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Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Programme Overview

Awarding authority Amity Global Institute (AGI)
Academic Year/Time Schedule/Programme Duration Duration of course is 1 year
Mode Full Time / Part Time
Teaching Amenities, Facilities etc Lecture Rooms

 

The Diploma in Accounting and Finance at Amity Global Institute unlocks the key principles of financial management and reporting essential for businesses to succeed. Our curriculum emphasises the practical skills and industry insights demanded by today’s evolving economy. You’ll benefit from experienced educators, hands-on projects, and potential internships with reputable organisations, ensuring a learning experience grounded in both theory and real-world application. This comprehensive diploma programme prepares you to confidently analyse financial data, make informed business decisions, and adapt to the changing needs of diverse industries. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a professional seeking advancement, our Diploma in Accounting and Finance and accounting courses will give you the tools to excel in this dynamic field.

Programme Objective

The Diploma in Accounting and Finance provides a focused and practical foundation in the core principles and practices of financial management and reporting. Our aim is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and industry-relevant perspective necessary to enter a range of roles in accounting, bookkeeping, auditing, or broader financial management. This diploma also serves as a valuable stepping stone for continued studies towards a Bachelor’s degree.

What to Expect

The Amity Diploma in Accounting and Finance is a rigorous programme designed to equip you with both the theoretical foundations and practical skills essential for success in the financial sector.

What You’ll Learn

  • Master the essential principles of accounting, financial reporting, and analysis that form the bedrock of sound financial decision-making.
  • Develop a practical understanding of financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and risk assessment, to guide business strategy.
  • Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard accounting software and financial modelling tools, preparing you for real-world challenges.
  • Hone your ability to communicate complex financial information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Cultivate a strong ethical compass, understanding the importance of professional integrity and compliance in the accounting and finance field.

This programme is delivered through a blend of engaging on-campus sessions and self-directed learning. Students can expect to participate in:

  • Lectures: Led by experienced faculty and industry professionals, providing theoretical frameworks and real-world insights.
  • Tutorials: Interactive sessions to clarify concepts, discuss case studies, and apply knowledge to practical problems.
  • Seminars: In-depth discussions on specific topics, encouraging critical thinking and analysis.
  • Practice Simulations: Immersive experiences to apply theoretical concepts in realistic scenarios, honing decision-making skills.
  • Independent Study: Time dedicated to reading, research, and individual assignments to solidify understanding.

Course Structure & Duration

Diploma in Accounting and Finance core modules include: 

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Understanding and communicating financial information is an essential feature of the work of managers in all organisations. Students entering as potential managers must therefore have knowledge and appreciation of the key organisational financial objectives and responsibilities and of the financial pressures under which they operate. A student armed with such information would hopefully be able to contribute more effectively and swiftly to their career development.

Business Environment

The focus of this module is on the business environment and the drivers of change within it, the macro forces that shape the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous) world we live in and thus the context in which business operates. Students are asked to use the core module PESTLE and ‘Five Forces’ frameworks to make sense of events and their impact on businesses.

Information Management

This module focuses on delivering a broad range of digital literacy skills that align with the requirements for studying in higher education. These include learning to source and access information across networks, analyse digital resources and reuse to develop knowledge and understanding while developing skills in academic integrity.

Business in Society

The module aims to provide students from all backgrounds with the appropriate skills and knowledge which is essential in dealing with a variety of situations involving people at work. The module provides a firm basis of practical ‘people management’ knowledge for nonspecialist and specialist managers of people in any type of organisation and industry. 

Managing People, Organisations and Management

The module aims to provide students from all backgrounds with the appropriate skills and knowledge which are essential in dealing with a variety of situations involving people at work. This module provides a firm basis of practical ‘people management’ knowledge for non-specialist and specialist managers of people in any type of organisation and industry. 

Accounting for Business

This module aims to give students a basic knowledge of financial accounting (context, purposes, regulatory framework). It introduces the principal concepts of financial accounting. The preparation of principal financial statements will also be explored.

Multinational Business Finance

This module is also designed to introduce students to key management accounting skills necessary to support decision-making. It will emphasis the acquisition and application of skills and knowledge necessary to inform managers responsible for planning, decision-making and control and will provide the underpinning skills and knowledge required for more advanced study.

Marketing Management

This marketing management module explores the challenges faced by modern organisations in a fast moving and rapidly changing environment. It considers how definitions and perspectives on marketing have changed and continues to change in the face of rising consumer sophistication and increasing complexity and expectations

Overview of Accounting and Finance Programme Duration 

Programme Type Duration
Full-Time/Part-Time Diploma 12 months

Whether opting for full-time or part-time study, the coverage of modules, lectures, and tutorial materials remains consistent across both formats, ensuring all students receive the same comprehensive education. The primary difference lies in the programme duration and scheduling flexibility. 

