Bachelor of Accounting with Honours (Accredited by CPA Australia)
(R3/344/6/0040 (A5885) 03/27)
Bachelor of Accounting with Honours (BAC) aims to produce knowledgeable, analytical and competent accounting graduates to fulfil the country’s growing need of accounting profession.
This programme is designed to achieve the following Programme Education Objectives (PEO):
- To produce competent graduates with comprehensive knowledge and skills in accounting and other relevant disciplines which can be applied in accounting environment.
- To produce competent graduates who are able to respond ethically and professionally in their working environment and society.
- To produce competent graduates who are able to think critically, communicate, lead and collaborate in teams when executing their accounting duties.
- To produce competent graduates with diverse career opportunities and the ability to adapt to the dynamic changes in the business environment as well as to pursue lifelong learning.
The programme is designed to fulfil the country’s need for professionals in accounting. In designing the programme, due consideration is given to ensuring that potential graduates are well equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenging work environment.
Learners are required to complete a total of 134 credit hours of prescribed studies in order to graduate. The programme structure covers five main areas:
- accounting, finance and related knowledge
- organisational and business knowledge
- information technology
- communication skills, industrial exposure and integrated case study, and
- non-accounting knowledge taken through elective courses
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* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,500 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens
The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.
Processing fee: RM30 (Malaysian) & RM200 (International Students)
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|EPF (Account 2); or||JomPAY|
|Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or||Internet Banking|
|HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or||Debit/Credit Card.|
MUET Band 2; AND
i. Pass STPM or its equivalent, with minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) in 2 subjects, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
ii. Pass STAM with minimum grade of Jayyid (good), and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
iii. Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in accounting or related field, or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; or
iv. Pass Matriculation/Foundation/Asasi or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
v. Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics; or
vi. Other recognised equivalent qualifications.
English competency requirement for international students: Score of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
The credit requirement in Mathematics at SPM level for candidates (i), (ii) and (iv) can be exempted if the qualifications comprise of Mathematics subject and the achievement is equivalent to/above the credit requirement of the subject at the SPM level. (Equality of the subjects is the responsibility of HEP and the HEP needs to have strong internal policies/procedures in assessing the equality).
• Malaysian; and
• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).
- The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
- Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
- Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
- Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Programme Learning Outcome (PLO)
Learners are required to complete a total of 134 credit hours of prescribed studies in order to graduate. The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare accounting graduates who are able to:
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|HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2||3|
|TAMADUN ISLAM DAN TAMADUN ASIA||2|
|ENTEPRENEURSHIP 2 / ** BAHASA KEBANGSAAN A||3|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE / KHIDMAT MASYARAKAT||2|
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|LEARNING SKILLS FOR 21st CENTURY||3|
Elective Courses (Choose four only)
- What is a Bachelor of Accounting?
Bachelor of Accounting, OUM is known as BAC. This programme aims to produce the knowledgeable, analytical and competent graduates to fulfill the country’s growing need in accounting profession. The objectives of this programme is to produce competent graduates with comprehensive knowledge and skills in accounting and other relevant disciplines, able to respond ethically and professionally in working environment and society, able to think critically, communicate, lead and collaborate in teams and able to adapt to the dynamic changes in the business environment and lifelong learning.
- Why should enrol in Bachelor of Accounting?
Studying in Bachelor of Accounting is an added advantage to you as well. This programme is designed to ensure that potential graduates are well equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenging work environment. Those who wish to be marketable and relevant in any industry should choose to pursue study in accounting. You will not only be able to apply your financial skills in various working environments, but you will also be able to apply these skills in your personal life or in your own business. A good knowledge in accounting will help you to plan and manage your own finances more effectively.
- Who should apply Bachelor of Accounting?
Any candidate that is motivated to pursue accounting programme to become professional accounting practitioners and further studies in higher level programme or professional programme especially employee from relevant sectors of industries who are determined to develop skills and knowledge for better job prospects. In addition, fresh graduates from STPM, STAM, Diploma, Matriculation, Foundation, Asasi, UEC or equivalent who wish to pursue in accounting programme.
- What is the entry requirement to enroll for Bachelor of Accounting?
