Thursday, 28 February 2013


UiTM history with ACCA dates back to the 1960s. The then Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) was the first learning institution in Malaysia to offer ACCA tuition. ITM first director (now UiTM Pro Chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Arsyad Ayub) bestowed a legacy to Malaysia when he introduced ACCA courses at ITM. His pioneering move enabled Malaysians wishing to become professional accountant, the opportunity to study in Malaysia for the first time. He had the vision of producing professional accountants long before Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme forecast for 60,000 professional accountants by 2020.
The Faculty of Accountancy has since then carried the torch of this Man of Vision and gave birth to the Department of Professional Accounting Studies. Over the years, the department has flourished into a remarkable hub for professional accounting programmes.

I would like to congratulate  all the staff and lecturers of the Department of Professional Accounting Studies for their profound passion in producing quality graduates.  On top of consistently achieving exam results targets set by ACCA, meeting or exceeding worldwide pass rates, our Department of Professional Accounting Studies is brimming with pride and joy when a number of our students were awarded the ACCA and CAT, Malaysian and World Prize Winners. We proudly had Mr. Khalid Kamaruzzaman as our most promising student. As the Faculty produces more and more world class professional workforce, the profile of UiTM  will be rising higher and higher on the world map.

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