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Bachelor of Accountancy

Offers an avenue for aspiring accountants and working adults to upgrade their accounting skills and knowledge so as to be able to join the ranks of the accountancy profession.

Bachelor of Accountancy


Overview

Singapore is working towards a vision to make Singapore an accountancy hub by the year 2020. As the profession continues to grow, there will be an increasing demand for more qualified accountants.

The Bachelor of Accountancy programme offers an avenue for aspiring accountants and working adults to upgrade their accounting skills and knowledge so as to be able to join the ranks of the accountancy profession.

The Accountancy programme is designed with a balanced approach by providing students with strong academic and professional training in financial accounting, management accounting, assurance and taxation, while at the same time ensuring that they will also receive training in general business knowledge.

The programme is taught by faculty with globally recognised qualifications and extensive experience in academia and industry.

Care has been taken to ensure that the programme is industry relevant, from the appointment of industry leaders in our programme advisory panel, to the involvement of senior staff from accounting firms in the development and presentation of our courses.

As most students are also working professionals, the courses in the School of Business have been developed with an emphasis on work-based examples and industry linkages whenever possible. This may allow students to apply what they have learnt in their work domains after class. Courses are taught in small class sizes and use a seminar style approach to instill confidence in students during group and open discussions and to encourage effective communication for the students.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

In addition to meeting the general admissions criteria, applicants will be evaluated on academic merit, relevant work experience, motivation in pursuing the programme and communication skills. Interviews will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants to assess their suitability and ability to complete the programme.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Study Grants

In addition to the study grants available to all students of Singapore University of Social Sciences , there are three study grants which are open only to Bachelor of Accountancy students. They are the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CA-Practice and RSM | Stone Forest Study Grants.

Programme Structure

This is a direct honours programme. Graduating students who meet the honours eligibility criteria will be awarded the respective honours classification. To graduate, students are required to complete a total of 170 credit units (cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 60 cu of Business core courses;
  • 80 cu of Accountancy courses;
  • 10 cu of elective courses from Accountancy, Business Analytics or Finance;
  • 10 cu of general elective courses; and
  • and 10 cu of SUSS core courses.
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 Credit Units
COMPULSORY
140 Credit Units
ELECTIVE
Minimum 10 Credit Units and maximum 20 Credit Units
~ GENERAL ELECTIVE ~
  • Course List - https://www.suss.edu.sg/Eservice/Public/ViewCP/ViewCP.aspx?progcd=GSP&viewtype=mhtml
Minimum 0 and maximum 10 Credit Units
This programme targets working adults and mature learners who are in the accounting industry and aspire to be Chartered Accountants of Singapore. Professionals from other fields keen on seeking accounting-related employment can also benefit from this programme.

The programme is designed to aid students in their progression towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Accounting-trained professionals are hired across all industries from corporate to banking to public agencies. They are sought after in a variety of occupations from accountants and auditors and in to areas such as risk management, financial analysts, tax professionals and more.

The Bachelor of Accountancy Degree is recognised by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). This means that graduates will have satisfied the qualification requirement for the purpose of registration as a Public Accountant under the Accountants Act (Cap.2).

The Bachelor of Accountancy degree is an accredited degree recognised by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC). Graduates from the programme have direct entry to the Singapore CA Qualification which is a requirement to qualify as Chartered Accountants of Singapore and be members of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

When a student graduates from Singapore University of Social Sciences with a Bachelor of Accountancy, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will grant some exemptions for the purpose of registering and taking their professional examinations. Graduates will be exempted from the five Certificate Level examinations and the six Operational and Management Level Objective tests from CIMA.

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