University of Nottingham Malaysia

Professional Accountancy MSc

     
  

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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM49,500 per programme, Non-Malaysian – RM58,300 per programme
Mode: 1 year full-time; 2-4 years part-time
Intake: February (part-time), September (full-time and part-time), November (part-time)
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 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

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Details on Course Delivery

Duration
Full time (FT):1 year
Part time (PT): 2-4 years

Intakes
February (PT)
September (FT and PT)

Location and class hours
Classes will take place at our Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre on weekends only (9:30am - 12:00pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm).

There will be occasional travel to the Semenyih campus for academic and non-academic workshops.

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 and 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 
Participants will receive texts by ICAEW only for strategic credit modules at no additional cost.

Fees payable to ICAEW 

  • Student registration fee
  • Credit for Prior Learning Fee
    • Available on 4 ACA Professional Level modules which might be exempted based on the conditions stated below

For fees information, please refer to ICAEW fee summary.

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 and obtained credit for prior learning from ICAEW for the Professional level papers prior to admission MAY be given exemption(s) subject to evaluation by the Programme Director.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or an upper second class honours degree with substantial component of accounting subjects. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

Additional requirements:

  • Applicants have obtained a recognised undergraduate degree eligible for credit for prior learning from ICAEW.
  • Applicants have acquired at least FOUR (4) credits for prior learning from ICAEW and substantial knowledge in subjects' equivalent in level to related ICAEW papers.

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)

MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Modules

September intake - Full time pathway (1 Academic Year) 

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

Tax Compliance*
The modules aim to enable students to:

  • recognise the ethical issues arising in the course of performing tax work and identify the obligations the UK system of taxation imposes on taxpayers and the implications for taxpayers of non-compliance; calculate the amount of VAT owed by or owed to businesses;
  • calculate the amount of stamp taxes due in straightforward transactions;
  • calculate the capital gains tax payable by individuals; calculate the amounts of inheritance tax due on lifetime transfers and transfers on death by individuals, personal representatives and trustees; calculate the corporation tax liabilities of companies;
  • calculate the amounts of income tax owed by or owed to individuals; and
  • calculate the amounts of national insurance payable by individuals, businesses and companies.

Learning outcomes:

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations. 
Financial Accounting & Reporting* 
The module enables students to:

  • Prepare financial statements, both single entities and economic groups, based on the applicable financial reporting principles in the IFRS. 
  • Explain the accounting concepts and issues, including ethical and professional, relevant to financial accounting and reporting.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • Information systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
Corporate Finance
The module enables students to provide students with a thorough understanding of techniques, theories and issues found in practical corporate finance situations. 

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • undertake a high level of financial statement analysis 
  • value a range of undertakings across industry sectors
  • conduct an advanced analysis of debt and equity requirements in given situations
  • establish how, and whether, value is created in mergers, disposals and acquisitions
  • detect the relevance of UK and EU regulatory requirements to current situations and proposed actions.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
Research Methods for Accounting 
  • To instil familiarity with and understanding of key techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • To improve accessibility of research material such as journal articles.
  • To provide basic skills in support of both other modules taught on the MSc Programme and dissertation research involving quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • This module develops a knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods in Business and Management Research.

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

Business Planning: Taxation* 
The module aims to enable students to: 

  • Apply technical knowledge and professional skills to identify and resolve tax issues that arise in the context of preparing tax computations and to advise on tax-efficient strategies for businesses and individuals. 
  • Use technical knowledge and professional judgement to identify, explain and evaluate alternative tax treatments and to determine the appropriate solutions to taxation issues, giving due consideration to the needs of clients and the interaction between taxes. The commercial context and impact of recommendations will need to be considered in making such judgements, as will ethical and legal issues.

Learning outcomes:

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
Audit and Assurance* 

The aim of this module is to ensure that students develop a wider knowledge of International Standards on Auditing and get a deeper understanding of critical aspects of acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting on assurance engagements, including statutory audit engagements. 

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
Corporate Reporting 
The module enables students to:

  • Formulate, implement, integrate and evaluate corporate reporting policies from the key principles in the IFRS and relevant statutory requirements (including accounting for complex transactions and scenarios) and ensure compliance to these requirements.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate financial performance and position of reporting entities, both over time and across industries.
  • Explain the key concepts and processes of audit and assurance.
  • Evaluate ethical and professional issues in corporate reporting, audit and assurance, including appropriate recommendations in addressing these issues. 

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
Strategic Business Management 

It aims to:

  • Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills, when making realistic business recommendations in complex scenarios. They should demonstrate business acumen at strategic, operating and transactional levels.
  • Use technical knowledge and professional judgement to apply appropriate models and to analyse data from multiple sources, including corporate reports, in order to evaluate alternatives and determine appropriate solutions.

Students should be able to: 

  • Analyse and identify the external environment and internal strategic capability of an entity; evaluate the consequences of strategic choices; recommend strategies.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and servicesMarketing and sales – different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales, and the need for innovation in product and service design.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of financeThe use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • People – strategic and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Digital business – the development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology is reshaping traditional revenue and business models, associated risk management.


