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The ACCA Qualification

OverviewEntry RequirementsIntakesExamination PeriodsTime Frame for Completion of StudiesStructured Teaching and Learning ApproachesProgressionSubjectsRevision

The ACCA Professional Scheme is a highly relevant, targeted combination of study and practical experience. The syllabus is a result of extensive research and consultation with governments, students, colleges and employers from a range of public and private sector organisations.

Wherever you are in the world, ACCA strives to offer consistently high standards of training and support. Our personal and virtual study options have been developed to ensure that you have maximum control over what you learn, the way that you learn it, and the pace at which you work.

Future employers will be aware of your potential, because the ACCA qualification is highly regarded throughout the world. ACCA have effective relationships with local and multinational organisations, accounting bodies, corporations and institutions including governments and even the United Nations.

The ACCA qualification is a passport to a new world of opportunity – once you become a member, the learning process continues throughout your career. The range of educational opportunities includes a degree qualification, plans for a specifically tailored MBA and a constantly updated range of courses in all areas of finance and management.


Professional Entry Route (PER)
To apply, you must:

  • Be aged 18 years and above
  • Have a minimum of 5 SPM / O-Level credits, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent
  • In addition, students must fulfill one of the criteria below:

  • 2 Credits at STPM or A-Level
  • Pre-University pass, with Distinction
  • Degree from an approved university (Note: Recognition of these qualifications are solely determined at the discretion of ACCA, UK)
  • Should you have a relevant degree from an ACCA-accredited institution, you may be granted exemptions of up to all 9 Papers at the Fundamentals Level. No exemptions are awarded at the Professional Level.

  • January & July 2018 (Full-time & part-time)
  • March, June, September, & December 2018
  • Most students attempt from 2 to 3 papers each semester and thus graduate in 3 years. However, ACCA grants up to a maximum of 10 years to attain its qualification.

    Malvern International Academy has a structured approach in imparting knowledge to its students. Each paper consists of a minimum of 20 lectures and tutorials, comprising 3 hours each per week. Attendance is mandatory for all lectures.

    Intensive Revision classes for each paper are compulsory, comprising a minimum of 18 to 21 hours per paper. These sessions are designed to refresh students’ knowledge, enhance the application skills, and improve examination technique.

    In addition, each paper consists of 2 internal exams. These internal exams are indicators of students’ progress in their studies.

    KPT / JPS 5195/135/JId.I(36)

    Fundamentals – Knowledge
    F1 – Accountant in Business (AB)
    F2 – Management Accounting (MA)
    F3 – Financial Accounting (FA)

    Fundamentals – Skills
    F4 – Corporate and Business Law (CL)
    F5 – Performance Management (PM)
    F6 – Taxation (TX)
    F7 – Financial Reporting (FR)
    F8 – Audit and Assurance (AA)
    F9 – Financial Management (FM)

    Professional – Essentials (All three)
    P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics (GRE)
    P2 – Corporate Reporting (CR)
    P3 – Business Analysis (BA)

    Professional – Options (Any two)
    P4 – Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
    P5 – Advanced Performance Management (APM)
    P6 – Advanced Taxation (ATX)
    P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)

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    March & April/ May 2018 IRC (Intensive Revision Course)


    The LCCI qualifications have been offered globally for over 100 years and are awarded by Pearson Education Pte. Pearson is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

    LCCI qualifications from Pearson are among the best recognised and most highly regarded business-related qualifications in the world. LCCI graduates are able to develop the skills and knowledge that are essential for success in the modern global workplace.

    The LCCI qualifications are recognised by employers all over the world, universities and can lead to recognition and exemptions with regional and international professional bodies such as ACCA and CIMA.

    The LCCI DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE (3RD LEVEL) is the most sought-after qualification by students and employers today. This diploma is suitable for students who have an interest in Accounting and Finance and want to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills needed in today’s business-related activities. This diploma covers a range of essential financial and quantitative topics and prepares the student for progression to university and/or further professional qualifications, or direct to a wide range of job roles including Accounts Executive, Accounts Supervisor and Junior Accountant. Students who have completed this diploma will definitely enhance their employability in the job market.


    CAT, is an Accounting Technician programme conducted by ACCA as a pre-entry qualification, providing a fast-track route with exemptions that provides a strong foundation for ACCA programme.

    CAT is an effective replacement for foundation programmes, diplomas, A-level, STPM and LCCI as an entry qualification to study ACCA. CAT with total of 9 papers can be completed within one year and is equivalent to Advanced Diploma of other accountancy programmes. Upon completion, graduates will obtain a CAT certificate (equivalent to year one of UK university, gaining access to year two after CAT). Students can choose to study ACCA with exemption of 3 foundation level papers.

