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Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) #

Offered by: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)USD3889/Year
FacultyApplied Arts - School of Management
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): SE02
Course Description

Initially, the Bachelor of Management degree had 6 areas of specialization namely Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behavior and Islamic Finance. The nation’s critical call for qualified accountants and a growing need for a full fledge Accounting Program led the School of Management to offer the Bachelor of Accounting degree with effect from the 1999/2000 academic session.

The entire curriculum for this degree was designed in close collaboration and consultation with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and many other professional accounting bodies. The MIA is the professional quality control association in the field of accounting and MIA is a member of the International Accounting Standards Board responsible for studying accounting standards besides current local and international accounting issues.

These efforts culminated in the accreditation of the Accountancy Program by the MIA on the 30th of September 2000.  This recognition means that the graduates will be accepted as Certified Accountants after gaining 3 years working experience at an accounting firm or an industry. As such, graduates of the program can apply to become Chartered Accountants after gaining a 3-year working experience in the field of accounting or a related field under MIA's CARE program.

With MIA’s input, the Bachelor of Accounting degree program offered by the School of Management has successfully combined the expertise and experience of both accounting professionals as well as accounting academics. This has resulted in the enhancement of the program to world standards. Apart from the MIA’s involvement, the program also receives feedback from members of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Accountants [MICPA], representatives  of  the  Department  of  the National Accountants and as well as representatives of  renowned audit firms.

As quality education is the School of Management's ultimate objective, various other professional bodies were invited to assess its curricula and instructional strategies. Other professional bodies like MICPA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA AUSTRALIA, and ICAEW have followed suit in accrediting the School of Management’s Accounting Program. With effect from the 2002/2003 Academic Session, students need to complete their studies in 4 years. The 4-year curriculum has been examined  by audit firms, management consultants,   company managers and financial consultants.  It is necessary to ensure that the curriculum content can fulfill market needs.

The efforts and determination of the entire School of Management's faculty bared success when in 2003; the Ministry of Education bestowed the honor of being the best School of Business Management and Accounting in the country. This recognition was based on an academic audit undertaken by a few professors from a consortium of the Institutes of Higher Learning New Zealand in collaboration with a local audit firm, Atarik Kamil and Company. Most recently, the School of Management was accorded three (3) Palms, as an “Excellent Business School” by Eduniversal World Business School Ranking for three years in a row (2010, 2011, and 2012).

Entry Requirements

SPM+STPM+MUET or its equiv.

Career Prospects
  • Internal Auditor
  • External Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Bursar
  • Company Accountant
  • Finance Officer
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Company Planner
  • Dissolver
  • Inland Revenue Department Officer
  • Budget Officer
  • Director
  • EDP Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Bank Manager
  • Finance Director

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

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