BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Graduates of this degree programme will be given the maximum 9 subject exemptions from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and 8 subject exemptionsby The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Students will be given 6-8 subjects exemptions from The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA)**.

Our students are given opportunities to ‘intern’ with international accounting firms and corporations, and upon graduation may be given employment opportunities with them.

* Students must score 50% and above in the degree subjects to qualify for exemption.
*Subject to MAICSA approval

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • BAB 1101 Accountant in Business
  • BAB 1102 Business Law
  • BAB 1103 Accounting Information System
  • BAB 1104 Principles of Accounting
  • BAB 1105 Business Statistics
  • BMB 1202 Foundations in Business
  • BMB 1203 Introductory Economics
  • BMB 1204 Principles and Practice of Management
  • UCS 1000 Study Skills
  • UCS 1001 English for Business and Management Studies

Year 2

  • BAB 2201 Management Accounting
  • BAB 2202 Company Law
  • BAB 2203 Financial Management
  • BAB 2204 Financial Accounting
  • BAB 2205 Malaysian Taxation System
  • BAB 2206 The Basics of Audit
  • BAB 2207 Banking and Finance
  • BAB 2208 Work-based Learning
  • BMB 2202 Research Methods in Business
  • UCS 2001 Communication Skills

Year 3

  • BAB 3201 Business Strategy
  • BAB 3202 Audit and Assurance
  • BAB 3203 Financial and Corporate Reporting 1 – Group Accounting
  • BAB 3204 Financial and Corporate Reporting 2 – Accounting Standards
  • BAB 3205 Advanced Taxation
  • BAB 3206 Strategic Financial Management
  • BAB 3207 Investment Management
  • BAB 3208 Corporate Finance
  • BAB 3209 Advanced Management Accounting
  • BAB 3210 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • UCS 3001 Leadership

As per Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) requirements, all Malaysian students must pass a module each in Malaysian Studies, Moral Studies (non-Muslims) / Islamic Studies (Muslims) and Bahasa Kebangsaan (exempted if a credit in Bahasa Malaysia has been obtained at SPM level).


University Compulsory Subjects

UCS 1000 Study Skills
The objective of this subject is to prepare students to be more organised and self-reliant in their learning by developing a set of specific skills necessary for successful study. Examples include listening and reading skills, effective note taking, efficient time management, independent research and maximise knowledge acquisition and critical thinking ability through collaborative learning (or learning through the exchange of ideas).

UCS 1001 English for Business and Management Studies
This subject is developed to enhance proficiency in general English by studying the communications skills, both verbal and written, which are needed in their business and management studies. It focuses on four aspects in the learning of English for business and management studies. The first is the study skills of listening effectively to lectures and class discussions, asking the right questions, taking notes both during lectures and reading, and reading for research. The second is skills related to academic writing – using appropriate tone and format, approach and referencing. The third is business writing. The fourth is the case method, a powerful tool for learning, but one from which only those familiar with the method will fully benefit.

UCS 2001 Communication Skills
The subject introduces the basic elements of oral communication, the various factors that determine effective communication and the application of communication skills in a variety of academic, business and social contexts. A variety of communication activities in presentation and discussion formats are incorporated to allow for understanding, practice and the mastering of basic concepts in communicating.

UCS 3001 Leadership
The focus is on the role of leadership in the context of corporate management and strategy. The theories of leadership, the characteristics and role of leadership, conflict management, change management and cross-cultural issues (e.g. the cultural values that affect perceptions of leadership and leadership styles) will be discussed.

Year 1

BAB 1101 Accountant in Business
This subject introduces the role of accountants in a business organisation, from accounting and financial control to leadership and human resource development. It also deals with the environment in which accountants work and the impact of internal and external factors on business and accountancy.

BAB 1102 Business Law
This subject explores the English legal system and its inception into the Malaysian legal system. The basic concepts of the common law tradition, constitutional law, statutory enactments and the role of the judiciary are explained. Focus is placed on basic concepts of law and its application in the business framework, particularly the law of contract, the law of tort, the laws that govern partnership and agency as well as the laws that govern the employment of individuals.

BAB 1103 Accounting Information Systems
This subject explores the use of accounting information in management and the control of a business enterprise. The basic concepts underlying the recording of business transactions, and the preparation and presentation of external financial reports are addressed. An examination of issues regarding cost classification, inventory valuation, budgeting and performance evaluation, and techniques used in making both short-term as well as long-term strategic business decisions will be examined.

