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Diploma in Accounting (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore) *

About the Course
Course Curriculum
Local Application


*The Programme will teach-out by Aug 2017, currently not recruiting new students 



  • To provide a framework for developing accounting as well as business skills and knowledge needed at all management work
  • This course has been designed for students seeking careers in Accounting or Auditing Industries


Assessment Methods

To pass the module, students must obtain an overall mark of 50% or more. Each module is assessed by 20% assignment, 10% class participation and 70% examination.

Modules are taught in a face-to-face manner.



Students who successfully complete the programme with the Diploma in Accounting awarded by MDIS.


Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.


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Organisational Behaviour

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Business Accounting

This unit enables participants to apply accounting concepts, assumptions and principles to the analysis of business transactions and to prepare financial statements.


Cost Accounting

This unit enables participants to develop an understanding of cost terminology, cost classification and cost behaviour, control of cost within an organization and the use of cost information to make management decision and the teachniques of costing for products and services.


Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

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

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

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Structure and Duration

Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 6 modules
  • Minimum 11 months
  • 2 modules per term

Full-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 6 modules
  • Minimum 6.5 months
  • 3 modules per term


The programme is currently not recruiting new students



: : Application Fees             S$21.40

Part-Time Programme

: : Tuition Fees             S$4,494

: : Non-tuition Fees       S$186.82

: : Total Fees               S$4,680.82


Full-Time Programme

: : Tuition Fees             S$4,708

: : Non-tuition Fees       S$447.95

: : Total Fees               S$5,155.95



  • 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 fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) 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

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • Obtain at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' Level subjects
  • Obtain at least a Grade '5' in at least 5 subjects at GCE 'N' Level (including English)
  • Higher NITEC
  • Obtain at least 1 Grade E GCE 'A' Level subject or at least 1 Grade C6 GCE 'AO' (H1) Level subject
  • Professional Certificate in Business Management
  • Applicants must be of age 16 and above

Mature candidates who have at least 2 GCE ‘N’ level pass & above, or 1 GCE ‘O’ level pass & above and possess at least 2 years continuous full time entry or executive level in office environment with clerical or administrative working experience and with minimum age of 21 years old & above can be considered for enrolment.


Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Obtain at least a D or 5 in English at GCE 'N' Level
  • Obtain at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' Level
  • A minimum of band 5.5 IELTS
  • English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • Score 213 points (computer based) or 550 points (paper based) or 79 (internet based)  in TOEFL
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)


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.



Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265




For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Tel : 1800 747 7000
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566


For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225





Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660



Local Enquiries
+65 6247 9111
+65 6278 8000
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