The Master in Strategic Management Accounting (MSMA) is a two in one qualification offered by the Faculty of Accountancy, UITM. The MSMA is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In line with the government’s aspiration to increase the number of Bumiputera’ Professional Accountants the MSMA program, besides fulfilling the needs for a postgraduate qualification, also provides a route to acquire an international professional qualification. The graduates of this program will be awarded with a Master’s Degree and the CIMA professional qualification (after successfully completing the CIMA Strategic Case Study Course). CIMA graduates will be able to become Associate/Fellow CIMA members and will also obtain the status of Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA), upon fulfilling the professional membership requirements. Students may register either for full-time or part-time study for the Master in Strategic Management Accounting.

Entry requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy (Honours) from UiTM or any Institution of Higher Learning (recognized by UiTM Senate and accredited by CIMA) with a minimum CGPA of 3.00; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy (Honours) from UiTM or any Institution of Higher Learning (recognized by UiTM Senate and accredited by CIMA) with a minimum CGPA of 2.80 with a minimum of 3 years relevant working experience.
  • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACCA, CPA (Australia), MICPA, ICAEW, ICAS or other equivalent Professional Accounting Qualification from the Accounting Bodies) recognized by UiTM Senate.
  • Candidates must pass the interview.

MSMA Program

The MSMA program requires students to complete 37 credit units of coursework and 6 credit units of Strategic Case Study.

 

Core Courses
  • Managing Performance
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Research Methodology
  • Management Case Study
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Risk Management and control
  • Financial Strategy
  • Strategic Case Study
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2


*Students need to complete the externally assessed CIMA Strategic Case study to be awarded the CIMA professional qualification.

 

Elective Courses
  • Issues in Ethics and Governance
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting and Analysis
  • Seminar in Islamic Accounting and Reporting


Duration

Full time – 1 ½ years

Part time – 2 years