This programme is specifically designed to provide:
What you will study
This level provides a detailed underpinning to the study of accounting in the modern IT world. Students will be equipped with mathematical, and communication skills. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates and be conversant in the technical languages and practices of the accounting sector in market economy.
In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.
The traditional areas of Accounting and Finance such as Cost and Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Taxation and corporate organisation are supplemented by modules to support the understanding of these activities. These include modules dealing with the Financial Sector, Corporate Governance and the Management of such Services, alongside are also considered the importance of Audit in any business organisation.
Students are equipped with detail knowledge of application of accounts in different types of organisation, the statutory requirement of auditing and the legal environment surrounding the corporate entities, such as the responsibilities of shareholders and directors and the Auditors.
Students are also introduced to the Business Research Methods module which exposes students on how to conduct research and write research proposals.
Students will also use their co curricular activities (social, sport, cultural etc.) as evidence of the development of their personal skills, which are highly regarded by employers. They will collect this information in a portfolio and submit together with an essay showing how these experiences have helped to develop their employability skills such as social, interpersonal, planning, communications and many others.
After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Accounting and Finance.
Here, the approach to accounting and finance is more strategic and corporate with an international perspective. This is because much of business today is global and money flows around the world very easily with today’s technology. Students will also explore Auditing and Corporate Finance to further equip themselves for the modern
accounting and finance world. Tools which can be used in developing accounting and finance strategies are explored through the Financial Modelling module.
The Accounting and Finance Project further develops the academic and practical aspects of students chosen area of study and reinforces their independent learning skills.
Any functional areas in general administration or more likely in cost, management or financial accounting. This maybe a springboard to work in accounting practice following further study for professional recognition.
Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, students are eligible for exemptions for a maximum of 9 papers from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), 6 papers exemptions (All the certificate-level papers and 1 operational-level paper) from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), 8 papers from CPA Australia, and 7 or 8 papers from CTIM based on the areas of specialization. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.
Source: Asia Pacific University