Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Course Information

About This Course

The Diploma in Accounting and Finance is the first two years of the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance program at the School of Accounting and Finance.

Designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in accounting and finance, this two-year course combines theoretical learning with hands-on training. This prepares students for successful careers in the financial sector.

Key Features:

  • Extensive curriculum designed by researching top universities in Australia.
  • Opportunities for higher studies and professional certifications such as CPA PNG, CPA Australia, CMA, MAF, MPA, and MBA.
  • Focus on individual strengths and skill development.
  • Industrial training, internships, and industry visits.
  • National and international teaching faculty.
  • Career guidance and counselling.
  • Placement opportunities in leading industries in PNG.
  • Regular seminars, guest lectures, workshops, and conferences.
  • Flexible entry and exit options within the programme.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of accounting principles and financial management.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to solve financial problems.
  • Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports.
  • Understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements in accounting.
  • Utilise advanced accounting software and information systems.
  • Develop strategic plans for financial management and business growth.
  • Gain practical experience through internships and industry practices.

Material Includes

  • Comprehensive textbooks and reference materials.
  • Access to online learning resources and e-journals.
  • Lecture notes and presentations.
  • Software and Tools.
  • Industrial training and internship opportunities.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with minimum ‘C’ level passes in English and Mathematics.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50.

Certification Options

  • Completion of Years 1 & 2: Students can obtain a Diploma Certificate.

Target Audience

This programme is ideal for:

  • Aspiring accountants and finance professionals.
  • Students aiming for careers in corporate finance, auditing, and taxation
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of financial management and accounting principles.
  • Those looking to pursue higher studies and professional certifications in accounting and finance.
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
(BM0101) Personality Development (IT0102) Business Mathematics
(IT0101) Fundamentals of IT (BM0104) Fundamentals of Business Practices
(BM0102) Principles of Management (AF0101) Principles of Accounting
(BM0103) Business and Academic English (ED0101) Introduction to Economics
Year 2
Semester 1 Semester 2
(AF0201) Financial Accounting (AF0203) Cost Accounting
(IT0209) Business Statistics (AF0204) Taxation
(AF0202) Auditing (BM0204) Business Law
(BM0201) Business Ethics (AF0205) Internship – Internal Practice

Overview

About This Course

The Diploma in Accounting and Finance is the first two years of the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance program at the School of Accounting and Finance. Designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in accounting and finance, this two-year course combines theoretical learning with hands-on training. This prepares students for successful careers in the financial sector.

Key Features

  • Extensive curriculum designed by researching top universities in Australia.
  • Opportunities for higher studies and professional certifications such as CPA PNG, CPA Australia, CMA, MAF, MPA, and MBA.
  • Focus on individual strengths and skill development.
  • Industrial training, internships, and industry visits.
  • National and international teaching faculty.
  • Career guidance and counselling.
  • Placement opportunities in leading industries in PNG.
  • Regular seminars, guest lectures, workshops, and conferences.
  • Flexible entry and exit options within the programme.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of accounting principles and financial management.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to solve financial problems.
  • Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports.
  • Understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements in accounting.
  • Utilise advanced accounting software and information systems.
  • Develop strategic plans for financial management and business growth.
  • Gain practical experience through internships and industry practices.

Material Includes

  • Comprehensive textbooks and reference materials.
  • Access to online learning resources and e-journals.
  • Lecture notes and presentations.
  • Software and Tools.
  • Industrial training and internship opportunities.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with minimum ‘C’ level passes in English and Mathematics.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50.

Certification Options

  • Completion of Years 1 & 2: Students can obtain a Diploma Certificate.

Target Audience

  • Aspiring accountants and finance professionals.
  • Students aiming for careers in corporate finance, auditing, and taxation.
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of financial management and accounting principles.
  • Those looking to pursue higher studies and professional certifications in accounting and finance.
Course Content
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
(BM0101) Personality Development (IT0102) Business Mathematics
(IT0101) Fundamentals of IT (BM0104) Fundamentals of Business Practices
(BM0102) Principles of Management (AF0101) Principles of Accounting
(BM0103) Business and Academic English (ED0101) Introduction to Economics
Year 2
Semester 1 Semester 2
(AF0201) Financial Accounting (AF0203) Cost Accounting
(IT0209) Business Statistics (AF0204) Taxation
(AF0202) Auditing (BM0204) Business Law
(BM0201) Business Ethics (AF0205) Internship – Internal Practice
Fee Structure

For further information and admission details, please contact:

Portion 1553 Sogeri Road 11 Mile, P.O Box 5181 Boroko NCD, Papua New Guinea
Phone: (675) 74114100
BMobile: (675) 7526086
Digicel: (675) 70031097
Email: ask@ibs.ac.pg
Website: www.ibs.ac.pg

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