Accounting Degree through NTU, NUS or SMU?

Jump Grade’s Guide to Accountancy Programmes in Singapore Universities*singapore-universities-accountancy-programme

NTU

Bachelor of Accountancy Program

NUS

BAA (Accountancy) Programme

SIM

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

SMU

Bachelor of Accountancy Programme

Direct Honors

Yes

No

Yes

Double Degrees

Yes

Yes

N.A

Yes

Entry Grade Requirements

Grade Profile

A Level

AAA/A or AAB/B

(3H2/1H1)

90th Percentile and 10th Percentile respectively

Poly Graduates

GPA 3.71 or 3.95

90th Percentile and 10th Percentile respectively

Grade Profile

A Level

AAA/A or AAB/B

(3H2/1H1)

90th Percentile and 10th Percentile respectively

Poly Graduates

GPA 3.64 or 3.95

90th Percentile and 10th Percentile respectively

Two GCE ‘A’ / H2 level passes with a pass in either Knowledge & Inquiry or General Paper, or English at ‘O’ level

Non-Business Diplomas from any of the polytechnics

Grade Profile

A Level

AAA/A or ABB/A

(3H2/1H1)

90th Percentile and 10th Percentile respectively

Poly Graduates

GPA 3.60 or 3.92

90th Percentile and 10th Percentile respectively

Cost Duration

3 years

3.5 – 4 years

2 – 3.5 years

3 – 4years

Cost Fees*

S$6,360 per year

S$7,000 per year

A’Levels (3.5yrs)

S$31,843.20

S$9,130 per year

Non – Business Diploma (3 yrs)

S$23,882.40

Business & Related Diploma (2yrs)

S$16,991.60

Scholarships

– Big 4 Accounting Firms

– Government Scholarships

– NTU internal Scholarships

– Big 4 Accounting Firms

– Government Scholarships

– NUS internal Scholarships

– SIM internal Scholarships

– Big 4 Accounting Firms

– Government Scholarships

– SMU internal Scholarships

Accreditations

ACRA

AACSB

CIMA

CPA Australia

EQUIS

ICAA

ICAEW

ICPAS

ACRA

CPA Australia

ICPAS

CPA Australia

ACRA

CPA Australia

ICAA

ICAEW

ICPAS

Exchange Program

Yes

Yes

No information

Yes

Internship opportunities

Local and Abroad

Local and Abroad

Not Required

Local and Abroad

Initials on graduation

B Acc

B BA (Acc)

BBus (Acc) RMIT

B Acc

Career Prospects

Direct qualification to be an auditor in Singapore

Yes

Yes

As an equivalent

Yes

Mean Starting Salaries

$2,601

$2,929

Data not available

$2,995

Long working hours

Included

Included

Included

Included

*rates quoted here are correct as at date of post and are subject to change from time to time. Fees quoted in the chart are for the AY 2009/10 intake. Male undergraduates who went through National Service may pay lesser than the quoted amount as their fees are locked in the year they received acceptance of placement in the University.

The annual subsidized fees exclude GST which is separately funded by the Ministry of Education. Hence, students paying subsidized fees do not have to pay GST. Course fees do not include living and miscellaneous expenses. Varsities may also charge for additional modules taken (for example, during the term breaks). Please check the universities’ websites for more/updated details.

Update (6th November 2009): It is a pre-requisite for someone who wish to practise in Singapore to be registered as a non-practising member with ICPAS.

Information Sources:

Salaries

Ministry of Manpower’s Website:

Employment and Monthly Gross Starting Salary of University Graduates in Full-Time Permanent Employment by Degree, 2007

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/etc/medialib/mom_library/mrsd/row_2007.Par.54570.File.tmp/2007Wages_table11.xls

Course Fees

NTU : http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/undergraduate/Pages/TuitionFee.aspx

NUS : http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/fees.html

SIM: http://www1.sim.edu.sg/sge/pub/gen/sge_pub_gen_content.cfm?mnuid=157&ID=117

SMU :http://www.smu.edu.sg/financial/fees/index.asp

Admission Criteria

NTU: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/oad2/pdfs/COP.pdf

NUS: http://bschool.nus.edu.sg/NUSBBA/UndergraduateDegrees/BBAAccountancyProgramme/Curriculum/tabid/709/Default.aspx#2

http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/gradeprofile/sprogramme-igp.html

SIM: http://www1.sim.edu.sg/sge/pub/gen/sge_pub_gen_content.cfm?mnuid=157&ID=117

SMU:

http://asia2.digitalflip.com/a1/fdm/fvxpress.html

Abbreviations

ACRA – Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

AACSB – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

CIMA -Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CPA Australia – Certified Practising Accountant Australia

EQUIS – European Quality Improvement System

ICAA – Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

ICAEW- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

ICPAS- Institute of Chartered Public Accountants Singapore

All information correct as of date of publishing.

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