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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration1+ years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 29,500
Fees (International Student)RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)
CampusAPU Malaysia
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Exposure towards both financial and managerial aspects of accounting.
  • Knowledge of current and latest practices and principles of accounting.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting concepts and standard procedures.
  • Exposures towards professionalism and ethical standards needed to execute accountabilities and responsibilities in evaluation and decision making.

The Benefits of This Programme:

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a coherent and advanced understanding of the concepts, principles of accounting, its applications and financial workings, and also the application of such understanding in using those financial assets to the real world of business and investment.
  • Describe and comment on advanced scholarship in accounting and finance and critically evaluate arguments and assumptions to make judgments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and appropriately respond to ethical issues in the practice of accounting by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility.
  • Use oral, written and electronic communication to elicit information, to explain, debate and present complex arguments, knowledge and rationale to different audiences and circumstances.
  • Gather, interpret, evaluate, analyze and apply relevant professional standards to complex accounting-related issues, and come to well-reasoned conclusions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and professional development by reading and critically appraise management theory.

Who Should Attend:

This programme is specially designed for enhancing the current group of accounting graduates or practitioners who may need to further advance, improve their fundamental understanding of the accounting profession and the market needs from the academia perspective. It is a process of preparation as well as upgrading their skills.

Curriculum

Modules & Project:

The modules of this programme will provide the knowledge and analytical skills to explore and explain the principles and practices of accounting.

 

Core Modules

  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • Management Control and Audit
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Ethical Obligation in Accounting
  • Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions
  • Business Law
  • Project

 

Project:

You will be expected to engage in comprehensive research through a critical review of published material relevant to Accounting. Thorough review is carried out on theoretical and empirical literature from which a conceptual or theoretical framework is derived. Sources of literature will range from academic papers, business case history and consultancy reports. Existing theories and research findings will be utilized to create solutions or opportunities to address challenges in today’s international business climate. Identification of such opportunities or challenges will be important factors in modern business strategies and planning. Business case history will be utilized to research and analyse either the strategies of an organization or the application of specific concepts, theories or techniques as well as analyse the effectiveness and outcomes. The consultancy reports will be utilized to examine contemporary problems faced by one or more organizations and to recommend strategies and actions to be taken by the organization(s). Case study would be the core focal point of content delivery for this course.

Entry Requirements

General Requirement

Master of Accounting

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
  • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.
  • Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.
  • English Requirements: IELTS 5.5

English Requirements

Only Applicable to International Students

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months

01 Jun 2020 / 07 Sep 2020 / 11 Jan 2021

Career Prospects
  • Accounts Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Credit Controller
  • Audit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Consultant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Senior Risk Analyst
  • Audit Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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


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