The Diploma in Accounting (DIA) offers students the flexibility and opportunity to embark on a professional accounting route by taking the CAT examinations concurrently on their own. DIA is designed to equip students with all the necessary technical skills and knowledge that are required to fulfill an accounting role at the technician level. It is also structured to provide a sound knowledge that is required of a professional accounting executive.
DIA covers a wide range of key accounting and finance areas such as how to interpret financial statements, plan, manage and measure performance using budgets and other financial techniques, make financial decisions and manage all kinds of financial risks.
The DIA is an ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accredited programme. Therefore, graduates of the DIA will be exempted from three ACCA papers (F1, F2, and F3).
January, April, June, August
Two and a half years
Year 2, Elective
Upon successful completion, DIA graduates will have an excellent grounding for employment in various industries – both financial and non-financial fields – such as accounting, administrative and HR executives, or marketing positions. The course is structured and designed to allow graduates to acquire `specialised’ accounting skills while equipping them with the general business and administrative skills to perform well in any general management positions.