The Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours is a two-year-eight-month, 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 change management, forensic accounting, internal auditing, regional tax planning, strategic accounting, etc.
Some of the highlights include the Integrated Work Study Programme which runs through peak auditing periods. Following the IWSP, students will undertake a business Capstone module and modules in their focused area of interests such as Audit or Tax. Students will also have Regional Exposure to Accounting Practice. Practice-oriented training will be provided by industry experts.
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.