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Course Overview

Do you know what drives the financial markets? In this module, you will be introduced to two IT systems used by accounting and finance professionals in their daily work. Learn to record transactions and prepare financial statements more efficiently by using a computerized accounting software – SAGE 300 ERP. Leverage on these practical skills to get insights into companies’ performance as you analyse them for investment purpose by accessing share prices and other financial information from Thomson Reuters. With these skills acquired, you may be on your way to building a strong investment portfolio in the trading game conducted in the module!


Pitched for Upper Secondary students, it will be conducted within a duration of 30 hours with a class size of 20.


Note: To get the maximum benefit from this course, some Principles of Accounting knowledge is encouraged.





  • practical skills in using an accounting software to record business transactions and prepare financial statements.
  • understanding of basic investment concepts and applying it to analyse share investments through the use of an integrated financial database platform.


Note: This module is taught intensively over a 1-week or 4 day session during the Secondary Schools’ Post-exam period or school vacation.

What You'll Learn

At the end of the module, students will be able to:


  • record business transactions using an accounting software.
  • generate financial statements and other useful reports using an accounting software.
  • understand and interpret financial statements for the purpose of making share investments decisions.
  • use an integrated financial database platform to facilitate investment analysis.


Students will be assessed based on the following criteria:


  • Class Participation (individual) - 10%
  • Quiz(es) (individual) - 10%
  • Test (individual) - 40%
  • Project (group) & Individual Presentation or Reflections - 40%


Individual Work: 70% 
Group Work: 30%


Completion criteria:


Students are required to:


  • Fulfill 75% of the attendance and
  • Obtain a pass mark of at least 50% upon completion of the module.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be advised

To be advised

30 Hours

Contact Details

  • Ms Elaine Phay
  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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