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MA (Hons) Accounting & Business Finance

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University, UK
Course Duration3 years (2 semesters per year)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees35,500 (per year)
Fees (International Student)41,200 (per year)
CampusHeriot-Watt University, UK
FacultySchool of Social Sciences, Edinburgh Business School
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Study Abroad PathwayNo
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

Our Accounting and Business Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly suited to those seeking entry into the accounting profession, financial services or financial management. The value of such studies is also recognised by professional accountancy bodies which offer examination exemptions.


The programme has been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Graduates are eligible to apply exemptions from international Professional bodies:

  • ACCA: up to 9 papers*
  • ICAEW: up to 8 papers*
  • CIMA: up to 8 papers*

*subject to results obtained by students; students joining the programme at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia from Year 1


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Accounting and Assurance
  • Finance and Financial Statistics
  • Choose 1 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Semester 2

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting in Organisation
  • Choose 1 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Optional courses available for Year 1 include:

  • Management in a Global Context,
  • Commercial Law,
  • Business Entities,
  • Organisational Behaviour.

Elective courses are also taken.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting Techniques and Decisions
  • Business Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information
  • Choose 1 from optional courses
  • Choose 1 from optional or elective courses

Optional courses available for Year 2 include:

  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Taxation in Malaysia

Elective courses are also taken.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Choose 3 from optional courses

Semester 2

  • Choose 3 from optional courses

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Optional courses available for Year 3 include:

  • Accounting Theory,
  • Managerial Accounting: Decision Making,
  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance,
  • Case Studies in Financial Reporting,
  • Case Studies in Financial Management,
  • Public Sector Accounting,
  • International Accounting,
  • Corporate Reporting,
  • Islamic Accounting,
  • Managerial Accounting: Critical Analysis.

*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Foundation Year: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: CCC
  • UEC: 20 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • CPU: 70%
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 7.5
  • IB Diploma: 25 points
  • Diploma or any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Special requirements:
In addition to the entry requirements above, we also require a minimum B in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level or equivalent. Special English requirements may also apply.

Intake MonthsJan, Sep
Career Prospects

Our graduates are successful in a range of professional, financial, commercial and industrial areas. Many students join accounting firms, taking examinations for one of the professional accountancy bodies. The combination of expertise also provides a firm foundation for successful business and management careers including banking, insurance, finance and management.

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

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