Master of Accounting and Finance

This programme provides the theoretical framework and skills for accountants and financial managers to navigate the complex and global accountancy environment.


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 Master of Accounting and Finance (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.


Maximum 3 Years

HELP Damansara



RM32,000 (20%)

First Class Degree Holder (CGPA > 3.75/4.00)
RM24,000 (40%)

*Subject to be reviewed annually. HELP University reserves the right to revise the information in line with updates from time to time.

Course Code
(R3/344/7/0153) (06/28) (A8814)

Why study Master of Accounting and Finance at HELP's ELM Graduate School?

ELM is the acronym for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management. It reflects the School's understanding of the multifaceted role of both individuals and organisations that at any one time the trinitarian role of entrepreneurship, leadership and management interplays to create, manage and sustain a business over different phases of its life.

The ELM Framework underlies our philosophy of the ELM Graduate School executive education and the way we teach and learn business in the HELP Group. It synthesises relevant theoretical constructs and integrates them into a practical system of decision-making for ELM. It is a useful tool for facilitating thinking out the right business model and strategy execution.

The ELM approach is used in our teaching and learning in the ELM Graduate School. This is the multi-perspective lens that we use to identify, respond and adapt to education, enterprise and execution.

This unique framework shapes our postgraduate programmes and brings depth and practical value to the knowledge and experience that all our students will no doubt gain.

Programme Overview

Entry Requirements
Career Pathways

These are the subjects and electives that you will take as part of the programme.

  • Course Structure


    • Governance and Corporate Accountability
    • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
    • Current Issues in Financial Accounting
    • Reporting and Professional Practice
    • Case and Research Methodology
    • Applied Corporate Finance
    • Investment Analysis
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • International Financial Management
    • Project Paper (Capstone)

    Electives currently offered (Choose 1)

    • Applied Business Ethics
    • Economics for Strategy
  • Assessment

  • Written Open-book Examination and Assignments (assignments inclusive of presentation and written assignment reports), with such variation approved by the Academic Board.

You will need to fulfill one of these entry requirements to join the programme.

  • Entry Requirements

    • 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.

Here are the career pathways for graduates who complete the Master of Accounting and Finance programme. 

  • Possible Career Pathways

    • Actuary
    • Arbitrator
    • Accountant
    • Financial Analyst
    • Economist
    • Management Consultant
    • Chartered Accountant
    • Chartered Financial Analyst
    • External Auditor
    • Internal Auditor
    • Company Secretary
    • Stockbroker
    • Forensic Accountant
    • CFO
    • Financial Planner
    • Fund Manager
    • Investment Banker
    • Financial Trader