BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING

Application and Registration Closing Date: August 2nd, 2019

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

Address

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

The field of accounting is rapidly evolving due to the affordability and availability of accounting software. Number crunching is no longer the core function of the modern accountant as computers have taken the fiscal calculating out of their hands. Accountants are now expected to take on a variety of responsibilities including financial planning, analysis, forecasting, internal controls and decision support that previously lay outside the scope of their job description. Accountants must therefore, have a sound grounding in all areas of business including operations, marketing, human resources management, ICT, strategy and finance. This programme is tailored to meet this broad base of knowledge and skills required of the modern accountant.

The aim of this programme is to equip students with knowledge and skills in order for them to carry out accounting roles in the areas of financial reporting, financial management, auditing, management accounting, taxation and consultancy effectively.

The BACC degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for professionally qualified accountants who have also acquired academic competences.

To qualify for admission to the BACC degree programme an applicant must have any of the following qualifications:

  • Five credits at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics or three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics
  • Holders of part professional accountancy qualifications such as ACCA-FIA, CIMA-CBA and ZICA-technician who wish to acquire both a professional and an academic qualification
  • Any eligible person who wishes to pursue a career in accountancy.

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 2Year 3Year 4
Year 1 Courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BACC111 Academic Writing BACC112 Introduction to Economics
BACC121 Cost Accounting BACC122 Principles of Accounting
BACC131 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship BACC132 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
BACC141 Introduction to  Management BACC142 Principles of Marketing

 

Year 2 courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BACC211 Financial Accounting BACC212 Taxation
BACC221 Business Information Systems BACC222 Human Resource Management & Development
BACC231 Business and Corporate Law BACC232 Management Accounting
BACC241 Entrepreneurship and Development BACC242  Decision Making Techniques

 

 

Year 3 Courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BACC311 Financial Reporting BACC312 Financial Management
BACC351 Advanced Taxation BACC322 Managing Strategic Risk
BACC331 Project Management BACC332  Auditing and Assurance
BACC341 Organisational Management BACC352 Advanced Management Accounting

 

 

 Year 4 courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BACC451 Advanced Financial  Reporting BACC452 Advanced Auditing and Assurance
BACC421 Research Methods BACC422 Small Business Development
BACC431 Corporate Finance BACC432 Strategic Management
BACC441 Financial Modelling and Forecasting BACC442 Dissertation

 

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