Out­stand­ing aca­demic in­no­va­tion

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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.

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