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Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance has been developed by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in the subject area, and/or for students aiming for a career in business and management.One important feature of this programme is that it has been designed for students whose first language is Chinese (Mandarin), or who have proof of proficiency in the language.

Throughout the course, students are fully supported and their development is checked frequently by progress assessments. Student performance and satisfaction is monitored to ensure that the course meets students’ academic and personal development needs; and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in business and management.

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance may wish to progress further in their studies and will be equipped to join a level six (Honours degree) qualification in Business Studies or Management. Graduates wishing instead to enter employment at this stage will be suited to roles that require effective, autonomous action and the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making skills.

Programme Aims

The aim of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance is to provide students with the opportunity to further develop accounting and business studies knowledge based on practical skills gained through successful completion of the LSBF Diploma in Accounting and Finance.  Holders of the Advanced Diploma will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the major theories in business and management, and of the way in which those theories have developed.

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance aims to provide students:

  • To develop students’ competence and practical skills in accounting and finance
  • To lay the foundation for future pathway and continuing professional development.
  • To provide students with the relevant knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance as it relates to the wider business context
  • The knowledge and skills that will enable them to follow a career in all areas of accounting and a wide range of careers in business and finance.
Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance should be able to evaluate and apply, within the context of the organisation, the standard theories and concepts from the following generic management areas:

  • Finance and Management Accounting;
  • Human Resources;
  • Information Systems and Technology;
  • Operations Management

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

  • demonstrate relevant accounting and finance knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these techniques and methods effectively across a range of problems
  • interpret financial data and carry out statistical and financial analysis
  • demonstrate understanding of ethical and regulatory requirements and issues
  • effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences, including use of a range of media which are widely used in business such as the preparation and presentation of business reports
  • demonstrate cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
  • demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills including identifying, formulating and solving business problems
  • take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
  • undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable them to assume significant responsibility within organisations

In addition, holders of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Finance should have:

  • Acquired a range of personal and professional skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.
  • Gained the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. 
Target Audience

Working adults who would like to further expand their existing knowledge and skills in Accounting and Finance.The Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance can lead to a level six (Honours degree) qualification in Accounting & Finance or Business Management, or to employment in a role that require the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making skills.

Course Intake
  • Full-Time: Every Two Months/ Modular
  • Part-Time: Every Three Months / Modular 
Entry Requirements
  • Aged 19 years old and above, and

Local students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field

International students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field in respective home countries

Minimum Language Entry Requirement:

  • Students must achieve a Pass in Mandarin Language in Year 11 Higher School qualification or equivalent.

Exemptions

  • Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 12 in home country, LSBF Diploma in other discipline, etc.) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board. 
Programme Structure and Modules

Modules:

  • Auditing
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Professional Practice
  • Taxation
Assessment Method

A: Assessment Outline  

Assignment/Class test                                      50%

Final Exam                                                        50%

Total:                                                                     100%

 

B: Assessments Profile

i. Assignment/Class test: (50%)

The assessment may take the form of an in-class test, individual or group assignment.

Students to be communicated on assignment and assessment outlines/ parameters before course and unit commencement.

Students are tasked to submit the assignment/ class test.

ii. Final Examination (50%) 3 hours

Students to be communicated on the final exam and assessment outlines/ parameters before course and unit commencement.

Lecturer will go through with the students and highlight the importance of relevant topics during the final revision class.

Students are required to sit for the final exam.

Course Duration and Contact Hours
  • Full Time course: 8 months, Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study for a period of 8 months from Monday to Friday.
  • Part Time course: 12 months, Students attend 3-hr lessons 2 nights a week and scheduled weekends for a period of 12 months.

Contact Hours

  • Full-time course: 42 hours / module plus tutorials
  • Part-time course: 36 hours / module 
Mode of Delivery

Mode

Lecture/Tutorial/Seminars/Workshops

StudentIndependent           Learning

Total

Hours

FT

42 hrs. (14 Lessons of 3 hrs. each)

108 hrs.

150 hrs.

PT

36 hrs. (12 Lessons of 3 hrs. each)

 

114 hrs.

150hrs.

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