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 KDU is extremely proud of its ability to generate internships and its international and local connections into the industry.

Our flagship Dual Award Degree in Accountancy offers students an outstanding educational experience in which students not only receive a UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College degree but also a UK degree award from the University of Lincoln. Students also enjoy study abroad opportunities, an option available in their last year of studies at the University of Lincoln campus in the UK.


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 KDU 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.

Graduates of a dual award degree program receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree program constitutes completion of a single program of study and is differentiated from a double–degree.

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

Subject to revision without prior notice.


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Program information


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



When students graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a business degree, they are ready to compete and succeed anywhere in the world. At UOW Malaysia KDU, 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 KDU 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 KDU University College’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 KDU, 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 university college’s 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 KDU’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.


Industry Cooperative Education Program
Industry partnership through adoption of specific module at UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business provides our students an opportunity to network with their potentially future employers and apply classroom learning in real-world situations. In most cases, students will go through a series of training modules – from sessions on financial literacy to retail and customer service insights, people management, and other relevant operational areas. The holistic learning eco-system enables students to create and execute their own business plan, which forms part of the practical student assessment throughout their education journey.


UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing Program
At UOW Malaysia KDU, we value the need for students to experience the real world instead of just the classroom education. Therefore from as early as Year 1 of their Bachelor’s Degree studies or Year 2 of their Diploma studies, students will have an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a company as well as observe first hand of the challenges that are faced in the respective professions. Through UOW Malaysia KDU Job Shadowing program, students will be able to gain insights about the industry as opposed to just reading general job descriptions.


Revolutionary Business Simulation

As the world of business transforms rapidly with the adoption of digital economy, the paradigm shift has resulted in greater demand for organisation with soft skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Students’ adaptability of this new era would enhance their innovativeness and productivity, hence contributing in the society development.

At UOW Malaysia KDU School of Business, students are put into business simulated environment at our very own Entrepreneurialism Centre, guided by certified EuroPEN-PEN International trainers and are led by experienced Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) investor. The simulated set-up allows students to use various web-based applications including the Simplified Business System (SBS) trading platform, human resources, administration and marketing platforms, teaches them various methods in facing the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.


Industry Expert Speakers Series

The Industry Expert Speaker Series is comprised of various guest lectures, workshops, talks and forums, where experts across various industries and organisations share their thoughts, knowledge and experiences with our students. Past speakers include Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Chairman of UOW Malaysia KDU Board), Dr. Robert Bong (Chief Advisor of Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute), Dato’ Dan E Khoo (Vice President – Strategy, Multimedia Development Corporation), Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Petronas Dagangan Berhad), Melissa Ng (Head of Service Marketing, Nissan Malaysia and IndoChina), Surentran Somasundram (Chief Executive Oficer, Snack Boss Sendirian Berhad), and Marwan Ma’som (Founder, SwiftCow Malaysia), just to name a few.

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


  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Oral Communication
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management



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



  • Advanced Financial Accountancy 1
  • Advanced Financial Accountancy 2
  • Advanced Financial Management 1
  • Advanced Financial Management 2
  • Advanced Management Accountancy 1
  • Advanced Management Accountancy 2
  • Taxation 1
  • Taxation 2
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Electives 1



  • Internship (6 months)
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Sociology of Innovation
  • 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
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • 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


30 January 6 March 26 May 3 July 8 September 16 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM62,625
Dual Award – RM76,425

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International students

Single Award – RM78,635
Dual Award – RM92,435

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

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


5 Credits (5Bs) 


GCE A Levels :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes (2Ds)

Dual Award
2 Principal Passes (2Cs)

Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (2Cs) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner


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


Foundation/Matriculation :
Single Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.50

Dual Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 3.00



Single Award
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 3 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.

Dual Award
In addition to the above mentioned requirement, the
students must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics and
English at SPM level or its equivalent. Candidates without a
Credit in English but with a Pass at SPM level may be
only be admitted into a Single Award.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Single Award
Band 3 in MUET

Dual Award
Band 4 in MUET


International Student:
Single Award
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 46 (IBT) or 454 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or Pearson English Test (51); or Cambridge English (160)

Dual Award
Band 6.0 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 548 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE  & CPE (from 2015) (169), with
no element < 162; or Pearson English Test (59)



If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award program :
SPM English Credit (min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (min. C); or UEC English (min. B6); or Cambridge English CAE & CPE min. 169 with no element below 162 or PTE Academic (59); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (73)