Highlights/ Achievements

TAR UC Student Emerges Top in ICSA Paper

Lim Hann Chyuan clinched the AmBank Group Prize for the Best Paper in Corporate Financial Management.

Lim Hann Chyuan, a Bachelor of Corporate Administration (Honours) final-year student at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) outdid the competition in the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (‘ICSA’) December 2019 examinations by clinching the AmBank Group Prize for the Best Paper in Corporate Financial Management (‘CFM’).

Hann Chyuan, a Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (‘MAICSA’) study grant recipient, managed to attain a distinction grade for the CFM paper. Students who sit for this paper are tested on a range of financial management issues, and they will be gauged for their professional knowledge and technical and analytical skills. Among the issues tested are financial objectives, sources of finance, share and loan capital, cost of capital, capital structure, working capital management, capital investment appraisal and business valuation.

“As corporate administration students, we were encouraged to take the ICSA examination to enhance the value of our future career,” Hann Chyuan said. “The biggest challenge I faced while preparing for the exams was that I had to make initial preparations solely on my own, since I couldn’t consult anyone else. But in the end, I managed to overcome this problem by referring to my lecture notes and online resources. I also attempted a few sets of past year papers before the exams to make my revision more effective.”

“TAR UC has provided me with a conducive studying environment to succeed. Most of the lecturers and tutors are very experienced, and they are willing to answer my questions with patience even though some of the questions are out of the current scope of study,” he added. “Thanks to TAR UC’s lecturers and facilities, I have built a strong foundation to prepare myself very well for my career in the future.”

TAR UC has a long-standing association with ICSA (currently known as the Chartered Governance Institute, or CGI, from 2020) since the founding of the School of Business Studies in 1971. Graduates from TAR UC’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) are exempted from 2 out of 7 papers of the CGI (ICSA) examinations, whereas graduates from the TAR UC’s Bachelor of Corporate Administration (Honours) are exempted from 3 out of 7 papers of the CGI (ICSA) examinations. Meanwhile, graduates from TAR UC’s Master of Corporate Governance programme are exempted from all papers of the CGI (ICSA) examinations.

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