AIA attended the Malaysian Institute of Accountants Conference last week with partners, University Selangor (Unisel), to launch the AIA & BA (Hons) in Accountancy.

This unique programme sees AIA partnering with Unisel and UK universities to enhance the international accreditation of undergraduate accountancy programmes and the international mobility of accountancy students both in Malaysia, the UK and around the world, increasing their learning experience and career opportunities.

Students today need to have more than just an undergraduate degree, they need to have the widest possible educational and professional experiences and opportunities, which challenge their intellect and give them an edge when entering the demanding and competitive world of work.

  • The programme offers many benefits and opportunities for students, including:
  • The opportunity to achieve the AIA Professional Qualification on completion of the degree programme
  • The opportunity for Malaysian students to study in the UK for a period and transfer their credits and for international students to study in Malaysia
  • The opportunity to gain work experience
  • Access to a wide network of resources through Unisel and AIA
  • Exposure to and understanding of a different culture, work ethic, traditions and practices
  • There is no need for additional funding, student loans, grants or scholarships

You can read more about the benefits of the programme at

The Vice Chancellor of Unisel, Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Redzuan Othman, said that the programme will lead to an increase in international recognition and students coming to Malaysia. “This collaboration will add to students’ exposure to learning, with greater interaction between students in Malaysia, the UK and other countries,” he added.

Chief Executive of AIA, Philip Turnbull said: “We are delighted to be working with universities, the profession, and industry to contribute to enhancing education standards and the training and learning experience for students. This agreement will position Malaysia and Unisel as a hub of excellence in accounting education, particularly for students from South East Asian countries.”

Mohd Noh Jidin, AIA Council Member and Chairman of AMCAF said: “This initiative will not only benefit students, but will also benefits universities, the profession, industry and Government.”

“After detailed research, and many meetings with select universities, we are delighted at the launch of this programme. The programme will give the next generation of accountancy students a truly global accountancy education and work experience, giving them a competitive edge in their careers and contributing to the continued development of the profession in Malaysia and around the world,” added Mahebub Chatur, Head of Development for Malaysia and SEA Countries.

There is a dedicated website for this International programme at