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Diploma in Foundation Studies

The Diploma in Foundation Studies is a pre-degree preparatory programme that equips students for entry into their desired degree programme.

Programme Objective

Have a sound foundation for understanding contemporary business issues; Understand concepts in management; Develop skills to analyze real world business issues; Demonstrate enhanced capability in analytical, diagnostic, investigative and writing skills.

Progression Pathway
Any Diploma programmes offered in East Asia Institute of Management 
Diploma in Foundation Studies
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 6 months
Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Assignment, Project, Practical and Written Examination
  • 1. Introduction to Accounting
    • This module is an introductory course in financial accounting theory and practice. It introduces basic accounting concepts and practices that are essential for students who have no background in accounting and are completing a course in business studies. It covers the complete accounting cycle and critical accounting areas including cash receivables, inventories and fixed assets. The topics include among others a basic understanding of the role of accounting in business, analysing transactions, matching concept and adjustments of entries, accounting for trading businesses, internal controls and special journals, and partnership.
  • 2. Introduction to Management
    • This module covers the foundation of management. In this subject, students will be introduced to the key topics in traditional management which includes planning, organising, leading and controlling. Besides focusing on these processes, students will also learn the management skills which are relevant in today
  • 3. Introduction to Economics
    • The aim of Introduction to Economics is to equip students with adequate knowledge and understanding of the tools of economic analysis. In addition, students will learn the situations and problems to which these tools are applied. The course provides the basis for a broad understanding of economics and for further study of the subject.
  • 4. Business Mathematics
    • Mathematics is part of our lives and touches us every day in one way or another. The business communities depend very much on this to conduct its day to day business. It takes students from the most elementary number processes, number sequence, bank interest, percentages, probability, statistics, data handling to analysis and reasoning techniques. This subject has made it possible for students to progress on to do accounting with little difficulty. Many large and small companies as well as non-profit service organisations practise the subject. Mathematics and statistics, the major philosophies of mathematical thinking and practice, and how mathematics and statistics are used by different kinds of organisations are presented in this module.
  • 5. Study Skills
    • This module is designed to help students make the best use of their abilities and help them study and learn effectively. It will make their time to study more enjoyable and better prepare them for their final exams and ultimately the success they deserve. The topics covered include how to be a good learner, getting the most out of lectures, effective reading and notes-making, critical and creative thinking, writing good English and writing better assignments and essays.

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