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Level 1

This level provides a valuable platform of knowledge to the study of accounting in the modern world. Students will be equipped with mathematical, communication skills and be conversant in the technical language and practices of the accounting sector in the market economy. It also provides students with an understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates

Entrepreneurial skills focusing on understanding the principles and concepts of entrepreneurship, generating business ideas, and also in managing small businesses is also introduced in this level

Commomn Modules

• Quantitative and Statistical Methods

• Introduction to Management

• Business and Communication Skills

• Financial Accounting 1

• Business Economics

• Islamic Finance

• Financial Accounting 2

• Accounting Information Systems

• Business Law

• Marketing

• Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

• Entrepreneurship Project

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities

Level 2

This level provides the introduction to practices of forensic accounting and relationship to auditing in setting characteristics by reliance on information technology. This area of understanding will be supported by Introduction to Forensic Accounting, Auditing and Assurance, and Advanced Auditing.The programme also offers the benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. The students will have the hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that they will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.

Common Modules

• Advanced Financial Accounting

• Introduction to taxation

• Financial Management

• Cost and Management Accounting

• Auditing and Assurance

• Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System

• Corporate Reporting

• Business Research Methods

• Management Accounting Techniques

• Company Law

Specialised Modules

• Specialised Modules

• Introduction To Forensic Accounting

• Advanced Auditing


At APU, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. After the completion of Level 2, students will undertake a short internship/industrial training of a minimum of 12 weeks. This will provide our students opportunities to engage with realworld business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.

Level 3

In this level students are provided with a detailed study of audit, examination and investigation issues from a financial perspective. Often, this will involve the preparation for a court case where forensic accountants are presented by expert witnesses. In some cases, forensic accountants are used as a proactive measure to find areas for potential concern. This area of understanding will be supported by Advanced Forensic Accounting, Forensic Accounting & Legal Environment and Forensic Auditing & Information Technology. All students at Level 3 will have to undertake an investigation module and a supervised project in their respective discipline. This project will further develop the academic and practical aspects of the student’s chosen area of study and reinforces independent learning skills.

Common Modules

• Ethics and Corporate Governance

• Corporate Finance

• Advanced Taxation

• Strategic Management Accounting

• Business Analysis

Specialised Modules

• Financial Risk management

• Advanced Forensic Accounting

• Forensic Auditing and Information Technology

• Forensic Accounting and Legal Environment

• Investigation in Forensic Accounting

• Forensic Accounting Project

Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript


This combination of accounting, auditing and investigating skills, will create accounting professionals with the skills and knowledge to carry out investigations and participate as expert witnesses in trials. Graduates could work in areas from bankruptcy and divorce cases to major fraud and capital crime cases where investigating accounting is needed.

Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (with a specialism in Forensic Accounting), students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.

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