Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting)

The outlook for the accounting sector remains positive amid an increasingly complex and uncertain landscape, and Singapore is projected to become Asia-Pacific’s leading accountancy hub with over 21,000 accounting professionals. As one of the identified sub-sectors of the Professional Services Industry Transformation Map (ITM) launched in 2018, the accountancy sector is targeting substantial annual growth and PMET job creation, undoubtedly fuel a greater demand for accountancy skills and qualifications. Accounting professionals who can competently navigate the intricacies of financial reporting, address complexities in tax systems and enhance companies’ risk management capabilities will be highly sought after.

Against this backdrop, Nanyang Polytechnic is pleased to offer the Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting) designed to train adult participants in meeting the rising complexity of accounting requirements and support the Skills Framework for the accountancy sector to develop talent with the necessary skillsets for the industry. Articulation pathways are already in place to professional qualifications such as ACCA and ICAEW and the Advanced Diploma in Accountancy which is currently the only non-graduate pathway into Singapore Chartered Accountant qualification.

  • Course Aims

    The 5 modular certificates offered in the Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting) will equip adult learners with the relevant skillsets in business communications, Infocomm and data analytics. They will also cover key technical areas such as financial and management accounting, costing, taxation, auditing, internal controls, risk management and corporate finance.

    The modular certificate course aims to promote life-long learning opportunities for anyone without a tertiary qualification to upgrade themselves academically. It allows learners to pursue professional qualification from professional accountancy bodies such as ACCA and ICAEW and is accredited to the Advanced Diploma in Accountancy and progress to the Singapore CA Qualification to attain the Chartered Accountant of Singapore designation.

  • Target Participants

    The programme is suitable for:

    • Executive and management support staff handling accounting and administrative support functions in any industry, and who do not have a formal diploma qualification but want to enhance their employability, capabilities and market value to move up to the next level of their career path.
    • Supervisors who wish to enhance their knowledge in accounting and finance functions within the organisation so as to obtain deeper understanding of the organisation’s financial performance.

What You'll Study


Participants will receive a Certificate (Modular Certificate) upon successful completion of each semester and will be conferred the Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting) upon completion of five designated Modular Certificates.