Full-time study allows students to complete the programme in one year, ideal for those who wish to quickly advance their careers and can dedicate more time to their studies. 

Part-time study is delivered to provide a more flexible schedule that accommodates working professionals or those with other commitments, allowing them to balance their educational pursuits with personal and professional responsibilities.

Admission Eligibility

Age Requirements 17 years old
Academic Requirements Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ level Examination in the English medium and must have obtained all of the following:
At least two passes in subjects at H2 level with One H1 Level pass and attempted General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)
OR
Formal International Year 12 Education
OR
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)
OR
Polytechnic Diploma Holder in any field of study from a local polytechnic in Singapore
OR
BTEC level 4 HNC in any field of study
OR
An approved Diploma or Advanced Diploma from private education institutions of Singapore which has the minimum entry requirements as follows,
GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent;
OR
Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent.
English proficiency requirements Students must complete and obtain a Pass in English in high school.
If English is not the medium of studies or learning in the high school or taken as a 2nd language, then the following requirements applies:
IELTS 5.5;
OR
TOFEL 550 (paper-base) + 4 in TWE or 79 (iBT);
OR
SAT1 score 550 (Critical reading & writing);
OR
PTE Academic score 42/100;
OR
An equivalent English language qualification
Mature Applicants Candidates who are at least 30 years of age with at least 8 years of working experience (after graduation from Junior College) as at 1st July of the admission year may apply for admission as Mature Applicants
To qualify as a mature applicant, you are required to submit a Personal Statement of not more than 200 words and 2 Referee Reports from at least one employer. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview
Accreditation of prior learning (APL) / credit exemption Students with prior qualifications may be eligible for credit exemption or Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). These exemptions are subject to approval by the Amity Examination Board and are determined on a case-by-case basis.
The following qualifications are eligible for consideration:
Polytechnic Diploma holder in a relevant field of study from a local polytechnic in Singapore.
An approved Diploma or Advanced Diploma from private education institutions in Singapore, with prior entry requirements equivalent to the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination (or equivalent) at the time of admission to the qualifying Diploma.
The transcript from your diploma course must demonstrate that you have read and passed the equivalents of essential Amity Diploma modules. APL is approved by the Examination Board of Amity. Maximum credits for APL approval will not greater than 50%.

Diploma in Accounting Course Fees & Curriculum Structure

Course Application Fee
Course Application Fee* Local Students : S$150 (Onetime Only)
International Students : S$450 (Onetime Only)
Note:
– Course application fee is non refundable.
– Fees indicated are exclusive of GST.
Fees Breakdown Total Payable
Singapore Citizen Singapore PR International
Tuition Fee S$7,500 S$7,500 S$7,500
Total Course Fees Payable S$7,500 S$7,500 S$7,500
Note:
  1. Course Fee is inclusive of Tuition Fees and Exam Fees (one time) 
  2. Fees indicated are exclusive of Non-Tuition Fee of S$ 1080.
  3. FPS Insurance premiums are paid by Amity, unless stated in the Student Contract which has to be paid by the student separately.
  4. Fees indicated are exclusive of GST & examination fee.
  5. For Miscellaneous Fees: Click Here
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Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Business Environment

Information Management

Business in Society

Accounting and Finance Project

Managing People, Organisations and Management

 

Elective Module (CHOOSE 1)

  • Accounting for Business
  • Multinational Business Finance
  • Marketing Management

View Module Descriptions

Career Prospect

A Diploma in Accounting and Finance provides a stepping stone to a rewarding career in the financial sector. With the skills and knowledge gained, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue career opportunities such as: 

  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Assistant
  • Costing Assistant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Audit Assistant
  • Payroll Processing
  • Financial Services

To further enhance your career prospects, Amity also offers a preparatory course for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification, a globally recognised certification that adds significant value to your profile as an accounting graduate.

For those aspiring to reach higher-level accounting positions or become a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Singapore, an Accounting Diploma serves as a stepping stone towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related fields, paving the way for a fulfilling and upwardly mobile career in finance.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Amity’s Diploma in Accounting and Finance

To apply for a Diploma in Accounting and Finance, please complete the online application form available on our website. You will need to submit all required documents, such as transcripts, proof of identity, and any previous qualifications, as part of the application process.

The Diploma in Accounting and Finance intake are available throughout the year. We recommend checking our website for the exact intake dates as they are subject to change.

Yes, there is a non-refundable application fee required when submitting your application. The fee for local students is S$150, and for international students, it is S$450.

We recommend applying at least three months before the planned intake to allow sufficient time for processing your application, visa arrangements if applicable, and preparation for your studies.

You can check the status of your application by logging into the application portal on the Amity website. If you have any specific questions, you may also contact our admissions office directly.

While the tuition fees for the Diploma in Accounting and Finance are the same for all students, international students are required to pay higher application fees. Additionally, international students may incur additional costs for visa processing and health insurance.

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