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Accounting undergraduates' learning perception in seeking additional professional qualification

Chandren, Sitraselvi and Mohamad Yusof, Nor Zalina and Abdullah, Zaimah and Abd Wahab, Muhammad Syahir and Abdul Malak, Siti Seri Delima (2017) Accounting undergraduates' learning perception in seeking additional professional qualification. In: International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ICSoTL 2017), 4 - 5 April 2017, UUM EDC Hotels & Resorts, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

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This study explores and analyses the accounting students’ perception in seeking additional professional accounting qualification besides their accounting degree qualification.A survey analysis conducted on 52 accounting undergraduates in third year with two main questions.The first question is “why the students are seeking additional accounting professional qualification besides their degree qualification” and the second question is “why these students choose one particular accounting professional body besides others professional bodies”.The results for the first question mostly the respondents’ report that the requirement of additional accounting professional qualifications is for employment advantage.For the second question, the respondents’ preference is for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification due to its brand image, global recognition and better career opportunity.These results collected from undergraduates learning perception point of view indicates that the additional international professional accounting qualification becomes a necessity for some undergraduates for career opportunities and advancement.The accountancy degree from public institutions emphasizes on effective teaching and learning, practices students-centered learning and case base learning to groom the undergraduates with strong foundations in academic knowledge and generic skills as strategy to create work-ready graduates.The findings of this study is important for further development of public institutions to achieve academic excellence that close the gap between the degree qualification from public institutions and professional qualification from other professional bodies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountancy degree qualification, generic skills, professional qualification, undergraduates
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Mdm. Sitraselvi Chandren
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 01:10

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