BAB 1104 Principles of Accounting
This subject explores the use of accounting information in the management and control of a business enterprise. The basic concepts underlying the recording of business transactions, the preparation and presentation of external financial reports and the ethical issues arising out of creative accounting practices are discussed in this subject. Issues regarding cost classification, inventory valuation, budgeting and performance evaluation, and techniques used in making both short-term as well as long-term strategic business decisions will be examined.

BAB 1105 Business Statistics
This subject is about statistical tools used for business analysis. It emphasises on probability theory and sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, statistical inferences, and the use of statistical software SPSS as a practical way of handling voluminous and/or complex estimation techniques.

BMB 1202 Foundations of Business
The fundamentals of business practices, the economics applicable to these practices and current issues are the highlights of this subject. The subject is divided into three parts; from the definitions of concepts (business, profit, entrepreneurship – together with a brief history of the evolution), to the business organisation itself (how it is organised, different forms of organisation and organisational structures) and finally, the business environment in which a business operates (the dynamics of the industry and the macro-economy in which the government plays a major role constitutes the internal environment, the external environment is the international economy).

BMB 1203 Introductory Economics
This subject is about economic principles necessary for the study of business management. It is divided into two parts; microeconomics (the study of individuals, households and firms in decision-making) and macroeconomics (the study of economy-wide issues – like inflation, unemployment, economic growth, business cycles and international trade – affecting the economy as an aggregate, and the use of economic management tools). Each part follows a logical sequence from definitions of concepts to how they function in a given economic environment and, finally, how they interact.

BMB 1204 Principles and Practice of Management
This introductory subject provides an overview of management function (and the tasks that make up this function, i.e. planning, organising, leading, motivating, controlling) and its role in organisations, society and in the context of a changing environment. It lays out the principles and theories behind this function, i.e. the theory, and relates to how the principles are applied in today’s business environment, i.e. the practice. Ethics and social responsibility in business management will also be examined.

Year 2

BAB 2201 Management Accounting
This is an introduction to management accounting, its function and its importance to business and recent developments. It focuses on cost accounting, including the elements of cost, techniques and cost behaviour, to support the process of planning, control and decision-making. It also addresses key terminologies in the management and cost accounting functions. The basic principles of performance management and measurement will be covered as well.

BAB 2202 Company Law
The subject explains the various legal forms through which business transactions may be conducted. It explains how a company is incorporated, including its status upon incorporation and how this status can be negated, the general law on the important documents of a company, including memorandum, articles of association, statutory books and laws on meetings, the legal aspects relating to responsibilities of directors and the law on shares (both preference and ordinary), charges (fixed and floating) and debentures, and the law of agency and partnership.

BAB 2203 Financial Management
This subject introduces capital requirements of businesses and the assessment of financing options. Topics covered include financial risks identification and the principal methods of managing those risks, investment appraisal techniques and relevant methods of funding investments, taking into account other factors affecting investment decisions.

BAB 2204 Financial Accounting
This subject addresses the contribution and inherent limitations of financial statements in meeting stakeholders’ needs for financial information. Preparation and presentation of financial statements from accounting data for single entries, whether organised in corporate or in other forms, and the preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) requirements constitute a focus of this subject.

BAB 2205 Malaysian Taxation System
The core areas of tax related to businesses and their employees, which includes corporate taxation, employee taxation and tax planning, are the general topics covered in this subject. The operation of the Malaysian tax system for each group of taxable persons, including the principles and scope of tax, tax incentives and self assessment system, and special taxes such as real property gains tax, sales and service tax and stamp duty, and simple tax planning issues for individuals will be covered.

BAB 2207 Banking and Finance
This subject provides a foundation to banking and finance and introduces the financial environment – the financial systems, financial markets, financial institutions and financial instruments, and the various methods – in which businesses may use to manage and evaluate their financial assets. In addition, key issues and problems in banking and finance and methods to analyse and resolve them will also be examined.

BAB 2208 Work-Based Learning
This programme provides opportunities for experiential learning, from classes to the real world of work. It enables students to apply their knowledge in four key areas, namely, communication, business awareness, application of technical knowledge, and professional judgment in the organisations that they have been attached to. The completed portfolio project that reflects their learning and experience during internship is to be submitted by student to their employers and supervisors for assessment.

