment. One of HELP’s missions is to share its success with the stakeholders and community it serves.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus opened to students in Putrajaya in September 2014 and the formal launch took place on 12 February 2015. The £35m campus sits on 4.8 acres in a stunning lakeside location providing exceptional educational facilities in an excellent environment. The campus is a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment. Architect-designed in conjunction with educational design specialists, the campus has been developed with the current generation of students in mind, to create a dynamic, exciting place which maximises the potential of its setting for study and student life.
The degree programmes at Heriot-Watt are career-focused and relevant to the needs of business and industry, leading employers to actively seek out our graduates. The university works in partnership with the professions to develop and accredit its degrees, ensuring career-relevant education and an environment that helps to foster the leaders of tomorrow. The aim of the university is to equip its graduates with the skills to achieve their ambitions and perform at a high level in their careers.
International Open College
Campuses: Subang, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Nilai and Sabah
The International Open College (IOC) was set up as an entity under METEOR Learning Sdn Bhd to provide educational opportunities primarily for school leavers. The College’s main objective is to produce quality graduates considering the unique mode of teaching and learning which leverages on OUM’s proven delivery mechanism and vast expertise.
IOC’s establishment in 2010 and its subsequent rebranding and launch in November 2012 are a symbol of growth for the METEOR and OUM family.
IOC leverages on the experience of OUM in the following areas:
- Readily Courses , Learning Material and Resources
- Virtual Learning Environment
- Blended Pedagogy
- Learner Centred
- Flexible Schedule
INTI International University & Colleges
Campuses: Subang, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Nilai and Sabah
Studying at INTI International University and Colleges brings benefits that come directly from the strength of the Laureate International Universities network. The Laureate Network is the largest and fastest growing global network of private universities that provides INTI with access to global resources, best practices, teaching methods, international faculty and management tools that are truly world class.
Every year, INTI students work to provide solutions for over 50 industry projects presented by large corporations and attend over 20 lectures by distinguished speakers, setting a new benchmark for the Malaysian education sector. The latest teaching methodologies and technologies, along with experiential learning is applied at all INTI campuses, while courses and subjects are constantly updated to meet the evolving global market needs.
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
Campuses: Kajang, Selangor
Enhanced with up-to-date academic facilities, IUKL strives to always provide high quality education relevant to the industry while encouraging innovative thinking. As a full-fledged university that aims to be a research intensive institution, the Research Management Centre (RMC) has been set up and tasked to spearhead the university's high-impact academic research.
IUKL offers programmes that meet industry expectations and cover undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in a wide range of disciplines. The curriculum of these programmes are carefully designed to not only meet the requirements of MQA and MOHE, and professional bodies, but also to equip students with the right skills, attitude and knowledge for the industry. IUKL prides itself in providing students with practical hands-on experience that inculcates confidence and enables them to be ready for the workplace upon graduating. About 90% of IUKL students are employed within 6 months after graduation.
International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus: Kuala Lumpur
International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) is the first university in South East Asia to be accepted as a member of the United Kingdom's Higher Education Academy (HEA), a renowned British body for learning and teaching in higher education.
IUMW provides the opportunity of a world class higher education at very competitive tuition fees with numerous options of popular courses. The IUMW student exchange programme provides students with the opportunity to study at the University of Wales. The flexibility and student mobility encourages cross cultural exposure and promotes more opportunities between Kuala Lumpur and Wales.
With a fast growing number of international students, IUMW offers cultural diversity. This helps broaden the perspective of students and enhance their inter-cultural communication skills.
Isbauk Thinking Skills College
Campus: Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
ISBAUK Thinking Skills College is a higher learning education institution registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. The institution’s mission is to provide affordable and quality educational opportunities and training to all regardless of their background. Among the advantages of pursuing a certificate or diploma at Isbauk include:
- The courses and examinations are conducted bilingually
- The college has approval to recruit international students
- The College arranges internship training for students before graduation
- Accredited lecturers who are dedicated, friendly and experienced.
