University of Nottingham Malaysia

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

     
  

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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM38,900 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM48,000 per year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: February and September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

You will learn to utilise the theoretical and practical techniques of finance and accounting within an economic, organisational and decision-making framework. You will also develop a critical understanding of the techniques and their contexts. 

The course aims to provide students with a strong theoretical foundation that is vital to the development of analysis and problem-solving skills. This is crucial to the needs of the accounting profession and careers in banking, finance and general management. Our strong relationships with professional accounting bodies allow our students on this course to obtain a professional qualification at an accelerated route as the course obtains an extensive range of exemptions from the following bodies:

ACCA

ACCA

CIMA

CIMA

  • Exemptions from up to 10 papers + 1 case study *

CPA Australia

CPA Australia

  • Proceed directly to Professional Level*

ICAEW

ICAEW

 

  • Exemptions from up to 8 papers*
*Note: The above information on exemptions is subject to change. All exemptions are subject to the fulfilment of the relevant requirements specific to each professional accounting body, which may require specific optional modules to be taken. Further information can be obtained from the websites of the respective bodies.

 

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A Level

BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level 

STPM

B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language 

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in mathematics of data management.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of any foundation programme and meeting mathematics requirements

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics or grade C in UEC mathematics.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.


English language requirements

IELTS (Academic):

6.5 (no elements below 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT):

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

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C

PTE (Academic):

71 (with no less than 65 in each element)

SPM:

grade A-

1119 (GCE O Level):

grade B

GCSE O Level:

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B
MUET: Band 4
UEC: grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points
IB English B (Standard Level):
5 points
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 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.

 

Foundation

The Foundation in Business and Management is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees related to business and management. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills. 

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such business economics, management and quantitative methods.

Modules

Year one

Typical core modules   

Business Finance
To provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of finance, including project appraisal, capital markets and the capital structure of firms. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk. 
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.
  • Leadership, management and development of people including the implications of the legal context. 
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.   
  • Economic policy at the macroeconomic level showing an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.  
  • The concepts of the time value of money and the risk and return relationship for different sources of finance and for portfolios.
  • The concepts of financial securities, their features and markets.
  • The concepts of capital structure and its importance to firm value.
Business Law
This module introduces participants to the study of law in a business context. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Leadership, management and development of people and organisations including the implications of the legal context.
  • Business Law and the English Legal System.
Computers in Business
To provide participants with a solid understanding of the application and impact of computers and the Internet, especially in small businesses. To ensure a hands-on competence in the use of spreadsheets. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.  
  • The development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.  
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools. 
Economic Principles
The module aims to introduce participants to key economic tools, concepts, and their application and to provide participants with an understanding of the nature and scope of economic policy and the economic theories upon which it is based. The emphasis is on analytical tools.
 
Learning outcomes: 

  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services. 
  • A coherent core of economic principles, including the microeconomics of decision and choice, production and exchange and the macroeconomics of employment, national income, the balance of payments, exchange rates, inflation, growth and money. 
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations. 
  • Ability to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to applied topics. 
Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

To introduce the context and essential techniques of accounting, including double-entry bookkeeping, and to consider the uses of accounting both internally to the business (such as assisting in management decision-making) and externally (in the preparation of financial statements).
 
Learning outcomes:  

  • The sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The main current technical language and practices of accounting under IFRS. Skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events in the preparation of financial statements. 
Organisational Behaviour

To introduce students to the basic ideas and concepts of organisational behaviour. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • Leadership, management and development of people including the implications of the legal context.
  • Leadership, management and development of organisations including the implications of the legal context.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Professional and Academic Development
The main aim of this module is to prepare students for studying at University, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop professional and academic skills and to improve their employability. 

Learning outcomes:  

  • The management of resources.
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of  digital tools.
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.   
  • Taking innovative business ideas to create new products, services or organisations including the identification of Intellectual Property and appreciation of its value.
  • Understanding the UN Sustainable Development Goals and using social enterprises to tackle local issues.
Quantitative Methods 1b
To develop key mathematical and statistical techniques and their application to problems and data. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • Relevant quantitative techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods. Economic data and its appreciation.

