Malaysia desires to twofold its accountants to 60,000 in line with its transformation into a developed nation by 2020 (New Straits Times Online, 2018). However, according to Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) integrated annual report 2018 has declared a total of 34,655 chartered accountants in the country. In spite of having a huge growth in graduated accounting students in Malaysia, yet the demand for professional accountants in various sectors far exceeds the available supply (Nor et al., 2013). The million dollar question is Malaysia equipped to achieve the required target of professional accountants by 2020? This research paper aims to investigate the elements that impact the undergraduate accounting students’ perception to pursue professional accountancy.