Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting

Duration:4 years & 7 months (Open Distance Learning - ODL), 3 years (On Campus Learning - OCL)

Intakes:Jan, May & Sept

Campus:Wawasan Open University, Penang

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:Business and Administration

Course Code:R2/340/6/0794(A7120)01/22

About this course

Programme Outline

This programme is designed to provide a comprehensive and vigorous grounding in the discipline of accounting within the broad field of business, producing graduates who can meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global commercial environment. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in various aspects of accounting and finance such as financial accounting, cost and management accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, taxation, financial management and analysis and corporate finance.

Career Prospects

The following are examples of career possibilities that students can expect upon graduation.

  • Internal Auditor

  • Business Analyst

  • Finance Officer

  • Management Consultant

  • Inland Revenue Department officer

Accredited by Professional Bodies

The Accounting degree of WOU is accredited by the following international/local professional accounting, financial planning and chartered secretaries bodies:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – now known as Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  • Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC)

  • Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)

The Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting fulfills the MIA Qualifying Examinations (MIA QE) entry requirements for the purpose of registering for the MIA Qualifying Examinations. Hence, graduates of the programme may proceed with the application to register as MIA QE candidates and all applications received will then be assessed formally and tabled to the MIA Examination Committee for final approval.

Total Course Fees

Estimated RM29,280– RM68,000

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Subject Listing

  • Workplace Communication Skills
  • Writing Skills for University Studies
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Basic Accounting
  • Accounting and Costing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Operations Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Advanced Cost and Management Accounting with Integrated Case Study
  • Accounting Informations Systems
  • Company Law
  • Company Accounting and Reporting
  • Advance Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Auditing and Assurance Services in Malaysia
  • Taxation Malaysia
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Managing International Business, OR
  • Inventory Management, OR
  • Supply Chain Management, OR
  • Investment and Portfolio Management, OR
  • Risk Management, OR
  • Islamic Finance, OR
  • Employments Law and Industrial Relations, OR
  • Corporate Secretarial Practice, OR
  • International Financial Management, OR
  • Consumer Behavior

** Choose any four courses

Industrial Training – 6 Credits

  • Hubungan Etnik (for Malaysian Students) OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2  (for foreign students)
  • Tamadun Islam or Tamadun Asia (for Malaysian Students) OR Malaysian Studies 3 (for foreign students)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for students without SPM credit in BM) OR Decision Making Skills (for students with SPM Crediet in BM and foreign students)
  • Comparative Religions OR Family and Society OR Human Rights
  • Co-Curriculum

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

(1) Regular Entry Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

With a pass in English and Mathematics at SPM / UEC Senior Middle III and

 Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects / two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level

 Five (5) Grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III

Other eligible qualifications

 An approved / accredited Diploma / Advanced Diploma

 An approved Foundation / Matriculation (minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00) qualification from other private and public universities in Malaysia

 Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

 The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

International Student Only

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