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Bachelor of Accounting University of Malaya




Course info


Aim of the Programme

To equip graduates with a practical and conceptual understanding of accounting methods and techniques, skills, leadership, ethical values and an appreciation of interdisciplinary links to accounting. The curriculum has been developed with the aim of preparing students for employment advancement in the fields of private or governmental accounting.

Learning Outcomes of the Programme

At the end of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Acquire knowledge in related accounting disciplines;
  • Apply concepts, principles and techniques in the related accounting disciplines;
  • Demonstrate awareness of social responsibility;
  • Demonstrate awareness of business ethics in a manner consistent with the accounting profession;
  • Show ability to communicate, lead and work in a team;
  • Solve accounting problems using scientific approach;
  • Become life-long self-directed learners;
  • Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

The programme is also recognised by other international professional accounting bodies. BAcc graduates from UM may get maximum exemptions from the following bodies:

  • MICPA - The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • ACCA- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)
  • CIMA- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • CPA (Australia)- Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Students who wish to pursue CPA (Malaysia) qualification can apply for MICPA Students Sponsorship Programme (SSP) during their final year of study.
  • UM is the first university in Malaysia to be accepted in the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) programme by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Inc. USA. This programme was developed by IIA for the purpose of promoting and assisting educators that offer internal audit education programme. The IAEP programme prepares students with the skills and knowledge to help them conduct basic internal audits immediately upon hire as well as provide a foundation to begin preparing for the CIA® examination. Other benefits offered include free books, research collaboration and assistance and student internships at members’ organizations.
  • UM and CPA (Australia) have entered into an agreement to allow fourth year students to take selected segments of the CPA programme. They will also be exempted from 8 foundation courses. This will allow the students to get a head start to their professional accounting career.
  • UM in collaboration with ACCA and Sunway TES offers the ACCA qualification via Structured Internship Programme. Eligible students who are selected are exempted from 9 ACCA papers and are allowed to sit the remainder 5 papers in the third and final year of their programme. These students will be professionally qualified accountants upon completion of their degree.
  • UM in collaboration with ICAEW and Sunway TES offers the ICAEW qualification via Structural Internship Programme. Capable students who are selected are exempted from 8 ICAEW papers and are allowed to sit some of the remaining papers in the third and final year of their programme.

Career Opportunity

  • Public Accountant
  • Commercial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Information Consultant
  • Internal Auditor
  • External Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Accounting.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

USD $19,205 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


Feb, Sep


University of Malaya

Jalan Universiti,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

50603, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have the following requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above or
  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
  • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty.

Applicants must achieve one of the qualifications listed below:

(1) IELTS Academic - Band 5.5 >

(2) TOEFL - Score 550 (PBT) / 213 (CBT) / 80 (IBT)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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