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FOUNDATION IN ACCOUNTING

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 being recognized at international level. As compared to taking the full degree program overseas, the NZFIA @ KYSB is a viable and sensible option to cut costs. Students can do their first 2 years of the program locally in Malaysia and complete the remaining years in New Zealand.

 

To expose students with international standards of teaching and expectations, KYSB employed a number of experienced and well qualified expatriate teachers to give the edge to our students. Students of the Foundation program will be well prepared by the time they transfer to New Zealand as they have adapted to the expected standard of English, the accents and the different approaches to teaching and learning at the 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 its quality assurance both in terms of academic rigor as well as consistency at an international university standard.

COURSES

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.

FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE

If you are planning to do degree studies in Science in New Zealand, Foundation in Science (FCertNZ) is a seamless pathway for Malaysian school leavers to enter any one of the eight following universities: 1). Victoria University of Wellington, 2). University of Auckland, 3). University of Canterbury, 4). University of Otago, 5). University of Waikato, 6). Massey University, 7). Auckland University of Technology, 8). Lincoln University in New Zealand. After the completion of the one-year Foundation in Science programme, you will graduate with a Foundation in Science Certificate from KYS Business School and will be on the pathway to an undergraduate degree in Science.

 

FCertNZ is a newly developed foundation programme for entry into all Science degrees at New Zealand universities. This one-year Foundation in Science study programme would enable students to enter into Science degree programmes in: Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture, Aviation, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy and all other Sciences at any of the 8 New Zealand universities. Building on a collaboration agreement signed between three lead universities (University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and University of Waikato) representing the consortium of all New Zealand Universities, the FCertNZ programme will see Malaysian students study a one-year Foundation in Science programme at the KYS Business School in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, before moving on to a New Zealand university for at least three-year undergraduate course majoring in any of the Sciences.

 

At KYS Business School in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, students studying for the Foundation in Science programme will be taught by international academics that have been appointed on the recommendation of the Lead Partner Universities. Most of these international academics are tertiary trained teachers with international teaching experiences and will expose students to the New Zealand lecture style teaching and learning. The international academics use technology enhanced techniques, and practice new pedagogies to cater for learning diversity in their students. Students studying in our Foundation in Science programme will gain the required standard of English after experiencing the English accents of native New Zealanders in their courses and will be well prepared to move to New Zealand after adapting to the experience for one year.

 

The courses within the Foundation in Science programme are developed jointly between KYSB and the New Zealand universities. All the course content as well as the course assessments (assignments, tests, mid-term tests and final examinations) are set and moderated by the university academics in New Zealand, including the final grades. The moderation process ensures quality in the delivery of the courses, credibility of KYS Business School’s partnership and recognition of courses to be equivalent as that of any New Zealand university.

COURSES

MPU 1113 Malaysian Studies 1

The rationale to include this module in the academic programme is because this module is the compulsory module in the academic programme as per the requirement of the Malaysian Qualification Agency. The module has no linkages and/or co-requisite and/or prerequisite to the other module offers in the following semester. Students must pass this module in order to be awarded with the qualification.

PHY 040

Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. The module will enable the student to solve problems for the major concepts in physics. The student will develop the ability to interpret and apply the experimental laws and fundamental principles of physics to describe the behaviour of the physical world.  In the laboratory programme, the student will develop the ability to appraise, use, and interpret data collected to express mathematically and/or explain the physical phenomena observed.

SEAWR 1 Academic Writing I

The module provides students with academic study skills and the English proficiency to be successful at degree level. Students are introduced to the discourse, discipline and academic literacy conventions of degree study. Students will develop competence in writing common text types for the sciences at degree level, and develop reading skills for decoding text and extracting meaning.

STATS 001 Statistics

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to a variety of methods that statisticians and researchers use to collect and analyze data.  The core principle underlying all statistical methodology is the identification of the sources of uncertainty or variation in the observations/measurements we analyze.  The module will introduce students to the concept of a random variable and the basic theory of probability, elementary probability distributions and the techniques used in hypothesis testing.

CHEM 007 Chemistry I

Chemistry has made a profound impact on the society. It is intimately linked to the well-being of human kind. The rate of advancements in chemistry is so high that curriculum developers continuously look for strategies to cope with these advancements. This module gives students an understanding of concepts and practical techniques in basic chemistry such as the basic concepts of chemistry, structure of atom, classification of elements and periodicity in properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure, states of matter, thermodynamics, equilibrium, redox reactions, hydrogen, the s-block elements, the p-block elements, basic principles and techniques of organic chemistry, hydrocarbons and environmental chemistry.

