This programme is specifically designed to provide:
This level provides a detailed underpining 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.
This level provides knowledge and skills of taxation principles and the requirement and compliance of tax law in preparing accounting records. This area of understanding will be supported by Tax Framework and Advanced Accounting.
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 your 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.
In level 3 students are provided with a comprehensive study of Taxation practices and issues related to tax activities. This will involve investigations on taxations & planning and the application of advanced tax principles in business practices. This area of understanding will be supported by Advanced Taxation, Investigation in Taxation, Tax & Accounting and Tax Planning.
The Taxation project will further develop the academic and practical aspects of students chosen area of study and reinforces their independent learning skills.
Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.
Professionals who can deliver good performance in the field of taxation are always in demand. The aspirants can join any related organisations as Tax Accountants, Employment Tax Specialists, State Local Tax Attorney Specialists. Tax Policy Analysts, Tax Recruiters, Tax Advisors, Tax Managers, Tax Examiners, Collectors, Revenue Agents, etc.
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.