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Diploma in Accountancy

The Diploma in Accountancy is designed to provide the theoretical and practical perspective of the accounting field to enable candidates make an effective contribution to an organisation as a junior manager upon graduation.

Programme Objective

To provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to follow a career in all areas of accounting and a wide range of careers in business and finance. To lay the foundation for future and continuing professional development. To develop students’ competence and practical skills in accounting. To provide students with the relevant knowledge and understanding of accounting as it relates to the wider business context.

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Delivery Schedule
 2020 Quarter 1
6 Jan 2020 -  12 Apr 2020 
 2020 Quarter 2
13 Apr 2020 - 05 Jul 2020 
 2020 Quarter 3
6 Jul 2020 - 27 Sep 2020 
 2020 Quarter 4
28 Sep 2020 - 03 Jan 2021 
AC1060 Business Statistics  BM 1021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1  AC 1040 Principles of Management  AC1060 Business Statistics 
AC 1210 Financial Accounting 1  AC 1030 Economics  BM 1310 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence  AC 1210 Financial Accounting 1 
    AC 1081 Cost Accounting AC 1090 International Business Environment     
 2021 Quarter 1
4 Jan 2021 -  11 Apr 2021 
 2021 Quarter 2
12 Apr 2021 - 04 Jul 2021 
 2021 Quarter 3
05 Jul 2021 - 26 Sep 2021 
 2021 Quarter 4
27 Sep 2021 - 02 Jan 2022 
BM 1021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1  AC 1040 Principles of Management  AC1060 Business Statistics  BM 1021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 
AC 1030 Economics  BM 1310 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence  AC 1210 Financial Accounting 1  AC 1030 Economics 
AC 1081 Cost Accounting AC 1090 International Business Environment      AC 1081 Cost Accounting
Progression Pathway
*Diploma in Accountancy
* Progression to Bachelor Degree is subject to articulation arrangement / mapping
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
Jan / Apr / Jul / Sep


One Month Prior to Intake Dates
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Assignment, Project, Practical and Written Examination
  • 1. Financial Accounting I
    • This module covers key knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts including the preparation of accounting entries for non-current assets; advanced bookkeeping; journals for correction of errors and year-end adjustments; trial balance and financial accounts. In addition, the module aims to develop learners’ ability to manage a selection of computerised accounting systems to provide management information. Software such as AutoCount will be taught. Students will be exposed to AP AR GL CB COA TB POS modules. Key areas such as setting up initial data, entering transactions, making end of period adjustments, amending chart of accounts, producing and analysing end period reports will be covered. This qualification is suitable for those working or intending to work in advanced accounting roles.
  • 2. Cost Accounting
    • This module is the foundation to the understanding of the principles and concepts of costing. Students will be taught the different principles, concepts, techniques, methods and systems of costing products and services. It also prepares the students for more advanced studies in management accounting at Advanced Diploma (Bachelor Year 2) level.
  • 3. International Business Environment
    • This module is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of international business and the implications of international business on organizations' strategies structure and functions, particularly in the fast pace of globalization. Students are exposed to all aspects of international business from international business theories, national and international environment, international legislation to international management as well as other related aspects.
  • 4. Economics
    • In this module, students will learn the different economic systems and how the market works. Students will be exposed to the various micro-economic theories of demand and production, product pricing, market forms; price determination under perfect competition and imperfect competition, and the theory of distribution. In addition, students will learn the macro-economic theory of income and employment determination, National Income, Keynesian and monetarists' viewpoints, and the main macro-economic concerns of Inflation; Unemployment, as well as Macro-economic policies and International Trade.
  • 5. Principles of Management
    • This module introduces students to key challenges faced by managers in the new millennium. Learning includes the study of management concepts, management processes, and managerial roles in organization; classical, behavioural and contemporary viewpoints in management; organizational culture and social responsibility and ethics in management; planning and managerial decision making; organizing and organizational structure and design; leading, managing individuals and groups, motivation, leadership, employment relations and managerial control and control methods.
  • 6. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • With the likes of Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa, many MNCs and SMEs have reacted to the hype by adjusting its business inclination towards an Artificial Intelligence approach as part of their drive towards efficiency. This Module covers the aspects of Artificial Intelligence with the introductory course from Neural Networks and NLP to the primer course having a plethora of Machine Learning Algorithms. At the end of this module, students would expect to build AI Recognition application and be equipped with relevant AI knowledge for a promising career ahead. (89 words)
  • 7. Business Statistics
    • This module is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, business and research environments. Learners will be aiming for a career in business and finance where they will be sourcing and analyzing business related data. Students will learn to apply statistical techniques to business data in order to plan and control business operations, evaluate and manage risk and support the decision-making process. This module will enhance students’ statistical knowledge and abilities which are employers’ requirements. This module covers management information, business planning models, risk management and business decision making, quality assurance and control.
  • 8. Innovation & Entrepreneurship I
    • The objective of this module is to provide the understanding of the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and its macro-environment. The topics cover the arena of entrepreneurial goals and context; recognizing market opportunities; sourcing for factors of production and resources; developing sustainable venture; value creation; social entrepreneurship, innovation within the value chain of an organization; ownership and structure; innovators in action: managing rapid growth, managing a troubled organisation, and crafting a personal strategy.

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