Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

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UM’s Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) programme is recognized both nationally and internationally. The programme is recognised under Schedule 1 Accountants Act 1967. Graduates of this programme are eligible to register as members of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), subject to three years practical accounting experience, as stipulated in Part IV of the Accountants Act 1967. In addition, the programme is also recognised by other international professional accounting bodies. BAcc graduates from UM may get maximum exemptions from the following bodies:

micpa MICPA The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
micpa ACCA The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)
micpa CIMA The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
micpa CPA (Australia) Certified Practising Accountants Australia
micpa ICAEW Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
micpa CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
micpa CIPFA Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (Current Year)

Science and Arts Stream

Passed the STPM with at least a CGPA of 3.30;
and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the STPM level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry;

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
and
Passed the interview.

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Science and Accounting Stream
Passed the Matriculation/Foundation with at least a CGPA of 3.30;
and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the Matriculation / Foundation level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Accountant in Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting;

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
and
Passed the interview.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

Science & Arts Stream

REQUIREMENT 1

Possess a Diploma in Accounting or any related field from any institution recognised by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the University’s Senate with at least a CGPA of 3.30;
and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the Diploma level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
and
Passed the interview.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Passed STPM not in current year with at least a CGPA of 3.30
and
Obtained at least Grade B+ at the STPM level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
and
Passed the interview.
OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Passed the Matriculation/ Foundations not in current year with at least a CGPA of 3.30 and obtained at least Grade B+ at the Matriculation/ Foundations level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Accountant in Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting;

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
and
Passed the interview.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

A-Level, AUSMAT & IB

REQUIREMENT 1

Passed the GCE A-Level with at least Grade B in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4.5 in IELTS (Academic)

or

  • Obtained score of at least 477 (PBT) / 153 (CBT) / 53 (IBT) in TOEFL.

and
Passed the interview.
NOTE: Candidates may apply using Advanced Subsidiary (AS) examination results. A-Level examination results should be submitted later once it has been obtained.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possess the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 35 points
and
Obtained Grade 5 (Higher Level) at the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET;
However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4.5 in IELTS (Academic)

 or

  • Obtained score of at least 477 (PBT) /153
  • (CBT) / 53 (IBT) in TOEFL.

and
Passed the interview.

OR

REQUIREMENT 3

Possess the Australian Matriculation  programme (AUSMAT) with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) rank of 80 percent (%);

and
Obtained at least a 70 percent (%) score at the AUSMAT level in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

and
Obtained at least Grade B+ for Mathematics and pass in English Language at the SPM level;
and
Obtained at least Band 3 in MUET
However, applicants who do not have MUET but have the following results may be considered for conditional offer by fulfilling the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained at least Band 4.5 in IELTS (Academic)
  • or
  • Obtained a score of at least 477 (PBT) / 153 (CBT) / 53 (IBT) in TOEFL;

and
Passed the interview.

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