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Accounting

Accounting

course overview

The program are to develop competency in applying accounting best practices, problem solving, communication and critical thinking. Graduates will have developed and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles in accounting, practical skills in accounting based on industry best practices. The ability to communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent arguments, effective time management. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility.

Career Opportunities

  • Public Accountants
  • Finance Managers
  • Auditor
  • Financial Controllers
  • Financial and Management Accountant
  • Financial Controllers
  • Investment and Portfolio Managers
    and Administrators
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Management Specialisation

Accounting

Duration : 2.5 years

Intermediate Accounting

To enable students to understand accounting principles and the function of financial reports.

To enable students to understand how accounting functions as the language of business and how accounting information assist in making decisions.

To assist students in financial information analysis and usage of financial information extracted from financial statements.

Organisational Behaviour

The module focuses on behavior in organisations and covers all the key concepts needed to understand, predict, and respond to the behavior of people in real world organisations. Organisational behaviour is the study of individuals and groups in organisations. One major issue facing organisations today is how best to utilise and combine the talents of individuals to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness, and managing people in the organisational setting requires special skills.

Business Statistics

The aim of this module is to cover data, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression.

Microeconomics

This module is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the importance of economics in the business environment. The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and skills in standard microeconomic analysis, building on the basic knowledge gained in their introductory economics course.

Management Accounting

To provide an understanding on how organizations accumulate, assign and analyse cost and revenue data for use within the organisation and its practical applications thereof.

Macroeconomics

The objectives for this module focus on understanding of how to measure a society’s economic well-being, and how the level of economic activity is determined, both from a perspective of economic policy analysis.

The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of how national and global economies function is important for assessing the prospects for companies and for financial portfolios. This module will develop the understanding of how decisions by consumers, firms and government are interlinked, and impact on interest rates, exchange rates and the overall level of economic activity.

Corporate Finance

This module provides students a broad overview of the financial environment under which the firm operates and equips them with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make sound financial decisions for the firm.

Commercial Law

This course is designed to give a general overview of commercial law. Firstly, it will introduce the legal system. This will include the sources of laws, separation of powers, administration of justice and application of English law.

Secondly, this course will inculcate the basic understanding of the law of contract as the governing principles in all commercial transactions. Among the topics discussed are elements of a contract, types of discharges and the remedies where there is a breach.

Thirdly, this course will expose students to the relevant laws pertaining to commercial activities, namely, agency, sale of goods, hire purchase, insurance, negotiable instruments and banking.

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Quantitative Methods

The module uses applications-oriented approach rather than mathematics-oriented. This approach makes the subject matter interesting and relevant to the student by demonstrating not only how the procedure works, but also how each method contributes to the decision-making process. In this module, students will learn the techniques of quantitative model formulation and evaluation, using SPSS for Windows, to solve practical business problems. The emphasis is to teach the critical skills of data analysis and interpretation for decision-making.

Ethics and Organisation

This module explores some of the ethical and human rights issues confronting contemporary organisations. In the module, the main ethical perspectives adopted by individuals and organisations are considered. The module will enable students to reflect and critically engage with ethical issues.

Taxation

This course provides students with sound understanding and ability to prepare computations of tax liability for an individual in respect of his / her income from employment, business and other income.

Accounting Information Systems

This course covers the systems concept, data processing technology, systems documentation techniques, infrastructure for E-business, security and control measures in computer-based information systems (CBIS) and Accounting Information System (AIS) applications in business.

Research Methods

This module introduces students to both qualitative and quantitative research methods used by business scholars. Students will understand and apply both concepts and working knowledge of these methodological approaches, the evaluation of empirical studies and the design of research projects. This module emphasizes the role and value of marketing research information, technology in the research process, designing the research project, sampling and its issues, scale measurements, and questionnaire design issues.

Strategic Management

The module will help students to further develop their understanding of the management and leadership theories and principles behind corporate strategic thinking and the practical implications of decisions that are made. The module is developed to promote an in-depth understanding of how organisations can best understand their strategic environment in context of increasing change.

Advanced Accounting

To enable students to understand the principles and techniques in accounting in order to evaluate and use accounting information and reports.

To enable students to account for cash, receivables, inventories, property, plant and equipment, intangibles, investments, current and non-current liabilities, provisions, contingencies, share capital and reserves using approved accounting standards.

To enable students to prepare financial statements.

Auditing

To develop and provide students with an understanding of the audit process from the basic planning stage to the reporting stage and the techniques used in the conduct of internal and external audit.

Duration : 1 year

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Business Mathematics

The module is designed to enable students to learn and apply mathematics skills in business

Consumer Behaviour

This module provides the student with an awareness of the ways in which the social sciences can assist in developing an understanding of individual consumers. The subject introduces the students to the key principles and concepts used by marketers to analyze and respond to consumer needs and demands.  Students will then apply core marketing principles, internal and external factors that influence consumer behaviour to marketing decision making.

Ethics and Organization

This module explores some of the ethical and human rights issues confronting contemporary organisations. In the module, the main ethical perspectives adopted by individuals and organisations are considered.

Quantitative Methods

This module provides students with a conceptual understanding of the use or quantitative methods in the management decision-making. The many quantitative methods are explained – including how they work – and students will be shown how decision makers apply these methods and interpret data. 

Macroeconomics

This module provides insights into the analysis of contemporary economic events and enables students with skills to assess the likely trends in macroeconomic variables that will facilitate decision making. 

Managerial Accounting

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of performing and analyzing cost and quantitative information to support management planning and decision-making in a variety of business contexts 

Leadership and Innovations

This module introduces students to traditional and modern concepts of leadership, and focuses on skill and knowledge development and organizational operations, effectiveness and competition, and social responsibilities.  

Lean Six Sigma Management

This module aims to introduce the effective deployment of a Lean Six Sigma initiative which can save an organisation time and money, and improve customer satisfaction.

Cross Cultural Communication

The module focuses on culture and management, organisation and communication with greater emphasis on cross-cultural concepts which contains key ideas from leading theorists, thinkers and practitioners.

IT Management

This module aims to help students to understand the theories and practice of information management and key concepts to understand how information management systems are implemented and managed in the organisations.

Total Quality Management

This modules aims to provide students the knowledge to apply the theories and principles of total quality in the real world.

Final Year Project I

This project is intended to be the culmination of learning undertaken in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme through the completion of an appropriate project and a written project report. The project provides an opportunity for students to define and to manage a self-contained task, which requires the use of cognitive, and project management skills.  Students will apply concepts and principles learned in other courses to real situations.

Strategic Decision Making

The purpose of this module is to develop within students a holistic understanding of the operation of a business/non-business organization, including its interaction with the environment, its corporate / business and related functional issues.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

The module aims to encourage and develop in students the entrepreneurial skills required for small business. Students will learn the processes involved in initiating and developing a new business.

Project Management

This module focuses on knowledge, understanding and application of project planning and management principles.

Final Year Project II

This project is intended to be the culmination of learning undertaken in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme through the completion of an appropriate project and a written project report. The project provides an opportunity for students to define and to manage a self-contained task, which requires the use of cognitive, and project management skills. Students will apply concepts and principles learned in other courses to real situations.

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