What will I learn?

Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) consist of a suite of awards, including certificates, diplomas and a revised Certificate in Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification. It provides students with flexible entry points with certification awarded at each level, allowing students to tailor the awards, making them an attractive and relevant choice for employers. Diploma and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) holders have direct entry to Skills level of the ACCA Professional Scheme.

It provides students with flexible entry points with certification awarded at each level, allowing students to tailor the awards, making them an attractive and relevant choice for employers. Diploma and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) holders have direct entry to Skills level of the ACCA Professional Scheme.

Learning Outcome:

With Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) qualification, students will be able to support financial managers in any type of business all over the world. Upon completion of the examinations you will be able to call yourself a Certified Accounting Technician and use the designation CAT after your name.

Graduation Requirements:

There are four qualifications in total:

  • Introductory and Intermediate Certificates in Financial and Management Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • Certified Accounting Technician (including two specialist options)
  • Foundations in Professionalism must be completed once for any of the above four qualifications

The FiA suite of qualifications covered are: Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (2 months); Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (2 months); Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Diploma in Accounting and Business (6 months); Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Examination (18 months); Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Foundations in Audit (6 months); Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Foundations in Taxation (6 months); Course for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Foundations in Financial Management(6 months).

Which department am I in?

FTMSGlobal Academy

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
SG $2,400 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, July 2022

Venue

FTMSGlobal Academy

20 Collyer Quay, #02-02,

049319, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Foundations in Accountancy provide various entry points for students: It is critical to note that exams FAB, FMA and FFA in FIA are the same as exams F1, F2 and F3 of the ACCA qualification with identical syllabuses, study guide and assessment methods. Diploma in Accounting and Business, with open access through FIA will replace the current Mature Student Entry Route (MSER) of the ACCA; qualification for students who do not meet the ACCA qualification minimum entry requirements. Student intending to register under MSER may now opt for FAB, FMA and FFA under FIA. Once completed, students gain exemption from F1, F2 and F3 of the ACCA qualification.

For international students

Foundations in Accountancy provide various entry points for students:

It is critical to note that exams FAB, FMA and FFA in FIA are the same as exams F1, F2 and F3 of the ACCA qualification with identical syllabuses, study guide and assessment methods.

Diploma in Accounting and Business, with open access through FIA will replace the current Mature Student Entry Route (MSER) of the ACCA; qualification for students who do not meet the ACCA qualification minimum entry requirements. Student intending to register under MSER may now opt for FAB, FMA and FFA under FIA. Once completed, students gain exemption from F1, F2 and F3 of the ACCA qualification.

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