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

  • Bachelors in Accountancy (Honours) from any other Institutes of Higher Learning (recognized by UiTM senate and accredited by CIMA) with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or
  • Bachelors in Accountancy (Honours) from any other Institutes of Higher Learning (recognized by UiTM senate and accredited by CIMA) with a minimum CGPA of 2.80, and 3 years relevant working experience and 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

Course Code Course Name
 MAF714 Project and Relationship Management
 MAF724 Advanced Management Accounting
 RAC733 Research Methodology
 MAF734 Management Case Study
 MAF744 Strategic Management
 MAF754 Risk Management
 MAF764 Financial Strategy
 MAF784 CIMA Strategic Case Study*


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

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Name
MAF711 Performance Management and Control System
CRG740 Issues and Development in Corporate Governance
FAR740 Financial Statement Analysis


Duration

Full time – 1 ½ years

Part time – 2 years