- Many well-equipped facilities are provided and easy access to public amenities
- Comfortable hostel nearby to the campus
- Provides scholarship for students who are eligible and needy
- Education loan are provided through funding bodies such as PTPTN, KOJADI and Zheng He (0% interest)
KDU University College
Main campus: Utropolis, Glenmarie
Other campuses: Damansara Jaya and Penang
A pioneer in Malaysian private higher education, KDU University College sets itself apart by being a real world university that meets real world needs, grooming its graduates to hit the ground running over the past 30 years. KDU's high standards of academic provision are well recognised by employers of various industries and universities worldwide. Among the qualified academic lecturers appointed, more than 80% have achieved a doctoral degree (PhD) and/or a master's degree.
In 2015, KDU University College began operations at its brand new 10-acre flagship campus. This RM320 million campus is located within Paramount Utropolis, a self-contained university metropolis based on the concept of ‘live and learn'.
Apart from excellence in teaching and learning, KDU has undertaken research and development to enrich its academic capability and contribute to the body of knowledge. The Postgraduate and Research Centre is the focal point in developing research initiatives, administering research funding and promoting quality research among academics in KDU.
Kolej TAFE Seremban
Campus: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
TAFE College was established in 1988 with the aim of providing affordable high-quality technical and professional education for Malaysians and foreign students. A multi-million ringgit technical institution, TAFE College is situated on a 10-acre site approximately 60 km south of Kuala Lumpur.
All programmes taught at the college have been meticulously designed to produce self-motivated individuals capable of applying skills and knowledge in a systematic and integrated manner to meet the manpower needs of business and industry.
Graduates of TAFE College will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to undertake complex duties that require a high degree of responsibility, authority, leadership and integrity. The programmes emphasise the understanding of the fundamental of the latest technology and developing the ability to manage the practical application within the business and professional spheres.
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College
Corporate Office: Menara Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali, Kuala Lumpur
Campuses: Metro Campus, KL; Putra Campus (Wisma Sachdev), KL; & Putra Campus (Wisma Havela Thakardas), KL
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC) is part of Cosmopoint Group, a household name in the local education industry with more than 24 years of experience. Programmes are designed to meet industry needs where syllabuses are uniquely structured to incorporate practical elements through student activities depending on the discipline. Students learn practical skills that are immediately applicable in the workforce. KLMUC students also benefit from strong industry links and affordable fees.
KLMUC has a special unit called Careers and Partners that assists students in preparing them for the real world including the development of their CV, interview skills and English language seminars. In addition, the unit also conducts Graduate Employability Seminars throughout the year.
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor
Established in 1991, the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology currently has 12 campuses in nine countries across three continents. This network includes Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Lesotho, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Botswana and the UK.
Limkokwing has around 30,000 students from over 150 different countries. Its parent campus in Cyberjaya has an international student population of about 75%. Over the last four years, Limkokwing has received more than 200 awards for creativity and innovation in education from the US, the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa. At Limkokwing, creative expression is embraced where students are encouraged to participate in various competitions, events, fashion shows, performing arts, sport, music and fund raising campaigns to bring out the best in them.
Limkokwing is renowned for its revolutionary concept – of INDUSITY – a word coined from an amalgamation of the words industry and university – that enables students to work on real world projects with global corporate brands who are its industry partners.
Main campus: Kuala Lumpur
Other campuses: Saujana Putra Campus, Selangor & Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
MAHSA University is an entity that is continually evolving; developing new programmes, creating pathways of further education and delving into research activities so as to offer prospective and current students a rich learning experience and a comprehensive education which will be valuable and rewarding.
MAHSA offers healthcare programmes from foundation to postgraduate programmes. MAHSA University students have a vibrant and diverse student life that caters to the melting pot of cultures on campus. Various clubs and societies focusing on sporting activities, cultural events and also fun entertainment encourage MAHSA students to build and harness their confidence and leadership skills. All students are given opportunities to participate in campus activities that provide a healthy balance to their already dynamic academic life.
