#CoursesGalore: Accounting (Also Accountancy)
What is it?
All business entities, regardless of size and economic situation, require qualified accountants to efficiently handle their finances. Accounting and financial management are some of the core activities that support an organisation. Accounting deals with the preparation, interpretation, and use of financial information in management decisions.
What will you study?
Accounting courses will equip you with the technical and theoretical understanding of financial concepts and practices. You will also be exposed to subjects like economics, IT, and law.
Auditing; company law; cost accounting; economics (micro- and macro-); financial accounting; management accounting; management information systems; quantitative methods; taxation.
Typical course duration
After completing a pre-university course, it takes about three to four years to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
Many universities require a background in mathematics. Other relevant pre-university-level subjects are economics, business studies, statistics, and accounting.
What do graduates do?
To practise as an accountant in Malaysia, accounting graduates need to be registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). The requirements include passing examinations offered by professional accounting bodies (eg ACCA, CIMA, CPA, etc) that are recognised by the MIA.
Employment opportunities are available in government agencies, accounting firms, specialised practices, consultancies, and in organisations of all sizes across all industries.
For information, please refer to Malaysian Institute of Accountants.