The Diploma in Applied Business Administration – Accounting is a two-year diploma program designed to produce graduates who are ready to join the workforce as entry-level accounting professionals.

The program is aligned to local labour market needs as identified by the School of Business Management and Information Technology stakeholders. In their first years of studies, students learn core academic competencies, practice functional skills related to subject knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills related to the world of work. In the second year of studies, students specialize in gaining the technical skills relating to their field of studies, such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, internal audit, and taxation.

The on-the-job work placement component of the program will allow students to gain real work experience in the field of business administration.


  1. Analyze business activities and record accounting transactions related to items such as expenses, revenues, assets, and liabilities.
  2. Maintain control and subsidiary accounts via activities such as posting sales, receipts, purchases, and payments.
  3. Prepare a variety of reports such as payroll registers, expense reports, inventory balances, and VAT reports.
  4. Summarize and report financial information by providing account balances, interim reports, and financial statements.
  5. Post adjusting and closing entries as necessary to complete the accounting cycle.
  6. Follow and verify internal control processes and procedures to ensure the integrity of the accounting system and to protect assets.
  7. Maintain appropriate records and assist management by answering questions, helping with audits, and performing reconciliations of various accounts.
  8. Liaise with colleagues and other departments in the exchange of information, while working collectively to optimize overall performance.
  9. Apply program skills and concepts in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

As part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, there is an increasing emphasis on diversification of the economy and a growing focus on small and medium-sized businesses. These factors have contributed to a strong demand for accounting professionals. Such professionals fill vital roles as financial experts within organizations.

The following is a brief list of the positions that graduates may occupy after successful completion of the two-year Diploma in Applied Business Administration-Accounting:

  • Accountant
  • Banking Officer
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Taxation Officer

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Business Studies! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the criteria outlined in the table below:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    Three (3) additional Grade 12 level courses
  2. The required score on the Oxford Online Placement Test(OOPT) and Academic Math Placement (AMP) test. Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years, with an overall band 5.0 and no individual skill band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the OOPT. For score requirements on other internationally recognized tests, such as the TOEFL, contact the Admissions & Registration Department.
Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section – Mature Student Requirements, page 15).

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department.
  2. A valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.

Further Studies

For those wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree, articulation agreements are in place that makes it possible for a College diploma graduates to attend universities in Qatar and other countries. A variety of options are available.

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.