Course: Diploma In Business Administration (Accounting and Finance)


The Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) programme is designed for those who want to acquire the skills for analysing financial and accounting information, both for controlling current operations and planning future activities. One of the purposes of this course is to relate the ‘modern theory of finance’ to the other management accounting functions.

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the theory behind and practice of specific financial and management accounting areas
  • Apply specific management accounting and financial skills to increase the productivity and efficiency of their business operations
  • Assume higher levels of responsibility within these functional management areas as a result of newly acquired/improved skills

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 9 months* for the full-time pathway and 12 months* for part-time pathway.

* with module exemption

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 11 modules, amounting to a total of 388 contact hours for the full-time pathway and 284 contact hours for the part-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 392 hours

Part-Time: 288 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 18 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes.

Programme Outline

Core Modules

  • Business Decision Making
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Study Skills*
  • Business Environment*
  • Fundamentals of Accounting*

* exempted modules
The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Full-time and Part-time: January, February*, April, May*, July, August*, October, November

*Available for Diploma with no exemption

Admission Criteria

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • GCE A-Level, Higher NITEC or equivalent qualifications (eligible for exemption); OR
  • GCE N, O-Level, NITEC holders or equivalent qualifications; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥ 21 years old with 3 years work experience) will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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