Special pathway into ACCA

Exclusively for MIA members

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ACCA signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) to support the Malaysian government's aim to increase the number of qualified accountants in Malaysia.

The agreement, renewed on 24 May 2018 provides an incentivised pathway for eligible MIA members to obtain the ACCA membership. This special pathway is in force for three years from the date of signing.

Accelerated pathway

ACCA will provide a blanket exemption of nine papers from the ACCA Qualification. These exemptions are listed as follows:

Applied Knowledge

  • AB Accounting in Business
  • MA Management Accounting
  • FA Financial Accounting

Applied Skills

  • LW Corporate and Business Law
  • PM Performance Management
  • TX Taxation
  • FR Financial Reporting
  • AA Audit and Assurance
  • FM Financial Management

Thus, eligible MIA members are only required to complete four Strategic Professional papers and an Ethics and Professional Skills Module (EPSM) to obtain the ACCA Qualification.

Professional Essentials

  • SBL Strategic Business Leader
  • SBR Strategic Business Reporting

Professional Options (select two to be completed)

  • AFM Advanced Financial Management
  • APM Advanced Performance Management
  • ATX Advanced Taxation
  • AAA Advanced Audit and Assurance

EPSM (Ethics and Professional Skills Module)

For this module, students are encouraged by ACCA to have it completed before attempting Strategic Professional papers.

Waivers of exemption and initial registration fees

ACCA will waive the exemption fees for nine papers (from Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills) and initial registration fee worth a total of RM4,886 (approximately GBP925).


MIA members of good standing who do not hold a professional accountancy qualification and are registered as MIA members at the time of the signing of this Agreement, and candidates who successfully register as MIA members whilst this Agreement is in force.

* Selection criteria applies

How to apply

Interested? Apply now or find out more about this pathway via email myinfo@accaglobal.com or call 1800-88-5051!