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Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Accounting

The program is run over four years on a conventional basis and over three years for block release students who are already employed in a relevant field in both private sector and the public sector.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NORMAL ENTRY

  • 5 ‘O’ Level passes including English Language.
  • 2 ‘A’ Level passes in Commercial subjects.
SPECIAL ENTRY
  • A relevant diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning or its equivalent  
  • 5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language.
MATURE ENTRY
  • 5 ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent including English Language 
  • At least 25 years of age
  • In addition, a candidate may be required to undertake an entry examination administered by the Department as part of the process of satisfying entry requirements for admission into the program.

CAREER PROSPECTS
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Holders of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting can pursue any of the following careers:
  • Financial Accountants and/or Cost and Management Accountants
  • Finance Managers
  • Finance Directors
  • Tax Consultants
  • Revenue officers
  • Judicial Managers, Curators of companies and/or Liquidators
  • Tax Ombudsmen
  • Academics, such as lecturers and teachers
  • Bursars
  • Credit controllers
  • Debt collectors
  • Internal Auditors, External Auditors or Forensic Auditors

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

LEVEL 1 SEMESTER 1
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CAC101          Commercial Law I
CAC103          Accounting Concepts and Principles
CBM101          Business Ethics
CEC101          Principles of Economics
CMA101          Principles of Marketing
UWC100         Introduction to Computers
UWC140         Communication Skills


LEVEL 1 SEMESTER 2
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CAC104          Commercial Law II
CAC106          Introduction to Financial Reporting    
CAC107          Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
CBM102          Principles of Management
CBM103          Quantitative Analysis for Business
CMA103          Business Communication

LEVEL 2 SEMESTER 1
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CAC201          Company Law and Practice
CAC202          Introduction to tax law and Practice
CAC203          Financial Reporting for Companies
CAC204          Auditing Theory and Practice
CAC205          Cost & Management Accounting
CBM201          Business Information Systems

LEVEL 2 SEMESTER 2
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CBM202          Business Research Methods
CAC208          Tax Law & Practice
CAC207          General Financial Reporting
CAC208          Practical Accounting Data Processing
CAC209          Financial Management
CEN201          Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

LEVEL 3 SEMESTERS 1 & 2
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CAC301          Work-Related Learning

LEVEL 4 SEMESTER 1
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CAC401          Public Sector Accounting I
CAC402          Corporate Governance and Professional Ethics
CAC403          Strategic Performance Management
CAC404          Advanced Theory and Practice of Auditing I
CAC405          Specific Financial Reporting
CAC406          Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management

LEVEL 4 SEMESTER 2
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CAC407          Group Financial Reporting
CAC408          Advanced Theory and Practice of Auditing II
CAC409          Strategic Taxation Review
CAC410          Public Sector Accounting II
CAC411          Research Project