Degree in Accounting

Accounting degrees involve learning how to measure, process, analyze and communicate financial information about an organization to a variety of concerned parties, including investors, creditors, management, regulators and the general public in order to facilitate improvements and adherence to established rules and guidelines.

Accounting is one of the most popular degrees for students and employers alike, due mainly to the relevance of accounting for all businesses and individuals across all industries and sectors, in order to maintain financial stability and achieve financial success. Qualified accounting professionals are thus in high demand across the board.

Career options may include auditor, accounts assistant, actuary, budget analyst, claims examiner, cost estimator, credit controller, financial analyst, financial trader, investment analyst, payroll administrator, personal financial advisor, purchase manager, retail banker or tax adviser, and other roles in corporate or personal finance, credit consultancy or risk management.

Entry Requirement

Foundation studies leading to Accounting
  • SPM: Minimum requirement for admission is 5 credits, including Mathematics and a pass in BM and History

Degree in Accounting
  • A-levels: Minimum of 2 passes in 2 subjects
  • STPM: Minimum Grade C in any 2 subjects
  • Matriculation/Foundation studies: Minimum of CGPA 2.50
  • South Australian Matriculation: Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) 70 and Grade B in relevant subjects
  • Canadian Pre-University: An average of 70% in 6 relevant subjects
  • Examination Certificate: Grade B in 5 subjects

Professional Papers in Accounting

It is not necessary to do a postgraduate course in Accounting or to be a Chartered Accountant. However, due to a lot of competition in this field with hundreds of graduates each year, it is best to take the professional examination. Plus, if you do take the examination after your undergraduate degree, you will be exempted from taking a few papers.

Associated of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)
  • STPM/A-Levels: 2 Principal Passes
  • SPM/O-levels: 5 Credits including English and Mathematics

Diploma in Accounting

A Diploma in Accounting programme provide students with little or no knowledge in accountancy, a head start in the accountancy career. The programme will allow students to acquire knowledge and skills that are relevant to the field of accounting.


Entry Requirement

  • SPM: 3 credits including Mathematics and a pass in English
  • O Level: At least Grade C in 3 subjects
  • UEC: 3Bs

Why should we study Accounting?


The field of Accounting

The field of accounting includes:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Fiduciary Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting


Career Options in Accounting


Purchase Manager

Financial Manager