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Course Overview

One is good but two is always better! This course will provide you with a dual specialisation in both accountancy and finance – giving you the ultimate flexibility when it comes to future career choices and further education options.

 

With the government committed to promoting Singapore as a financial centre and wealth management hub, there will always be a demand for qualified accountancy and finance professionals. Our course’s robust and technology-driven curriculum will give you the upper hand by preparing you for today’s fintech environment. You could also clinch an invaluable internship opportunity with one of our partners, which include the Big Four accounting firms and other reputable multinational companies.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

Subject
Grade

English Language (EL1)*

1-6

Mathematics (E or A)

1-6

Any three other subjects, excluding CCA

1-6
2020 Planned Intake
115
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2020 JAE)
5 - 11

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects: Art/Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Higher Art, Higher Music, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/ Chinese/ Malay/ Tamil, Media Studies (English Language), Media Studies (Chinese Language), Music, Principles of Accounts.

*Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)
Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)
Direct Admission Exercise (DAE)

What You'll Learn

To secure your future as a professional, first you need to get the fundamentals right. You will achieve this though modules such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics & Cost Management Accounting.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCS1011 Communication & Information Literacy

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.

2
BCS1012 Workplace Communication

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms. In all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.

2
BCS1013 Persuasive Communication

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.

2
GCC1001 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civic-minded individuals.

2
BIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised fields or beyond. You will first learn the Design Thinking framework, where you will develop problem statements and ideate solutions. Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting, at TP’s Makerspace+ facility. Finally, you will acquire commercial awareness through the LEAN Startup framework of idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding or crowdsourcing avenues.   

2
LEA1011 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 1

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LEA1012 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 2

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LEA1013 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 3

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.

2
MCR1001 Career Readiness 1

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects - Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
MCR1002 Career Readiness 2

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
MCR1003 Career Readiness 3

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
BGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.

3
BGS1003 Managing Diversity at Work*

This subject explores the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It examines the relationship between identity and diversity, the benefits and challenges of diversity and the strategies that promote inclusion and inspire collaboration in a diverse workplace. Examples of the elements of diversity covered in this subject include nationality, generation, ethnicity and gender. A one week residential stay is mandatory for this subject.

3
BGS1004 Global Citizenship & Community Development*

Students will examine the meaning and responsibilities of being a Global Citizen, in order to contribute towards a more equitable and sustainable world.  In addition, students will learn how sustainable solutions can support community development, and, execute and critique a community action plan that addresses the needs of a specific community/cause.

3
BGS1005 Expressions of Culture*

This subject provides a platform for an understanding of culture and heritage through modes of expression. Students will be introduced to global and local cultures via everyday objects, places and human behaviour seen through time and space. Students will explore issues and challenges in culture and heritage sustainability in community, national and global contexts.

3
TGL1001 Guided Learning

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills.

3

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF1010 Business Accounting

This subject provides you with an understanding of the core accounting principles underlying accounting practice; from the preparation of accounting entries to the financial statements of businesses. It also focuses on how various businesses report the results of their activities in the financial statements.

4
BAF1011 Cost & Management Accounting 1

This subject focuses on the use of accounting information for management planning decisions with emphasis on product costing. Topics covered will include elements of costing, activity-based costing and activitybased management, absorption and variable costing, and cost-volume-profit analysis.

4
BAF1012 Financial Accounting

This subject builds on the foundation laid in Business Accounting. You will learn how to determine business profits under the accrual accounting system, and to account for business assets namely non-current assets, cash and inventory. The subject will also equip you with the concepts of accounting for partnerships.

4
BBS1001 Principles of Management

This subject covers the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It addresses the impact of environmental factors that affect business and the relevance of corporate social responsibility in an organisation. It emphasises the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by supervisors/managers in an organisation.

4
BBT1010 Business Technology & Analytics

This subject covers fundamental computing and data analytics skills for businesses. A strong emphasis is placed in exposing students to office productivity tools which can aid in decision making as well as solving business problems through data manipulation, modelling and visualisation.

4
BEC1007 Business Economics

The subject covers the fundamental principles of economics for understanding how individuals and firms make decisions. It will focus on the various aspects of the product market: demand and supply, elasticity, market competition, product differentiation. The subject includes an overview of macroeconomic indicators, the government’s macroeconomic objectives and policy tools.

4
BLM1007 Business Law

This subject provides you with a working knowledge of the general principles of law that are important to business. Topics covered include contract, negligence, sale of goods, intellectual property and e-commerce.

4
BLO1001 Business Statistics

The subject provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. It includes data description, basic concepts of probability, correlation and regression, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. The subject also covers the use of computer software application to perform statistical computation for data analysis and interpretation.

4

* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects or TGL1001 Guided Learning.


Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects
72 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects
min 12 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 124 credit units

Increase your market value and employability prospects by gaining proficiency in high demand skills, including Corporate Accounting, Business Finance, Financial Analytics, Auditing and FinTech.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF2002 Business Finance

This subject provides you with a basic understanding of the sources and allocation of funds within a business enterprise and the tools and techniques used by the financial manager in the management of funds and other financial resources.

