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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 each. 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 54 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Progression Pathway
Diploma in Accountancy
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
Intakes
January / April / July / October
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
Assessment
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.
Modules
  • 1. Financial Accounting I
    • This module aims to develop students' understanding of the principles and concepts of accounting and enables students to prepare and evaluate accounting statements, systems and reports. The module will cover topic such as Accounting Principles; Control Accounts and Bank Reconciliation; Accounting for Stock; Fixed Assets Accountings; Errors & Incomplete Accounts; Sole Proprietorship & Final Accounts; Company Final Accounts; Sources and Uses of Funds; and Financial Ratio Analysis.
  • 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. Business Law
    • This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the precept of legal reasoning. It also forms the basis of professional and business relationship. Student will learn the fundamentals of Singapore legal system; and Law of Contract and be able to identify breaches of contract, and the appropriate remedies for such breaches. The module will cover other topics such as Agency; Sale of Goods;Insurance; Negotiable Instruments; Trademarks and Copyrights; Incorporation of Companies; and Duties of Directors and other Officers.
  • 4. Economics
    • In this module, students will learn the different economic systems and how the market works. They will 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, behavioral 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. Principles of Information System
    • This module provides students a general overview of information systems concepts and its application to practical business situation. Students will learn to differentiate between data and information and learn the key attributes of information and the various types and levels of information. Students will also be exposed to the major areas of IS knowledge including Information Technologies - hardware, software, networks, data resource management, and Internet-based technologies; Business Applications; and Systems Development Processes.
  • 7. Business Statistics
    • This module provides students an introduction to quantitative techniques which are widely applicable in business application. Students will be exposed to the various methods of Collections and Presentations of Numerical Information - survey methods, tabulation, graphs, charts and diagrams; Frequency Distributions - measures of location, measures of dispersion, and skewness; Relationships and Forecasting - correlation and regression, time series analysis, and simple forecasting; Index numbers - price relative methods and aggregate methods; and Probability and Statistical Inference.
  • 8. 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.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Balestier Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500
Email: enquiries@easb.edu.sg

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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