University of Nottingham Malaysia

Professional Accountancy MSc

     
  

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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM49,500 per course, Non-Malaysian – RM55,500 per course
Mode: 1 year full-time 2 years part time
Intake: February (PT), September (PT & FT)
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The MSc Professional Accountancy is a unique specialist course developed through a collaborative effort between Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to meet the demand for highly qualified accountants. The course is designed specifically to meet the vision and aspirations ofthe Malaysian government in producing more qualified accountants with professional recognition from professional institutions such as ICAEW. This postgraduate degree aims to develop knowledge and professional skills in accountancy, whilst also encompassing advanced level study in finance and strategic management.

The degree is available for full-time or part-time study for graduates seeking positions in Consultancy, Accounting, Banking and Investment.

Course members can also use the project and case study to concentrate in-depth on an approved topic in the area of accountancy or finance according to individual interests and career requirements.

As professionally qualified accountancy graduates are always in demand, this is a growing and expanding field hence graduates who complete this postgraduate degree will also be entitled to relevant exemptions for certain ICAEW Professional Level papers subject to achieving the appropriate marks for selected course modules

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Details on Course Delivery

Duration: 
Full time (FT): 1 year
Part time (PT):2 years +

Intakes: 
September (FT & PT)
February (PT)

Location:
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre
Level 2 Chulan Tower
Jalan Conlay 
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Class hours:
Saturday & Sunday (Block teaching) from 9:30 to 12:30
and 14:00 to 17:00

Total hours:
Generally 33 hours for each module

Exams: 
Exam papers will be reviewed/moderated by ICAEW external examiners. 

Total Modules

  • Students must complete 180 credits.  
     - Eight 15 credit modules equivalent to 120 credits
     - Project (30 credits) + Case Study (30 credits) 
  • Semesters 1 & 2 
     - FT: 4 modules each semester 
     - PT: 2 modules each semester 
  • Semester 3 (Case study + Project) 

Exam Periods  
January, May and August 

Syllabus
Designed identical to ICAEW Professional and Advanced level papers. 

Exams
Exam papers will be reviewed/moderated by ICAEW external examiners.

Lecturers
All are experienced NUBS academic staff with accounting qualifications. 

Learning Materials 
All participants will receive full teaching materials by ICAEW at no additional cost.  

Fees payable to ICAEW 

  • Registration fee of GBP165
  • Exam fees for ICAEW papers
    • Professional Level exam fee of GBP90 for each exam. 
    • Advanced Level exam fee of GBP170 for each Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management exam and GBP 260 for the Case Study exam. 
  • Credit for Prior Learning Fee
    • Available on some ACA Certificate and Professional Level modules, the costs for Credit for Prior Learning are GBP70 per Certificate Level module and GBP90 per Professional Level module. Credit is not available for Advanced Level modules.

Exemptions

Participants who complete the MSc Professional Accountancy modules marked with an asterisk (see 'Modules') will be given exemptions for the following ICAEW modules subject to having achieved a minimum mark of 55% in each of the similar MSc modules.

  • Tax Compliance
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Business Planning: Taxation
  • Audit and Assurance

Participants who have passed the ICAEW Professional Level papers prior to admission will be given exemption(s) from taking the MSc course module(s) on case-to-case basis.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Course requirement: 2.1 (Upper second class honours degree or international equivalent)

Applicants should have a relevant accounting degree, and obtained credits for prior learning for the following ICAEW papers:

  • Accounting
  • Assurance 
  • Management Information
  • Business & Finance 
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Management

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)  

TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 62 (minimum 55)

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.

Modules

September intake - Full time pathway (1 Academic Year) 

Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks (September to December) 

  • Tax Compliance*
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting* 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods for Accounting 

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks (January to April) 

  • Business Planning: Taxation*
  • Audit and Assurance* 
  • Corporate Reporting 
  • Strategic Business Management 

Semester 3 (Summer) (June to September) 

  • Case Study 
  • Project (10,000 words; 3 months)   

* Modules marked with asterisks will gain ICAEW paper exemptions subject to fulfilling the relevant academic requirements and minimum marks.

September intake - Part time pathway (2 Academic Years)

YEAR 1 
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks (September to December)
 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting* 

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks (February to May) 

  • Audit and Assurance*
  • Corporate Reporting

Semester 3 (Summer) (June to August) - Break


YEAR 2
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks 

  • Tax Compliance*
  • Research Methods for Accounting 

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Business Planning: Taxation*  

Semester 3 (Summer)

  • Case study
  • Project (6 months) 

* Modules marked with asterisks will gain ICAEW paper exemptions subject to fulfilling the relevant academic requirements and minimum marks.

February intake - Part time pathway (3 Academic Years)

YEAR 1 
Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks (February to May) 

  • Audit and Assurance*
  • Corporate Reporting

Semester 3 (Summer) (June to August) - Break

YEAR 2
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting*

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Business Planning: Taxation*  

Semester 3 (Summer) - Break

YEAR 3
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks 

  • Tax Compliance*
  • Research Methods for Accounting

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks

  • Project (6 months)  

Semester 3 (Summer)

  • Case study 

* Modules marked with asterisks will gain ICAEW paper exemptions subject to fulfilling the relevant academic requirements and minimum marks.

Funding

Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.

Contact

Nottingham University Business School Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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