BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
​09 Jun 2020
22 Sep 2020

10 Nov 2020

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This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • The necessary skills, key competencies and required knowledge for today’s fast moving business world.
  • Maximum exemptions from the professional bodies.
  • Competency not only in preparing and analyzing financial reports but also to successfully guide and lead their organisations.

ACCA Accelerate Programme also available


Admission Requirements:

General Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING• Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE level.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

Accounting & Finance
Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550 
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42
• MUET : Band 4

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 (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) 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).


What You Will Study:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every accounting and finance professional, and the basic understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, mathematical skill and entrepreneurial skills.

Common Modules

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Essential of FinTech

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of traditional areas of Accounting and Finance, such as Cost and Management Accounting, Corporate Reporting etc. They will gain further understanding of application of accounts in different types of organisations as well as the statutory requirements of corporate entities. They will also familiarise themselves with business processes through the SAP, the world-leading enterprise software. Students will have the hands-on training with the system. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

Specialised 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
  • Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to learn about the strategic and international perspectives of accounting, with aims to groom them as a leader in accounting and finance. They will also expand their knowledge in the modern accounting and finance world. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Financial Modelling
  • Investigation in Accounting & Finance
  • Accounting & Finance Project
  • Islamic Finance

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

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)                                         
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)


Career Options:

  • Cost Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Finance Executive
  • Accounting Administrator
  • Accounts Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Manager
  • RPA Manager

Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.


Course Fees:

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 28,200
Year 2: RM 29,000
Year 3: RM 29,800
Total: RM 87,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,150)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,430)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.


MQA Accreditations:

(R/344/6/0376) (07/20) (A6227)

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