Making it with figures
PROFESSIONALS with accounting and finance skills are in high demand today. The three-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree at Sunway University Business School (SUBS) covers key accounting and financial elements of the global business world.
The programme, with its many specialised accounting subjects, is designed to equip students with an overview of the accounting profession. These specialised accounting subjects include Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Audit and Assurance, Taxation, Corporate Finance and International Financial Management.
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is validated by Lancaster University. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates are awarded dual degrees – one scroll each from Sunway University and Lancaster University.
This premier accounting and finance degree in Malaysia prepares students to be successful accounting and finance professionals. The degree is recognised by the accounting profession with accreditation from the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and CPA Australia.
“Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance, graduates will be able to pursue the relevant professional qualifications with advanced standing and exemptions. Upon completion of the professional examinations and accumulating three years of relevant working experience, graduates will be able to apply for membership of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. They can then embark on a career as a professional accountant,” said Sunway Institute for Social Entrepreneurship director and Department of Accounting and Finance head (Academic), Associate Prof Dr Foo Yin Fah.
“Nevertheless, graduates may also opt to pursue a career in commerce and industry. The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree has sufficient breadth for graduates to work in general management area in corporates, financial institutions and other organisations.”
As part of the programme, students are exposed to work-based learning through a three-month internship at leading local and international accounting firms and corporations. This is where students undertake a structured learning programme that starts with the application for employment and culminating with a detailed report on the reflection of their work experience after the internship period. Upon graduation, they may be given employment opportunities with these organisations.
In the accounting profession, graduates may work in Advisory, Audit and Assurance and Tax Services. Key areas graduates can get involved in are consulting on strategy, governance, sustainability, shared services and outsourcing, financial due diligence, corporate finance, business recovery and valuations for mergers and acquisitions; audit and assurance on corporate reporting, sustainability reporting, internal audit and risk assurance; tax services on mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, indirect taxes and global compliance.
Graduates may also choose to work in commerce and industry in the areas of investment and commercial banking, financial planning, risk management, asset management, financial management and corporate treasury, management accounting and business analysis.
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme at Sunway University helps develop well-rounded accounting graduates, equipped with skills in team work, problem-solving and communication.
Other degree programmes offered by the Sunway University Business School are Business Management, Business Studies, Actuarial Studies and Business Administration.
The intakes for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme at Sunway University are in March and August.
For details about the programme or any other programmes, drop by Sunway University on Dec 14 and 15 from 9am to 5pm for its Open Day.
For details about the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme, call 03-7491 8622, e-mail info@sunway. edu.my or log on to http://sunway.edu.my/ university/subs/dept/account-finance
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is validated by Lancaster University. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates are awarded dual degrees.