Making it our business
TUNKU Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) offers professional business and finance education. Offered and conducted by the Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB), the accountancy and business programmes provide an accelerated pathway for students to not only gain TAR UC’s bachelor’s degree but also acquire globally recognised professional qualification in relevant areas from global professional bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).
ACCA, being a globally recognised accounting body, has given its highest exemption to a number of TAR UC accounting programmes, namely the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Bachelor of Accounting (Hons).
TAR UC’s Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) students will be given exemption from Papers F1 to F9 of the ACCA Fundamentals upon completion of their Year 2 studies, and final-year students are prepared to sit the final 5 ACCA Professional Level papers’ examinations.
Students who graduate from TAR UC’s Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) and Bachelor of Business (Hons) Accounting and Finance programmes will be exempted from all nine papers of the ACCA fundamentals.
TAR UC is the only institution in the world approved by ACCA to conduct the Internally Assessed ACCA Fundamentals (Skills Module) programme for all nine modules of the ACCA Fundamentals.
The Internally Assessed programme is included in the threeyear Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) programme.
In terms of accreditation by CIMA, TAR UC’s Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) students are granted the maximum exemption from CIMA, which means students are exempted from 12 out of 17 papers of CIMA.
Opportunities are also given to final-year students of the Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme to attempt the CIMA Management Case Study and Strategic Level papers under special arrangement with CIMA.
As for accreditation by ICSA, TAR UC students who have graduated with the Bachelor of Corporate Administration (Hons) are exempted from 12 out of 16 papers of the ICSA examination.
TAR UC’s Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme is also accredited by ICAEW.
Graduates of this programme will be granted exemptions for eight out of the 15 papers of the ACA examination.
The latest professional body to grant accreditation to TAR UC is CIM where TAR UC is recognised as a graduate gateway accredited university in Malaysia.
This recognition paves the way for TAR UC students to be given exemption on Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) basis from one out of three modules of CIM’s Diploma in Professional Marketing.
TAR UC students who are pursuing their third year of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing will be prepared to sit the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing examinations.
Upon passing the CIM examination with relevant work experience, graduates from TAR UC can apply for CIM associate membership. TAR UC’s banking, finance and investment programmes have also received accreditation from FPAM.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance and Investment (Hons) as well as Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Hons) are exempted from Module 3 Investment Planning and Retirement Planning of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification programme. TAR UC will have an open day until April 2, from 9am to 5pm, at its Kuala Lumpur main campus and branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.
For details, visit www.tarc. edu.my