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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.

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