BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Application and Registration Closing Date: August 2nd, 2019

START:
August 6, 2019
DURATION:
4 Years on FT and 5 Years on PT/DE
ID:
BAF

Address

Dedan Kimathi Road, P.O Box 35243, Lusaka, Zambia.   View map

The demand for qualified financial analysts who can contribute to the growth of the financial services sector in Zambia has made it necessary to introduce the BAF degree programme. The collaboration between UNZA and ZCAS University presents an opportunity to produce a product that will help raise the standard of financial analysis knowledge and skills in the country and the region.

The aim of this programme is to equip the students with knowledge and skills in the fields of accountancy, banking and finance in order for them to effectively operate in financial systems and similar roles.

The BAF degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified personnel with a mix of knowledge and skills in accounting and finance. Such professionals are expected to pursue careers in accounting, investment banking, management consultancy, investment analysis, financial management and investment management. It is intended for the following groups of people:

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in Accounting and Finance with five credits at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics
  • At least three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics or equivalent
  • Banking and finance employees who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • Holders of partial accountancy qualifications such as ACCA-FIA, CIMA-CBA and ZICA-technician who wish to pursue a career in banking and finance
  • Any relevant three year accountancy diploma from a reputable college or university.

DURATION OF STUDY

The programme runs for four years on full time, part time and distance education and not more than five academic years in case of any eventualities or unforeseen circumstances.

Year 1Year 2 Year 3Year 4
Year 1 Courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BAF111 Business Communication BAF112 Introduction to Economics
BAF121 Cost Accounting BAF122 Principles of Accounting
BAF131 Introduction to Marketing for Financial services BAF132 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
BAF141 Introduction to Management BAF142 Introduction to Financial Markets

 

 Year 2 courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BAF211 Financial Accounting BAF212 Taxation
BAF221 Introduction to ICT for Financial Services Providers BAF222 Financial Products and Services
BAF231 Business and Corporate Law BAF232 Management Accounting
BAF241 Monetary and Financial Systems BAF242 International Trade and Finance

 

 Year 3 Courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BAF311 Financial Reporting BAF312 Financial Management
BAF321 Advanced Taxation BAF322 Advanced Management Accounting
BAF331 Managing Strategic Risk BAF332 Credit Analysis and Lending
BAF341 Investment and Portfolio Management BAF342 Auditing and Assurance Services

 

 Year 4 courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BAF411 Strategic Management BAF412 Regulation of Financial Services
BAF421 Research Methods BAF422 Treasury Management
BAF431 Corporate Finance BAF432 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BAF441 Financial Modelling and Forecasting BAF442 Dissertation

 

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