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BSc Hons 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)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers 20
A5-FBF-13: Fundamental of Business & Finance 20
D5-CS1-17: Communication & Study Skills 1 10
B5-BS1-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 1 10
Sem 2 A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting 20
B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business 20
B5-BS2-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 2 10
D5-CS2-17: Communication & Study Skills 2 10
Year 2 Sem 3 A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance 20
A6-FA1-17: Financial Accounting 1 10
B6-MIE-17: Micro Economics 10
A6 - CDA-17: Computerised Accounting 20
Sem 4 A6-MAE-17: Macro Economics 10
A6- COA-17: Cost Accounting 20
A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation 20
A6- FA2-17: Financial Accounting 2 10
Year 3 Sem 5 A7-TAX-17: Taxation 20
A7-MAC-17: Management Accounting 20
A7-FR1-17 : Financial Reporting 1 20
Sem 6 A7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance 20
A7-FR2-17: Financial Reporting 2 10
A7-AAS-17: Audit and Assurance 20
Elective Modules (any one)  
A7-PSF-17: Public Sector Financial Reporting 10
A7-COL-17: Company Law  10
Int Sem 7 A7-PRA-17: Professional Practice  in Accounting 60
Year 4 Sem 8 A8-AFR-17: Advanced Financial Reporting 20
A8-CGO-17: Corporate Governance 20
Elective Modules (any two)  
A8-ADT-17: Advanced Taxation 10
A8-AAA-17: Advanced Audit & Assurance 10
B8- STM-17: Strategic Management 10
Sem 9 B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
A8-PRO-13: Project     40

 


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