Programme Enquiry

Advanced Diploma in Accountancy

The Advanced 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 
AC 2010 Managerial Accounting  AC 2031 Auditing 1  AC 2041 Taxation 1  AC 2010 Managerial Accounting 
AC 2510 Computerised Accounting  BM 2021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2  BM 2120 Management Information Systems with FinTech Applications  AC 2510 Computerised Accounting 
    AC 2081 Financial Markets and Institutions  AC 2260 Financial Management     
 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 
AC 2031 Auditing 1  AC 2041 Taxation 1  AC 2010 Managerial Accounting  AC 2031 Auditing 1 
BM 2021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2  BM 2120 Management Information Systems with FinTech Applications  AC 2510 Computerised Accounting  BM 2021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 
AC 2081 Financial Markets and Institutions  AC 2260 Financial Management      AC 2081 Financial Markets and Institutions 
Progression Pathway
* Advanced 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. Managerial Accounting
    • Students will learn the role of Management Accounting Decision Making, Performance Evaluation and Rewards. They will learn the difference between Management Accounting and Financial Accounting and how Cost Accounting Systems are designed and used for tracking and measuring resource consumption. Key topics will include Job Order Costing and Overheads Allocation, Costing and Value Chain, Cost-Volume-Pro t-Analysis; Incremental Analysis, Responsibility Accounting and Transfer Pricing, Use of Variances; Standard Costing, Operational Budgeting and Capital Budgeting.
  • 2. Management Information Systems with FinTech Applications
    • This module provides students with an introduction to the various types of Information Systems (IS) especially Management Information System and how IS can be employed to support various business functions. At the end of this module, the student would have a gained a deeper understanding of what Business Analyst needs to deliver. This module also seeks to deliver a highimpact focus on advancing current FinTech and TechFin applications in a real-world application setting, and expect to dive into details from Peer-to-Peer(P2P) Lending platform to Payments platform and Cryptocurrencies.
  • 3. Financial Management
    • This module is designed for finance and business students to enable them to present and apply theories of corporate finance. Students will learn about the goals of managerial finance and the roles of financial managers and be exposed to financial and ratio analysis and its limitations. The core areas cover Financial Forecasting, Planning and Budgeting; Management of Working Capital; Sources of Finance; Time Value of Money and Capital Investment Appraisal; Capital Budgeting; Cost of Capital; Leverage and Capital Structure and Dividend Policy.
  • 4. Computerised Accounting
    • This module aims to develop learners’ ability to manage a selection of computerised accounting systems to provide management information. This knowledge is suitable for those working or intending to work in advanced accounting roles. The module will cover: Accounting software AutoCount, MYOB (ABSS), ACCPAC (Sage 300), & QuickBooks. Students will be exposed to AP AR GL CB COA TB POS modules via this accounting software. Key areas such as setting up initial data, entering transactions, making end of period adjustments, amending chart of accounts and producing and analyzing end period reports, producing and reviewing routine and non-routine reports will be covered.
  • 5. Innovation & Entrepreneurship II
    • Furthering from Innovation and Entrepreneurship I , this module looks into 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. An insight of the process reveals more than how innovation is carried out in a systematical structure, it leads to the concept of social entrepreneurship to support the idea of environmental sustainability and challenges. (78 words)
  • 6. Auditing I
    • The module introduces the basic concepts and principles underlying auditing theory and practice, the objectives and reporting functions of the auditor and an understanding of the tools used by the auditor and the environment in which the auditor operates. Topics include introduction of the auditing environment, general principles and standards; audit overview and audit evidence; risk analysis, materiality and sampling; study and evaluation of internal control; auditing in an IT environment; verification and account balances; completing the audit; reporting; internal audit and public sector audit; professional ethics and responsibilities of auditors; and auditor's legal exposure.
  • 7. Taxation I
    • The module aims to provide students a practical understanding of the importance of the principles of taxation as applied to companies, partnerships, sole proprietorships, charities, clubs and associations. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the principles through computational skills, which are assumed to be used by management for the most efficient course of actions.
  • 8. Financial Markets and Institutions
    • This module covers various financial markets, instruments, and institutions with the primary focus on capital raising and financing activities of firms at different stages in their life cycle. The course analyses financing choices for young firms for which there exists little or no security price information and then subsequently examines capital raising issues relevant to larger, listed firms. Topics include the decision to go public, mechanics and pricing of Initial Public Offerings (IPO), role of investment bankers in IPOs, privatisation, bank and public debt markets, securitisation, credit ratings, junk bond markets, equity financing and signalling, convertible debt financing, interest rate, currency and price risk management, and issues relating to corporate hedging.

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