FOUNDATION IN COMMERCE (MQA/FA3767)(N/010/3/0190)
NZFIA @ KYS Business School is the first New Zealand foundation qualification in the country geared towards providing the pathway to chartered accountancy in New Zealand, and recognized at international level. As compared to taking the full degree programme overseas, the NZFIA @ KYSB is a viable and sensible option to cut costs. Students can do their first two years of the programme locally in Malaysia and complete the remaining years in New Zealand.
To expose students with international standards of teaching and the expectations that they will encounter abroad, KYSB employes a number of expert and experienced expatriate teachers to give the edge to our students. Students of the Foundation programme will be well prepared by the time they transfer to New Zealand, as they will have adapted to the expected standard of English, the accents and the different approaches to teaching and learning at university level from a New Zealand perspective.
The syllabuses for the core subjects of NZFIA mirror those that are offered at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. All examination papers are set and moderated by experienced academics from the university, hence confirming quality assurance both in terms of academic rigour as well as consistency at an international university standard.
MPU 1113 Malaysian Studies 1
This course is designed to produce citizens who are loyal to the country, love the motherland, friendly, proud to be Malaysian locally and internationally. In addition, this course is conducted in order to understand the key aspects of politics, economy and social development of the country from the early day until the present.
MPU 1313 Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies courses provided to produce good citizens, especially Muslim graduates who understand Islam Tasawwur as a way of life by acknowledging the integrated and balanced believe, as well as to cope with various challenges.
FNDN 0013 Essay Writing Techniques
The module is designed to develop students’ abilities to think, organize and express their ideas clearly and effectively in writing. This module incorporates reading, research and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the various forms of expository writing such as process, description, narration, comparison analysis, persuasion and argumentations.
FNDN 0023 Academic Writing
This course is to equip students with the language and study skills required in degree level study. The academic reading and writing skills taught in high schools and international English exams are built upon to include how to study in a university environment, academic research techniques and the preparation of university assignments.
FNDN 0084 Statistics for Business
This module familiarize students with the basic concept of business statistics and provides overviews of its scope and limitations. Students perform statistical of analyses of samples, compute the measure of location and dispersion, and interpret these measures for descriptive statistics. Other topics are linear regression, correlation analysis and the probability.
FNDN 0034 Algebra for Business
The rationale to introduce this module on algebra to stimulate interest and to promote the study of algebra processes, develop understanding of algebra techniques and their application in business and economics. This module is also designed to teach students the functional approach to mathematical relationships that they will need for a business algebra sequence. At the same time by studying and developing the ability to apply the mathematical principle of algebra, the student will be prepared to study higher mathematics modules.
FNDN 0044 Calculus for Business
This module is a standard calculus module for business students. The module covers one-variable calculus and some multivariable calculus. The module stresses applications in business and economics, and is intended to give business students the appropriate conceptual and computational mathematical background for future study in business.
FNDN 0053 Microeconomics
The module introduces students to the core economic principles an dhow this can be used in a business environment to help decision making and behavior. The module introduces students to the principles of economics especially the microeconomics aspects.
FNDN 0063 Macroeconomics
The aims of this module are to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of basic macroeconomic concept and theories so that they can be applied to real economic problems in mixed economics. This module will provide an overview of macroeconomic issues; the determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, inflation, monetary and fiscal policies and international economic issues. It introduces basic models of macroeconomics and illustrates principles with the experience of the New Zealand economies. In applying this knowledge and understanding, students will develop and appreciation of the important economic relationships and the factors that determine these relationships. They will also be given the opportunity to evaluate critically the effects of macroeconomic, including policy, development in the economy, and on social and business affairs.
FNDN 0073 Communication Skills for Business
The aim of this module is to develop the students theoretical and practical understanding of communication skills in English and methods within the management function of the accounting and business organizations. Students will examine how structure and culture influence communications within an organization. They will also explore appropriate methods of communications within the external environments, as well as considering current and future communication developments. The module will equip students to examine their personal communication skills and how these need to be developed to suit a management role.
FNDN 0094 Research Techniques and Writing
The module is the advanced introduction to the basic concepts and requirements of college-level writing and research techniques. The module presents additional skills, methods, and techniques to improve and polish the student’s completed written documents. The module will enable students to locate, evaluate and use academic from a range of sources, extend skills in critical thinking, further develop students’ command of the English language for university purposes and demonstrate students’ language, research and analytical skills to write academic reports.
FNDN 0104 Financial Accounting
All businesses require accurate accounting records that are maintained on a regular basis. Consequently, there is a demand for employees who possess these skills. As such this module introduces students to the fundamentals of financial accounting, develop skills in recording, processing, communicating and interpreting relevant accounting data and financial statements.
FNDN 0114 Financial Reporting
This module considers the current regulations governing financial reporting, the formats of financial statements and the purpose of these statements for different users. Students will use records to complete financial statments. They will consider various categories of business income and expenditure and use cash flow forecasts, monitoring and adjusting for the effective management of cash flow. They will measure financial performance using a profit and loss account and balance sheet and analyse the profitability, liquidity and efficiency of a business through the application of ratio analysis.
FNDN 0123 Business Mathematics
The module aims to build the knowledge and skills necessary to solve a variety of arithmetic problems that are comonly found in business situations and evaluation of the performance of a business. This modules is will assist students in reaching a level of increased competence in mathematics and expanded understanding of the applications of mathematical concepts in business activities. Emphasis is placed upon learning mathematical concepts through practical appplication to common business problems.
MPU 1412 Community Services
Community service is defined as an activity or event in which students are involved in work that serves the community. The act or event must have a direct, positive impact on the community. In keeping with the noble way, students learn more about the community by becoming actively involved in it, honour the community by donating time and effort, and practice self-discipline as they are accountable to the people they serve. The character- building module is conducted through community projects and activities organised by students in collaboration and cooperation of the institution.