Management & Science University
Campus: Shah Alam, Selangor
As a leading teaching and learning university, MSU gives priority to quality education and the importance of creative teaching methodologies towards producing quality graduates. Besides incorporating international exposure in the students’ learning experience, extensive industrial training components and personal enrichment competency are also blended into the programme of study to ensure the graduates’ employability.
All programmes offered are either approved or/ accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and others professional bodies such as the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), the Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM), and the Malaysian Optometry Council (MOC).
The MSU Global Mobility and Global Leadership Programmes are initiatives of the university towards empowering students through international exposure activities. This exposure serves to complete the students’ development into competent and employable graduates.
Manipal International University Malaysia
Campus: Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
The Manipal Education Group has emerged as a leading higher education provider not just in India but across its global campuses in Malaysia, Nepal, Dubai and Antigua, which enrols over 400,000 students from 59 countries. The curriculum for all courses is founded on both theory and practical application. Members of faculty at MIU have both academic and industrial experience and guide students towards a holistic learning experience.
MIU is committed to develop and groom industry-ready graduates. Besides consultation with the industry on syllabus development - aimed at enhancing relevant competencies and soft skills to better equip undergraduates for potential employment with the respective companies - the partnerships outline the creation of an Internship Programme and Graduate Employment Programme.
Monash University Malaysia
Campus: Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Monash University Malaysia was set up in Malaysia in 1998. Growing quickly from just a few hundred students, it now has over 6000 students (about a third of them international) and a purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus completed in 2007.
Courses at Monash University Malaysia are accredited in Malaysia and Australia. This ensures a flexible and supported education that is locally relevant and internationally accepted. Our outstanding schools offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts, business, engineering, information technology, medicine and health sciences, pharmacy and science.
A Monash University education will teach you to think differently and give you the confidence to meet life’s challenges. You will learn from top academics, be encouraged to contribute your ideas, and develop leadership skills.
Campus: Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Nilai University was established as Nilai College in 1997 and was upgraded to a full-fledged university in 2012. Nilai University was rated Excellent (Setara 5) in 2011 and this was reaffirmed in the last rating exercise undertaken in 2013.
Nilai University’s promise is to take school leavers and mould them into mature young adults who are academically proficient and socially confident. This is achieved through a holistic approach to education, with emphasis on character building courses and industry internship to supplement the academic endeavours.
Students enrolling in Nilai U will need to complete a number of credits in university courses outside of their core subjects. These include courses on ethics, anthropology, public speaking and an introduction to theatre and acting.
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Campus: Semenyih, Selangor
At The University of Nottingham we are committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring our students, producing world-leading research and benefitting the communities around our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.
Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) are taught within 17 schools and departments. Programmes are identical to those offered at The University of Nottingham in the UK and follow the same quality assurance processes, and students are awarded University of Nottingham degree certificates when they complete their course.
UNMC also provides excellent study abroad opportunities for students to study abroad at UK and China Campuses, as well as at partner universities across the globe, offering inter-campus, international exchange and summer school programmes.
Campuses: Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, and Kuantan
Olympia College is honoured to be affiliated with a number of institutions and partners locally and internationally from Malaysia, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Poland, and more.
Olympia College offers programmes in numerous fields: Business Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Communication Technology, Hotel Management, Hospitality Management, Hotel Operations, Secretaryship, skill based training programmes, and language studies at its six campuses.
Olympia College today is one of the "one-stop learning centres" that offers programmes at every level: short programmes, certificate, foundation, diploma, degree, master and doctorate with full time and part-time study options.
Open University Malaysia
Campus: Kuala Lumpur
Programmes offered at OUM cover a wide range of disciplines and are all accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Many of the programmes are also offered by international universities to their students – further proof of the OUM quality.
The advantages of choosing OUM courses are:
- choice and flexibility
- affordable fees
- the very best learning resources
- myINSPIRE: a user-friendly learning system
- modern and up-to-date learning centre in every state
- flexible entry
- academic excellence
- student-centred approach
- extensive collection in our digital library
Quest International University Perak
Campus: Ipoh, Perak
QIUP is a private and comprehensive research-led university. At QIUP, we believe that planting the seeds of curiosity in students from the beginning will inspire them to make ‘knowledge-seeking’ their quest in life.
