• Faculty of Business and Economics
  • umfpe@um.edu.my
  • +603 7967 3800

MASTER OF ACCOUNTING (Reporting and Management Accountability)

• The Universiti Malaya (UM), Master of Accounting (Reporting and Management Accountability) (MAcc) programme is a rigorous programme that seeks to equip students with advanced knowledge and strong foundations on theoretical concepts including analytical tools of accounting and its related areas. The aim is to prepare the students for the challenges being faced by accounting and business as well as academic world where robust analysis in research and practice is crucial and critically important

• Courses are structured to provide a broad understanding of theories with related real issues pertinent in the broad field of accounting particularly pertaining to reporting and management accountability. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, written assignments, group project, presentations and class discussions, each student is equipped with the necessary knowledge and experience to understand, identify the issues and to formulate the necessary research strategy in order to address the issues.

• The pedagogies are aimed at optimising the efficiency of the learning process.  Each student is required to complete a minimum of 43 credit hours of learning and research activities that cover various accounting related fields.  On average, students would require 1½ to 2 years of study.

The graduates of MAcc are expected to acquire advanced knowledge and research skills to administer and manage the financial affairs of various organisations, especially the business organisations in the private sector as well as ministries and departments in the public sector. The programme also serves as an avenue for students to acquire the necessary knowledge in pursuit of a higher degree - the doctoral level. The doctoral degree is deemed as necessary for any individual who wishes to serve the institutions of higher learning as academics


  • The programme offers weekday classes from 6.30 pm until 9.30 pm and weekend classes from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm with the emphasis on quality teaching and student participation.
  • The minimum and maximum periods of fulltime candidature are three (3) semesters and maximum is eight (8) semesters.
  • Courses are divided into two (2) categories: core and elective courses.  In addition, the students are required to undertake a research dissertation in an area of their interest.  The design of the courses and components allow the students to maximise their learning and develop the skills that are essential for their career development.  Students are required to take a total of 43 credits as follows:
Courses Credit Hours
Core Courses 15
Elective Course 3
Research Dissertation 25
Total 43


Applicants for the programme should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree (Honours) qualification in accounting or related field as listed below with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or accounting qualifications from any recognised accounting bodies as approved by Senate; and 

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  • a minimum of IELTS score 6.5 OR TOEFL score 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 79 (internet based) OR PTE score of 63 for the paper-based (Academic) for international application whose first language is not English; and
  • Pass the Interview and assessment by Faculty.


October intake


Before you begin the online application process, please ensure that you meet ALL of the entry requirements for your preferred degree. You are required to upload ALL original evidence in the online application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The Faculty does not issue a conditional offer letter to applicants. The University processing fee is not refundable.


Marketing Unit
Level 4, Azman Hashim Building,
Faculty of Business and Economics,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel : +603-7967 3820 / 3918
Email: umfbe_mac@um.edu.my

Last Update: 28/05/2024