Professional accountants are increasingly being appointed to helm large corporations in a rapidly challenging and highly dynamic business environment in both the private and public sectors. With a clear mandate from government and industry regulators to enhance business performance, accountants have taken up key positions in the corporate world, expanding their expertise into other service industries such as in ICT, transportation and aviation and many other areas.
The HELP MAF aims to provide the theoretical framework and skills which accountants and financial managers need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and global accountancy environment. The programme provides an advanced study of accounting and financial management enabling accounting and finance graduates to extend their academic training to the frontiers of professional knowledge and also enabling professionally qualified accountants to take stock of, and enhance, what they have learnt in practice. Qualifying students with HELP MAF are acceptable for up to three (3) exemptions for the CPA Australia professional examinations; students are advised to confirm the status of this CPA exemption when they register for MAF and the CPA professional examination.
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance/related disciplines from a recognised university with a CGPA of 2.75, preferably with adequate industry experience; those with a CGPA of less than 2.75 but with 5 years’ relevant working experience are also admissible.
Non-degree holders (Malaysian) with at least a Diploma or STPM may obtain MQA Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (Access) [APEL (A)] approval for programme admission.
International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 5.5 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent.