The BSc. Accounting degree has been designed to prepare graduates for various positions within the accounting system of a company. The program includes courses that provide students with high quality teaching and learning experiences that are relevant to accounting and business careers; develop subject specific knowledge and understanding appropriate to accounting and business careers, including study of:
- Contemporary accounting theories and their practice within an economic, legal, social and professional environment
- Organizations, their management and the changing environment in which they operate
- Some of the key economic concepts, theories and principles that are used to understand issues that arise at individual organisations or societal levels.
Thus, students will be educated in Accounting principles, managerial accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Spreadsheet Accounting, Taxation, and Auditing. Emphasis will also be placed on integrating Accounting Software skills with Accounting and Auditing theory.
The program is divided into several modules with approximately sixty percent (60%) emphasis placed on Accounting, Finance and other business courses, twenty percent (20%) on Computing and Accounting and auditing software applications and twenty percent (20%) on communication and other generic courses. All courses are core subjects which must be completed by all students. Students who join the programme at level 300 will be allowed to audit some courses to bridge any knowledge gap.
The programme aim to develop the capacity of students for critical analysis, abstraction, evaluation and synthesis, through the application of knowledge to a wide range of situations and encourage creativity and develop appropriate research, communication, modelling and quantitative skills which will prepare students for a career in accountancy and business and progression to further study, including significant exemptions from both ICAG and ACCA papers. It will further inculcate professional ethical standards and conduct.
This programme seeks to among other things achieve the following objectives:
- To provide knowledge, understanding, practical and intellectual skills in the subject of Accounting.
- To provide IT skills that will equip the students for a career in accountancy.
- To provide students with an understanding of the role of accounting in the society.
- To provide students with a range of accounting methods and techniques for evaluating and assessing the practices and theories of accounting.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the programme, it is expected that graduates will;
- Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of accounting methods and techniques.
- Know the core role of accounting in shaping the growth potential of an organization.
- Be able to exercise their duties professionally.
EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS OF GRADUATES
The current needs of various business sectors have been a driving force in the development of this degree programme and, as a result, graduates will have very good career prospects. Their mix of Accounting, Finance, and other IT skills will make them very attractive to employers in various sectors.
The broad-based nature of the programme aims to enable graduates to make effective contribution to integrating information Technology with Financial Reporting to fulfil roles such as:
Tax Returns Officer