Department of Accounting & Finance
Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Finance!
Enrolling in our degree or diploma program is the first step of taking yourself onto the bright and successful future career path!
All programs are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency. The curriculums are well-organized, top-notch, industry-driven and student-oriented. The aims of the courses are to equip students with substantial knowledge and analytical skills in the field Accounting and Finance. In addition, the Accounting program has received exemption accreditation from four professional bodies, namely, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and MICPA.
Studying at our Faculty will give you an opportunity to meet a number of professional and experienced lecturers who are well-trained to deliver the subject matters in an effective and interactive way. We are passionate in guiding your learning progress, dedicated to enhancing your learning experience, responsible for instilling positive spirit with upright life values and faithful in molding you to become a more competent and eligible person to pursue your future dreams!
With the qualiﬁcation you procure from the Accounting and Finance studies, you will be able to prepare yourself for even bigger things in your life, for now and the future! Remain a humble heart to learn is the key to unlock many doors of opportunity in your life!
Lim Puay Hian
Head of Department
Head, Department of Accounting & Finance
Faculty of Business & Management
Exemption Accreditation from Professional Bodies
The Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) or formerly known as Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) (MQA/FA2781) has attained the Quality Assurance Standards set by the Agency and is in compliance with the Malaysian Qualification Framework. It is designed to produce accounting professionals in a dynamic and challenging business environment. The curriculum is able to provide students with strong knowledge and skills in accounting and core business subjects. In addition, the programme has received exemption accreditation from four professional bodies, namely are ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and MICPA.
1. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, with the most useful accounting qualification for a career in business.
Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) has been awarded 2 of the 5 exemptions selected from 2015 CIMA Professional Qualification Syllabus Operational and Management Levels for five graduation cohorts.
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2. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) /Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) of Southern University College is an ACCA accredited program since 2017. Papers F1 to F9 will be eligible for exemption according to the cohort.
Find out exemption papers here ACCA.
3. Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) was formed in 1880 to ensure trust in business. The institute always ensure the members have the skills, knowledge and influence to help build economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.
Credit has been awarded for some ACA papers in Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) of Southern University College since 2016.
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4. Malaysian Institute of Certified Accountants (MICPA)
MICPA has been training developing professional accountants in Malaysia through its professional examinations since 1963. In 2009, MICPA entered into an agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), sealing a new era of professional ties providing for mutual advanced entry for graduates into both of the accountancy bodies’ professional examinations.
In 2014, the amalgamation between ICAA and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) which led to the establishment of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
Graduates of Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) at Southern UC are required to complete Advanced Stage Examination (AST) which offers a balanced curriculum between technical & professional capabilities, as well as the introduction of future priorities for the accounting profession. It allows for greater specialisation through elective content, & the hours have been adjusted for personalised, and impactful learning. The Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) programme is MICPA-accredited in May 2022. Southern UC graduates would be granted exemption of the Professional Stage Examination (PSE) which is up to 4 papers.
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