Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a leading international professional accountancy body with more than 219,000 fully qualified members and 527,000 students worldwide creating innovative, strategic-thinking accountants that our fast-changing world needs.

Here at UOW Malaysia KDU, 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.

Course Structure

ACCA programme consists of 3 levels with 13 exams plus online Ethics and Professional Skills module. 

Applied Knowledge (3 papers)
The Applied Knowledge introduces students to the core area of financial and management accounting, providing the platform from which the other technical accountancy areas will be studied in greater detail.

BT          Business and Technology
MA        Management Accounting
FA          Financial Accounting

Applied Skills (6 papers)
The Applied Skills covers the main technical areas that any accountant, regardless of their future career aspirations, is expected to have mastered.

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

Ethics And Professional Skills Module (online module)

Strategic Professional (4 papers)
The focus of the syllabuses at this level is to build upon the technical skills already acquired and explore more advanced professional skills, techniques and values that are required and used by the expert accountant acting in an advisory or consultancy role at a senior level.

SBL        Strategic Business Leader

SBR        Strategic Business Reporting

Options (choose 2 only)
AFM       Advanced Financial Management

APM       Advanced Performance Management
ATX        Advanced Taxation*
AAA       Advanced Audit & Assurance

*ATX is offered in Malaysia variant


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • English for Business
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Life in Malaysia
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Student)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Community Services & Co-Curricular Activities

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 programmes)

Entry Requirement

1. A Levels

  • 2 Ds PLUS Credit in Mathematics and English at SPM level or its equivalent


  • 2 C+s PLUS Credit in Mathematics and English at SPM level or its equivalent

3. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

  • 5 Bs inclusive of Mathematics and English

4. Diploma (Accounting and Business related)

  • Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 

5. Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

  • Pass 

  • Exemptions will be awarded for ACCA BT, MA and FA. 

6.  Foundation Studies / Matriculation

  • Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 PLUS Credit in Mathematics and English at SPM level or its equivalent

7. Degree

  • Pass
  • Exemptions up to 9 papers in ACCA

English Requirement:-

Credit for SPM / 1119 / O-Level English; minimum score of Band 4 in MUET, Band 6 in IELTS, or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL.

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 CAT programme.

ACCA – Career Opportunities

Professional accountant is a career that had consistently been in demand in all industries and through all economic climates.

Accountants holding a well-recognised professional qualification such as ACCA are recognised as possessing a distinct competitive advantage that enables them to excel in their career.

At UOW Malaysia KDU College, we are committed to leading and guiding our students towards achieving their dream of becoming qualified accountants who are able to demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and competency.


Public Practice

  • Auditor

  • Consultant

  • Tax Manager

  • Business Advisory

Commercial Sector

  • CEO

  • CFO

  • Financial Controller

  • Business Consultant

  • Accountant

  • Entrepreneur

  • Internal Audit Manager

Governance Sector

  • Tax Officer

  • MACC Executive

Academic Sector

  • Lecturer