BSc (Hons) in Accounting

BSc (Hons) in Accounting

 

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Accounting is targeted at those wishing to enter the accounting sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, public sector companies or accounting firms. The programme develops understanding of accounting with taxation, audit, assurance, commerce, industry, finance, strategic management, etc. Various career positions available in the market may be Accountants (Senior, and Chief), Auditors (Senior), Educationist, Taxation, Audit Managers, Chief Finance Managers, Chief Finance Officers, Accounts Consultants, Senior Level Manager, Teller, etc.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • A5 - FBF - 13: Fundamentals of Business and Finance (20)
  • D5 - CS1 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • A5 - IFA - 13: Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B5 - LAB - 13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13: Communication & Study Skills 2 (20)
  • A6 - PEA - 13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
  • A6 - FMA - 13: Fundamentals of Management Accounting (20)
  • B6 - ECO - 13: Economics (20)
  • B6 - QME - 13: Quantitative Methods (20)
  • A6 - FAC - 13: Financial Accounting (20)
  • A6 - POT - 13: Principles of Taxation (20)
  • A7 - TAX - 13: Taxation (20)
  • A7 - AAS - 13: Audit and Assurance (20)
  • A7 - FIR - 13: Financial Reporting (20)
  • A7 - CMA - 13: Cost and Management Accounting (20)
  • A7 - FIM - 13: Financial Management (20)
  • A7 - PPR - 13: Professional Practice in Accounting (60)
  • B8 - STM - 13: Strategic Management (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • A8 - PRO - 13: Project (40)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following:
    • B7 - CFI - 13: Corporate Finance (20)
    • A7 - INF - 13: International Finance (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • A8 - ADT - 13: Advanced Taxation(20)
    • A8 - AAA - 13: Advanced Audit and Assurance (20)
    • A8 - COR - 13: Corporate Reporting (20)
    • A8 - PSA - 13: Public Sector Accounting (20)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, A5 - FBF - 13, D5 - CS1 - 13
  • Semester 2: A5 - IFA - 13, B5 - LAB - 13, D5 - CS2 - 13
  • Semester 3: A6 - PEA - 13, A6 - FMA - 13, B6 - ECO - 13
  • Semester 4: A6 - FAC - 13, A6 - POT - 13, B6 - QME - 13
  • Semester 5: A7 - TAX - 13, A7 - AAS - 13, A7 - FIR - 13
  • Semester 6: A7 - CMA - 13, A7 - FIM - 13, elective (one of B7 - CFI - 13, A7 - INF - 13)
  • Semester 7: A7 - PPR - 13
  • Semester 8: B8 - STM - 13, elective (two of A8 - ADT - 13, A8 - AAA - 13, A8 - COR - 13, A8 - PSA - 13)
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 13, A8 - PRO - 13
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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