The training of accountants in Zambia has traditionally followed two routes, namely professional training with professional accountancy bodies such as ACCA, CIMA and ZICA and academic training in universities and colleges. Each route has a different focus in terms of knowledge and skills acquired; therefore graduates from the professional route often require academic skills to function effectively, while those with accounting degrees require further training to enhance their professional knowledge and competences. The BAC degree combines professional and academic training to enable candidates to acquire both sets of knowledge and skills and simultaneously graduate with an academic degree and a professional qualification.
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.
Each year of study will be divided into two semesters and full-time students are expected to take four courses in each semester while evening students are expected to take three courses and part-time students up to three courses. Except for BAC421 Research Methods and BAC442 Dissertation courses in the final year, the rest of the courses are structured in such a way that semester one courses are not a pre-requisite of semester two courses in each academic year. The course structure is as shown in Tables 1 to 4 below.Read More
- Business Communication
- Introduction to Economics
- Cost Accounting
- Principles of Accounting
- Introduction to Law
- Introduction to Quantitative
- Methods Introduction to Management
- Principles of Marketing
- Financial Accounting
- Business Information Systems
- Human Resource Management & Development
- Business and Corporate Law
- Cost and Management Accounting
- Decision Making Techniques
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Management
- Advanced Taxation
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Managing Strategic Risk
- Auditing and Assurance
- Organisational Management
- Public Finance
- Advanced Auditing and Assurance
- Advanced Financial Reporting
- Research Methods
- Strategic Management
- Corporate Finance
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Financial Modelling and Forecasting
The BAC degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for professionally qualified accountants who have also acquired academic competences. It is intended for the following groups of people:
- School leavers who wish to pursue a career in accountancy.
- Holders of part professional accountancy qualifications such as ACCA-FIA, CIMACBA 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.
Mode of Delivery
Mode of Study: Full time, Part time and Distance Education
Intakes: Starting in February and August
Teaching and learning methods: Lectures and tutorials, Practical classes, Group work, Discussions, Projects and Case Studies
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