Outstanding academic innovation
Accounting is one of the more intense degrees and the coursework requires quite a lot of study and preparation. Reading through your textbooks is essential. It is not enough to just scan them – accounting textbooks are not like history textbooks.
You need to understand each concept from the beginning because as the lessons progress, the concepts build on each other. This means that if you do not understand what is going on in the first chapter, you will be very confused by chapter three.
Accounting is a technical subject; concepts are logical and require reasoning. You must be able to understand why things are done the way they are. If you can tell yourself “I understand why they do that”, you have successfully learnt the “why” of the concept.
Once you understand why a thing is done, knowing how to do it is important. You must be able to work out a problem and apply concepts yourself. Acquiring these skills is the main part of accounting.
Create a study schedule and stick to it as it will help you keep up with your studies as well as enjoy your free time.
It is a good idea to include at least one club or society in your schedule. Joining a club dedicated to accounting students will allow you to meet your peers outside the lecture hall and take part in interesting activities that will enhance your accounting knowledge. INTERNATIONAL University of Malaya- Wales ( IUMW)’ s business and accountancy programmes can be summed up in three words: variety, innovation and relevance.
IUMW offers a complete range of undergraduate programmes for business studies. In addition to that, it has under its purview the Master of Administration and Doctor of Philosophy ( Business).
The Faculty of Business and Law at IUMW adopts an entrepreneurial culture to develop students’ entrepreneurial capacity and instil innovative mindsets.
This is achieved through co- curricular opportunities and an integration of entrepreneurial skills into the academic curriculum.
The programme inspires graduates to be innovative and proficient in a foreign language. At the end of the programme, students would have also acquired the knowledge, skills, techniques and ethics that are relevant in today’s business world.
IUMW is a private university formed through a strategic alliance between the University of Malaya ( UM) and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Drawing on more than 200 years of combined academic experience from two founding partners, IUMW offers careerfocused undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered by outstanding academic talents from across the globe.
“We aim to produce graduates tailored to meet the stringent expectations of today’s highly competitive business sectors,” says Assoc Prof Dr Chong Aik Lee, dean of Faculty of Business and Law, IUMW.
The IUMW Bachelor of Accounting ( Hons) is a threeyear degree programme that follows requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Education Ministry, which ensure the quality and the curriculum of accounting programmes are comparable with the standards of accounting programmes at the international level while also constantly meeting the needs of the industry.
Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree can opt for the Bachelor of Accounting ( Hons), Bachelor of Business Administration ( Hons) in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business Administration ( Hons) in Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration ( Hons) in Human Resource, Bachelor of Business Administration ( Hons) in International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration ( Hons) in Islamic Finance, and Bachelor of Business Administration ( Hons) in Marketing.
IUMW is known as UM’s private university and employs the best possible teaching professionals with industry and teaching experience to provide students with high- quality education.
The Faculty of Business and Accountancy at IUMW provides students not only with industryrelevant knowledge and skills, but also personal development, industrial attachments and increased employability.
IUMW also includes a personal development and leadership camp to equip students with necessary soft skills to complement the knowledge and skills acquired via their studies.
IUMW’s garden- in- the- city campus offers an extensive range of facilities to support the learning experience, including a library, an auditorium, lecture halls and laboratories. IUMW’s fees are affordable and students will have access to UM’s library and facilities.
There are several scholarships that students can apply for. IUMW also assists in applying for study loans provided by PTPTN.
The April intake is open for registration.
For more information, visit iumw. edu. my or call 03- 2617 3000.
Accountancy is a great career path to take but make sure you understand what it is about before you start.