Candidate has TWO (2) options, which is through Normal Entry:Candidate with MUET Band 2; AND
- Pass STPM or its equivalent, with minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) in 2 subjects, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
- Pass STAM with minimum grade of Jayyid (good), and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
- Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in accounting or related field, or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; or
- Pass Matriculation/Foundation/Asasi or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
- Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics; or
- Other recognised equivalent qualifications.English competency requirement for international students: Score of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Note: The credit requirement in Mathematics at SPM level for candidates (i), (ii) and (iv) can be exempted if the qualifications comprise of Mathematics subject and the achievement is equivalent to/above the credit requirement of the subject at the SPM level. (Equality of the subjects is the responsibility of HEP and the HEP needs to have strong internal policies/procedures in assessing the equality).If candidate does not meet the normal entry requirement, candidate may apply through APEL entry:
- Candidate must a Malaysian; and
- Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
- Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
- Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).For more on APEL, visit http://apel.oum.edu.my/
- Is Bachelor of Accounting offered in full-time or part-time mode?
All OUM degree programmes offered in Malaysia are run in Part-time mode, making them particularly suitable for working adults seeking to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skills without having to give up their jobs or compromise on their life responsibilities.
- Is Bachelor of Accounting recognised by the Malaysian government?
In order to ensure the quality of OUM program is maintained, the Bachelor of Accounting, BAC (A 5885) is fully accredited in 2010 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA).
- Is Bachelor of Accounting at OUM professionally recognised?
Bachelor of Accounting, OUM is also been recognised by the CPA (Australia). Graduates who wish to embark on professional membership, may start their journey with certain exemptions upon the completion of this programme Graduates will be exempted from eight foundation courses and continue with the professional papers.
- What does Bachelor of Accounting offer me?
After you have successfully completed a Bachelor of Accounting, you are expected to be able to:
- Describe the theories, concepts, and principles in accounting and other relevant disciplines that are applicable to accounting competencies.
- Apply the acquired accounting and managerial knowledge in solving problems and making decision related to accounting issues.
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge in accounting to undertake the complex problems in the accounting field.
- Enhance interpersonal skills towards professional development and continuous improvement.
- Communicate effectively both orally or in writing required for positive contribution to the society, community, and relevant stakeholders.
- Adopt information technologies and information systems in knowledge acquisition to face global digital challenges.
- Integrate relevant data related to accounting for the acquisition of knowledge and skills in quantitative problem solving.
- Function individually or in a team with the capability to undertake responsibility in managing individual and group.
- Enhance personal skills to accomplish personal achievement.
- Enhance entrepreneurial skills in accounting related business and management.
- Demonstrate awareness of ethics and professionalism with moral values in the execution of professional duties as an accountant.
- What are the courses I will learn in Bachelor of Accounting?
You will learn various functional areas of core courses of accounting including financial accounting, taxation, auditing, management accounting, economics, mathematics, business and also information technology as to ensure the adaptability of the students with the rapid changes in the accounting world.
- MPU Courses such as Falsafah dan Isu Semasa, Tamadun Islam Dan Tamadun Asia, Entrepreneurship, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban and Community Service.
- University courses such as Learning Skill For 21st Century.
- Basic courses such as Principles of Management and Introduction to Communication.
- Core courses such as Microeconomics, Principles Of Macroeconomics, Principles Of Marketing, Mathematics for Management, Introductory Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting I, Intermediate Financial Accounting I, Intermediate Financial Accounting II, Advanced Financial Accounting, Management Accounting I, Management Accounting II, Financial Management I, Financial Management II, Statistical Methods, Accounting Theory, Audit I, Audit II, Business Law, Company Law, Taxation I, Taxation II, Research Methodology, Strategic Management, Public Sector Accounting, Advanced Management Accounting, International Business, Organisational Behaviour, Industrial Training, Introduction to Information Technology, Accounting Information System I, Accounting Information System II and Integrated Case Study.
- Elective course such as Specialised Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Portfolio Investment Management, E-commerce, Islamic Financial Management, Bank Management, Employment and Industrial Law, Project I & Project II.
- If I am a diploma holder or with working experience, will I be granted credit transfer/credit award for my courses?
