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Course Overview

The program are to develop competency in applying accounting best practices, problem solving, communication and critical thinking. Graduates will have developed and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles in accounting, practical skills in accounting based on industry best practices. The ability to communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent arguments, effective time management. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting

(Duration : 12 months)

• Intermediate Accounting

To enable students to understand accounting principles and the function of financial reports.

To enable students to understand how accounting functions as the language of business and how accounting information assist in making decisions.

To assist students in financial information analysis and usage of financial information extracted from financial statements.

• Organisational Behaviour

The module focuses on behavior in organisations and covers all the key concepts needed to understand, predict, and respond to the behavior of people in real world organisations. Organisational behaviour is the study of individuals and groups in organisations. One major issue facing organisations today is how best to utilise and combine the talents of individuals to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness, and managing people in the organisational setting requires special skills.

• Business Statistics

The aim of this module is to cover data, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression.

• Microeconomics

This module is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the importance of economics in the business environment. The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and skills in standard microeconomic analysis, building on the basic knowledge gained in their introductory economics course.

• Management Accounting

To provide an understanding on how organizations accumulate, assign and analyse cost and revenue data for use within the organisation and its practical applications thereof.

• Macroeconomics

The objectives for this module focus on understanding of how to measure a society’s economic well-being, and how the level of economic activity is determined, both from a perspective of economic policy analysis.

The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of how national and global economies function is important for assessing the prospects for companies and for financial portfolios. This module will develop the understanding of how decisions by consumers, firms and government are interlinked, and impact on interest rates, exchange rates and the overall level of economic activity.

• Corporate Finance

This module provides students a broad overview of the financial environment under which the firm operates and equips them with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make sound financial decisions for the firm.

• Commercial Law

This course is designed to give a general overview of commercial law. Firstly, it will introduce the legal system. This will include the sources of laws, separation of powers, administration of justice and application of English law.

Secondly, this course will inculcate the basic understanding of the law of contract as the governing principles in all commercial transactions. Among the topics discussed are elements of a contract, types of discharges and the remedies where there is a breach.

Thirdly, this course will expose students to the relevant laws pertaining to commercial activities, namely, agency, sale of goods, hire purchase, insurance, negotiable instruments and banking.

• Quantitative Methods

The module uses applications-oriented approach rather than mathematics-oriented. This approach makes the subject matter interesting and relevant to the student by demonstrating not only how the procedure works, but also how each method contributes to the decision-making process. In this module, students will learn the techniques of quantitative model formulation and evaluation, using SPSS for Windows, to solve practical business problems. The emphasis is to teach the critical skills of data analysis and interpretation for decision-making.

• Ethics and Organisation

This module explores some of the ethical and human rights issues confronting contemporary organisations. In the module, the main ethical perspectives adopted by individuals and organisations are considered. The module will enable students to reflect and critically engage with ethical issues.

• Taxation

This course provides students with sound understanding and ability to prepare computations of tax liability for an individual in respect of his / her income from employment, business and other income.

• Accounting Information Systems

This course covers the systems concept, data processing technology, systems documentation techniques, infrastructure for E-business, security and control measures in computer-based information systems (CBIS) and Accounting Information System (AIS) applications in business.

• Research Methods

This module introduces students to both qualitative and quantitative research methods used by business scholars. Students will understand and apply both concepts and working knowledge of these methodological approaches, the evaluation of empirical studies and the design of research projects. This module emphasizes the role and value of marketing research information, technology in the research process, designing the research project, sampling and its issues, scale measurements, and questionnaire design issues.

• Strategic Management

The module will help students to further develop their understanding of the management and leadership theories and principles behind corporate strategic thinking and the practical implications of decisions that are made. The module is developed to promote an in-depth understanding of how organisations can best understand their strategic environment in context of increasing change.

• Advanced Accounting

To enable students to understand the principles and techniques in accounting in order to evaluate and use accounting information and reports.

To enable students to account for cash, receivables, inventories, property, plant and equipment, intangibles, investments, current and non-current liabilities, provisions, contingencies, share capital and reserves using approved accounting standards.

To enable students to prepare financial statements.

• Auditing

To develop and provide students with an understanding of the audit process from the basic planning stage to the reporting stage and the techniques used in the conduct of internal and external audit.

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