BMB 2202 Research Methods in Business
This subject provides the basic skills needed to undertake research and to write a research report or project paper. It covers each step of the research process, emphasises the significance of each step and the alternatives that can be deployed – from identifying a research topic to understanding their potential pitfalls, planning the research, executing this plan, processing and analysing, and finally, reporting the results with recommendations.

Year 3

BAB 3201 Business Strategy
This subject discusses business objectives, market positions and direction, and strategic choices (its importance, level and types of strategies) and their implications for businesses. It also introduces the formulation of a business plan to achieve a business’ strategic objectives, recommends an appropriate organisational structure, and explains the process of effective change management.

BAB 3202 Audit and Assurance
This is an extension of “The Basics of Audit” which addresses two sections, namely, assurance and audit. The subject examines the critical aspects of managing an assurance engagement (including audit engagements): acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting. For each of the section, the focus is on legal, ethical and current issues relevant to those carrying out an assurance engagement.

BAB 3203 Financial and Corporate Reporting 1 – Group Accounting
This subject focuses on group accounting. The main topics discussed relate to preparation of consolidated financial statements of subsidiary companies and complex groups, and their analysis and interpretation. Current developments in corporate reporting in the context of their practical application, implications for corporate reporting and the underlying conceptual issues, are also examined

BAB 3204 Financial and Corporate Reporting 2 – Accounting Standards
This subject deals with accounting standards. The focus is on accounting principles, concepts and theories, preparation and presentation of financial statements, preparation of reports, and analysis and interpretation, in accordance with regulations such as the International Accounting Standards Board and International Organisation of Securities Commission. This subject concludes with a discussion on current issues and developments, and ethics on accounting standards and corporate reports.

BAB 3205 Advanced Taxation
This is an extension of “Malaysian Taxation System”. The subject addresses the core areas of tax related to businesses and their employees, which includes corporate taxation, employee taxation and tax planning. The subject focuses on the different types of incentives for all industries and special persons in tax, including its computation. The tax position of special industries such as banks will be included as well. There is discussion on international transactions and its tax implications as well as the more detailed aspects of special taxes such as Real Property Gains Tax.

BAB 3206 Strategic Financial Management
This subject focuses on the objectives of an organisation and corporate governance, and their impact on business planning and strategy formulation. Related topics dealt with are risk analysis, including financial and foreign exchange risks, and their management, treasury management and financial forecasting, interpretation of financial statements, valuation techniques in securities, and issues arising from the raising of equity.

BAB 3207 Investment Management
This subject provides an overview of the process and key issues involved in financial investing. It covers the methods used in evaluating, managing and evaluating the performance of the investments, the return and risk involved in investment management, option pricing strategies for portfolio design, and portfolio management and evaluation.

BAB 3208 Corporate Finance
The emphasis of this subject is on investment opportunities, both national and international, and their appraisal. It looks at the global financial environment from the perspectives of raising capital in international markets and ensuing considerations. Other aspects discussed relate to mergers and acquisitions, opportunities and their appraisal.

BAB 3209 Advanced Management Accounting
This subject extends the contents of the prerequisites unit BAB 2201 Management Accounting to an advanced level. It focuses on the role of management accounting in a changing business, technical and socio-cultural environment. Topics covered relate to the changing nature of the competitive environment, value chain analysis, cost management and its strategic elements, quality management, performance management, transfer pricing and reward systems.

BAB 3210 / BMB 3202 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
The subject addresses the social responsibility of businesses beyond simply enhancing their profits. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the theoretical as well as application issues in business and professional ethics. The focus will be on the variety of ethical issues including the normative theories of ethics, ethics and ethical dilemma in business, professions, the workplace and the environmental, and model of ethical decision making.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • STPM Average B- or CGPA 2.67 (Minimum 3 principals)
  • A Level CDD (Minimum 14 points)
  • Australian Matriculation TER 65
  • Canadian Matriculation 65%
  • MUFY 230
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts 65%
  • UEC Maximum 22 points on 5 subjects (excluding Chinese & non-academic subjects)

Other Qualifications

Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
  • IELTS 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • ESL / English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is in English.
  • Intensive English Programme Pass level 4 with 65% minimum

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Sunway University
No. 5, Jalan Universiti,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Phone: +6(03)7491 8622
Fax: +6(03)5635 8630