Master of Accounting | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Accounting

Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
* Only available in full-time study mode

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
Full-time:
25 Nov 2019
06 Apr 2020
03 Aug 2020
23 Nov 2020

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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 in related field with CGPA below 2.75 out of 4.00 but above 2.50; or its equivalent qualification can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in relevant 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 Student)
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).


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.

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.

Modules & Project / Dissertation:

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
  • Dissertation

Project:

The dissertation helps you to develop the kind of skills you will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop your specific ability to research and analyse academic problems. The research will enable you to plan and conduct in a professional and ethical manner, produce and disseminate good quality research to solve business problems and issues. The main purpose of this dissertation/project undertaking is to allow you to explore your area of interest and to apply the right approach or methodology and again to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands. You will be expected to deal with your chosen topic in a competent and scholarly manner, and to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others.


Career Options:

  • 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)

Course Fees: 

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)

Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees.

(N/344/7/0250)(04/24)(MQA/FA3458)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.