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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 84,300
FacultySchool of Accounting & Finance
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge and enhance the understanding to the roles and responsibilities of internal auditor.
  • Relevant knowledge and skills to become a professional internal auditor meeting the current and future market demand of talent.
  • Development of analytical and problem solving ability that provide students to use the standards and guidelines of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) in solving the problems related to Internal Audit profession.
Curriculum

LEVEL 1

This level provides a detailed underpinning to the study of accounting in the modern IT world. Students will be equipped with mathematical, and communication skills. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates and be conversant in the technical languages and practices of the accounting sector in market economy.

Common Modules

  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Service Management
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Skills

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

LEVEL 2

This level provides the introduction to practices of Internal Audit and the relationship to auditing in setting characteristics by reliance on information technology. This area of understanding will be supported by the modules Audit and Assurance, Advanced Auditing and Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application. 

The principles of the key financial statement and how they relate to each other are covered in the module Financial Statement Analysis. Numbers tell a story and internal audit uses trend and ratio analysis to provide data from which to further investigate. At Level 2, all students are introduced to the Business Research Methods which exposes them to how to write research proposals and conduct research.

Common Modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Company Law

Specialised Modules

  • Advanced Auditing
  • Financial Statement Analysis

INTERNSHIP

At APU, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. After the completion of Level 2, students will undertake a short internship/industrial training of a minimum of 16 weeks. This will provide our students opportunities to engage with realworld business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.

LEVEL 3

This level will provide students with the technical skills and knowledge to undertake a risk –based internal audit according to standards and guidelines of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF). IT audit concepts and rules for regulatory compliance will also be taught at this level to help the students to become a true management consultant in IT audit field. At the same time, students are also provided with non-technical skills that will enable them to lead and effect change, and communicate and influence effectively at all levels of organization.

All students at Level 3 will have to undertake an investigation module and a supervised project in their respective discipline. This project will further develop the academic and practical aspects of the student’s chosen area of study and reinforces independent learning skills.

Common Modules

  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis

Specialised Modules

  • Internal Audit
  • IT Audit
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Essential Business Skills for Audit Professionals
  • Investigations in Internal Audit
  • Internal Audit Project

Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.

Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.33 and completion of SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.
  • Successful completion of A-Level with 2 full passes or equivalent and completion of O-Level/SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics.
  • Credit passes (Grade B) in 5 Subjects including Mathematics.
  • Successful Completion of APU Foundation / Matriculation with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and completion of SPM/O-Level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and pass in English.
Intake Months25 Feb 2020 / 28 Apr 2020 / 22 Sep 2020
Career ProspectsRisk Manager
Corporate Governance Executive
Audit Executive
Audit Advisors
Internal Auditor
Internal Audit Specialist
Internal Audit Manager
Chief Audit Executives (CAE)

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


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