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ICAEW announces groundbreaking strategic partnership with The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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Designed specifically to meet the vision of the Malaysian Government, this first-of-its kind collaboration will create a unique specialist course for students undertaking further study in accountancy, finance and strategic management.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched its strategic partnership with The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) today, a first-of-its-kind collaboration for teaching and learning of specialist accounting skills. 

The partnership will provide a unique opportunity for students undertaking Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia’s Master of Science (MSc) Professional Accountancy programme to enhance their knowledge and professional skills in key subject areas with ICAEW’s industry-driven professional qualification.

“As a world leader in business and finance, ICAEW is committed to sharing knowledge, insight and values towards building a world of strong economies. As Malaysia works towards the creation of more specialised professional accountants, this strategic partnership is one of the innovative methods that ICAEW is employing to enable unique professional study options that meet the needs of the future business world,” said Mark Billington, ICAEW Regional Director for Southeast Asia.

The MSc Professional Accountancy programme will contribute towards the strengthening of the accountancy profession in Malaysia. The programme provides an accelerated route towards attaining a professional qualification, and at the same time producing graduates of a full-fledged well-rounded postgraduate education with soft skills valued by employers.

“This MSc Professional Accountancy programme offered by NUBS Malaysia provides an opportunity to obtain a taught postgraduate degree from The University of Nottingham with the advantage of it being in collaboration with ICAEW,” says Professor Graham Kendall, Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

“This collaboration with ICAEW is the first of its kind outside of the United Kingdom and is the first in Malaysia. It enables the student to gain possible exemptions from ICAEW Professional Level papers, while reading for a Masters degree.”

The partnership will also see the appointment of ICAEW examiners from the United Kingdom who will review course content, examinations and the marking process against the Insititution’s renowned robust global standards. 

About The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Founded in the UK in 1880, ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation headquartered in London with offices internationally including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

We connect with over 147,000 chartered accountants worldwide, providing this community of professionals with the power to build and sustain strong economies. By training, developing and supporting accountants throughout their career, we ensure that they have the expertise and values to meet the needs of tomorrow’s businesses.

Our profession is right at the heart of the decisions that will define the future, and we contribute by sharing our knowledge, insight and capabilities with others. That way, we can be sure we are building robust, accountable and fair economies across the globe.

Globally, ICAEW Chartered Accountants are recognised as leaders in accountancy, finance and business. 98 of the world’s 100 global leading brands employ ICAEW Chartered Accountants and 78% of FTSE 100 companies have an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on the Board.

ICAEW is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), which brings together 11 chartered accountancy bodies, representing over 1.6m members and students globally.

About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. 

(Image caption: Professor Lee Chew Ging, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Science, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Loh Wei Yuen, Head of ICAEW Malaysia, Professor Graham Kendall, Mark Billington, Regional Director, South East Asia ICAEW and Dr Hsin-Vonn Seow, Dean of Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus)


More information is available from Akmal Hakim on 014 734 9747, Janis Perumal on 012 639 5072. or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at UNMC on +6 (03) 8924

Posted on 19th May 2017

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