Plus approved optional modules (must include Quantitative Methods 1A for those without grade C in A-level mathematics or equivalent). 

Year two 

Typical core modules  

Accounting Information Systems
To provide students with an understanding of how information technology can support the activities of the accountant and management within an organisation and the problems associated with controlling and auditing such resulting information systems. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.
  • The development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • The risk management and control of accounting information systems.
Corporate Finance
The idea that managers should operate in the interests of shareholders is examined and its consequences explored. The course looks at what should happen in practice, but also what does happen. Where theory and practice apparently diverge possible reasons are explored. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives.
Intermediate Corporate Reporting
To provide an understanding of the theories and practices of financial reporting, with particular reference to the role of International Financial Reporting Standards, and to develop knowledge of the purpose, structure and limitations of the audit process. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The main current technical language and practices or accounting under International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events in the preparation of financial statements.
Introductory Econometrics
To introduce participants to the theory and practice of applied econometric modelling. 

Learning outcome: 

  • Relevant quantitative and computing techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods, econometrics and the use oRelevant quantitative and computing techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods, econometrics and the use of econometric software to estimate models using actual economic data. Economic data and its appreciation. 
Management Accounting
The aim this module is to build on the learning from Fundamentals of Finance and Management Accounting in order to further develop students’ skills in the computational aspects of management accounting and explore the relevance, significance and applicability of such techniques. In addition, this module critically examines the role of management accounting in cost management, pricing decisions and performance measurement. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.
  • The management of resources.   
  • The development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.   
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.   
  • Decision analysis, performance measurement and management control.   
Management Strategy
To introduce and discuss the key concepts, theories and frameworks integral to the strategic management of organisations and apply them to real-world situations. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • The frameworks and tools commonly used to analyse market dynamics and the firm's external Other and internal drivers of success.
Quantitative Methods 2a
To develop key mathematical and statistical techniques and their application to problems and data. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Relevant quantitative techniques, including mathematical and statistical methods. 
  • Mathematical methods for economics. 
  • Statistical methods for economics. 
  • The nature, sources and uses of quantitative data and an ability to select and apply appropriate methods that economists might use to analyse such data.

Plus approved optional modules.  

Year three  

Typical core modules   

Advanced Corporate Reporting and Analysis
To equip students with advanced knowledge in financial reporting and critical thinking ability in looking at accounting issues. After taking this module, students should be able to understand business operations and value them.  

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.   
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Advanced Management Accounting
The module builds on the knowledge and understanding gained in ‘Fundamentals of Finance and Management Accounting’ and ‘Management Accounting’ to facilitate a critical understanding of advanced computational, practical and theoretical issues in management accounting. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.   
  • The management of customer expectations, relationships and development of service excellence.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.   
  • The management of resources.
  • The management of quality systems.   
  • The development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.   
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology has reshaped traditional revenue and business models. 
  • Decision analysis, performance measurement and management control. 
Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • To introduce students to the theories and practices of business ethics and sustainability in national and global contexts.
  • To sensitise students to the network of stakeholders who affect, and are affected by, business practices. To elucidate how specific business contexts shape and constrain responsible management decision-making therein. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk. 
  • The management of the supply chain.   
  • The comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools. 
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests. 
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future. 
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. 
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
Financial Markets: Theory and Computation
To understand the key mechanism, major elements and contemporary issues of major financial markets. To introduce students to the process and theory of financial risk management with derivative instruments. To provide students with the skills and ideas necessary to implement basic computational approaches to financial problems. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.   
  • The sources, uses and management of finance.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making.   
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk.   
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests.   
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives.   
  • Economic policy with an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.

Plus approved optional modules.

Careers

Our interdisciplinary approach to business education will enable you to have a head start in a wide spectrum of careers. Many of our graduates have secured prestigious jobs in multinational corporations. 

Some of our graduates have become auditors, entrepreneurs, executives in the banking and financial services industry and industry regulators. Other career options include academia, investment research, management consultancy, risk management and other service-oriented professions.

Contact

Nottingham University Business School Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005  
 
 
 

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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