Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting & Finance

JPT/BPP(R2/344/6/0051)10/26, (MQA/FA0183)
Duration of Study
3 Years
9 Semesters
Intake Period

This programme is designed to prepare you to leverage assets, manage budgets, achieve financial efficiencies and maximize investments. It aims to provide you with a solid grounding in the theories, principles and practices in accounting, finance, taxation and auditing. With courses ranging from Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Accounting information system, Taxation and Auditing, this Bachelor’s Degree programme develops the skills required to enhance your analytical and quantitative capabilities – equipping you to pursue a career in the field of Accounting, Finance, Taxation or Auditing.

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Professional Certificate

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting & Finance is an accredited program by ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and MFPC

ACCA logo Graduates will be able to obtain the maximum 9 papers exemptions out of 13 papers from Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
CIMA logo Graduates will be able to obtain exemptions for 8 papers from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
ICAEW Graduates will be able to obtain up to 7 credits for prior learning exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
MFPC Graduates will be able to obtain exemptions of 6 modules from Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC).


Entry Requirements


Pass with a minimum Grade C in any subject including credit in Mathematics and pass in English at SPM level; or

A-Level Pass with a minimum Grade D in any two (2) subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent; or
STAM Pass with minimum Grade of Jayyid with credit in Mathematics and pass English at SPM Level; or
UEC Pass with at least Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics subject and Grade C in English; or
Foundation / Matriculation Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM Level; or
Diploma in Accounting or related field Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a credit in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM Level 


*The requirement to pass Mathematics at the SPM level can be waived when the qualifications contain Mathematics with an equivalent/ higher achievement.

*Malaysian students using English as the medium of instruction in their previous study or at least with Band 2 in MUET or equivalent can be exempted from a pass in English requirement.

*Those without a pass in Mathematics and/ or English at the SPM level or equivalent can be admitted but are required to attend special enhancement courses, which should be an SPM equivalent.


English Language Requirements* (for international student)

MUET 4.0
TOEFL 8 (Ess OL) / 46 (iBT)
Pearson 51
Linguaskill 160
OET 200
ELS 108

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the Linguaskill examination

Programme Module


  • Foundation of Business

Core and Disciplinary

  • Accounting in Society
  • Accounting Information System
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing Practice
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Auditing Theory
  • Business Aspects of Management Accounting
  • Business Economics for Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Law, Governance and Estate Planning
  • Current Developments in Accounting Theory
  • Developing Business
  • Essentials of Information Skills
  • Financial Derivative
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Investments
  • Law for Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Personal Taxation
  • Retirement Planning and Financial Management
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business


  • Business Synoptic in Accounting and Finance

Mata Pelajaran Umum

  • MPU1A
    • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students) OR
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • MPU1B
    • Philosophy and Current Issue (Malaysian and International Students)
  • MPU2A
    • Graduate Preparatory Course
  • MPU2B-F (Choose 3 University Courses)
    • B
      • Entrepreneurship
    • C
      • Public Speaking
    • D
      • Critical Thinking
    • E
      • Professional Development
    • F
      • Introduction to French
      • Introduction to Golf
      • Outward Bound
  • MPU3
    • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • MPU4
    • Co-Curriculum

Malay Language (Only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Industrial Training

  • Internship

Programme Pathway

Programme Pathway

Career Prospects

Here are some career options after you’ve graduated in Accounting & Finance:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Finance controller
  • Company secretary
  • External auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Stockbroker


Nilai University offers scholarships for students from various backgrounds, with the goal of helping students grow to be well-rounded and ambitious individuals and allowing them to reach their goals through quality education. We achieve this by combining academic excellence with a growth mindset for life-long learning.