Employers around the world, seek out ACCA members to lead their business to sustainable success.  Knowing that ACCA members are strategic thinkers with high ethical integrity, strong financial knowledge and the right business acumen.

To become an ACCA member, a student will have to embark on an exciting ACCA Qualification journey.  This journey will include a combination of exams, ethics and experience.  The ACCA Qualification prepares its graduates to enter today’s fast-paced business world, workplace ready.

The ACCA Qualification will prepare a financial professional with the most up-to-date skills with a much deeper and more rounded approach than the purely technical.  Sunway TES CAE is committed to nurturing quality graduates who are ready for employment as soon as they leave the Sunway Campus.  Subjects that develop the soft skills of students have been incorporated into the ACCA syllabus with the aim to prepare Sunway TES CAE’s ACCA students with a range of graduate-level skills required for the job market.  These include research methodology, critical thinking, evaluation and analysis skills, professional presentation and communication skills, and PowerPoint Skills.

ACCA students who have completed Fundamentals Level (Knowledge module and Skills module) of the ACCA examinations will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University (OBU) upon completion of a Research and Analysis Project assessed by OBU, UK.  The Oxford Brookes B. Sc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting is a highly regarded qualification, which is based on practical, professional, employer-driven accounting requirements.  It enables students to prove that not only have they mastered the knowledge required for the degree, but also that they have the key skills required by employers.

Upon completion of ACCA Professional Scheme and three years of relevant, and supervised practical experience, graduates will obtain ACCA status.  They can then apply to become members of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), enabling them to use the prestigious designatory initials CA(M) or Chartered Accountant (Malaysia).

Programme Syllabus

Fundamentals Level
Applied Knowledge (3 Papers)
BT - Business Technology
MA - Management Accounting
FA - Financial Accounting
Applied Skills (6 Papers)
LW - Corporate and Business Law*
PM - Performance Management
TX - Taxation*
FR - Financial Reporting
AA - Audit and Assurance
FM - Financial Management

Strategic Professional
Essentials (2 Papers)
SBR - Strategic Business Reporting
SBL - Strategic Business Leader
Option (Any 2 papers)
AFM - Advanced Financial Management
APM - Advanced Performance Management
ATX - Advanced Taxation*
AAA - Advanced Audit and Assurance
* Variants available (MYS, UK)
Part Time
January, July
Full Time
January, March, April (Knowledge Module only), July, September

Minimum Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

2 Subjects (A to C+)

3 Cs (including English and Mathematics)
A Level:
2 Subjects (A to C)

3 Cs (including English and Mathematics)
5 Bs (including English and Mathematics)
Australian Matriculation (SAM/AUSMAT)
Minimum ATAR 70
5 Cs (including English and Mathematics)
Canadian Pre-University (CIMP)
Minimum average of 70%
5 Cs (including English and Mathematics*)
5 Cs (including English and Mathematics*)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum of 24 points (excluding bonus points)
Any foundations approved by MQA
Average mark of 70%.
Diploma, Advanced Diploma in any field of studies from a nationally accredited university
CGPA2.5 or pass
Degree in any field of studies from a nationally accredited university

English Language Requirements*

550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
Band 4
SPM English
O-Level English (1119)

For Malaysian students entering using an entry qualification whereby the medium of instruction is not in English, MQA requires the student to possess a MUET or international English proficiency qualification in order to register for the programme.

Why ACCA At Sunway TES CAE

Sunway TES CAE is the preferred learning institution for ACCA studies because:

World and Malaysian Prizewinners
Sunway TES CAE has consistently nurtured prizewinners.  To date, we have 189 world prizewinners and 566 Malaysia prizewinners in the CAT and ACCA final examinations.

International Recognition:  Platinum Standard
For its excellent track record, Sunway TES CAE became the first learning partner in the world outside Europe to be awarded the Premier Plus Status in 2003, and the Platinum Approved Learning Status in 2007.

Academic and Professional Leadership
It is a great advantage that the leadership and academic staff in Sunway TES CAE have professional experience in the accountancy and finance profession, and the corporate sector.  This background enriches the content of lectures and discussions, and ensures that students gain a valuable learning experience from highly qualified lecturers.

Strong Alliance with the Corporate Sector
Sunway TES CAE has strong connections with industry players such as the ‘Big Five’ services firms - BDO, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers - where most of our graduates have gained employment opportunities.  An example of the many partnerships with the corporate sector is the ‘ACCA Best Graduate of the Year’; an award supported by EY where the recipient earns an employment offer with the prestigious firm.

Holistic Development
Sunway TES CAE believes in moulding well-rounded accounting professionals.  Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in extra-curricular activities and community services to development holistically.  Sunway TES CAE students have held important positions in the Student Council, displayed their musical forte as part of the Sunway University Ensemble, and practised corporate social responsibility (CSR) through organising charities and fundraisers.

Student Development Programme:  Experiential Learning
Audit Simulation Exercise has been incorporated in the Fundamental Level study since December 2015.  It objective is to expose students to the real-world auditing practical experience.

To ensure their readiness for the exercise, besides the knowledge of audit & assurance, students attend classes of Critical Thinking and Innovative Skills preparing them to go through the work processes.