Globalization is a key topic of concern in all businesses today. In a globalised business environment higher education plays an essential role in shaping and developing economic development. At the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, our programs and curriculum are designed to prepare students to be successful in a global economy. Our faculty, one of the top accounting schools in the country is the pride of UiTM.
The faculty offers undergraduate, professional and post graduate courses. The faculty’s undergraduate courses include the Diploma in Accountancy program, Diploma in Accountancy Information System program and the Bachelor in Accountancy (Honours) Program. These programs are offered in ten (10) UiTM branches and in the main campus, Shah Alam. The unique aspect of these programs is that each program’s curriculum is designed to closely match the syllabus of the UK Professional qualifications namely the CIMA and ACCA. As a result, our undergraduates are granted the maximum subject exemptions from the two largest UK accounting professional bodies.
As the demand for professional accountants is growing globally, our faculty has long recognized that a professional qualification will give our undergraduates a competitive advantage when managing their career. Hence, we are proud to claim that the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM is the only public university which currently offers the UK Professional programs. This commitment has moved the faculty to a higher level of excellence, reflected by our highly sought after (marketable) graduates. A large number of our undergraduates who have successfully completed their degree and professional examinations have found employment with the Big Four audit firms.
In the height of white collar crimes, the demand for forensic accountants is growing. Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM is proud to respond to this trend by offering the Masters in Forensic Accounting and Financial Criminology program which is designed to train accountants to investigate white collar crimes. We also offer the Masters of Accountancy Program, a popular program which is widely recognised by employers. The Faculty started its PhD in Accounting program in 2002. In a very short period of time our post-graduate programs have grown from strength to strength. This success is partly attributed to the large number of PhD qualified lecturers readily available at the faculty. We have currently 75 PhD qualified lecturers teaching in the Shah Alam and branch campuses.
Besides academic excellence, our students are also actively involved in co-curriculum and student activities. The ABAccs, AFTAS, APACs and SMF are four prominent accounting student societies which organise various student development activities and programmes, including networking with industry participation. The student societies also introduce and promote Islamic values as part of their quest for academic excellence.
We are proud to claim that the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM is one of the oldest and largest accounting schools in the country. Our commitment to quality accounting education is reflected in the dedication of our highly esteemed team of lecturers, many of whom have more than twenty five years of teaching experience. Besides teaching, our lecturers are also actively involved in consultancy, research, innovation and publication, areas which are important for academic excellence. A number of our lecturers have received research grants from various funding agencies. Our lecturers are also actively involved in international conferences and seminars, thus putting our faculty and the university on the world map.
The Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM is proud of its long list of distinguished graduates which include captains of the industry, prominent figures in the market and strong support for the accounting profession.
As the Dean of the faculty, I welcome you to join us on an exciting frontier of innovative knowledge and training that prepares sustainable accountants of the future. We also look forward to developing our network relationships with organisations both locally and internationally.
Prof Dr Rozainun Haji Abdul Aziz
Faculty of Accountancy