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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration36 months
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FeesRM87,000+ GBP 375/year *
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 + GBP 375/year *
FacultySchool of Accounting & Finance
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Knowledge & skills in identifying, investigating, and examining evidence, including the processes of how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, tax evasion and other improper accounting activities.
  • The necessary skills, key competencies and required knowledge for today’s fast-moving business world.
  • Maximum exemptions from the professional bodies.
  • Competency not only in preparing and analysing financial reports but also to successfully guide and lead their organisations.

 

ACCA Accelerate Programme also available

 

Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (with a specialism in Forensic Accounting), students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.

Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every accounting and finance professional, and the basic understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, mathematical skill and entrepreneurial skills.

Common Modules

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Essential of FinTech

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain better understanding of the practices of forensic accounting and relationship to auditing. They will also familiarise themselves with business processes through the SAP, the world-leading enterprise software. Students will have the hands-on training with the system. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Company Law

Specialised Modules

  • Introduction To Forensic Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to learn about the detailed study of audit, examination and investigation issues from a financial perspective, with aims to groom them as a leader in forensic accounting. They will also expand their knowledge in the forensic accounting world by learning to find areas for potential concern. This area of understanding will be supported by Advanced Forensic Accounting, Forensic Accounting & Legal Environment and Forensic Auditing & Information Technology. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually - they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

Common Modules

  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis

Specialised Modules

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Auditing and Information Technology
  • Forensic Accounting and Legal Environment
  • Investigation in Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting Project
  • Islamic Finance

Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Entry Requirements

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:

STPM         

  2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)

 

A-LEVEL

• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.

 

UEC

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)

 

FOUNDATION/ MATRICULATION

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

 

Direct Entry to level 2 of the Degree:

• Passed Diploma in Accounting with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE level.

Intake Months

March, June, Sept, Nov

Career Prospects
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Audit Consultant
  • Forensic Advisor
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Investigative Accountant
  • Accounts Manager

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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