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Major in Accounting and Finance
(Pre-August 2013 intakes)

This major programme offers undergraduates the opportunity to attain a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, starting from the Introduction to Accounting and Cost Accounting modules up to sophisticated modules such as Strategic Financial Management, Auditing and Advanced Management Accounting. Accounting and Finance modules are also offered to students taking the Master of Finance by research and Master of Islamic Finance by coursework. The aims of this major are to develop well-rounded accounting graduates with an international perspective, and to increase their level of professional expertise.

Bachelor of Business is based on a modular credit system, a combination of depth (specialisation of degree major) and breadth (general education modules beyond specialisation of degree major) where students have the flexibility of customising their degree programme depending on their preference and interest.

Students who major in accounting and finance shall begin to read those prescribed modules in their second year. To be eligible for graduation, students have to acquire at least 128 modular credits and fulfilled specific requirement of the degree programme.

For students who are interested to pursue a career as a qualified Chartered Accountant through the ACCA (Association for Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification, graduating from the Accounting & Finance major programme may grant students exemptions of up to nine papers of the ACCA examination.


Eligibility to Major in Accounting and Finance

Students who wish to take a major in accounting and finance must have at least obtained 3.0 cGPA in Year 1. As for a direct-entry student (HND holder), he/she must have at least 8 merits OR achieved Distinction in all accounting and finance related modules in his/her HND.


Degree Core (20 modular credits)

These are modules that must be taken by all students enrolled for the Bachelor of Business. Students must read and pass these modules (worth 4 modular credits each) in order to fulfil their graduation requirement.

  • BB-1102 Business Statistics
  • BB-1103 Information Systems Concepts
  • BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management
  • BE-1101 Principles of Economics
  • BP-1101 Government, Business & Society

Major Core (48 modular credits)

These are modules that are compulsory for all students registered in Major in Accounting and Finance. Students must read and pass these modules in order to fulfil their graduation requirement.


Major Option (4 modular credits)

These are non-compulsory major modules that contribute to the Major in Accounting and Finance, and count towards the depth requirements for graduation.


Compulsory Breadth (10 modular credits)

Similar to degree core modules, these are university-wide modules offered by another faculty which Business students must also read and pass in order to satisfy their graduation requirement.

  • BC-1401 Corporate Communication
  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I: Academic Reading and Writing Skills
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)

Breadth (16 modular credits)

These are any module that is outside the degree and major. Any modules from another faculty are examples of breadth modules. Students reading the Bachelor of Business must acquire a minimum of 4 modular credits from the Science discipline – these breadth modules are available from the Faculty of Science, Institute of Health Science and Faculty of Integrated Technology.


Discovery Year (32 modular credits)

Students will undertake two semesters of discovery year activities outside the university, which comprise of 32 modular credits. More information is available here.

Modules completed at host universities during study abroad programmes will be transferred accordingly, as breadth modules.


Summary of Major in Accounting and Finance


Type Modular
Credits

Degree Core

20

Compulsory Breadth

  • BC-1401 Corporate Communication
  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
10

Major Core

48
Major Option 4
Discovery Year Activities 32
Interfaculty Breadth* 16
Total 130

*Four out of 16 modular credits have to come from the Faculty of Science, Institute of Health Science or Faculty of Integrated Technology

General Schedule for Major in Accounting and Finance


YEAR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
1 SEMESTER 1
BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management DC 4
BE-1101 Principles of Economics DC 4
BP-1101 Government, Business and Society DC 4
Compulsory Breadth CB 4
SEMESTER 2
BB-1102 Business Statistics DC 4
BB-1103 Information Systems Concepts DC 4
BC-1401 Corporate Communication CB 2
Compulsory Breadth CB 4
Breadth B 4
2 SEMESTER 3
BB-2201 Business Law MC 4
BA-2201 Introduction to Accounting MC 4
BA-2202 Cost Accounting MC 4
BA-2203 Accountant in Business MC 4
SEMESTER 4
BB-2203 Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation MC 4
BA-3201 Financial Management MC 4
BA-3202 Management Accounting & Control MC 4
Breadth/Major Option B/MO 4
3 SEMESTER 5
Discovery Year
SAP / SEP / Internship / Community Outreach / Incubation   16
SEMESTER 6
Discovery Year
SAP / SEP / Internship / Community Outreach / Incubation   16
4 SEMESTER 7
BA-4201 Business Taxation MC 4
BA-4202 Financial Reporting MC 4
Breadth/Major Option B/MO 4
Breadth/Major Option B/MO 4
SEMESTER 8
BA-4203 Advanced Corporate Reporting MC 4
BA-4204 Auditing MC 4
BA-4205 Advanced Management Accounting MC 4
Breadth/Major Option B/MO 4
  TOTAL MCs   130

CB = compulsory breadth; B = breadth; DC = degree core; MC = major core; MO = major option



List of Modules in Accounting and Finance


Major Core


Major Option

  • BA-2301 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
  • BA-2302 Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
  • BA-3301 Accounting and Auditing for Islamic Finance
  • BA-3302 Personal Finance
  • BA-4301 Corporate Law
  • BA-4338 Strategic Financial Management


Graduating Checklist

Please use the Graduating Checklist, to check whether you meet the graduation criteria. Note that this checklist is for Pre-August 2013 intakes only.


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