To engage our students and instill in them the hunger of knowledge, we believe in blending theory and practice in education. We ensure that our programmes are industry-relevant using motivational teaching methods which are highly effective. QIUP graduates will emerge from the university as florets leaving the plant, ready for the job market and will continue their quest to seek and learn.
Top 5 reasons to choose QIUP:
- International standards
- Affordable programmes
- Conducive learning environment
- Character building (independent learning, creativity, communication skills, team spirit, respect for diversity and leadership)
- “Job-ready” students
Raffles University Iskandar
Campus: EduCity, Iskandar, Johor
Raffles University Iskandar is an Asian-based Malaysian university that prides itself as a practice-oriented university with intensive curricula and practical hands-on experiences that prepares students for their future careers. Currently operating from its temporary premises at Menara Kotaraya, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Raffles University Iskandar will develop a state-of-the-art campus on a 65-acre plot of land in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity.
Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, Raffles has grown to operate 30 colleges and universities in 28 cities across 13 countries. Studying in a multi-national environment enables our students to expand their personal network, be exposed to international perspectives and greatly enhances career opportunities beyond their home country.
At Raffles, our students’ success is our success. At Raffles Centre of Professional Development (CPD), we assimilate our students to the industry for projects, industrial attachment, industry research, and career and professional development.
SEGi University & Colleges
Main campus: Kota Damansara, Selangor
Other campuses: Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sarawak
If you aspire to redefine the benchmarks of excellence in your field, we’d like to embrace that passion with you. Together, we can build mutual trust – what we hold dearly for every SEGian. We enable promising minds with a holistic learning experience and constantly rediscover new ways to make a difference in your lives. Our unique attributes of quality, passion, vibrancy and care are the key and guiding principles that pave the way for your growth and ours alike.
We are proud to host some of the best graduates from diverse backgrounds with concrete foundations for nearly 40 years. The by-products of our coaching have since become leaders of industries. Today, the Group boasts an impressive number of young learners; as many as 27,500, in five major campuses located in the Klang Valley, Penang and Sarawak.
Main campus: Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Sunway University’s campus building is equipped with excellent facilities and infrastructure to support 21st century higher education and to cater to a variety of learning methods. Its strategic location within the modern, well-planned township of Sunway Resort City is one of the key reasons why students choose to study here. The programmes at Sunway University adhere to the most stringent regulations. Its qualifications are recognised throughout the world, with many degree programmes collaborating with top ranking international universities. To give students an edge, all programmes come with an internship component that helps open doors for Sunway graduates to successfully bridge the gap from university to industry. Studying at Sunway University also means being part of a global community from over 90 countries – an eye-opening experience, students can explore new and interesting cultures, while merging the learning and exchange of new ideas.
Main campus: Lakeside campus, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Other campuses: Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas
Taylor’s prides itself in the delivery of a holistic education that results not just in excellent academic accomplishments but also in graduates with qualities that are highly sought after in the global marketplace. Industry-relevant learning activities and curriculum are widely incorporated into all tertiary courses in close partnership with the relevant industries. Taylor’s insistence on preparing its graduates to be professionally competent and job ready has proven to have given its graduates an added edge. This is evident in the high employability rate of its graduates, with many securing jobs even before they have completed their final examinations. Currently, Taylor’s has a 70,000-strong alumnus which continues to grow annually, and many of them are now leaders in their respective fields.
Campus: Klang, Selangor
Our motto ‘Dimidium Facti Qui Coepit Habet’ means "Begin with Courage end with Success". Terra is founded with love for education based on 30 years of dedicated service to provide the pathway for youth to empower themselves through knowledge.
Terra is the vehicle for change in the life of younger generation. It has created its own discipline, methodology and programs to build dynamic human capital. The exchange of knowledge is conducted in a calm and quiet environment where the mind is insulated from distractions. It revives values and standards of past in modern up-to-date facilities. Terra is backed by its own team of lecturers all united with a single purpose to provide the students a link to a brilliant future. The "mantra" of Terra is the "student". To ensure the future of our students, Terra has linked with excellent global institutions.
