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Signing ceremony of MoU between UNIMAS and ICAS
From Monday 15 April 2019
To Wednesday 17 April 2019
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Kota Samarahan, 15 April 2019: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and The Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Scotland (ICAS) with the aim to explore areas for cooperation and collaboration such as research, academic and staff engagement.

This event was officiated by YBhg Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi as Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Professor Mark Allison, Executive Director, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

This event was witnessed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Dr Fasihuddin Badruddin Ahmad,  Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Associate Professor Michael Tinggi and Mrs Ann Lamb, Director, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), as well as UNIMAS staff and other invited guests.

The Memorandum of Understanding is in line with UNIMAS's vision of being an exemplary university through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.

UNIMAS and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) intend to develop and deliver innovative partnership education models, in conjunction with authorised training firms to offer an Undergraduate in Accountancy and the CA qualification.

The main agenda of the MoU is to strengthen the existing curriculum of the UNIMAS accounting degree in terms of quality of content, delivery and assessment, with the ultimate goal of providing UNIMAS students a pathway to the ICAS professional qualification.

In other words, students doing the UNIMAS degree would be groomed to attempt and pass the ICAS examination papers. 

With the ICAS qualification in hand, a student would only need to complete three years of relevant experience before applying to become a full member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). This adds even more value to our existing UNIMAS accounting degree and makes it more attractive to potential students, especially those interested in pursuing the commercial programme.