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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK

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Why the University of Sunderland, UK?

We could give you dozens of reasons, but these are at the top of Sunderland students' list.

  • The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university, providing higher education since 1901
  • Best in the North East for satisfaction with teaching including Management and Marketing (The Guardian University Guide 2017)
  • Ranked 79th Overall in The Guardian University League Tables 2017: the highest climber, rising 30 places in the table
  • Ranked 62th in The Guardian University Guide 2017: League Table for Accounting and Finance
  • Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

     

Course Highlights:

  • Completion in 9 months (Full-Time) or 12 months (Part-time)
  • Total of 6 modules
  • Combination of examinations and assignments

 

Testimonials

Ms Gillian Yap                                                                                                                                         
Silver Award Honours Graduate (2016)                                                                                                                                     

BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management (Top-Up)
University of Sunderland, UK

Extracted from The First Degree Supplement, TODAY, 30 Sep 2016

"University of Sunderland is a university with good reputation and a respectable ranking position.  This, coupled with MDIS reputation for good lecturers and comprehensive facilties, helped me make my decision.  

Project management was my favourite subject which has interesting topics to enhance and further my knowledge in the field of accounting & finance."

Read her story here: http://www.mdis.edu.sg/news/mdis-in-the-news/2016/09/i-enjoy-accounting-and-finance-management 

 

Mr Ong Chin Xiang                                                                                                                                           Student (2014)                                                                                                                                                          

BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management (Top-Up)                                                                         University of Sunderland, UK

"Studying in MDIS has been a pleasurable and positive experience for me. Students are constantly inspired by the motivational quotes around the campus, and the dedicated and knowledgeable lecturers help make the course fulfilling and interesting.  Most importantly, the course allows me to obtain an honours degree in 12 months, giving me a vital head start for all my future endeavours."

 

Graduate Outcomes

A degree in accounting and financial management is highly relevant to the needs of organisations of all sizes.   

By completeing the course, you will be adding value to your employability and attractiveness as a professional.

For example:

  • You will develope expertise in business problem solving and decision making through the 'Business Modelling for Decision Making' module, which integrates finance and quantitative techniques.
  • You will enhance your personal developement and knowledge base through the 'Contemporary Developments in Business and Management' module.
  • You will develope the generic skill of project management through the 'Managing Projects' module, which involves analysing recent projects against key criteria such as risk, design and control.

 

Objectives

  • To enable students to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of the role of accounting and finance in business organisations
  • To assist students to develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills which will prepare them for a career in a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations
  • To develop and maintain an awareness and understanding of accounting and finance in a regional, national and international context
  • To develop students' transferable skills of analysis, judgment, communication and independent learning
  • To widen access to undergraduate accounting and financial management courses for students by providing a flexible mode of delivery, with appropriate student support and guidance.

 

Assessment Methods

Majority of the modules are assessed by coursework only.

 

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sunderland, UK. The degree will be the same as that awarded to the full-time students at the University main campus in the UK.

 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the MBA Programme from the University of Sunderland, UK.

 

University Overview

 

Sunderland Business School

The University of Sunderland is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK's most up-and-coming cities. We have strong industry links and work closely with some of the world's leading companies. Testament to our growing reputation, the University was nominated for University of the Year in 2013 (Times Higher Education Awards)


Our Faculty of Business and Law is recognised worldwide; with students from over 70 countries and a presence on three continents, we are playing a major role in preparing tomorrow’s leaders for long and succesful careers.


Our programmes are highly regarded in terms of student experience, teaching standards and relevance to the real world. This has been recognised in the National Student Survey 2012, where Tourism at Sunderland was voted best in the UK for Overall Satisfaction.


