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It is the vision of the Foundation Year Department of CamEd Business School to produce a significant number of Cambodian students who have a foundation of critical thinking skills, language skills, and technical skills that enables them to be successful in their further professional studies and professional employment.


The mission of the Foundation Year Department is to achieve its vision by providing a quality English language liberal arts education to 1st year Cambodian students.

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Bachelor of Accounting & Finance

The bachelor of accounting & finance is an accredited four year degree. At the same time, students earn the international CAT qualification. In the fourth year, students continue to the ACCA qualification. Below is a description of the courses studied in each term for each year.

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Foundation Year
First Term Courses Second Term Courses
English 1: Writing on International Culture English 2: Essay Writing on Geopolitics
This course develops English language skills for reading and writing.  English grammar is applied to development of sentences, then paragraphs.  Students develop the ability to write critically in English, taking a stand to defend and support their ideas This course teaches the ability to write a quality English language academic essay or research paper. The class begins with a review of the grammar and style. Then the class practices outlining and developing a thesis sentence. The class then begins to write full length research essays with an introduction and a conclusion.
Statistics Quantitative Methods for Business
This course builds a solid foundation of statistics so that students can progress to study financial statistics and advanced methods such as regression. The course begins with descriptive statistics then progresses to probability and probability based statistics and probability distributions This course teaches practical statistical and mathematical methods for business and finance. Early classes will serve to review basic statistics. Later classes will focus heavily on regression methods.
Psychology Leadership Philosophy
This course provides a strong foundation in psychology, with an emphasis on mental and physiological systems and processes. While the course covers the genetic and biological basis of behavior, we also look at mental processes of concern to the professional, such as learning, memory, social behavior, and decision making. This course has two parts.  The first part covers major classical approaches of leadership from Plato, Solon and Lycurgus through the lens of Plutarch, and Machiavelli.  The second part of the course will teach practical methods of leadership and influence according to Cialdini, the contemporary author on influence.
Political Science: The Cold War and Asia History: Colonialism and Trade in Asia
This course is a history of the development of nations and political systems in Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. The course examines how trade and economic issues dictated many of the major political changes from 1600 - 1950. First the course examines the role of the Dutch East Indies Company and the rival British East Indies Company. Finally, the course examines French colonization in Indochina. This course studies the cold war and its effect on political and economic systems. The course begins with a review the origins of the cold war and the division between east and west then continues to focus on the cold war in Indochina. The later phases of the class will study how the cold war helped to shape modern Cambodia and its political systems, its relationships, and its economics.
Cambodian Studies Applied Computer Science
This course is a broad survey of Cambodian culture. The class begins with ancient Cambodian civilization, with a focus on religion, art, and architecture. Then the class looks at the customs and habits of the Khmer people, including: educational systems, law and legal systems, sports, games and family structure. Finally, the course ends with a study of Khmer writing and literature. This course is a practical computer course for professionals. It teaches features of software that is ever present in business, but beyond the skill set of the average student. The skills used in this class will be used in many subsequent classes, especially quantitative classes requiring use of spreadsheets and prediction models. The later part of this course focuses on website design. Each student will create her own website.
  This course is an introduction to marketing and business. Students develop an understanding of products and services in terms of customer demand, markets, and competitors. The course covers market segmentation, business strategy, and market strategy. The class concludes with a study of competition and competitive strategies. As a course project, student teams will develop and sell a product.
Second Year
First Term Courses Second Term Courses
Financial Accounting (CAT FA1) Financial Accounting 2 (CAT FA2)
This course introduces recording financial information from originating document up to the trial balance. It also covers banking procedures, maintaining and reconciling cash records. This course concentrates in depth on the double-entry system and on recording, processing, and reporting business transactions, including accounting for fixed assets.
Management Accounting 1(CAT MA1) Management Accounting 2 (CAT MA2)
This course introduces basic costing techniques, sources of information, and cost classification. This course develops costing techniques, starting with recording costs and continues to study management decision making.
Macroeconomics Microeconomics
This course follows the text Macroeconomics authored by the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke. The course studies aggregate savings, investment, consumption and output. The latter half of the class focuses on business cycles, inflation and monetary policy. Content for class "This course looks at company and industry level decision making. We study the effects of supply, demand and pricing.The course works towards identifying optimal levels of output and pricing in a competitive environment." Goes Here
Third Year
First Term Courses Second Term Courses
Adv. Financial Accounting (CAT FFA) Principles of Management (CAT FAB)
Students learn how to prepare financial statements, focusing on the income statement and balance sheet. This is a course on the functions of business with a strong emphasis on managing people and business strategy.
Accounting for Management (CAT FMA) Finance 1 (FFM)
This course reviews costing techniques, proceeding to study budgeting, standard costing and variance analysis. This course introduces planning and controlling cash flow, making capital investment decisions, and managing trade credit.
Accounting Information Systems Cambodian Business Law
Fourth Year
First Term Courses Second Term Courses

Theory and Practice of Audit (FAU)

This course covers purpose of audit, duties of the auditor, and the process of an audit of financial statements, beginning with audit planning and evaluating internal controls.

Finance 2 (ACCA F9)

The F9 course studies investment, business finance, and working capital management. Investment skills developed include discounted cash flow techniques, managing short and long-term finances, and risk management.

 International Business Environment

International Financial Reporting (ACCA F7)

F7 continues from F3 in developing knowledge and application of IFRS. In exam, students must prepare a balance sheet, an income statement, a statement of changes in equity, and a cash flow statement all in accordance with IFRS.

Cambodian Tax (ACCA F6)

The Diploma in Cambodian Tax is accredited by the ACCA. The course and exam cover the Cambodian tax skills required of a professional accountant: tax on profit, salary tax, tax exemptions, specific taxes, and the tax legal framework.

 Business Ethics and Governance