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MA (Hons) Accounting & Business Finance

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University, UK
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)42,848
CampusHeriot-Watt University, UK
FacultySchool of Social Sciences, Edinburgh Business School
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Study Abroad Pathway


Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

Our Accounting and Business Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly suited to those seeking entry into the accounting profession, financial services or financial management. The value of such studies is also recognised by professional accountancy bodies which offer examination exemptions.


Course content

Year 1

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Management in a Global Context
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting in Organisations
  • Finance and Financial Statistics
  • Financial Markets Theory

Year 2

  • Management Accounting Techniques and Decisions
  • Business Research Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Choose 5 optional courses

Optional courses available for Year 2 include:

  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Taxation in Malaysia
  • Strategic Management
  • In addition, students are required to complete the Industrial Training course in Year 2

Year 3

  • Choose 6 from optional courses 

Across both semesters

  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation

Optional courses available for Year 3 include:

  • Managerial Accounting: Decision Making
  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance
  • Case Studies in Financial Management
  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance

*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change

Entry Requirements

STPM/UEC/A-Levels/IB Diploma with 5 credits or above

Intake Months

January, September

Career Prospects

Our graduates are successful in a range of professional, financial, commercial and industrial areas. Many students join accounting firms, taking examinations for one of the professional accountancy bodies. The combination of expertise also provides a firm foundation for successful business and management careers including banking, insurance, finance and management.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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