We believe that employability is at the heart of the university experience, and this is underpinned by the drive to develop six key attributes in our graduates: capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook.
Whatever your future ambitions, make a life-changing decision by choosing to study at the University of Sunderland.
 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

MODULES

 

Financial Management (20 Credits)

  Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

  •  Critical understanding of the key strategic decisions that a business may have to make and appreciated how accounting and finance can assist in making and evaluating those decisions
  • Critical understanding of specific analytical skills in key decision areas within strategy and finance at local and international level
  • Critical understanding of the limitations of the current state of financial theory in making strategic business decisions


Strategic Management Accounting (20 Credits)

Main areas of study under this module will include: 

  •  An introduction to strategic management accounting
  •  Relevant costs for decision making
  •  Activity based costing
  •  Pricing decisions
  •  Budgeting
  •  Management control systems and Performance Management
  •  Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
  •  Work capital management
  • Transfer pricing

 

Financial Markets (20 Credits)

This module provides students with a good understanding of the operation and the efficiency of the financial markets covering money market, capital market, stock exchange market and foreign exchange markets. The module covers key theoretical models as well as financial market data to enable students to better understand operational issues and their implications.

 

International Financial Reporting (20 Credits)

Main areas of study under this module will include: 

  •  The regulatory and conceptual framework          
  •  The presentation of financial statements      
  •  Accounting for tangible fixed assets       
  •  Accounting for intangible fixed assets                       
  •  Accounting for leases    
  •  Accounting for provisions, contingencies and post balance sheet events            
  •  Accounting for pension costs
  •  Accounting for financial instruments       
  •  Creative accounting

 

Managing Projects (20 Credits)

The module will define the nature of projects and their management. Various aspects will be considered including financial control and management of risk, human resource elements (building and leading a multi-disciplinary tem) and the control of time. The module will examine the integration of time, cost and quality aspects of projects through the application of relevant tools and techniques.

 

Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (20 Credits)

  •  Evaluation of the political, economic, social, technological and ecological environment as it affects a range of private and public sector organisations and businesses.
  • Globalisation and its effects on business decision-making.
  • Impact of changing political and economic frameworks on the conduct of organisations (e.g. regulatory oversight, collaborative partnerships, strategic alliances, etc.).
  • Nature of knowledge management and innovation and their effects on the structure and working practices of organisations.
  • Development of trading and political blocs and the effect on enterprise in organisations operating within those blocs.
  • External drivers for change (e.g. growing corporate social responsibility, governance issues, rapidly changing patterns of innovation, demands for service quality, etc) and their effect on organization performance sustainability.
  • Nature and patterns of investment decisions and their effects on organisational location, financing and market choice.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 9 months

 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
: :9 Months Full-Time Programme Mar 2017 Nov 2017
  Jun 2017 Feb 2018
  Oct 2017 Jun 2018


Fees:
 

: : Application Fee       S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees            S$16,050

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

• Higher National Diploma in Business related discipline OR

• MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Business Administration/Accounting and Finance) OR

• Business related diplomas from local/overseas polytechnics with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR

• PEIs qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years   of formal education 

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

 

English Language Requirements

Students will be required to demonstrate a relevant standard of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
 

   

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

 

Structure and Duration


Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 12 months 

 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 9 months

 

 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
 : :9 Months Full-Time Programme Mar 2017 Nov 2017
  Jun 2017 Feb 2018
  Oct 2017 Jun 2018
: :12 Months Part-Time Programme Feb 2017 Jan 2018
  Jun 2017 May 2018
  Oct 2017 Sep 2018


 

 

Fees:

: : Application Fees             S$32.10

 

Full-Time Programme (9 Months)

  • Tuition Fees             S$14,445
  • Non-Tuition Fees      S$507.89
  • Total                       S$14,952.89

 

Part-Time Programme (1 Year)

  • Tuition Fees            S$12,840
  • Non-Tuition Fees     S$294.24
  • Total                      S$13,134.24

 

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
     
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

• Higher National Diploma in Business related discipline OR

• MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Business Administration/Accounting and Finance) OR

• Business related diplomas from local/overseas polytechnics with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR

• PEIs qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years   of formal education

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

 

English Language Requirements

Students will be required to demonstrate a relevant standard of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
 

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 1-Year (Part-Time), 9 Months (Full-Time)
Award | DEGREE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For 1-Year Part-Time Programme
Feb, Jun, Oct

For 9 Months Full-Time Programme
Mar, Jun, Oct

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries