BSc (Hons) in Accounting

Mode of Study

Campus Learning

Distance Learning

 

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 (10)
  • B5-BS1-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 1 (10)
  • 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 and Study Skills 2 (10)
  • A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
  • A6-FA1-17: Financial Accounting 1 (20)
  • B6-MIE-17: Micro - Economics (10)
  • A6-CDA-17: Computerised Accounting (20)
  • A6-FA2-17: Macro Economics (10)
  • A6-COA-17: Cost Accounting (10)
  • A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation (20)
  • A6-FA2-17: Financial Accounting 2 (10)
  • A7-TAX-17: Taxation (20)
  • A7-MAC-17: Management Accounting (20)
  • A7-FR1-17: Financial Reporting 1 (20)
  • A7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance (10)
  • A7-FR2-17:Financial Reporting 2 (10)
  • A7-AAS-17: Audit and Assurance (20)
  • A7-PPA-17: Professional Practice in Accounting (60)
  • A8-AFR-17: Advanced Financial Reporting (20)
  • A8-CGV-17: Corporate Governance (20)
  • B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • A8-PRO-13: Project (40)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following:
    • A7-PSF-17: Public Sector Financial Reporting (10)
    • A7-COL-17: Company Law (10)
  • Select any two from the following:
    • A8-ADT-17: Advanced Taxation (20)
    • A8-AAA-17: Advanced Audit & Assurance (10)
    • B8-STM-17: Strategic Management (10)
 

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
Professional Practice Sem 7 A7-PPA-17: Professional Practice in Accounting 60
Year 4 Sem 8 A8-AFR-17: Advanced Financial Reporting 20
A8-CGV-17: Corporate Governance 20
Elective Modules (any two)  
A8-ADT-17: Advanced Taxation 20
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
 
 

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. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE, LGCSE 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 may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

 

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