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
Main campus: Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Other campuses: Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR University College) is a premier educational institution with more than four decades of excellence in providing quality and affordable education. Today, TAR University College has a thriving student population of 25,000 pursuing approximately 100 programmes of studies in a wide spectrum of disciplines at four purpose-built campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and Perak as well as two faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah. TAR University College has produced more than 170,000 graduates, many of whom are high achievers and leaders in various professions and industries.
To ensure that graduates are employment-ready and adaptable to changes, the University College embraces a holistic education approach through the integration of scholastic studies, experiential learning and soft skills development. The programmes offered are industry-driven and meet professional standards. To enhance the quality of its programmes, TAR University College has forged strong linkages with many industry leaders to facilitate the latest knowledge and technology transfer to the classroom.
Main campus: Kuala Lumpur
Other campuses: Kuala Terengganu and Kuching
Founded in 1986, UCSI University is the flagship institution of the UCSI Group conglomerate. With campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, the University comprises seven faculties, a Centre for Pre-U Studies, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design, and an Institute of Music, with more than 85 programmes in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, architecture, engineering, computer science, liberal arts and music. Its student body encompasses thousands of students from more than 80 different countries and the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
UNITAR International University
Campus: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Established in 1997 in Malaysia, UNITAR International University (UNITAR) is a reputable, private, higher-learning institution that can provide a platform for your educational success. UNITAR's Main Campus in Kelana Jaya collaborates with 10 Independent Regional Centres (IRC) throughout the country to assist a combined population of more than 9,000 students nationwide in 60 academic programmes.
The University provides affordable educational programmes at foundation, diploma, bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels to expand the reach of high-quality learning through our conventional and distance learning programmes. Dedicated to setting the standard in innovative social sciences universities, UNITAR offers a diverse range of programmes covering Business, Technology and Accounting, Education and Communications, Culinary and Tourism, Architecture and Design, Early Childhood Studies, and more. Guided by its vision from the past, UNITAR continues to inspire all into the future with an innovative approach of the 21st century teaching and learning called UNITAR Education Core ("UNIEC").
University College of Technology Sarawak
Campuses: Sibu, Sarawak
UCTS is the culmination of the State of Sarawak’s vision and commitment in establishing a world-class institution of higher learning to spearhead the development and production of technical human resource for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
UCTS is committed to facilitating students’ access to an affordable world-class university education that nurtures creative and entrepreneurial leaders through a broad education in science and technology while combining the career benefits of an applied approach for SCORE-related research and career opportunities. Through its close collaboration with Universiti Kuala Lumpur, one of Malaysia’s leading technical university with over 20,000 students across the country, UCTS aims to complement the growth and fulfill the human resource and industrial needs of SCORE.
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Main campus: Kajang, Selangor
Other campus: Pahang
UNITEN is a unique institution that focuses on engineering, information technology, business management and related areas. UNITEN not only prepares its graduates to become knowledgeable and competent professionals, but also develops them as well-rounded individuals with a broad intellectual outlook. The comprehensive and innovative programme contents and teaching techniques are designed towards expanding the frontiers of learning. The curricula, enhanced with project work, research, open-ended experiments and practical training, are designed with input from the industrial and commercial sectors as well as from local and foreign universities.
Graduating students and alumni are offered career development seminars, courses and programmes such as resume writing and job interview preparations. An annual UNITEN Career Fair is conducted every year which includes a series of workshops, seminar and talks. To date, 97% of UNITEN students were hired within 6 months of course completion.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Campuses: Kampar and Sungai Long
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was established under the UTAR Education Foundation as a not-for-profit organisation and launched on 13 August 2002. UTAR currently offers more than 110 academic programmes spreading across nine faculties, three centres and three institutes. The programmes offered range from foundation studies to PhD in the fields of Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Agriculture, Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Process Management, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Social Science and Education.
To date, the university has established formal collaborations to facilitate international exchanges, research and training with over 180 institutions/ and organisation consisting of 117 foreign and local institutions of higher learning and 68 local and foreign industry partners.
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