The Globally Recognised Professional Qualification

ACCA stands for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. It is the world’s most forward thinking professional accountancy body with more than 247,000 fully qualified members and 526,000 students worldwide creating innovative, strategic thinking accountants that our fast-changing world needs.

The 13 ACCA exams are divided into 3 levels – Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. As such, you will gain technical knowledge in accounting and finance as well as organizational management and strategies. 

ACCA members generally work in the accounting and finance fields in corporate sectors. It is a qualification worth pursuing as it ensures you have all the necessary skills needed in this field and hence, gives employers the assurance that you can do your job. 


Why study ACCA?

We are ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner (ALP)

UOW Malaysia was awarded with the Platinum seal of approval as an ACCA Approved Learning Partners (ALP), the highest and most prestigious level of approval for universities and colleges globally.

To achieve this recognition, challenging performance targets set by ACCA have to be met, including demonstrating consistent examination results and exceptional course delivery. 

ACCA Platinum ALP must meet the challenging performance targets to attain Gold approval followed by further targets relating to the course delivery and the way the institution is run. It must also demonstrate that their students’ examination results consistently meet pass-rate targets set by ACCA.

With this award, UOW Malaysia is recognised to be a leading provider of high-quality learning and support to ACCA students in Malaysia.

Here at UOW Malaysia, we aim to develop students to meet global standards and groom students to harness growth in a broad spectrum of skills ranging from technical, ethical and interpersonal skills and competencies vital for future job placements.

If you’re interested in both accounting and finance, you can consider our Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Hons), which presents more job opportunities as well as career advancements for you. Upon completion, you could pursue ACCA and be granted exemptions from all 9 ACCA Fundamental papers. 

Alternatively, our degree in accounting can also provide you with a strong foothold in finance principles that will be needed for a successful career as an accountant.


Career Development Program (CDP)

We are providing career development programs which will help out in your future career by enhancing you with the academic knowledge and career management skill.

The CDP will be conducted by the guest lecturer from BIG 5 accounting firms. 2 CDPs will be provided every semester for the Applied Skills and Strategic Professional level ACCA students.

Business simulation

In business simulation, we will create a spontaneous learning process. Participants will develop strategic thinking, decision making, problem-solving, financial analysis, market analysis, operation, teamwork and leadership without noticing.

Audit Workshop

A comprehensive workshop that focuses on the challenges facing by the auditors, to enhance participants understanding and application of knowledge when performing the audit.


ACCA Approved Learning Partner Status:

Program information


At UOW Malaysia, students benefit from our faculty of experienced and Professional Accounting lecturers, all of whom carry a 10-year average teaching experience.

ACCA is the world’s largest and fastest-growing professional accountancy body with about 455,000 students and 178,000 members in 181 countries. It has 100 years of tradition in providing internationally-recognised accounting and finance qualifications, complemented by modern thinking, and backed by a diverse and global membership.


  • Weekend classes are available (professional level papers) for those who’d need to juggle between work and study.


  • We track students’ learning capabilities through lecturer-marked progress tests, mock examinations, as well as examination reviews, to ensure a higher passing rate.
  • Employability Enhancement Program (EEP) embedded for soft skill enhancement.
  • FREE SQL Accounting Software Training.


  • Assistance in ACCA Malaysia initial registration, payment of subscription and registration for exams.
  • Guidance in Practical Experience Requirement (PER) for attaining ACCA membership.
  • Academic counselling on study pathways.
  • Recording services for the classes are available upon request.


Corporate sponsorship and job placement by reputable accounting firms

Job placement

  • Our students have been placed at and rose the ranks as Associates, Senior Associate, Assistant Managers, Managers and Directors in various lines such as Audit, Tax, Advisory Business Services and Outsourcing at medium and large audit firms.

Corporate and government sponsorships

  • Our students also enjoy financial sponsorship (both partial and full) from various audit firms, as well as appointed government agencies.


The PAC Club at UOW Malaysia, especially for Professional Accounting students, is the best place for students to enhance their communication, organisational and leadership skills. Students are able to participate and engage in various activities that not only develop their skills, but also build friendship and camaraderie. Some of the activities recently organised include:

Intra-varsity PAC Camp (PACC)

  • Team building activities which emphasised on team work and leadership skills.

UOW Malaysia’s Got Talent

  • An opportunity for students of complete Accounting courses to showcase their talents and learn how to communicate with public audience on the stage.

UOW Malaysia Awards, Talent and Prom (ATP) Night

  • Planning and organising skills were crucial to make this major event a successful story.

Charity Drive – Volunteer work

  • Doing charity work together as a team as it builds bonds, strengthens communication skills and boosts morale, while making a positive difference in the lives of people who need it most.
2 ½ years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU College, Utropolis Glenmarie

Applied Knowledge (3 Papers)

The Applied Knowledge exams provide students with a broad introduction to the world of finance and develop students’ essential understanding and techniques in accounting.

  • BT Business and Technology
  • MA Management Accounting
  • FA Financial Accounting


Applied Skills (6 Papers)

The Applied Skills exams build on existing knowledge and understanding while developing strong, broad and practical finance skills required for future strategic professional accountant in any sector or industry.

  • LW Corporate & Business Law*
  • PM Performance Management
  • TX Taxation*
  • FR Financial Reporting
  • AA Audit & Assurance
  • FM Financial Management

* LW and TX are offered in Malaysia variant


Strategic Professional (4 Papers)

The Strategic Professional exams prepare students for future leadership positions. They develop the strategic vision using students’ unique blend of technical, ethical and professional skills. Students can specialise in areas that best suit their career ambitions. Students must complete both Essentials exams and choose two of the options.


  • SBL Strategic Business Leader
  • SBR Strategic Business Reporting

Options (Choose 2)

  • AFM Advanced Financial Management
  • APM Advanced Performance Management
  • ATX Advanced Taxation*
  • AAA Advanced Audit & Assurance

* ATX is offered in Malaysia variant Ethics and Professional Skills


Ethics and Professional Skills Module (EPSM)

EPSM is an online learning module that tests students’ decision making and behaviour in a number of real-world business scenarios. The module uses realistic business simulations to develop a number of professional skills such as leadership, communication and commercial awareness.

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates


12 January 1 July
Estimated fees
Local students


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International students


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  • All fees paid are not refundable or transferable.
  • All fees payable directly to ACCA are not included in the abovementioned fee.
  • Material fee is payable to Advanced International Training Sdn Bhd (AIT).
Academic Qualification

A-Level* :




5Bs inclusive of English and Mathematics


Diploma (Accounting and Business related) :
Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.50


Foundation in Accountancy/Certified Accounting Technician :
Pass (exempted from Applied Knowledge level)


Foundation Studies :
Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.50


Degree :
Pass (exemptions up to 9 papers)


*  In addition to the above mentioned requirements, the students must have obtained a credit in Mathematics and English at SPM level or its equivalent

English Requirement

Local Student :
Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / GCE O-Level examination) ; Min. score of Band 4 in MUET


International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 8.5 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (169); or PTE Academic (59)


Malaysian students who do not possess the English requirement stated above, will have to attempt and pass a compulsory English module concurrently in the first semester of ACCA program.