Semester 3 (Summer) (June to September) 

  • Case Study 
To enable students to demonstrate their understanding of and ability to provide written advice in respect of complex business issues, through the use techniques and methods to analyse both financial and non-financial data, and the exercise of professional and ethical judgement. This module requires an integration of the technical knowledge and skills acquired from all the taught modules delivered in this programme. While it will not require the detailed computations assessed in the previous modules, students are required to undertake appropriate financial and business analysis.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of financeThe use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • A thorough knowledge with a solid understanding of the prevailing ethical standards and code of ethics for professional accountants.
Project (10,000 words; 3 months)
The module aims to allow students to synthesise, apply and extend the knowledge they have gained in the taught component of the programme. The investigation of a current research topic will help to develop students' theoretical and practical understanding of current problems in their area, as well as their research and communication skills. 

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.

* 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
The module enables students to provide students with a thorough understanding of techniques, theories and issues found in practical corporate finance situations. 

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • undertake a high level of financial statement analysis 
  • value a range of undertakings across industry sectors
  • conduct an advanced analysis of debt and equity requirements in given situations
  • establish how, and whether, value is created in mergers, disposals and acquisitions
  • detect the relevance of UK and EU regulatory requirements to current situations and proposed actions.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
Financial Accounting & Reporting* 
The module enables students to:

  • Prepare financial statements, both single entities and economic groups, based on the applicable financial reporting principles in the IFRS. 
  • Explain the accounting concepts and issues, including ethical and professional, relevant to financial accounting and reporting.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • Information systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.

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

Audit and Assurance*
The aim of this module is to ensure that students develop a wider knowledge of International Standards on Auditing and get a deeper understanding of critical aspects of acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting on assurance engagements, including statutory audit engagements. 

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
Corporate Reporting 
The module enables students to:

  • Formulate, implement, integrate and evaluate corporate reporting policies from the key principles in the IFRS and relevant statutory requirements (including accounting for complex transactions and scenarios) and ensure compliance to these requirements.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate financial performance and position of reporting entities, both over time and across industries.
  • Explain the key concepts and processes of audit and assurance.
  • Evaluate ethical and professional issues in corporate reporting, audit and assurance, including appropriate recommendations in addressing these issues. 

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.

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

YEAR 2 
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks  

  • Tax Compliance*

The modules aim to enable students to: 

  • recognise the ethical issues arising in the course of performing tax work and identify the obligations the UK system of taxation imposes on taxpayers and the implications for taxpayers of non-compliance; calculate the amount of VAT owed by or owed to businesses; 
  • calculate the amount of stamp taxes due in straightforward transactions;
  • calculate the capital gains tax payable by individuals; calculate the amounts of inheritance tax due on lifetime transfers and transfers on death by individuals, personal representatives and trustees; calculate the corporation tax liabilities of companies;
  • calculate the amounts of income tax owed by or owed to individuals; and 
  • calculate the amounts of national insurance payable by individuals, businesses and companies. 

Learning outcomes:

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations. 
Research Methods for Accounting
  • To instil familiarity with and understanding of key techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • To improve accessibility of research material such as journal articles.
  • To provide basic skills in support of both other modules taught on the MSc Programme and dissertation research involving quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • This module develops a knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods in Business and Management Research.

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks 

  • Strategic Business Management

It aims to: 

  • Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills, when making realistic business recommendations in complex scenarios. They should demonstrate business acumen at strategic, operating and transactional levels.
  • Use technical knowledge and professional judgement to apply appropriate models and to analyse data from multiple sources, including corporate reports, in order to evaluate alternatives and determine appropriate solutions. 

Students should be able to: 

  • Analyse and identify the external environment and internal strategic capability of an entity; evaluate the consequences of strategic choices; recommend strategies.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and servicesMarketing and sales – different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales, and the need for innovation in product and service design.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of financeThe use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • People – strategic and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Digital business – the development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology is reshaping traditional revenue and business models, associated risk management.
Business Planning: Taxation* 
The module aims to enable students to:

  • Apply technical knowledge and professional skills to identify and resolve tax issues that arise in the context of preparing tax computations and to advise on tax-efficient strategies for businesses and individuals. 
  • Use technical knowledge and professional judgement to identify, explain and evaluate alternative tax treatments and to determine the appropriate solutions to taxation issues, giving due consideration to the needs of clients and the interaction between taxes. The commercial context and impact of recommendations will need to be considered in making such judgements, as will ethical and legal issues. 

Learning outcomes:

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.

Semester 3 (Summer) 

  • Case study
To enable students to demonstrate their understanding of and ability to provide written advice in respect of complex business issues, through the use techniques and methods to analyse both financial and non-financial data, and the exercise of professional and ethical judgement. This module requires an integration of the technical knowledge and skills acquired from all the taught modules delivered in this programme. While it will not require the detailed computations assessed in the previous modules, students are required to undertake appropriate financial and business analysis.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of financeThe use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • A thorough knowledge with a solid understanding of the prevailing ethical standards and code of ethics for professional accountants.
  • Project (6 months) 
The module aims to allow students to synthesise, apply and extend the knowledge they have gained in the taught component of the programme. The investigation of a current research topic will help to develop students' theoretical and practical understanding of current problems in their area, as well as their research and communication skills.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.

* 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*
The aim of this module is to ensure that students develop a wider knowledge of International Standards on Auditing and get a deeper understanding of critical aspects of acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting on assurance engagements, including statutory audit engagements.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
Corporate Reporting

The module enables students to: 

  • Formulate, implement, integrate and evaluate corporate reporting policies from the key principles in the IFRS and relevant statutory requirements (including accounting for complex transactions and scenarios) and ensure compliance to these requirements.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate financial performance and position of reporting entities, both over time and across industries.
  • Explain the key concepts and processes of audit and assurance.
  • Evaluate ethical and professional issues in corporate reporting, audit and assurance, including appropriate recommendations in addressing these issues. 

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.

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


YEAR 2
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks  

Corporate Finance
The module enables students to provide students with a thorough understanding of techniques, theories and issues found in practical corporate finance situations. 

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • undertake a high level of financial statement analysis 
  • value a range of undertakings across industry sectors
  • conduct an advanced analysis of debt and equity requirements in given situations
  • establish how, and whether, value is created in mergers, disposals and acquisitions 
  • detect the relevance of UK and EU regulatory requirements to current situations and proposed actions.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
Financial Accounting & Reporting*

The module enables students to: 

  • Prepare financial statements, both single entities and economic groups, based on the applicable financial reporting principles in the IFRS.
  • Explain the accounting concepts and issues, including ethical and professional, relevant to financial accounting and reporting.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • Information systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks   

Strategic Business Management

It aims to:

  • Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills, when making realistic business recommendations in complex scenarios. They should demonstrate business acumen at strategic, operating and transactional levels.
  • Use technical knowledge and professional judgement to apply appropriate models and to analyse data from multiple sources, including corporate reports, in order to evaluate alternatives and determine appropriate solutions.

Students should be able to: 

  • Analyse and identify the external environment and internal strategic capability of an entity; evaluate the consequences of strategic choices; recommend strategies.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and servicesMarketing and sales – different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales, and the need for innovation in product and service design.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of financeThe use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • People – strategic and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Digital business – the development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology is reshaping traditional revenue and business models, associated risk management.
Business Planning: Taxation* 
The module aims to enable students to:

  • Apply technical knowledge and professional skills to identify and resolve tax issues that arise in the context of preparing tax computations and to advise on tax-efficient strategies for businesses and individuals.
  • Use technical knowledge and professional judgement to identify, explain and evaluate alternative tax treatments and to determine the appropriate solutions to taxation issues, giving due consideration to the needs of clients and the interaction between taxes. The commercial context and impact of recommendations will need to be considered in making such judgements, as will ethical and legal issues.

Learning outcomes:

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.

Semester 3 (Summer) - Break 

YEAR 3
Semester 1 (Autumn) - 11 weeks   

Tax Compliance*
The modules aim to enable students to:

  • recognise the ethical issues arising in the course of performing tax work and identify the obligations the UK system of taxation imposes on taxpayers and the implications for taxpayers of non-compliance; calculate the amount of VAT owed by or owed to businesses;
  • calculate the amount of stamp taxes due in straightforward transactions;
  • calculate the capital gains tax payable by individuals; calculate the amounts of inheritance tax due on lifetime transfers and transfers on death by individuals, personal representatives and trustees; calculate the corporation tax liabilities of companies;
  • calculate the amounts of income tax owed by or owed to individuals; and 
  • calculate the amounts of national insurance payable by individuals, businesses and companies.

Learning outcomes:

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resourcesInformation systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations. 
Research Methods for Accounting
  • To instil familiarity with and understanding of key techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • To improve accessibility of research material such as journal articles.
  • To provide basic skills in support of both other modules taught on the MSc Programme and dissertation research involving quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • This module develops a knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods in Business and Management Research.

Semester 2 (Spring) - 11 weeks   
Project (6 months) 
The module aims to allow students to synthesise, apply and extend the knowledge they have gained in the taught component of the programme. The investigation of a current research topic will help to develop students' theoretical and practical understanding of current problems in their area, as well as their research and communication skills.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
Semester 3 (Summer) 
Case study
To enable students to demonstrate their understanding of and ability to provide written advice in respect of complex business issues, through the use techniques and methods to analyse both financial and non-financial data, and the exercise of professional and ethical judgement. This module requires an integration of the technical knowledge and skills acquired from all the taught modules delivered in this programme. While it will not require the detailed computations assessed in the previous modules, students are required to undertake appropriate financial and business analysis.

Learning outcomes: 

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of financeThe use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • The management of resources.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • A thorough knowledge with a solid understanding of the prevailing ethical standards and code of ethics for professional accountants.

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

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Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
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