Diploma in Accounting (Dip. Acc)

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Program Description

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The Diploma in Accounting (Dip. Acc) is a two year program that prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to start a career as a professional accountant. In the Dip. Acc program students are introduced to accounting practices, accounting technologies, fundamental business concepts, and soft skills. Students engage in hands-on experiential learning through applied activities and the use of accounting technologies.

 

Program Duration:

Two years

Accreditation:

The Diploma in Accounting (Dip. Acc) is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

For more information on UDST’s ACBSP accreditation, please visit www.acbsp.org.

ACBSP

 

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%
  1.  The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved inter-nationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate; OR
  2.  A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
  3.  Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.
  1.  A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test; OR
  2.  A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480; OR
  3.  Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.
  1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and admission priority category.

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Study Plan:

Course number course title REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-Req co-req cr lec lab
Semester 1
ACCT1001 Financial Accounting - - 3 2 3
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
EFFL1001 Effective Learning - - 3 3 0
MATH1070 Applied Mathematics  - - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total 12 11 3
       
SEMESTER 2
BKFT1001 Principles of Finance - - 3 2 3
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
MRKT1001 Principles of Marketing - - 3 2 3
Elective Mathematics & Natural Science Cluster - - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total 12 10 6
SEMESTER 3
HRMG1001 Principles of Human Resource Management - - 3 2 3
Semester 3 Total 3 2 3
Year 1 Total 27 23 12
Course number course title REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-Req co-req cr lec lab
Semester 4
ACCT2001 Managerial Accounting ACCT1001 - 3 2 3
ACCT2003 Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT1001 - 3 2 3
ACCT2010 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making - - 3 2 3
BUSG2010 Qatar Business Law  - - 3 2 3
ECON2010 Business Economics - - 3 2 3
Semester 4 Total: 15 10 15
SEMESTER 5
ACCT2005 Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT2003 - 3 2 3
ACCT3001 Advanced Costing & Managerial Accounting ACCT2001 - 3 2 3
ACCT3005 Accounting Information Systems ACCT2003 - 3 2 3
ACCT3007 Financial Reporting & Analysis ACCT2003 - 3 2 3
ACCT3009 Financial Modelling ACCT2003 - 3 2 3
Semester 5 Total: 15 10 15
SEMESTER 6
BUSG2301 Work Placement Min 54 Credits - 9 360 Total HRs
Semester 6 Total 9 0 0
Semester 6 Total: 39 20 30
Dip. Acc Program Total: 66 43 42

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Diploma in Accounting (Dip. Acc) may choose to continue their studies and complete the Bachelor of Business Administration in Applied Accounting (B.B.A. AAcc), or Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Fintech (B.B.A. BkFinTech) degree program.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Diploma in Accounting (Dip. Acc) is an applied program with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Assistant Comptroller
  • Junior Auditor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Taxation Officer
  • Financial Officer

Program Contact:

Dr. Antoine Awad
Department Head, Accounting and Finance