NBUC Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Banking (Accounting and Finance)

The demand for experience and certified knowledge workers by the Banking, Accounting and Finance industry gives rise to the need for a highly reputable qualification in Accounting and Finance that is geared towards the financial sector. This qualification will equip successful graduates with the requisite knowledge and understanding required to pursue the demands of the practice of Accounting and Finance functions and tasks in an increasingly competitive and globalised economy.

Programme Learning Outcomes

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of issues relating to business through presentation tasks, tutorials and other learning activities.
  • Apply the knowledge gained from various learning activities on to related business, finance and management issues.
  • Identify and provide business consultancy to solve business related problems from the knowledge acquired on the programme of study.
  • Able to pin point sources of problem, organised and solve those issues effectively.

B. Practical Skills

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Undertake and apply appropriate techniques and tools to improve business performance effectively.
  • Undertake diagnosis and analysis of business related problem and recommend appropriate solutions or actions to be taken to resolve those problems.
  • Formulate analytical report and good record filing and safe keeping.
  • Undertake and apply various tools and techniques stipulated in the full programme of study to ascertain the professional competency of the student.

C. Social Skills and Responsibility

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate social skills in interacting with others in a business setting or context.
  • Undertake practical activities using skills acquired on to the community and society in which they are expected to work and operate.
  • Emphasize the need for holistic and social responsibility and not just business and profit oriented approach for a society.

D. Attitude, Value and Professionalism

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Apply ethical behaviour and practices as a member of the business community.
  • Act professionally in all business-related activities based on knowledge, skills and ethical values acquired throughout the duration of the programme of study.
  • Not undertake any unprofessional or unethical behaviour and practices.

E. Team, Communication and Leadership

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Undertake team activities successfully without adverse critical comments from team members
  • Manage project effectively and meeting its objectives.
  • Undertake consultancy with confidence and delivers solutions to resolve clients’ problems effectively.
  • Demonstrate qualities of team cooperation, respect, give and take and understanding towards others in an organisation.

F. Problem Solving and Scientific Skills

Candidates are expected to:

  • Provide analytical and diagnostic reports with appropriate recommendations to resolve business related issues and problems.
  • Identify and evaluate its pros and cons in formulating strategies to overcome those problems.
  • Apply relevant theories or techniques to solve problems which arises.

G. Information Management and Lifelong Learning

Candidates are expected to:

  • Gather and file and compile systematically and effectively all learning materials throughout their programme of study.
  • Commit to continuous improvement and lifelong learning to enhance the body of knowledge and skills.
  • Cultivate interest and further development in contemporary knowledge and techniques in strategic management.

H. Entrepreneurship

Candidates are expected to:

  • Manage human resource with high leadership execution.
  • Develop a network of business owners as networking contacts which will be useful upon graduation from the programme of study.
  • Gain management experience from at least one organisation which are registered for at least 6 months or more.

Entry Requirements

If candidates have a level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Finance that has been has approved by Knowledge Universes under the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), then these candidates will only need to undertake of 10 modules or units of study to achieve this degree from NBUC.

For candidates that do not have a level 5 Diploma, they may need to undertake a full approved Diploma or only a number of modules from an approved Diploma. The Academic Director of Knowledge Universes will determine this.

Generally, to only undertake the top-up ten NBUC modules, candidates must meet one of the following entry requirements:

  • The London Examinations Board Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance; or
  • A Level 5 diploma equivalent to the London Examinations Board Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance; or
  • Applicants with the equivalent of a Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduate degree in recognised by the Admission and Advanced Standing Panel of Knowledge Universe.

For candidates that do not have a level 4 diploma there is an option to undertake the London Examinations Board level 4 and level 5 diplomas first, before commencing with the NBUC top-up degree.

The top-up NBUC modules

The Level 6 Top-Up Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Banking (accounting and Finance) accrues 40 Credits based on the Malaysia Qualification Framework (MQF) consisting a total of 10 modules or units of study. The modules/units are as follow:

  • Module 1 –Auditing (4 Credits)
  • Module 2 – Accounting for Control & Performance Management (4 Credits)
  • Module 3 – Financial Reporting (4 Credits)
  • Module 4 – International Financial Management (4 Credits)
  • Module 5 – Taxation (4 Credits)
  • Module 6 – International Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • Module 7- Strategic Management (4 Credits)
  • Module 8 – Advanced Financial Reporting (4 Credits)
  • Module 9- International Management (3 Credits)
  • Module 10- Practical Training (6 Credits)


Assessments for the LEB Level 5 Higher Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work based reports.
Assessment for top-up the BBA (Hons) comprises of 70% coursework and a timed unseen written examination which will account for the remaining 30%.


The top-up the BBA (Hons) should take about 12 to 15 months.
One top-up Diploma modules as appropriate is made available each month and candidates have an additional month to submit assignments. The full LEB Higher Diploma can be completed in 9 months.