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Major in Accounting and Finance
(August 2013 to January 2016)

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 140 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.

For more information about the association, please refer to the following:

- ACCA Decision Makers
- Benefits of ACCA Membership

You may also contact the UBDSBE Programme Leader in Accounting and Finance, or visit the ACCA website at www.accaglobal.com.


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 System 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 (20 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.

  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I: Academic Reading and Writing Skills
  • LE-2503 Communication Skills II: Academic Report Writing and Presentation
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
  • Islamic Civilization and the Modern World
  • A breadth module worth 4 modular credits, taken either from within the faculty or another faculty


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.



Summary of Major in Accounting and Finance


Type Modular
Credits
Degree Core 20
Compulsory Breadth
  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I
  • LE-2503 Communication Skills II
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
  • Islamic Civilization and the Modern World
  • A breadth module worth 4 modular credits, taken either from within the faculty or another faculty
20
Major Core 48
Major Option 4
Discovery Year Activities 32
Interfaculty Breadth* 16
Total 140

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

The following is a general/suggested schedule for Major in Accounting & Finance:

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 August 2013 to January 2016 only.


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