Caroline Ng Yi-Wye, a final year Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) student did the nation proud by becoming the first Malaysian to rank as Top in the World for the Strategic Business Leader (‘SBL’) paper in the December 2019 ACCA examinations.
Caroline Ng Yi-Wye is the first Malaysian to achieve the highest mark in the world for Strategic Business Leader paper in the ACCA December 2019 examinations.
“When I saw my results I was speechless. I would have been grateful to just pass the paper, but to be able to score highest in the world definitely came as a surprise to me,” recalled Caroline.
Coming from a pure Science background in secondary school, she proved that with hard work and determination, nothing is impossible.
“After SPM, I knew that I did not want to do science in university. So I started to look at business and accountancy programmes. In the end, I went with my gut feeling and enrolled into TAR UC’s Diploma in Accounting programme. In hindsight, it turned out to be the best decision,” she shared.
The youngest of three siblings, Caroline also revealed that her entire family are TARCians in one way or another. “My eldest brother did psychology while the other did his A-level here. My dad did his Form 6 in TAR College and my mom was an English lecturer here for over 20 years.”
Caroline together with Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei (centre), President of TAR UC and Assoc Prof Wong Hwa Kiong (2nd from left), Dean of the Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (‘FAFB’) who congratulated Caroline on her achievement, along with academic staff from FAFB.
Caroline also emphasised that the skills acquired during her studies and through the ACCA examination has prepared her to hit the ground running when she pursues her career in taxation after graduation.
“The SBL paper encompasses many different topics like governance, ethics, risk and strategy as well as other soft skills linked to leadership and critical thinking etc. This 4-hour paper tests you on your ability to assess, adapt and respond accordingly.”