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Acquire digital competencies that are highly sought after by the Accountancy sector
Receive modules exemptions from top universities and accreditations from ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW
Be career-ready with our six-month internship programme at the Big Four accounting firms and MNCs, as well as exclusive mentorship opportunities
This module provides students with an understanding of the core principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics with an application of these concepts in real-world business scenarios. Topics include Demand and Supply, Price Elasticity, Market Structure, Gross Domestic Product, Unemployment, Inflation, Fiscal and Monetary policy.
This module provides students with fundamental knowledge of how the external business environment, consisting of country and industry level factors, affects the overall strategy, organisational structure and various internal functions of international businesses. Students will also discuss how contemporary world affairs, such as the impact of globalisation, terrorism, pandemics, emergence of economic powers in Asia and digitalisation present both opportunities and challenges to international businesses.
Students will gain hands-on and real-world experience as they actively learn to integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in various modules to manage different types of businesses through game simulation. They will gain understanding of the inter-dependence of the different business functions, and to make data-driven decisions to address day-to-day operations of a business. They will also develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills as they analyse performance data and evaluate decisions to improve overall company performance.
This module provides students with fundamental programming concepts and best coding practices through the extensive use of in-class demonstrations and hands-on practices. Students will learn how technology functions by building digital solutions such as business applications and tasks automation by applying their programming skills. Students will learn how to problem solve through computational thinking.
This module introduces students to basic statistical concepts, tools and models. Students will learn how to organise and analyse data, as well as interpret results for decision-making in the business world. Students will apply and reinforce their learnings through data presentation and performing descriptive analysis on data generated from the Business Simulated Game.
English Language Express aims to give you a better grounding in the English Language and to strengthen the written and oral communications skills that you will need in your academic and professional careers. You will be engaged in writing, reading, listening and speaking activities that will develop your ability to speak and write grammatically, coherently and clearly. You will also hone your reading and listening comprehension skills.
This module teaches students to effectively refine their written and spoken communication skills, discussion techniques, and people skills. Students will learn techniques to think on their feet to deliver an effective business pitch confidently. They will learn to persuasively communicate opportunities and ideas by creatively tailoring their business message for their target audience using storytelling techniques. Students will also develop their information literacy skills to craft clear business messages using APA style referencing.
This module provides students with an understanding of the basic knowledge of the law and its application in a business environment. Topics include the Singapore Legal System, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Law of Agency/E-Commerce/Artificial Intelligence Law (E-Comm/AI Law), Law of Business Organisations, Introduction to Company Law and Intellectual Property Law. Students will also develop clarity of thought that requires a critical discerning eye and logical reasoning when applying legal principles to practical business decisions.
The module is designed for students to integrate and apply learning from the different modules to address real-world challenges provided by industry partners. Using the Lean methodology, students will build a Lean Canvas Model to develop and showcase a minimum viable product to address challenges and evaluate opportunities. They will learn about resource optimisation and value creation for businesses.
The module imparts basic accounting and finance knowledge to students, in areas such as accounting equations, accounting principles, financial statements, ratio analysis, cash budgeting, short-term financing strategies, time value of money and capital investment analysis. Students will demonstrate their understanding by using financial software to interpret financial accounting information for decision-making in business environments when working on integrated project scenarios.
The module covers digital media design competencies with user-centered design principles. Students will learn to use design software and apply the design competencies on digital platforms such as web, mobile and desktop. Students will also learn to address digital design issues related to the user experience, presentation of the information, the imagery and the visualisation during their designing process.
This module supports students in their journey of self-discovery, character-building, NP values-inculcation, development of education and career goals via experiential activities and guided reflections with CPP coaches. To prepare them for their career and the future, students will also deepen their knowledge of the respective diploma curriculum and industries through learning journeys, mentorship and opportunities for interactions with alumni and industry practitioners. The module will incorporate a more comprehensive feedback and reflective approach from self, peers, tutors and the industry mentor to support students’ holistic growth and development.
This module covers topics such as incorporation procedures and effects, maintenance of statutory records, conduct of meetings, duties and liabilities of directors, rights of members, corporate rescue schemes and liquidation. Students will receive hands-on practice in the preparation of statutory returns using appropriate commercial software packages and become familiar with the Companies Act and other relevant statutory requirements.
This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts of financial analytics. Students will learn various tools and techniques such as programming language for data wrangling and manipulation to prepare data ready for Machine Learning as well as data visualisation to analyse data to recommend solutions to identified business problems.
