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BSc (Hons) in Accounting


Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

  • A5-FBF-13: Fundamentals of Business and Finance (20)
  • C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • D5-CS1-13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (10)
  • B5-BS1-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 1 (10)
  • A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • B5-BS2-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 2 (10)
  • D5-CS2-17: Communication and Study Skills 2 (10)
  • A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
  • A6-FA1-17: Financial Accounting 1 (20)
  • B6-MIE-17: Micro - Economics (10)
  • A6-CDA-17: Computerised Accounting (20)
  • A6-FA2-17: Financial Accounting 2 (10)
  • A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation (20)
  • B6-MAE-17: Macro Economics (10)
  • A6-COA-17: Cost Accounting (10)
  • A7-TAX-17: Taxation (20)
  • A7-MAC-17: Management Accounting (20)
  • A7-FR1-17: Financial Reporting 1 (20)
  • A7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance (10)
  • A7-AAS-17: Audit and Assurance (20)
  • A7-FR2-17:Financial Reporting 2 (10)
  • A7-PPA-17: Professional Practice in Accounting (60)
  • A8-AFR-17: Advanced Financial Reporting (20)
  • A8-CGV-17: Corporate Governance (20)
  • B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • A8-PRO-13: Project (40)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following:
    • A7-PSF-17: Public Sector Financial Reporting (10)
    • A7-COL-17: Company Law (10)
  • Select any two from the following:
    • A8-ADT-17: Advanced Taxation (20)
    • A8-AAA-17: Advanced Audit & Assurance (10)
    • B8-STM-17: Strategic Management (10)

Recommended full-time study path (4 1/2 year) 

Year

Semester

Module code

Module name

Credits

1

1st semester

A5-FBF-13   

Business and Finance

20

C5-ICO-11   

Introduction to Computers

20

D5-CS1-17   

Communications and Study Skills 1

10

B5-BS1-17   

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1

10

2nd semester

A5-IFA-13   

Introduction to Financial Accounting

20

B5-LAB-13   

Legal Aspects of Business

20

D5-CS2-17   

Communications and Study Skills 2

10

B5-BS2-17   

Business Mathematics and Statistics 2

10

2

3rd semester

A6-PEA-13   

Principles of Ethics and Assurance

20

A6-FA1-17   

Financial Accounting 1

10

B6-MIE-17   

Micro Economics

10

A6-CDA-17   

Computerised Accounting

20

4th semester

A6-FA2-17   

Financial Accounting 2

10

A6-POT-13   

Principles of Taxation

20

B6-MAE-17   

Macro Economics

10

A6-COA-17   

Cost Accounting

20

3

5th semester

A7-TAX-17   

Taxation

20

A7-MAC-17   

Management Accounting

20

A7-FR1-17   

Financial Reporting 1

20

6th semester

B7-CFI-13   

Corporate Finance

20

A7-AAS-17   

Audit and Assurance

20

A7-FR2-17   

Financial Reporting 2

10

Select any one from the following:

A7-COL-17

Company Law

10

A7-PSF-17

Public Sector Financial Reporting

10

7th Semester

A7-PRA-17   

Professional Practice in Accounting

60

4

8th Semester

A8-AFR-17   

Advanced Financial Reporting

20

B7-CGV-13   

Corporate Governance

20

Select any two  from the following:

A8-ADT-17

Advanced Taxation

10

 A8-AAA-17

Advanced Audit and Assurance

10

B8-STM-17

Strategic Management

10

9th Semester

B8-ENT-13   

Essentials of Entrepreneurship

20

A8-PRO-13   

Project

40

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is NSSC, BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. NSSC, BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ā€˜Dā€™ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five NSSC, BGCSE, LGCSE, or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

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