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Master Of Accounting (MAcc) - Coursework and Dissertation

Offered By: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) / The National University of Malaysia

MAcc with options to specialise in:
• Corporate Reporting
• Management Control
• Audit
• Taxation
• Accounting
• Information System

With the aim of offering an advanced level of accounting education, the Master of Accounting programme seeks to reinforce students’ understanding of accounting theory and principle as well as skills in accounting techniques. Besides emphasizing skills and training in specific research areas, this programme incorporates ethics and cultural values to enhance credibility in terms of accounting knowledge and practice. This programme is offered on a full-time basis especially for those with a background in accounting. This requirement is to enable them to go into a deeper inquiry of specific areas such as corporate disclosure, taxation, management control accounting, information system and auditing. The knowledge acquired through this programme is expected to benefit public and private sector organisations in discharging their accountability function.

The Benefits of the Programme
On successful completion of this programme, the graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify practical problems in the profession in the global context; understand the global development impact on the local accounting practices; relate practical issues to main theories; as well as analyse current issues critically and suggest alternative solutions to the issues.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals, managers and executives who wish to enhance their managerial skills that are relevant for career advancement in the
public and corporate sectors.

Programme Structure (Total: 45 units)
• Core courses: 18 units
• Elective courses: 9 units
• Dissertation: 18 units

Core Courses (18 units)
Core courses are designed to equip students with research skills and essential theoretical background in accounting in order to understand current practices or phenomena and in making empirical predictions.

• Business Research Methodology
• Multivariate Analysis
• History and Philosophy of Accounting Theory
• Corporate Reporting
• Management Control
• Directed Research

Elective Courses (9 units)
Students can choose from a wide range of elective courses from accounting or any business disciplines courses approved by the Dean.

Dissertation (18 units)
The dissertation is intended to assess students’ critical thinking ability and build the vital skills to conduct quality research within
accounting areas of their interest that have practical or theoretical implications. Under the supervision of a Graduate Committee, candidates undertake this research and then present this academic writing (comprising a maximum of 30,000 words) for examination. It will be assessed by an internal as well as an external examiner.

Medium of Instruction
English is the predominant language of interaction in class. However, students may write their assignments in either English or Malay language.

Classes: During office hours and evenings

Duration of Study: 3-6 semesters (with 3 semesters in one academic year)

Admission Requirements

  • A good bachelor’s degree with honours from UKM or any other institution of higher learning approved by the University Senate.
  • A qualification equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and other qualifications recognised by the Senate.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and locals applying for admission who intend to write their thesis/dissertation in English language, should demonstrate a good command of English (either TOEFL score of minimum 550 (paper based)/ 213 (computer based), or IELTS - band 6.0).

Fee Structure

Malaysian Students
Registration Fees RM1,000.00
University FeesRM3,950.00
Tuition Fees(RM340 x 45 units) RM15,300.00
Library FeesRM400.00
Alumni Fees RM100.00
Convocation Fees RM150.00
Grand total RM20,800.00
Malaysian Students
Registration Fees RM1,200.00
University Fees RM4,620.00
Tuition Fees RM350 x 45 units) = RM18,360.00
Library Fees RM480.00
Alumni Fees RM120.00
Convocation Fees RM180.00
Grand total RM24,960.00