Master of Accounting and Finance (MAF)


HELP Damansara

Level of Study



1.5 years 


1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Course Code

KPT/JPS (R2/344/7/0153) (A8814) 06/23

Professional accountants are increasingly being appointed to helm large corporations in a rapidly challenging and highly dynamic business environment in both the private and public sectors. With a clear mandate from government and industry regulators to enhance business performance, accountants have taken up key positions in the corporate world, expanding their expertise into other service industries such as in ICT, transportation and aviation and many other areas.

The HELP MAF aims to provide the theoretical framework and skills which accountants and financial managers need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and global accountancy environment. The programme provides an advanced study of accounting and financial management enabling accounting and finance graduates to extend their academic training to the frontiers of professional knowledge and also enabling professionally qualified accountants to take stock of, and enhance, what they have learnt in practice. Qualifying students with HELP MAF are acceptable for up to three (3) exemptions for the CPA Australia professional examinations; students are advised to confirm the status of this CPA exemption when they register for MAF and the CPA professional examination.

11 subjects to be completed on a modular basis.

Course Admission Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance/related disciplines from a recognised university with a CGPA of 2.75, preferably with adequate industry experience; those with a CGPA of less than 2.75 but with 5 years’ relevant working experience are also admissible.

Non-degree holders (Malaysian) with at least a Diploma or STPM may obtain MQA Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (Access) [APEL (A)] approval for programme admission.

International applicants are required to fulfil a minimum score of 5.5 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Yap Kim Len
+603 2716 2000 ext. 2109
ELM Business School, Level 10

Mr Daniel Wong
+603 2716 2000 ext. 2072
ELM Business School, Level 10



Core/Specialisation Subjects

    • ACC513 Governance and Corporate Accountability
    • ACC514 Financial Reporting and Disclosure
    • ACC515 Current Issues in Financial Accounting
    • ACC516 Reporting and Professional Practice
    • ACC517 Applied Business Ethics
    • CRM500 Case and Research Methodology
    • ECO520 Economics for Strategy
    • FIN507 Applied Corporate Finance
    • FIN502 Investment Analysis
    • FIN510 Entrepreneurial Finance
    • FIN504 International Financial Management MAF510 Project Paper (Capstone)

Electives currently offered

      • ACC517 Applied Business Ethics
      • ECO520 Economics for Strategy

Presently scheduled for completion within 18 months but pending imposition of government regulation; duration is expected to be extended to 24 months in due course.

Open-book Exam (20%) + Closed Book Exam (10%) + Assignment I (30%) + Assignment II (40%) [assignments inclusive of presentation], with such variation approved by the Academic Board.

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