What will I learn?

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge and skills in identifying, investigating and examining evidence skills, including the processes in how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, tax evasion and other improper accounting activities.
  • Accounting skills for use in litigation - civil, criminal and corporate world.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills related to forensic accounting.
  • Abilities in building and presenting a fraud case and understanding the impact it can have on an organisation.

What you will study

LEVEL 1

This level provides a valuable platform of knowledge to the study of accounting in the modern world. Students will be equipped with mathematical, communication skills and be conversant in the technical language and practices of the accounting sector in the market economy. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates.

LEVEL 2

This level provides the introduction to practices of forensic accounting and relationship to auditing in setting characteristics by reliance on information technology. This area of understanding will be supported by Introduction to Forensic Accounting, Auditing and Assurance, and Advanced Auditing.

The programme also offers the benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.

LEVEL 3

In this level students are provided with a detailed study of audit, examination and investigation issues from a financial perspective. Often, this will involve the preparation for a court case where forensic accountants are presented by expert witnesses. In some cases, forensic accountants are used as a proactive measure to find areas for potential concern. This area of understanding will be supported by Advanced Forensic Accounting, Forensic Accounting & Legal Environment and Forensic Auditing & Information Technology. All students at Level 3 will have to undertake an investigation module and a supervised project in their respective discipline. This project will further develop the academic and practical aspects of the student’s chosen area of study and reinforces independent learning skills.

CAREERS IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Audit Consultant
  • Forensic Advisor
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Investigative Accountant
  • Accounts Manager

Which department am I in?

School of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 Years (6 Semesters))

Tuition fees
Year 1: RM 28,200; Year 2: RM 29,000; Year 3: RM 29,900; Total: RM 87,100

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

Start date

25 February 2020, 28 April 2020, 22 September 2020

Venue

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Jalan Teknologi 5, Technology Park Malaysia,

Bukit Jalil,

KUALA LUMPUR,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

57000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants must have two passes with at ‘A’ Levels or they can have qualification that APU accepts as equivalent. For application to a course with Higher Entry Requirements: two passes with at ‘A’ Levels and with a credit pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics; or two passes with Grade C and above at ‘A’ Levels and with a credit pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics and a pass in English. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0 - TOEFL: 550 (PBT), Pearson PTE - 51-58 or equivalent.

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian STPM/ SPM/ O-Levels/ A-Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

General Requirements:

• IELTS: 5.0

• TOEFL PBT: 410-413

• TOEFL IBT: 34

• Pearson (PTE): 36

• MUET: Band 3

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About this uni

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation is a recipient of QS 5-star rating in facilities, teaching, employability & inclusiveness.

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Awarded 5-Star Excellence Rating under SETARA 2017
  • 1st in Asia & Malaysia for multicultural learning experience
  • Home to 12,000 students from over 130 countries