CHEM 008 Chemistry II

This module gives students an understanding of concepts and practical techniques in basic chemistry such as the oxidation and reduction electrochemistry, equilibrium principles, acids and bases, solubility equilibrium and thermo-chemistry.  Students are exposed to the key concepts in physical, organic and inorganic. The emphasis is on being able to use theoretical concepts, interpretation of data and performing calculations.

BIO 004 Biology I

It is important that scientists are able to use and apply fundamental core concepts of biology to work efficiently and effectively in science organisations and other organisations that use science. The module also provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully study biology at undergraduate university level. This module gives an introduction to biology.

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.

PHY 041 Physics II

This module familiarizes students with the basic concepts of physics in science and engineering and provides an overview of its scope and limitations. Students perform and complete descriptive, theoretical and experimental analyses in this module so they can gain an understanding of physics and how this module relates to further studies in science and engineering. This module provides students with fundamental skills in measurement and analysis of experimental data.

SEAWR 2 Academic Writing 2

The module provides students with high level writing and research skills and English language proficiency required to succeed at degree level in the sciences. Students will have opportunities to engage with critical listening, reading and evaluating authentic and discipline-specific materials. Students will build on and demonstrate with increasing fluency the conventions and behaviours required for university and the science disciplines. Students will be equipped to read efficiently, think critically and write coherently. There is a focus on independent learning and critical thinking.

MPU 1313 Islamic Studies

The rationale to include this module in the academic programme is because this module is the compulsory module in the academic programme as per the requirement of the Malaysian Qualification Agency. The module has no linkages and/or co-requisite and/or prerequisite to the other module offers in the following or previous semester. Students must pass this module in order to be awarded with the qualification.

BIO 005 Biology II

It is essential, for example, that biologists working in health-related science organisations have knowledge of cell structures and their function, tissues and organ systems, and the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems. Therefore the rationale for the inclusion of this module in the programme is to achieve the following objectives

ESAP 1 English for Science and Academic Purposes

The module provides students with a range of simulated experiences in which they will enhance and demonstrate appropriate and high level language and skills. Students will continue to build a strong base of science knowledge and vocabulary, and engage confidently with written, spoken, visual and mathematical text.

MATHSC 035 Mathematics With Calculus

This module provides the students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of a number of mathematical concepts, particularly calculus, which will enable them to confidently handle the mathematical material they are likely to meet in their chosen field of university study.

YEAR 1

The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting – Year 1 (BComY1) study programme is the continuation of the Foundation in Accounting (FiA) programme that is offered at KYS Business School. This is the first year course of a three-year bachelor degree programme and represents the second year of the Malaysian component of the programme.

 

Students are required to complete 8 core courses that are offered by Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and one core course that has been specially designed by the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury for students at KYS Business School. Similar to the Foundation programme, the assessments (mid-term tests and final examinations) of these core courses are set and moderated by the university academics in New Zealand. Each trimester, students will enroll in 3 of these core courses, which is a typical arrangement for students who are doing the same bachelor degree in New Zealand universities. Students are required to pass all these courses to ensure they collect 120 academic points for entry into the New Zealand universities to continue with the Year 2 degree programme.

 

To guarantee the quality assurance in the delivery of this programme at KYS Business School, all lecturers are appointed in consultation with Victoria University of Wellington. This is just one of the many measures put in place to ensure KYS Business School satisfies the New Zealand universities partnership requirements. Both international and local lecturers and tutors complement each other in providing a challenging and meaningful teaching and learning experience for students. At the end of this one-year programme, students are prepared well to move on to New Zealand and excel at their chosen New Zealand University to complete their degree qualification.

COURSES

Economic Principles and Issues(ECON 130)

This module is an introduction to economic principles and their application to issues facing households, businesses and government in the New Zealand economy and the international economic environment.

Statistics for Business (QUAN 102)

This course provides an introduction to techniques useful in business research or practice. Topics include graphs and diagrams, measures of location and dispersion, index numbers, probability, sampling, estimation and testing (z, t, chi-square, sign and Mann-Whitney tests), correlation and simple regression. The emphasis is on applications, rather than proofs, but some understanding of the concepts and an ability to communicate the meaning of the results is vital.

Foundation of Information Systems (INFO 101)

This course creates an awareness of the scope of the information systems (IS) subject area, including an exploration of the nature of information and its importance in the day-to-day management of organisations. The use of information technology to support business processes is examined within a New Zealand context. The course also develops an understanding of electronic commerce and how it is changing the face of business, how technology can be used to mobilise the workforce, how IT can impact security and privacy, and the emerging trends in IS.

Community Services* (MPU3413)

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.