4
BAF2005 Cost & Management Accounting 2

This subject focuses on the use of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics covered include relevant costing, performance evaluation, transfer pricing and budgetary control.

4
BAF2006 Fundamentals of Investment

This subject provides a framework for understanding and analysing securities, and covers the key institutional features and theories of investment. Topics covered include the investment environment, return and risk in an investment setting, common stocks, fixed-income securities and alternative investments.

4
BAF2007 International Finance

The subject will cover trade documents and the role of banks in the trade system. This will include an examination of the incoterms (terms of delivery) and how the conduct of trade practices under each term can be used to define the responsibilities, ownership and the risk of importers and exporters.  The subject will also cover how firms manage risk exposures to foreign exchange through the use of various financial instruments such as the foreign exchange spot and forward contracts, as well as options.

4
BAF2011 Company Accounting

This subject introduces you to the fundamentals of accounting for companies. It will cover accounting for share and debt capital, and principles in selected Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) such as revenue recognition, property, plant and equipment, provisions, contingencies and events after reporting period. A framework for preparing a set of statutory financial statements will also be discussed.

4
BAF2018 Fundamentals of Taxation

This subject gives you an understanding of the Singapore Income Tax laws and practices and how these are applied to companies, individuals and other taxable persons. The computation of adjusted trade profit, capital allowances, personal reliefs and income tax liabilities will be discussed.

4
BAF2022 Information Systems & Financial Analytics

This subject introduces you to the framework of accounting information systems and the operations and controls in a typical business cycle. It also examines developments affecting accounting systems and data analytics. You will be equipped with the skills in using an accounting software and in performing financial analytics.

4
BAF2025 Corporate Reporting

This subject equips you with the basic skills in preparing and presenting consolidated financial statements. It will also expose you to further principles in Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) such as that related to investment property and financial instruments.

4
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF2023 Auditing

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of auditing within the audit framework, and the principles of corporate governance and professional ethics. It also provides a practical learning experience in which you will apply audit principles and techniques in simulated individual and group audit assignments. The aim is to prepare you for employment in professional firms where you will be able to handle various aspects of an audit assignment.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBT2013 Financial Technology
4
BAF2021 Personal Financial Planning

This subject introduces you to personal financial planning. It covers the key aspects of financial planning, encompassing cash and credit management, investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax planning and estate planning.

4
BAF2024 Banking Products & Services

The subject introduces the regulatory and operational demands associated with the delivery of banking products and services. In addition, the subject focuses on how such products are marketed in the Singapore context, covering issues such as pricing and promotional strategies in the marketing plan.

4

Position yourself further through your choice of specialist elective modules, which will prepare you for post-diploma education and work in the Accountancy Profession or in the Financial Services Sector.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BSI3037 Student Internship Programme (Accounting & Finance)

This structured internship links your learning with the real world. You will be placed in relevant industrial/ commercial organisations so that you can bring your classroom knowledge into the working world and apply them in actual work situations. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in accounting and finance, this practical training also provides the opportunity to build important soft skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

16

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF3008 Financial Analysis

This subject covers the application of financial analysis for investment, management and credit decisionmaking. You will learn how to review annual reports together with other sources of information and analyse company performance in the light of industry and economic conditions.

4
BAF3021 Risk Management

This subject introduces you to the major risk areas that businesses and financial institutions face. It will provide you with a framework for the identification and assessment of credit risk, market risk and operational risk; and outline the positive impact that good corporate governance and culture have on development of robust risk management practices.

4
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF3014 Practice of Taxation

This subject builds on the principles and concepts acquired from Fundamentals of Taxation. The calculation of benefits in kind for individuals, taxation treatment of partnerships, common investment incentives for companies, double taxation reliefs and distribution of corporate profits are covered.

4
BAF3019 Advanced Accounting

This subject provides an in-depth study of the advanced concepts and principles relating to accounting standards and consolidated accounts. It equips you with the requisite knowledge and skills to be effective in handling realistic and higher level problems and issues in financial reporting.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF3016 Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

This subject focuses on the application of financial tools and techniques to make decisions in selecting a portfolio of securities that meet a company’s predetermined set of financial goals, especially in the investment of funds. Topics to be covered include security analysis and valuation, modern portfolio theory and formulation of investment policy.

4

Career Prospects

Course Fees

PET Course Fee

Main

The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

ADMITTED IN SINGAPOREANS
(Age below 40 in the year 2020) 
SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
2020 S$2,985.90 S$6,115.90 S$10,949.10
2019 S$2,975.40 S$5,905.40 S$10,538.60

 

WHEN DO I PAY?

There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2020/2021 are:
Semester 1:  20 April 2020 – 18 October 2020 
Semester 2:  19 October 2020 – 18 April 2021

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.

MORE DETAILS ON FEES AND FINANCE

View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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