Master of Accounting | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Accounting

Full time (1+ years)
* Only available in full-time study mode

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Full Time:
18 Sep 2024



Students who are under Masters Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE



You have the exciting opportunity of enrolling for the APU-CMI Dual Accreditation by registering for a qualification through APU. Students under Master of Accounting will have the option to also opt-in for a CMI L7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice which will be awarded subject to moderation by CMI.




• Bachelor’s degree in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, or its equivalent qualification as accepted by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.75 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

• Bachelor’s degree in related fields below a CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant fields.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).



• IELTS : 5.5

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Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.


This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Exposure towards both financial and managerial aspects of accounting.
  • Knowledge of current and latest practices and principles of accounting.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting concepts and standard procedures.
  • Exposures towards professionalism and ethical standards needed to execute accountabilities and responsibilities in evaluation and decision making.
  • FinTech knowledge and technical skill relevant to Accounting and Finance.


On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :

  • Demonstrate a coherent and advanced understanding of the concepts, principles of accounting, its applications and financial workings, and also the application of such understanding in using those financial assets to the real world of business and investment.
  • Describe and comment on advanced scholarship in accounting and finance and critically evaluate arguments and assumptions to make judgments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise and appropriately respond to ethical issues in the practice of accounting by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility.
  • Use oral, written and electronic communication to elicit information, to explain, debate and present complex arguments, knowledge and rationale to different audiences and circumstances.
  • Gather, interpret, evaluate, analyse and apply relevant professional standards to complex accounting-related issues, and come to well-reasoned conclusions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and professional development by reading and critically appraise management theory.


This programme is specially designed for enhancing the current group of accounting graduates or practitioners who may need to further advance, improve their fundamental understanding of the accounting profession and the market needs from the academia perspective. It is a process of preparation as well as upgrading their skills.


This programme comprises of 13 coursework modules (including Research Methodology module) and a project. The modules of this programme will provide the knowledge and analytical skills to explore and explain the principles and practices of accounting.


  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • Management Control and Audit
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Ethical Obligation in Accounting
  • Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions
  • Business Law
  • Project


Youwillbeexpectedtoengageincomprehensive research through a critical review of published material relevant to Accounting. Thorough review is carried out on theoretical and empirical literature from which a conceptual or theoretical framework is derived. Sources of literature will range from academic papers, business case history and consultancy reports. Existing theories and research findings will be utilised to create solutions or opportunities to address challenges in today’s international business climate. Identification of such opportunities or challenges will be important factors in modern business strategies and planning. Business case history will be utilised to research and analyse either the strategies of an organisation or the application of specific concepts, theories or techniques as well as analyse the effectiveness and outcomes. The consultancy reports will be utilised to examine contemporary problems faced by one or more organisations and to recommend strategies and actions to be taken by the organisation(s). Case study would be the core focal point of content delivery for this course.


  • Accounts Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Credit Controller
  • Audit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Consultant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Senior Risk Analyst
  • Audit Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 34,800

RM 38,800 (USD 8,820)

​* Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.



All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.

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