The Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours is a three-year, direct honours degree programme designed through a series of consultations with various industry heads, accreditation bodies, and external faculty consultants.
This degree programme will hone students’ critical and analytical skills in addition to the requisite knowledge needed for a professional accounting career in commerce, industry, government or public practice. Graduates will be specialists with deep skill-sets ready for the accounting sector.
As accountants’ roles involve constant communication, the accountancy curriculum will enhance students’ soft skills through interactive activities such as oral and written presentations, as well as individual and team-based assignments which will be regular features in the programme.
The curriculum will include various modules such as auditing, data analytics, finance, financial accounting, management accounting, and taxation.
Some of the highlights include the 8-month Integrated Work Study Programme in areas of auditing, business consulting, data analytics, risk management, taxation, etc. During the IWSP, students will undertake an Applied Analytics Capstone module to solve real industry problems using data analytics tools. In their final year, students can choose 1 from 5 specialisation areas (Applied Finance, Audit, Corporate Accounting, Management Accounting, and Tax) to further pursue advanced professional core knowledge. Students will also have Regional Exposure to Accounting Practice in ASEAN countries.
Accreditation of the Programme
The programme is accredited by the following professional bodies:
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Chartered Financial Analyst – under the University Affiliation Program
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- CPA Australia
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Singapore Accountancy Commission / Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
In addition, the programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme as it incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and prepares them well to sit for the CFA exams.
Accountants are highly sought-after across diverse industries such as banking, management consulting and the service sector. Graduates can join the national accountancy body of Singapore (ISCA) as Associates and extend their professional qualifications by completing the Singapore CA (Qualification) professional programme and becoming a Chartered Accountant of Singapore or CA (Singapore), which will enhance their career opportunities. Graduates will also be able to pursue professional qualifications from other internationally-renowned accounting professional bodies such as CAANZ, CIMA, CPA Australia and ICAEW, amongst others.
Integrated Work Study Programme
Integrated Work Study Programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of eight months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.
- Chartered Accountant/ Certified Practising Accountant
- Management and Taxation Consultant
- Financial and Risk Analyst and Financial Controller
- Fraud Investigator and Forensic Accountant
Eligibility and Exemption
Students with relevant accounting background, i.e. Diploma in Accountancy/Accounting may apply for up to two trimesters of exemptions from the first year.
For students with non-relevant accounting background, i.e. Diplomas from other disciplines; exemptions of modules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics, A-level / IB Diploma graduates, and holders of equivalent Year 12 qualifications are welcome to apply.
Fees and Finances
Industry Advisory Committee
The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:
|Mr Ng Boon Yew (Chairperson)||Ms Lee Sze Yeng|
|Mrs Chia-Tern Huey Min||Mr Sim Guan Seng|
|Mr Chua Chin San||Mr Sarjit Singh|
|Mr Cheung Pui Yuen||Mr Tan Khoon Guan|
|Mr Derek How||Mr Peter Tierney|
|Ms Fann Kor||Mr Christopher Wong|
|Mr Evan Law|