Student’s intention and perception towards pursuing advanced accounting program / Anis Barieyah Mat Bahari, Wan Mardyatul Miza Wan Tahir and Nurhazrina Mat Rahim

Mat Bahari, Anis Barieyah and Wan Tahir, Wan Mardyatul Miza and Mat Rahim, Nurhazrina (2014) Student’s intention and perception towards pursuing advanced accounting program / Anis Barieyah Mat Bahari, Wan Mardyatul Miza Wan Tahir and Nurhazrina Mat Rahim. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 18 (02). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

Professional accountants also known as Chartered Accountants and/or Malaysia Institute of Accountant (MIA) members must at least hold a bachelor’s degree from a local university or have passed a professional examination and become a member of a professional body. However, Bumiputra graduates in accounting advanced programs have decreased over the years. This paper aims to identify the factors influencing Malay accounting diploma students to pursue studies in bachelor degree programs or to sit for professional qualification examination in accountancy. In addition, the paper also examines the relationship between students’ perception and their intention to pursue bachelor and professional accounting programs. Questionnaires have been developed and distributed among students of Diploma of Accountancy from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). The findings show that 81% of the respondents intend to pursue a degree in accountancy, while the remaining believes that this program is too difficult. In addition, majority of the respondents have the intention to enroll in professional programs. Most of them favour Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), due to the job opportunities available for the certified members. This study provides evidence of the significant influence of students’ perception towards their intention in pursuing higher level education in accounting programs.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mat Bahari, Anis Barieyahanisbarieyah@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Wan Tahir, Wan Mardyatul Mizamardyatul@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Mat Rahim, Nurhazrinahazrina@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Admissions and entrance requirements
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational evaluation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > UiTM Press, Pahang
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 18
Number: 02
Page Range: pp. 1-17
Item ID: 29473
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced accounting program, Bumiputra, Students’ intention
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29473

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