Academic

Bachelor of Business Administration

Accounting and Finance

Summary

Course objectives

The Accounting & Finance programme has been designed for those contemplating employment within the accountancy field. It is also suitable for those already in employment who seek to develop their business, accounting and finance skills for career progression purposes. This programme is also meant to provide employees and prospective accounting and finance students with a body of knowledge which will increase their employment opportunities, prepare them for careers in the field of accountancy and provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to supervisory and managerial positions at a later stage in their career. Upon completion of the curriculum for Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and Finance, a student must be able to:

  • Understand the nature and role of accounting in providing useful and reliable information that is helpful in making decisions about deployment and use of resources in business and non-business entities in the economy;
  • Comprehend and apply generally accepted accounting principles, concepts and methodologies;
  • Understand the use of accounting information for managerial decision making with a planning and control focus;
  • Pursue further studies in preparation for the ACCA, CIMA, CPA examinations and practice in the field of public accounting; and
  • Pursue graduate level studies and/or a career in private accounting.

Career Progression

This course will enable you to develop skills so that you can think and act strategically and exert influence in the workplace, enabling you to succeed in the business world. It will help you to gain a competitive edge and drive your career forward, and may also assist a career change, achieve a salary increase, improve promotion prospects or simply broaden horizons and increase marketability.

Employment opportunities

Graduates of this Accounting & Finance programme are expected to take up middle as well as higher level management positions in the following areas: Accounting, Banking & Finance, Auditing, Tax Management, Credit Control, Business Analysis, Portfolio Management, Investment Consulting, Brokerage, Grant Monitoring, etc.

Structure

This is a 4-year [8-semester] Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialization in Human Resource Management, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, and Management. Each year has two semesters. The BBA programme covers course work and a long essay/project work. Courses have three minimum credits. The long essay/project work has 6 credits. Each semester’s load will range between 15 and 21 credits. The total minimum number of credits for graduation is 120 and a maximum of 141.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government and non-profit organizations. Business administration students acquire fundamental as well as practical and professional skills in all phases of business including decision-making and problem-solving capabilities.
The BBA programme offers area of concentrations that enable students to tailor their degrees to their career and educational goals. Specializations are available in Accounting & Finance, Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing. All students seeking the BBA degree must complete all courses required for graduation including final project work


Subjects

Semester 1
(University Preparation Program)

Semester 2

Code

Course Title

Code

Course Title

ENGL197

Reading Comprehension

ACCT221

Financial Accounting I

ENGL193

Academic and Business Writing

BSAD235

Business Communication

ENGL186

Listening and Speaking Skills

COSC271

Information Technology

ENGL181

Western Civilization

ECON241

Microeconomics

FREN192

Techniques d'Expression

ENGL211

English for Business

MATH189

College Algebra

MATH209

Quantitative Techniques 

MGNT234

Principles of Management


Semester 3

Semester 4

Code

Course Title

Code

Course Title

MKTG211

Principles of Marketing

BSAD325

Organizational Theory and Practice

MGNT221

Organizational Behaviour

MGNT351

The Business Environment

ECON242

Macroeconomics

HRMN333

Human Resource Management

ACCT222

Financial Accounting II

ACCT360

Internal Financial Controls

ACCT231

Cost Accounting I

BSAD341

Business Law I

COSC272

Spreadsheet & Dbase

ENGL313

English for Critical Thinking

ENGL212 English for Academic Purposes ACCT332 Cost Accounting II

Semester 5

Semester 6

Code

Course Title

Code

Course Title

BKFN305

Principles of Banking

BSAD465

Business Research Methods

BSAD399

Project Management

ACCT451

Financial Reporting

BSAD352

Managing in Organizations

BKFN423

Corporate Finance

COSC372

Management Information System (MIS)

BSAD449

Total Quality Management

ACCT330

Taxation

COSC422

Computer Application to Business & Finance

MKTG316

Marketing Policy, Planning & Communication(MPPC)

BSAD425

Corporate Strategy and Planning

BKFN401 International Business Finance & Planning

Semester 7

Semester 8

Code

Course Title

Code

Course Title

BSAD415

International Business Case Study

BSAD498

Thesis Writing

BSAD450

Entrepreneurship Development

COSC486

Seminar 1

ACCT452

International Financial Reporting

BSAD489

Seminar 2

BSAD477

International Trade & Payment

HRMN488

Seminar3

ACCT460

Auditing

BSAD499

Thesis Defense


Grading & Class of degree

Grades shall be given as symbols with quality points per symbol as shown below

MARKS

GRADE

EXPLANATION

QUALITY POINT

91-100

A+

OUTSTANDING

4.00

86-90

A

EXCELLENT

3.60

81-85

A-

REMARKABLE

3.40

76-80

B+

VERY GOOD

3.20

71-75

B

RELATIVELY GOOD

3.00

65-70

B-

GOOD

2.80

56-64

C+

PASS

2.56

51-55

C

Marginal PASS

2.00

0-50

F

FAIL

0

Class of Degree

HONOURS

CGPA

First Class

3.50 - 4.00

Second Class (upper Div.)

3.00 - 3.49

Second Class (lower Div.)

2.50 -2.99

Third Class

2.00 -2.49

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