    The advantages of studying CAT with Malvern International Academy:

    • Students can proceed straight to the CAT I programme immediately after SPM
    • Shortest completion time of ONE year
    • Provides a strong foundation for subsequent ACCA levels
    • Affordable fees with attractive scholarships from Malvern International Academy
    • Gain exemption of 3 foundation papers from the ACCA programme
    • Computer-Based Exams whole year round in Malvern International Academy City Campus
    • Experienced and Qualified lecturers
    • Become a Qualified ACCA by 21 years old (2½ years after SPM)


    The demand for Financial Risk Managers continues to grow due to the on-going enhancements in regulatory requirements coupled with newer financial reporting standards which are emphasizing the improvement of companies’ management of financial risks. As the world markets continue to experience financial challenges and are constantly seeking solutions to manage financial risk, the FRM® qualification will serve students well should they seek to pursue careers in the banking and financial sectors.

    The FRM® qualification is conferred by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) which is a non-profit independent trade association consisting of over 150,000 members, from 195 countries and territories. Members are employed by commercial banks, central banks, investment banks, asset management firms, corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

    The FRM® certification programme is the international benchmark qualification for the Professional Risk Manager. Since its inception in 1997, GARP has over 30,000 FRM® holders across the globe.

    Course OfferedMain TopicsDuration and ExaminationEntry RequirementsFees Structure and TimetableAnnual IntakeScholarship
      • Part 1:

    Covers the tools used to assess financial risk.

      • Part 2:

    Focuses on the application of the tools acquire in Part 1 through deeper dive.

    Part 1:

    • Foundation of Risk Management
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Financial Market and Products
    • Valuation and Risk Models

    Part 2:

    • Market Risk Measurement and Management
    • Credit Risk Measurement and Management
    • Operational and Integrated Risk Management
    • Risk Management and Investment Management
    • Current Issues in Financial Risk Markets

    4 months (per part)

    May and November

    • Any Recognised Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (ACCA, CIMA, MICPA, AIA, ICSA etc.) OR
    • Age 25 and above with Diploma; or equivalent.


    • Year 2015 Exam

    November 2015 Exam

    KL Main Centre

    Full Course

    • FRM® Part 1

    Intensive Revision Course (IRC)

    • FRM® Part 1

    Enrollment Form
    – November 2015 Exam

    May Exam

    • February
    • April**

    November Exam

      • July
      • October**


    ** Intensive Revision Course (IRC)

    • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)





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    The CFA® Program is a globally recognized, graduate-level curriculum that provides students with a strong foundation of the real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills and practical knowledge students will need in today’s investment industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

    The taught programmes offered by Malvern International Academy, equip their students to succeed in passing the CFA® examinations as quickly as possible. The teaching team has the longest teaching record, since 1998. Having a wealth of teaching experience helps as the teaching pedagogy has been improved to address the rigorous requirements of passing the exams. Being the pioneer in offering taught classes in Malaysia, we have taught more than 3,153 CFA® candidates over the past 18 years.

    Moreover, Malvern is recognised as the education provider for various organisations such as Maybank Group, Bank Negara Malaysia, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, and Securities Commission of Malaysia for the BDREF (Bumiputera Dealer Representatives Education Fund) programme.

    We are proud that we have produced CFA® candidates who have passed all the subjects with scores exceeding the capped passing mark. In our term, these students have obtain the difficult achievements of Full Distinctions.

    Course OfferedMain TopicsDuration and ExaminationAnnual IntakeSponsorship and Scholarship
    • Level I :
      Focuses on a basic knowledge of the ten topic areas and simple analysis using investment tools
    • Level II :
      Emphasizes the application of investment tools and concepts with a focus on the valuation of all types of assets
    • Level III :
      Focuses on synthesizing all of the concepts and analytical methods in a variety of applications for effective
      portfolio management and wealth planning

    Ethical and professional standards are emphasized at all three levels of the curriculum

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      3. ECONOMICS
      • Duration:

    Minimum 2 ½ to 3 years
    (to complete Level 1, 2 and 3)

    • Examinations:
      1. Twice a year for Level 1(June and December).
      2. Once a year for Level 2 and 3 (June Only).


    June Exam

    • November
    • January*
    • March**

    December Exam

    • May
    • July*
    • September**


    *Express Intake
    ** Intensive Revision Course (IRC)

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