Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)- B.Acct (Hons)
The Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) is one of the early programmes offered together with the establishment of Universiti Utara Malaysia in 1984. The programme is established and developed following the requirements of the accountancy professional body in Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) to be consistent with other accounting degree programmes offered by other local and foreign universities. The programme is continuously reviewed to ensure that graduates possess necessary accountancy knowledge and skills, as well as are able to apply the knowledge and skills in an ethical and professional manner.
The aim of the Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)[(B.Acct.)(Hons.)] programme is to produce competent accounting graduates who are professionally prepared to meet the challenges of the dynamic global business environment.
PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
The School aspires to develop students as:
- Graduates who are competent in applying accounting and other relevant knowledge and skills in exercising their leadership roles.
- Graduates who possess the ability to think critically, and communicate and collaborate effectively.
- Graduates who act ethically and professionally, possess entrepreneurial capability and pursue continuous professional development through lifelong learning.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)
Prepare, apply, interpret and evaluate financial and non-financial information in accordance with approved accounting standards to assist them in making business and organisational decisions.
Acquire accounting and non-accounting information and apply them in performing financial, audit and taxation functions.
Apply information technologies and systems for the attainment of organisational objectives.
Demonstrate ability in (a) problem diagnosis, and (b) application of current knowledge or theories in solving problems in the dynamic global business environment.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills and teamwork.
Demonstrate awareness of ethics in the execution of their accountability.
Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning and professional development.
Demonstrate leadership qualities.
Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.
The establishment and development of the accountancy programme is to produce graduates who possess specific knowledge in accounting with necessary skills about the culture and ethics in work place and business. The programme is aimed to produce professional accountants who are able to convert theory into practice as well as are able to analyze and solve business and accountancy issues. Graduates can choose to work as managers, business consultants, accountants, auditors or even entrepreneurs. With the accountancy degree, Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), and working experience in the relevant field, graduates are eligible to apply as certified accountant and become a member of the accounting professional body in Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). The accountancy programme is also recognised by other accountancy professional bodies, MICPA, ACCA (UK), CIMA (UK), CPA (Australia) and NIA (Australia).
A program of Bachelor of Accounting with Honours comprises three components as follows:
|A. UNIVERSITY CORE||16|
|B. PROGRAMME CORE||105|
|C. PROGRAM ELECTIVE||15|
In order to be conferred with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons.) degree, a student must take and pass a minimum of 136 credits following the structure as below:
A. UNIVERSITY CORE
|Islamic and Asian Civilization|
|Nationhood of Malaysia|
|Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
B. PROGRAMME CORE
|Financial Accounting and Reporting (5 papers)|
|Management Accounting (3 papers)|
|Audit and Assurance (2 papers)|
|Taxation (2 papers)|
|Accounting Information System (2 papers)|
|Public Sector Accounting|
|Company Secretarial Practice|
|Integrated Case Study|
|Management (3 papers)|
|Finance (3 papers)|
|Law (2 papers)|
|Economics (2 papers)|
|Mathematics/ Statistics (2 papers)|
|Communication/ Ethics (2 papers)|
|Practicum (6 months)|
C. PROGRAM ELECTIVE
It is COMPULSORY for students to choose FIVE (5) courses from the following:
|Specialized Financial Accounting|
|Selected Issues in Financial Accounting|
|Analysis and Use of Financial Statements|
|Risk Management and Corporate Governance|
|Costing for Specialized Industries|
|Issues in Management Accounting|
|Operation and Project Management|