Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The mission of the Accounting Department is derived mainly from the larger vision and philosophy of the university and the college. Accordingly, the department is in pursuit of excellence in accounting education and professional practice via a rigorous academic program that promotes critical thinking, interpersonal skills, technical competence and, above all, ethical practice.
Program Goals
The goals of the program are to:
  • Provide students with adequate accounting knowledge that qualifies them for employment in accounting practice and the profession
  • Enable students to prepare, analyze and communicate accounting information using information technology to facilitate the decision-making process
  • Develop skills of ethical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving •    Prepare students to conduct research in accounting and related areas
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of the program are to enable students to:
  • Understand the conceptual framework of accounting and the mechanics of the accounting cycle
  • Understand the core concepts of cost and management accounting and the uses of accounting information in the decision-making process
  • Understand the auditing standards, practices and rules of professional conduct
  • Prepare financial statements for profit and non-profit organizations
  • Use manual and computer-based tools to identify and analyze logical relations among accounting data
  • Combine and consolidate financial information
  • Make ethical and professional judgments in accounting and auditing
  • Use accounting analytical tools to develop skills and critical thinking
  • Understand the relevance and applicability of accounting models and theories
  • Conduct research in accounting
Career Opportunities A career in accounting offers the potential of a larger number of job openings than in many other disciplines. A qualification in accounting today opens the door to careers in business, NGOs and government units, preparing graduates for work in any of the following areas: financial reporting, public practice, strategic business planning, cost and management accounting, information systems, insolvency and reconstruction, accounting and finance consulting, and business analysis and evaluation. In addition to employment our graduates are equipped to pursue postgraduate study in accounting and finance as well as professional certification, for example CPA, CMA, CFA, ACCA and CIA.
Required Credit Hours: minimum 126 hours