Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis

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

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
Full-time:
03 Jun 2020
07 Sep 2020
11 Jan 2021

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • A progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip students with knowledge and skills required in this field.
  • Legal and ethical knowledge for forensic accountants to meet the demands of the current financial market.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis 

• 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).


The Benefits of This Programme:

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

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the concepts, principles of forensic accounting theory, and understand the legal framework of forensic accounting services and the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical issues in the practice of accounting by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility.
  • Conduct successful investigations and communicate effectively in writing and orally both in and out of the courtroom with respect to a variety of criminal and civil financial matters.
  • Develop a mindset of professional scepticism, using critical thinking and creative approaches to complex problem solving.
  • Gather and analyze quantitative and nonquantitative evidence, plan and conduct a research project in a professional and ethical manner which requires familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies.
  • Create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with developing the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a arange of situations.

Who Should Attend:

This progamme is ideal for any fresh graduate interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic and growing field of forensic accounting and fraud examination as well as those accountants and auditors who wish to pursue or enhance their career as forensic accountants. This programme integrates the accounting, auditing and investigative skills used to yield analysis and results suitable for use by the courts as the basis for resolution.


Modules & Project:

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

Core Modules
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • Management Control and Audit
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Accounting Engagement
  • Financial Statement Fraud
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Cybercrime and Investigation
  • Criminology and Legal Framework
  • Project

Project:

You will be expected to engage in comprehensive research through a critical review of published material relevant to Accounting in Forensic Analysis. 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.


Career Options:

  • Forensic Accountant
  • External Auditor
  • Risk Department Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Investigative Accountant
  • Audit Consultant
  • Forensic Advisor
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Accounts Manager

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.


MQA Accreditations:

(R/344/7/0251)(04/24)(MQA/FA3459)

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