If you have a relevant and recognised Diploma qualification, you can apply for credit transfer up to 30% of the degree programme’s total credits. Credit transfer can be given for subject where candidates have obtained the minimum grade and achieve 80% syllabus similarity with same credit value.You will also be granted the opportunity to earn credit award, called as APEL (C). It is the awarding of credits for prior experiential learning to a course in OUM accredited programme. APEL(C) provides the mechanism to recognise the individual’s prior experiential learning that is relevant and specific to a course within a programme of study. The credit award is based the knowledge and skills gained through informal and non-formal learning. Awards of credits under APEL (C) does not involve the transfer of grades. Credit awarded for the course will be counted towards the total credit requirement for graduation. The maximum percentage of credit transfer through APEL (C) is 30% of the total graduating credits of a specific programme of study. This percentage is in addition to the credit transfer provision based in the existing formal credit transfer policy.For more on APEL (C), https://apel.oum.edu.my/credit-award
- How long can I complete Bachelor of Accounting?
Bachelor of Accounting is a 134 credit-hour programme, which means that it can typically be completed in 15 semesters.
- How is Bachelor of Accounting is delivered?
Bachelor of Accounting runs online as well as blended modes.Online mode means that you can follow an OUM programme from anywhere in Malaysia, at your own pace and alongside your online peers, with the guidance of your e-tutor. Blended mode refers to a combination of online study and face-to-face tutorials/seminars.
- When can I join Bachelor of Accounting?
Bachelor of Accounting programme has three intakes a year which is in the January, May and September semesters.
- Who are the academic staff responsible for Bachelor of Accounting?
Bachelor of Accounting at OUM are delivered by qualified and experienced subject-matter experts and tutors/facilitators with degrees from reputable universities. The Programme Director is Puan Liana binti Mohamad.
- Are course materials provided by OUM?
All core learning materials are provided or made available for library loan. They include specially-commissioned course modules, e-textbooks, study guides, reading bricks, AV files, CDs and/or DVDs. Learners may also use OUM’s physical and digital libraries to access a wide range of learning materials.
- How will I be assessed during my study in Bachelor of Accounting?
For Bachelor of Accounting, assessment methods vary from course to course. Most courses in BAC have assignments and final exams. Assessment for several advanced courses is entirely assignment-based.
- How much is the fees to pursue Bachelor of Accounting?
Are there special rates for senior citizens and physically-challenged learners?
Fees for Bachelor of Accounting, the amount is RM30,016.
For full breakdown of fees, visit https://www.oum.edu.my/bachelor-of-accounting-with-honours-accredited-by-cpa-australia/ A 50% discount on fees is offered to qualified senior citizens and physically- challenged learners.
All fees are subject to revision without prior notice.
For further enquiries on fees and financial matters, please email OUM’s Marketing Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +60-3-2773 2121.
- What are the financing options available if I want to pursue Bachelor of Accounting?
There are some financial options available such as PTPTN, EPF (Account 2), Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks, HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility) or Flexible Payment Scheme.
- What are the potential career paths for Bachelor of Accounting graduates?
Accounting jobs are available in every organisation in the world, meaning graduates have a wide job opportunity in this field. All organisation whether big or small will need an accountant or a financial professional to manage their finances effectively. Accounting graduates can be part of various organisations such as banking, audit firm accounting firms, government agencies, private companies, non-profit organisation, tax consultancy, management consultancy, corporate recovery or insolvency, financial planning, company secretarial, forensic accounting, business owner and academia.Accounting graduates can be employed as accountant, auditor, entrepreneur, financial analyst, tax consultant, financial consultant, forensic accountant, investment analysist, market analysist.
- If I’ve decided to pursue Bachelor of Accounting at OUM. How do I apply?
Apply online at http://fastrac.oum.edu.my/Alternatively, visit any of OUM’s Learning Centres (LCs) located throughout the country for guidance. For info on the LCs, go to https://www.oum.edu.my/learningcentres/
- Where can I find more details on Bachelor of Accounting programme?
For Bachelor of Accounting details, visit https://www.oum.edu.my/bachelor-of-accounting-with-honours-accredited-by-cpa-australia/. For more on business related programme, please do visit https://www.oum.edu.my/bm/
- Whom should I contact if I need to find out more about Bachelor of Accounting programme?
For academic enquiries related to Bachelor of Accounting, email Liana binti Mohamad at email@example.com or call +603 8913 5523
For general enquiries on OUM programme, email the Marketing Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +60-3-2773 2121.
* All information contained in this FAQ are subject to revision without prior notice.
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