Paving the way for tomorrow’s accountants and financial specialists

As a ‘destination’ business school with a worldwide reputation for excellence, Henley Business School attracts some of the very brightest students. From day one of the BSc Accounting and Finance programme you will become part of a great learning community of supportive, like-minded people working together in our state-of-the-art dedicated business school complex at the University of Reading Malaysia, located at Educity Iskandar.

This degree programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in the area of accounting and finance. It will be of particular interest if you are considering a career with a more financial orientation. You will obtain a critical grasp of core theory along with a thorough knowledge of these disciplines and extensive professional skills of application and analysis. The programme is grounded in a wider understanding of the external environment such as markets, marketing and business strategy and includes ethical considerations throughout.

The four year programme allows you to spend one year on industrial placement. So, by the time you graduate you’ll have the technical and professional skills that are immediately transferable to the business environment. You can achieve credit for prior learning towards ICAEW’s Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications.

    Subject areas include:
  • Business and Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance and Trading Simulation
  • Quantitative Techniques for Business and Finance
  • Securities and Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Financial Accounting

Accredited by ACCA and ICAEW


Year 1

  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Quantitative Techniques for Business and Finance
  • Introductory Securities and Markets
  • Introductory Finance/Trading Simulation 1
  • Introduction to Business and Finance

Year 2

  • International Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Plus 2 optional modules

Year 3

Work placement experience (including minimum 9 months, full-time work placement and the submission of a reflective learning log and a poster presentation).

Year 4

  • Advanced International Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Derivative Securities/Trading Simulation III
  • Management of Risk
  • Plus 2 optional modules

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Please note that all undergraduate degrees from the University of Reading in the UK and in Malaysia are Honours Degrees.


Christina Wingrove|Trainee Private Banking Manager, Lloyds TSB

'I was attracted to the Business School by its strong reputation and the programme in particular as it offered a wide range of options during the second and third years of study. Not only was the standard of teaching high, the flexibility and support of me as an individual from the School also made it a great place to study. I also found the content and the structure of the tutorials really useful in reinforcing the lecture content and giving a deeper insight. I joined Lloyds TSB's graduate scheme after graduating. I am now in my third and final placement as part of the scheme and am set to continue in a permanent role as a Trainee Private Banking Manager.'

Davide Serafini|Assurance Executive, Ernst & Young

'I had friends that came to Reading and they told me that the environment, both academic and social, was amazing. I would highly recommend the School to anyone, for 3 main reasons. Firstly, the learning environment and the teaching quality were excellent. Lecturers are always available for discussion, lectures are interesting and interactive, and the resources available to students are top quality. Secondly, the social life, from sports clubs to social clubs, is truly diverse. Thirdly, the reputation of the University, and especially the Business School. Graduates are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.'


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Entry requirements
A Level: BBB

UEC: 14 points from 5 subjects excluding Chinese Language and Bookkeeping & Accounts

International Baccalaureate: Minimum of 30 points overall including 5 in Standard Level (SL) Mathematics

Or an equivalent international qualification

Grade A in Maths at SPM or IGCSE

Grade B in SPM English 1119 or IGCSE English

English Language requirement
IELTS Band 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for those whose education has not been undertaken in English.

4 years full time (including work placement)

Intake date
January and September

Malaysians – RM per annum
2017/18: 37,900

International Fees – RM per annum
2017/18: 46,700

  • Retail Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Chartered Accountant/CPA
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Wealth Management/Investment Banking
  • Management Accountant

These may be subject to further professional qualifications.