Ethnic Relations (MPU3123)

This course provides an introduction to techniques useful in business research or practice. Topics include graphs and diagrams, measures of location and dispersion, index numbers, probability, sampling, estimation and testing (z, t, chi-square, sign and Mann-Whitney tests), correlation and simple regression. The emphasis is on applications, rather than proofs, but some understanding of the concepts and an ability to communicate the meaning of the results is vital.

Accounting (ACCY 111)

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to financial accounting and management accounting concepts applicable to the preparation and use of financial statements both within organisations and for external reporting. The course is for those students intending to continue with an accounting major.

Principles of Marketing (MARK 101)

This course provides students with an introduction to marketing principles, theory and practice. Students are introduced to the role of marketing within organisations, the economy, and society across commercial, government, and not-for-profit sectors. In particular, students will recognise the function of marketing and markets as the key driver and shaper of any organisation and the integration of marketing with other business and commercial disciplines.

Introduction to Management (MGMT 101)

This course covers a broad perspective on management theories and their application in business, public and voluntary sectors. It provides a foundation to explore issues expanded on in other courses offered within the School of Management.

Mandarin 1 & 2 (MPU 3243)

This subject is designed for students who do not have prior knowledge in Mandarin. It provides students with the foundation of knowledge to enable them to understand and respond in the oral and written forms. This subject encompasses the listening, speaking, reading and writing components. This subject aims to help students to obtain enough exposure of the Mandarin phonetics (Han Yu Pin Yin). The basic grammar introduced is related to the language used daily by the Chinese. Particular care is also taken to ensure the development of verbal communication and written skills in mandarin.

Accounting Concepts (ACCY 112)

This course aims to equip students to describe the financial reporting environment and generally accepted accounting practice, including the Conceptual Framework that supports that practice.

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 140)

This course continues the introduction to economics begun in ECON 130. It is not intended as a first course in economics, and we will presume knowledge of material covered in ECON 130 and cover further topics in both micro and macroeconomics. In addition the course exposes students to the use of simple economic models, and so prepares students for further study in ECON and FINA courses. Analysis of these models will sometimes require knowledge of elementary mathematics, such as graphing lines.

Mathematics for Economics and Finance (QUAN 111)

This course covers mathematical methods appropriate for study of economics and finance: set theory, functions, calculus of functions of one or several variables, financial mathematics, vectors, matrices and systems of linear equations.

TITAS (Islamic and Asian Civilization) (MPU 3113)

This course is a course that deals with the knowledge of civilizations which include introduction to civilizational studies, interaction between various civilizations (Malay, Chinese, Indian), Islam in Malay civilization, contemporary issues, and the process of national development.

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ADVENTURE TOURISM MANAGEMENT

KYS has embarked on an Adventure Tourism business as part of its strategy with the support of the Ministry of Tourism. The KYS Aventura Program is a special program championed by KYS to develop entrepreneurs to set up Adventure Tourism ventures. With the ongoing concerns over the safety and risk aspect of the adventure tourism industry in Malaysia, we envisage into creating the Adventure Tourism Professionals that are currently lacking in terms of numbers and also skills.

The adventure tourism management program is delivered together with our partner, the renown Queenstown Resort College (QRC) which is from Queenstown (“The Adventure Capital of the World”) in New Zealand.

ADVENTURE TOURISM DEFINITION

Involving 2 of the 3 elements:

  1. Connection with nature
  2. Interaction with culture
  3. A physical activity

We focus on harnessing the participants with professional skills which are highly in demand by the adventure tourism industry. On course completion, students will have the skills, knowledge and attitude required to work in a team leadership role, with the potential to advance through to a management role. They will also have the knowledge to establish their own business ventures. At KYSB, we deliver two separate short courses that students can enrol in.

COURSE 1 (3 WEEKS)

Sport, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (JPT/BPP(K)1000-600/WP1/156(21))

An overview of the global tourism industry, looking first at the drivers of global tourism and its origins, the tourism industry today and its position in the global market of tourism.

COURSE 2 (3 WEEKS)

Business Communications (JPT/BPP(K)1000-600/WP1/156(3))

This course covers the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to communicate effectively in the business environment, Internships and the industry. There is a demand for industry graduates who can communicate professionally in a variety of forms and genres which include; interpersonal communication, a range of oral presentation and conversational skills, on-line (e-mail and social media), and industry documentation (SOP, SAP). Industry communication must be appropriate clear, accurate, and purposeful.

OUR ACADEMIC CENTRE

KYS Business School,
Ayer Keroh Country Resort,
Lebuh Ayer Keroh,
75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka
Tel: +606-2530640/42/43
Email: kysbwebmaster@kysnz.edu.my

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