Bachelor of Management in Accounting (Top Up)

The degree is provided by XIAMEN University. XIAMEN University ranks among the top 10th in China and is internationally recognized as a comprehensive university with distinctive educational features, a full spectrum of disciplines, and qualified faculty.

The origin of the programme is to provide students with foundations on economics, management and accountancy. Students are expected to be able to work in accountancy industry and other relevant field. They will learn financial accounting, financial management, auditing, costing and management accounting, mergers and acquisition, asset management and valuation, accounting information system and theory.  Students who take this course can expected to be professional accountants working in business enterprise, corporate organization and government institutions.

Programme Aims

To meet the needs of social and economic development, this program aims to cultivate talents with innovative spirit and practical ability by adhering to the principle of “cultivating high-quality innovative talents” and following the personnel training mode of “wide-caliber, profound foundation, academic proficiency, strong ability and high-quality" and the guideline of “comprehensive training, laying a solid foundation, multi-directional development, professional orientation, ability training, and focus on quality”.

The overall aim of the Bachelor of management in Accountancy studies is to:

  • Provide students with knowledge of introductory economics and expose them to microeconomic and macroeconomic applications of theory.
  • Provide students with solid foundation for their future career on management and further study on managerial science.
  • Develop general knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, principles and standards that are applied when preparing a set of limited company accounts for annual or other reporting purposes
  • Enable students to apply specialised, up-to-date knowledge with specific areas of E-Commerce, utilising a work based learning approach where relevant.
  • Show an understanding of accounting and finance principles and practices in the context of their chosen specialisation
  • Demonstrate relevant accounting and finance knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • Predict the amounts of enterprises’ use of funds with the specific environment of corporate finance and plan corporate financing activities
Learning Outcomes 

Graduates should be able to understand and apply, within the context, basic theories and concepts from the following generic areas:

  • Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Law
     

 On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of economic concepts and principles
  • Develop general knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, principles and standards that are applied when preparing a set of limited company accounts for annual or other reporting purposes.
  • Interpret financial data and carry out statistical and financial analysis
  • Demonstrate cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
  • Show an understanding of accounting and finance principles and practices in the context of their chosen specialisation
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the ways in which regulation and legislation impact on and are relevant to international business  
  • Develop an understanding of the measures commonly employed by organisations to monitor performance in their core business sectors.
  • Demonstrate  effective use of communication and information technology for business applications
Course Duration

Full Time/Part-time course: 24 months

Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study from Monday to Friday

Part-time classes will include evening classes (2 evenings a week) with either additional classes on alternate Fridays or Saturday workshops.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Seminars, Exercises, Case studies, Mini-cases, Analysis of reports, Presentations, Discussion, Online learning, Computer simulation, Self-study

Course Intakes

Full-time/Part-time:

January, April, July, October

Each intake will comprise of 8 weeks of formal classes, two weeks of self-study class plus one week for exams.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement: 

Students, who have successfully completed either of the following:

  • LSBF Higher Diploma in International Business (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Mandarin)
  • Polytechnic Diploma in a non-relevant field
  • Students, who have higher diploma or advanced diploma qualifications in relevant fields, will be assessed case-by-case and subjected to university approval.
     

Minimum Language Entry Requirement:

  • Students who pursue CBD programmes delivered in Mandarin MUST achieve a Pass in Mandarin Language in Year 11 High School qualification or equivalent.
     

Minimum Age:

  • 20 years or above
Modules Synopsis
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics: Theory and Practice

This module is designed to build on students’ knowledge of introductory economics and expose them to microeconomic and macroeconomic applications of theory. It establishes the framework for future courses by providing students with an overview of fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts. The course allows the introduction of current issues in economics and provides an opportunity for students to analyze and evaluate these issues.

Principles of management

This module is the foundation course on the subject of management. Management is essential to every organization and to the society in general. For students major in economics and management, taking a course on management lays the solid foundation for their future career on management and further study on managerial science.

E-Commerce
Meshing technology and network economy theories and rapid development of network economy are the main topics of the lecture; a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and principles of e-commerce, mode and applications of electronic commerce technology, and network marketing principles and means, electronic banking (including online banking, online insurance and online securities trading), logistics information and electronic supply chain, also involves data mining technology, and relationship between customers and management as essential knowledge; the electronic government and E-government construct, electronic community, and network media, also refers to some knowledge of electronic laws and regulations. 

Statistics
The module is one of the basic courses for students majoring in Economic and Business Management. Students who take this module should have some fundamental knowledge of calculus and linear algebra.  This course will focus on the applications of statistical approaches in facing financial problems. The main contents include statistics description and statistical inference, where the first one focuses on data collection and presentation while the second emphasizes on using statistical analysis approaches to help in decision making.

Financial Statement Analysis
This module is designed to develop general knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, principles, and standards, which are applied when preparing a set of limited company accounts for annual or other reporting purposes. This includes the way in which accounting concepts relate to Chinese company law and, ultimately, determine accounting practice.

International Settlements
The international settlement is a course of integrating theory with practice. It puts emphasis on the application of theory into actual business operations. Providing some information on fundamental principles and theories which are closely associated with the international trade payment. Making the learner familiarize with the customs and practice in international trade payment. International settlements is also a course of Chinese banking business linking up with the worlds’ banking business, which lays stress on handling international business in accordance with international practice.

Management Information Systems
This module is one of the core modules for students who are majored in Finance, Business and Accounting. It will introduce students to the concepts and methods of business information technology and its application to practical business situation. The main topics are taught including the nature of information, the vigorous development of information technology, treatment of modern information technology and information analysis system & designing process. Through theoretical study and practical exercise of this course, students will learn how to use and manage information technologies, conduct electronic commerce, improve decision-making and gain competitive advantage in the market place. 

Corporate Finance
This module refer to the management which focuses on financial activities and financial links. It is essential to corporate management. The course includes equity budgeting management, financing decision, operational cash management and distribution of earnings proceeds, etc.

International Business Law
This module will provide students with the general knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of business law. It covers major topics discussed in business law courses providing clear examples and simplified cases.  The module contains many practical points and make students understand basic laws and regulations in international business.

Advanced Financial Accounting
The Advanced Financial Accounting is based on the Medium Financial Accounting, with the purpose to further improve students’ skills in Accounting theory and practice. Through the learning in this course, students are expected to master accounting skills in the fields of consolidation reports preparation, financial instruments, income tax accounting, foreign currency accounting and lease accounting.

Thesis writing for a B.A. Degree
The module covers guiding principles, writing skills and samples of thesis writing by other candidates.  The course can be roughly divided into two parts:  part one introduces the procedure of thesis writing, from choosing an appropriate topic to typesetting; part two introduces how to write each part of a thesis, from tittle, abstract, introduction to acknowledgement, introduction, contents, conclusion, reference.

Attendance Requirements
  • STP holders – 90%  
  • Non-STP holders – 75%
Assessment, Graduation and Awards

Assignment: 30%
Final Exam: 70%                                     

Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 60%. If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 60%, LSBF will help students register with the university and retake the module. No direct re-sit examination is allowed.  

Graduation and Awards

  • Student must complete and pass all the modules (60% and above) before proceeding to graduation thesis stage.
  • After possible revision(s) to the dissertation and upon fulfilment of all necessary requirements, the Dissertation Committee will recommend to the University to award the Bachelor’s Degree. 
Teacher Student Ratio
1 Teacher : 60 Students

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