Singapore University of Social Sciences

Accounting and Finance for Managers

Accounting and Finance for Managers (BUS512)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Accounting and Finance for Managers covers a broad range of accounting and finance concepts. This course presents the tools and techniques required to address the key questions pertaining to accounting and financial managers. The goal of the course is to give student an insight into accounting and financial management processes and lay out a foundation framework for making sound accounting and financing decisions. Students will be introduced to the institutional framework, conceptual framework and principles of financial accounting as well as key concepts in corporate finance and financial management.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Global introduction to Principles of Accounting
  • Constructing financial statements
  • Interpreting financial statements
  • Management control and accounting information systems
  • The objectives of a corporation
  • The role of a financial manager
  • The time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation
  • Net present value and other investment criteria
  • Capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Financial reporting and financial statement analysis
  • Risk analysis in finance
  • Ethics in finance

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise accounting and its functions as well as its role in terms of shareholder value and strategy
  • Evaluate the principles of accounting and the recording of financial transactions and events
  • Assess accounting as part of a management control system and the use of accounting information system within an organisation
  • Appraise the various items in the financial statements, the financial health of a business, and the metrics used to rank proposed investments
  • Construct the cost of capital for a business and examine ethical issues in finance
  • Formulate strategies to protect a firm against financial risks
  • Develop the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team
  • Apply appropriate tools to make investment and financing decisions
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge, interpersonal skills and written proficiency through discussion and case study
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