Towards a sound future
ACCOUNTING and finance are vital areas in managing the monetary resources of businesses. Accounting is more focused on regularly managing and recording financial reports, which abide by standard principles and processes. Finance focuses on growth projection or control based on the same financial statements and records.
Diploma of Accounting final-year student Seh Rong Yao mentioned there are four aspects to accounting: Taxation, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Auditing.
He discovered a keen interest in taxation as it relates closely to compliance with statutory laws.
BA (Hons) in Finance final-year student Ryan Tan Xin Jie received a full scholarship from the Sin Chew Daily Education Fund. He completed his Foundation in Science.
In due course, he discovered he preferred a people-oriented career and opted to pursue the BA (Hons) in Finance.
Meanwhile, sophomore year student Pavihtra Nandini felt she had flair in accounting and finance and opted to pursue the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.
Nilai University offers both diploma and degree programmes in these two specialised fields. The diploma programme focuses on accounting while students progressing to a degree can choose to specialise either in accounting or a combination of accounting and finance. The undergraduate programmes offered are:
– Diploma in Accounting
– BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
– BBA (Hons) in Finance Students can complete the Diploma in Accounting in two years and degree programmes in three years. Graduates can get exemptions from professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC).
School of Accounting and Finance head Dr Norwazli Abdul Wahab commented that accounting and finance are the critical building blocks in the business world, “All businesses require employees who have sound accounting or finance knowledge.
The top four auditing firms hire our outstanding graduates in a wink.”
Basic entry requirements
For students who have just completed their SPM or UEC, the basic entry requirements for the Diploma in Accounting are:
– SPM/O-Level: 3Cs including Mathematics and Pass in English
– UEC: 3Bs including Mathematics and Pass in English.
“The learning environment at Nilai University is multi-faceted. Students will need to fulfil three co-curriculum projects during their first year. We would motivate students to think out of the box and cultivate the right skills to implement their ideas logically. Also, I would relentlessly remind them to meticulously check their work. We want to instil in them the virtues of integrity and accountability,” mentioned Dr Norwazli.
Conducive study environment
“I wanted to be close to home,” confessed Pavihtra , who is from Nilai, Negri Sembilan, while her varsity mates, Tan and Seh preferred the quiet and blissful environment at the university.
“I visited another university before enrolling for the foundation programme here. As I sat in for the interview, I could hear the hustle and bustle of city streets. I didn’t think the environment was suitable to focus on my studies,” clarified Tan.
Coincidently, Seh’s mother was browsing through the newspapers and noticed an advertisement on Nilai University. When he visited Nilai University’s campus, he was impressed with the pleasant learning environment, surrounded by lush greenery.
Scholarships offered in 2020
Nilai University provides six types of scholarships for deserving students. There are a few types for students with different talents. Those gifted in their studies could opt for the High Achievers Scholarship or the Merit Scholarship.
Other students entrusted with leadership roles or those gifted in sports could apply for the ECSEA or EFL awards. Students can enjoy up to 100% tuition fee waiver if offered.
■ To enquire about these scholarships, contact the education counsellors at 06-850 2308 for an appointment or email market[email protected] nilai.edu.my or visit Nilai University’s Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/NilaiUniversity/ or website at
Intakes are open in January and March. Enquire today to learn more about the School of Accounting and Finance.
(From left) Tan, seh, dr Norwazli and Pavihtra learning accounting terms through a friendly game of scrabble.