Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (Part-Time)

Provided by M2 Academy

Course introduction


Singapore is currently the 4th most active hiring market in the world for finance and accounting professionals as a result of the increase in demand for higher standards of corporate governance and its’ growth as a global business and financial centre. Employers seek to hire individuals who have demonstrable technical competence as well as core job skills, especially the ability to communicate.

Through strong links with industry, development of valued soft skills within the curriculum and a high level of practical application the programme meets employer requirements enabling students to pursue a range of careers in Accounting, Auditing, Tax and Business Advisory services within commerce, industry and private practice.

What is the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)?

The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is a 108 credit point undergraduate programme that provides graduates with the education and skills necessary to be an accountant. The degree also provides a relevant qualification for careers in business and management.
The programme is tailored to the Singaporean context, but is otherwise identical to what is offered by the University of South Australia (UniSA). Students enrol into the second year of the degree programme with either 8 or 12 courses of advanced standing depending upon entry qualifications and then complete the equivalent of a further 16 or 12 courses to finalise the degree. There are 11 specified courses in the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) that must be completed and a set of elective courses.

The 11 required courses are:

  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Singapore Taxation
  • Singapore Companies and Partnership Law
  • Business Finance
The core modules in Bachelor of Business (Finance), Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)and Bachelor of Communication and Media, may be chosen as electives, but availability are based on take-up rate in each respective trimester

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

What will you learn?

The programme adopts a flexible delivery mode with face-to-face and online materials available. It combines lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshop sessions, with a student to faculty ratio of 1:36. Students will be assessed based on written assignments, presentations, group projects and written examinations.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the key areas of financial and management accounting, auditing, tax and law, which is necessary for professional accounting practice
  2. Comprehend and apply knowledge of the principles and practices of commerce, as well as to provide information on accounting, auditing, tax and business advisory services to various businesses
  3. Develop student goal-setting, critical reflection, self-directed learning and self-management skills, which facilitate life-long learning and fulfil the evolving needs of professional practice in relevant fields
  4. Demonstrate problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking qualities through the programme's varied written and oral assessments
  5. Utilise methods, frameworks and principles to gather and evaluate financial, accounting and tax information
  6. Appreciate the significance of group and individual work
  7. Apply knowledge and principles to facilitate group functioning, as well as manage group conflict and dynamics
  8. Identify and respond appropriately to ethical dilemmas, as well as provide examples of ethical and unethical behaviour in course materials and class discussions
  9. Demonstrate communication skills in a range of written and oral assessments
  10. Demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of international accounting standards and international accounting issues

Area of Studies

Where does it lead?

Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) awarded by the University of South Australia.
Recognition of this programme by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CPA Australia is currently being pursued. Students will be advised when recognition is secured.
Students will also be able to pursue a range of careers in Accounting, Auditing, Tax and Business Advisory services within commerce, industry and private practice.

Entry Requirements

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for students with the following qualifications:

  • A polytechnic diploma in a relevant discipline
  • A Diploma in Business Awarded by M2 Academy
  • Other equivalent diploma, advanced or higher diploma qualifications, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • IELTs 6.0 or equivalent (For international students only)
The programme is also suitable for mature-age learners looking to return to study and progress their career.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

A total of 3 intakes in a year in January, May and September.

Full Time option – can be completed in 12 to 16 months
Part Time option – can be completed in 16 to 24 months

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: