The usefulness of Action-Oriented Simulation Accounting Package (ASAP) as a tool to develop skills / Che Ku Hisam Che Ku Kassim... [et al.]

Che Ku Kassim, Che Ku Hisam and Mohd Nasir, Noor Emilina and Ahmad, Suraya and Wan Mohd Nori, Wan Mohd Nazif and Mod Arifin, Nur Nariza and Zainal@Zakaria, Zaiza Norsuriati (2019) The usefulness of Action-Oriented Simulation Accounting Package (ASAP) as a tool to develop skills / Che Ku Hisam Che Ku Kassim... [et al.]. In: The 6th International Accounting & Business Conference 2019. Secretariat of IABC 2019, 6th . UiTM Cawangan Johor, Malaysia, p. 28.


The current business environment is growing at rapid pace. Consequently, it affects a manner in which accounting is practised. The role of accountants is shifted from being mere financial information providers to the ones who are
directly and actively involved in different levels of managerial functions. To assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities in a more effective manner, accountants in the era of globalisation need to be equipped with multiple skills and competencies. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the accounting education system to innovatively develop academic approaches that can prepare future accountants for this challenging role. Perhaps, one of such approaches is through the employment of an active-oriented learning method known as the ASAP. The objective of the study is to examine students’ perceptions on the usefulness of the ASAP as an action-oriented learning approach in developing the needful skills of the accounting profession and industry. In achieving the objective, an experiment-based research utilising an online survey using a
questionnaire has been conducted on 45 accounting students who have completed a course in accounting software. In general, the results indicate positive perceptions among the students that the ASAP is useful in developing both technical and non-technical skills. The operationalisation of the ASAP helps developing the students’ ability to identify relevant data and apply diverse knowledge within business realms.


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Che Ku Kassim, Che Ku Hisam
Mohd Nasir, Noor Emilina
Ahmad, Suraya
Wan Mohd Nori, Wan Mohd Nazif
Mod Arifin, Nur Nariza
Zainal@Zakaria, Zaiza Norsuriati
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Kassim, Mohd Azraai
Joyosumarto, Subarjo
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Professions (General). Professional employees
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Accountants
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational tests and measurements
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus
Series Name: Secretariat of IABC 2019
Volume: 6th
Page Range: p. 28
Keywords: Active learning; Accounting students; Skills; Experimental study; Education; Accounting information system; UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2019
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