This module introduces students to the concept of double-entry, analysis and recording of business transactions and the accounts of sole-proprietorship and partnerships. Topics include accounting and internal controls for cash and credit transactions, inventories, fixed assets and preparation of financial statements for companies. Students will also be exposed to a commercial accounting software.
This module gives an overview of the Singapore income tax system and its tax administration. It introduces the tax concepts and principles in the areas of individual and corporate taxation as well as goods and services tax. Students will learn to prepare income tax computations for resident individuals and companies, including applying tax concepts in tax planning strategies.
This module engages students to use their accounting knowledge and skills to complete a community project. The partnership with a community partner offers students an opportunity to deepen their academic knowledge while meeting community needs. The community project also allows students to hone decision-making skills, develop social and civic responsibility and multi-cultural understanding.
This module introduces the basic concepts, principles and processes of auditing financial statements. Students will acquire basic knowledge and functional skills required of an audit assistant in a public accounting firm. Audit techniques such as communication skills and documentation procedures necessary for conducting an effective audit are also covered.
This module builds on the foundation of Business Communication 1 and creates opportunities for students to strengthen their oral and written communication. Students will be required to enhance their presentation skills through impromptu speeches. Students will also learn how to prepare a business proposal. Job hunting and employment skills will be introduced to prepare students for a positive start to their careers. Students will learn about personal branding and will be taught to write application letters and resumes. Additionally, students will learn job interview techniques through role-plays and simulations
This module introduces cost terminology, basic concepts and costing procedures to account for materials, labour and overheads. Costing methods for jobs, processes, joint and by-products, as well as variable and absorption costs are also covered.
This module equips students with skills to prepare financial statements and meet disclosure requirements for limited liability companies that are in compliance with the minimum disclosure requirements of Singapore’s Financial Reporting Standards and relevant regulations. Students will learn to prepare financial statements including the statements of cash flows for limited liability companies, and account for goods and services tax (GST) and payroll.
Students learn about Financial Reporting Standards and requirements for the accounting for foreign currency transactions, translation of foreign companies’ financial statements to the reporting currency, preparation of consolidated financial statements, and the analysis as well as the interpretation of financial statements of listed companies. Revenue recognition and deferred taxation will also be covered in this module.
Students will explore advanced areas of auditing by examining issues that require professional judgement such as materiality and risk assessment, statutory and ethical duties of an auditor, and audit opinions. Audit approaches and techniques in a computer information systems environment are also covered.
This module provides students with the fundamental knowledge in financial management. It gives an overview of the local corporate advisory services as well as business valuations. Students are given the opportunity to understand as well as explore the use of appropriate approaches and valuation tools to assess and value projects, business segments and companies.
Students will be introduced to management accounting techniques for planning, controlling and decision making. Standard costing and budgetary control techniques will be taught together with an in-depth study of relevant costs, cost-volume-profit analysis, transfer-pricing decisions and pricing strategies.
Students will intern for six months with international accounting firms, financial institutions, manufacturing companies or public sector entities. Under the mentorship of professional practitioners, they will experience and learn from the challenges of the working environment.
This module is an introduction to ethical codes that Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) members adhere to. These include Ethics Pronouncements (EP) 100 on Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics, and EP 200 on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Students will learn about possible threats to compliance and safeguards to address these threats.
Besides job opportunities in the “Big Four” international accounting firms, you can also develop your career in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting, corporate secretarial practice, banking and financial services.
ACC is recognised by all local universities and overseas universities in Australia and the United Kingdom that grant up to one year’s module exemptions. You will also enjoy module exemptions for courses and examinations offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Alternatively, you can embark on an 18-month work-study programme under the SkillsFuture initiative to enter the profession without completing a degree.
In addition to participating in business competitions and internships, BA gave me opportunities to network and meet people. Some highlights include an overseas course trip to Shanghai, China and a virtual internship with ICAEW with international students. These experiences broadened my perspectives and gave me a global mindset.
The ACC Diploma course played a major role in unleashing my potential and pushing me out of my comfort zone. I did an internship stint with Ernst & Young LLP which not only allowed me to explore the assurance field, but also gave me the opportunity to grow my professional network. NP’s robust curriculum, holistic learning environment and the strong support I’ve received from my lecturers have helped me develop into a confident person.
Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type
Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.
The stint in USA has opened up my perspective on managing business. I was involved in every part of the business. I’ve gained valuable insight into the life of an entrepreneur. This experience has inspired me to carve out my own future in the business field.