Welcome from the Head, Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics


Welcome to the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics (AFE).

Accounting, Finance and Economics play important roles in global business and economic policy-making. Both leading and emerging businesses face new challenges and changes every day in their operations. Therefore, business enterprises require people with suitable subject knowledge, diversified skills and strong leadership capabilities to help them grow.

Our programs match perfectly the needs of the present business world, equipping students with essential business knowledge and the necessary analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills to be job-ready upon graduation and effective contributors to the workforce.

Our Department offers both single and double major programs. The single majors are the Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting and Finance, while the double majors comprise Bachelors of Commerce Accounting and Finance, Finance and Management, and Finance and Marketing.

Our accounting majors are recognised by international and national professional bodies such as CPA Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), whilst our finance majors are recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Public Services Department (JPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Australian Marketing Institute, The Communications Council, and Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Over the years, we have attracted many bright and talented students from both Malaysia and internationally, who have progressed to very successful careers in business, government and industry. Graduates of our accounting programs can find employment in a wide range of professions, including auditing, taxation, insolvency, compliance, or accounting systems and technology. Meanwhile, many of our finance graduates are working in corporate finance for big business, well-known financial institutions, and in financial markets across the world.

The key to the success of our Department is the dedication and expertise of our academic staff, who are fully committed to developing high-calibre graduates who can contribute to the success of business organisations anywhere in the world. We continually help them cultivate and expand their knowledge, experience and skills, so that they can continue to be experts in their fields and remain at the forefront of learning and teaching and research at Curtin University Malaysia.

Our Department has 16 faculty members who actively conduct research and publish in leading accounting, finance and economics journals. Furthermore, they bring the latest teaching technologies and pedagogies to ensure their students get the best learning experience.

If you are interested to enroll at Curtin University Malaysia and would like to know more about our accounting and finance programs, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our courses page at courses.curtin.edu.my.


Dr. Dhanuskodi Rengasamy

Head of Department, Accounting, Finance, and Economics