BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Sunway University Business School


About The Programme

In line with Malaysia’s aspirations to become a developed nation, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), projected that the nation requires 60,000 accounting professionals by 2020, up from the 32,000 registered with MIA at the end of 2016, according to the MIA Annual Report 2016.

Our programme is industry-relevant and recognised by renowned global professional bodies with key areas of focus comprising corporate reporting, financial control, audit engagement, treasury, performance management, regulatory compliance and professional ethics.

This degree provides you with an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fit into the broader context of business and management.You will be equipped with the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business world characterised by constant change and innovation. In addition to these technical skills, the curriculum places importance on the development of soft skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork and leadership which are essential for personal and professional development and growth. Consequently, Sunway graduates are highly sought after by top employers around the world.

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will also be awarded with a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.


January, April, September



3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Financial  controller
  • Internal & external auditor
  • Investment  banker
  • Management  consultant



Programme Structure

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Introductory Economics
  • Principles & Practice of Management
  • Principles of Business Finance
  • Business Computing
  • Business Law
  • English for Business
  • Cost Accounting

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Malaysian Taxation System
  • Company Law
  • Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Communication Skills
  • Internship 1

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Investment Management
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibilities
  • International Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Internship 2
  • Financial Planning

Professional Accounting Electives

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance
  • Advanced Financial Accounting

Analytics & Entrepreneurship Electives

  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting Analytics
  • Accounting Information System

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Community Project
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

for International Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Project



Recognition & Exemptions From Professional Bodies



Entry Requirements



Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 principals)

Minimum 14 points (at least 2 subjects)

Australian Matriculation
ATAR 60%

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.5

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.5

*Sunway Diploma
CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 25 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with 27 points in 6 subjects

Other Qualifications
Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis


Specific Requirements

Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent

The International Preparatory Programme (IPP) is an intensive six-month preparatory programme. International students or candidates from certain countries that want to take Sunway University’s certain degree programmes (for eg programmes in partnership with Lancaster University), they will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP) to be eligible to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution.

Students are required to pass all the subjects with C and above to qualify for this.


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Note: For Malaysian students entering using an entry qualification whereby the medium of instruction is not in English, MQA requires the student to possess a MUET or international English proficiency qualification in order to register for the programme.



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