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MA (Hons) Accounting and Business Finance

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (DULN007(WP))
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees33100/Yr
Fees (International Student)36000/ Yr
FacultySchool of Management & Languages (SML)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
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.

Accreditation

The programme has been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Graduates are eligible to apply exemptions from international Professional bodies:

  • ACCA: up to 9 papers*
  • ICAEW: up to 8 papers*
  • CIMA: up to 8 papers*

*subject to results obtained by students; students joining the programme at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia from Year 1

Curriculum

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Accounting and Assurance
  • Finance and Financial Statistics
  • Choose 1 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Semester 2

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting in Organisation
  • Choose 1 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Optional courses available for Year 1 include:

  • Management in a Global Context,
  • Commercial Law,
  • Business Entities,
  • Organisational Behaviour.

Elective courses are also taken.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting Techniques and Decisions
  • Business Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information
  • Choose 1 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Optional courses available for Year 2 include:

  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Taxation in Malaysia

Elective courses are also taken.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Choose 3 from optional courses

Semester 2

  • Choose 3 from optional courses

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Optional courses available for Year 3 include:

  • Accounting Theory,
  • Managerial Accounting: Decision Making,
  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance,
  • Case Studies in Financial Reporting,
  • Case Studies in Financial Management,
  • Public Sector Accounting,
  • International Accounting,
  • Corporate Reporting,
  • Islamic Accounting,
  • Managerial Accounting: Critical Analysis.

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

Entry Requirements

STPM/ A-Level - BBC. IB Diploma - 26 points (min. 6 in HL Maths). UEC - 3A & 2B. SAM/ AUSMAT - ATAR 75.0. CPU - 75% (B in Maths).

Foundation Year Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Business: CCCC
A-Level/STPM: BBC*
UEC: 3A 2B*
SAM: ATAR 75*
CPU: 75%*
SMA 3 (Indonesia): 8*
IB Diploma: 26 points*
Diploma or any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.
*with minimum B in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level or equivalent

English language requirements
If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

Intake Months

September, January

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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