Degree In Accounting Course in Penang, Malaysia

Accounting and finance is a crucial component in the operations, management and survival of organisations. Every facet of commerce whether it be the chemical industry, or a not for profit organisations, they all require accountants and finance professionals who can record, classify, summarise, interpret and communicate financial information necessary for making informed strategic choices for businesses to grow. These professionals will also help businesses follow correct accounting standards and comply with the law. Getting a degree in accounting course in Penang, Malaysia is now easier with us.

The Accounting and Finance curricular and program is shaped by industry standards, which gives our students key insights into a number of areas involving case study analysis and problem solving scenarios. The course delivery is campus based, but almost certainly there will be elements of digital delivery and experiential learning to provide you with the best skill set. UOW Malaysia is extremely proud of its ability to generate internships and its international and local connections into the industry.


Why study Accounting and Finance?

This degree is ideal for those who thrive on numbers and have an eye for detail. Accounting is generally considered as the language and basic tool for businesses and as accountants, much hinges on the data you produce and present to directors, managers and even the CEO of a large listed company. As a professional accountant, it’s likely you will be employed quickly following graduation. UOW Malaysia offers you with the perfect opportunity to get a degree in accounting course in Penang, Malaysia.

In most cases, our students go on to finalise their professional certification and become Chartered Accountants.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be granted exemptions from the following recognised professional body^

  • ACCA – Exempted from all 9 ACCA Fundamental papers
  • CPA Australia – Exempted from 6 Foundation level papers
  • ICAEW – 7 papers exempted
  • MICPA – To complete 5 modules in advanced stage

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  • Grooming Business Leaders for the Future
  • Choose UOW Malaysia to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Students Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow
  • Real World Education With Industry



When students graduate from UOW Malaysia with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia, we ensure that our students are armed with the knowledge, insights and skills, and empowered with experience, so that they stand out in our ever-evolving globalised economy and help create an economically prosperous tomorrow. The academic experience at UOW Malaysia is designed for students who not only desire to study business, but also to build the characteristics and confidence necessary for a real world experience. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passions prepare them to become driven and intuitive leaders.



UOW Malaysia’s School of Business drive a strong focus on offering real world and experiential learning for, as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in students. Students are given opportunities to understand business organisations, systems and processes from a simulated model, learn from captains of industry, and work with industrial partners on real-world projects – giving them a head start in honing their business sense and sharpening their skills. Our focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, identifying strengths and pursuing passion prepare them to become driven and intuitive leader.

  • Obtained desired job, run own business, further study
  • Over 100 companies for student internships
  • Diverse student population from over 18 countries
  • A purpose-built Entrepreneurialism Center
  • Industry-Aligned Curriculum with input from Industry Advisory Panels
  • 45% of faculty members are with industry experience
  • Programs accredited by Professional Bodies
  • Faculty members are active in Industry Research, Corporate Training, and Consultancy



At UOW Malaysia, students are encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind – to be bold, innovative and adaptable. All students that are taking business studies are required to undergo the Entrepreneurship module, anchored by the School of Business.

In the pursuit of nurturing budding entrepreneurs, the School of Business set up its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator program. Under the Entrepreneurship module, students work in teams to run a business and solve its problems and issues in a virtual environment. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the SKOLA trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms; providing students with the opportunity to experience different scenarios that occur in a real-world business environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Besides the simulated environment, students also go through the process of conceptualising, developing and fine-tuning business ideas, which will be pitched to angel investors. The module is taught by lecturers who have had vast industry experience and who are members of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN).



Students at UOW Malaysia’s School of Business are driven to be industry-ready. Essential to their academic learning and experience are our collaborations with industry partners, all designed to ensure our students get an edge above others even before they graduate.


3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principal of Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Accounting Information System
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Responsible Business
  • Oral Communication



  • Financial Reporting 1
  • Audit and Assurance 1
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Financial Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Company Law
  • Financial Reporting 2
  • Audit and Assurance Services 2
  • Management Accounting



  • Taxation 1
  • Advanced Financial Accounting 1
  • Advanced Financial Management 1
  • Advanced Management Accounting 1
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Elective
  • Taxation 2
  • Advanced Financial Accounting 2
  • Advanced Financial Management 2
  • Advanced Management Accounting 2



  • Internship (6 months)
  • Sociology of Innovation
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Digital Business And E-Commerce
  • Human Resource Management
  • 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 4 March 17 May 15 July 17 September 21 October
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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes (2 C+s) or CGPA 2.33


5 Credits (5Bs) 


GCE A Levels :
2 Principal Passes (2Ds)


Diploma :
Diploma in Accounting or related field, or equivalent with min. CGPA of 2.50 


Foundation/Matriculation :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.50



In addition to the above mentioned requirement, the students must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent, and a Band 2 MUET for STPM, STAM, and other qualification that was not conducted in English. Candidates without a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level may be admitted if their entry qualification contain subject(s) of Mathematics and their achievement is equivalent or higher than the required Credit of Mathematics at the SPM level.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Band 4 in MUET


International Student:
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 46 (IBT) or 8 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (160); or PTE Academic (51)



  • If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia.
  • This requirement can be exempted if the Foundation/Diploma was taught in English medium