Diploma in Foundation Studies (Full Time)

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)

Course introduction


  • Have a sound foundation for understanding contemporary business issues;
  • Understand concepts in management;
  • Develop skills to analyze real world business issues;
  • Demonstrate enhanced capability in analytical, diagnostic, investigative and writing skills.

Introduction to Accounting

This module is an introductory course in financial accounting theory and practice. It introduces basic accounting concepts and practices that are essential for students who have no background in accounting completing a course in business studies. It covers the complete accounting cycle and critical accounting areas including cash receivables, inventories and fixed assets. The topics include among others a basic understanding of the role of accounting in business, analysing transactions, matching concept and adjustments of entries, accounting for trading businesses, internal controls and special journals, and partnership.

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics are part of our lives and touches us everyday in one way or another. The business communities depend very much on this to conduct its day to day business. Ittakes students from the most elementary number processes, through decimal, fractions, ratios and proportion, percentages, and so forth, to elementary business statistics, charts and graphs. This subject has made it possible for students to progress on to doaccounting with little difficulty. Many large and small companies as well as non-profit service organisations practise the subject and no one organisation can dispense it in their system. Mathematics and its core concepts, the major philosophies of mathematical thinking and practice, and how mathematics andstatistics is used by different kinds of organisations are the topics presented in this module.

Introduction to Economics

The aim of Introduction to Economics is to equip students with adequate knowledge and understanding of the tools ofeconomic analysis. In addition,students will learn the situations and problems to which these tools are applied. The course provides the basis for a broad understanding of economics and for further study of the subject.

Introduction to Management

This module covers the foundation of management. In this subject, you will be introduced to the key topics in traditional management which includes planning, organising, leading and controlling. Besides focusing on these processes, you will also learn the management skills which are relevant in today’s world. You will learn how to deal with contemporary management issues, decision making, human resource management, organisational structure, managing change and innovation, managing technology and operation. In addition, you will learn the importance of quality management.

Study Skills

This module is designed to help you make the best use of your abilities and help you study and learn effectively. Itwill make your time to study more enjoyable and better prepare you for yourfinal exams and ultimately the success you deserve. The topics covered include how to be a good learner, getting the most out of lectures, effective reading and notes-making, critical and creative thinking, writing good English, writing better assignments and essays.

Fees & Funding

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