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Professional Accountancy MSc

     
  

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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM49,500, Non-Malaysian – RM55,500
Mode: 1 year full-time 2 years part time
Intake: September
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 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 of the 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

Details on Course Delivery

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

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

Location:
The 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 modules 

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

Fees payable to ICAEW:
Registration fee of GBP165

 

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 credit for prior learning for the following ICAEW papers. 

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

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each 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)   

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) 


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) 

February intake - Part time pathway (3 Academic Years)

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

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

  • Audit and Assurance*
  • Corporate Reporting

Semester 3 (Summer) (June to August) 


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)

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 exemption subject to fulfilling the relevant academic requirements and minimum marks.


Total Modules

  • Students must complete 180 credits.  
     - Eight 15 credit modules equivalent to 120 credits
     - Project (30 credits) + Case Study (30 credits) 
  • Semester 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. 

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 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 below MSc Professional Accountancy modules will be granted exemptions by ICAEW for the professional papers subject to achieving 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.

Lecturers
All are experienced academic staff with accounting qualifications in NUBS. 

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

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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