BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)
DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Accounting program prepares graduates to be effective participants in a wide range of accounting/finance careers in economic organizations whether they are for-profit or not. The program is designed to equip its graduates to function effectively in manufacturing, trade, or service organizations, for accounting careers in industry, in public accounting firms, governmental units, not-for-profit organizations as well as pursuing academic careers in accounting. The program stresses a strong conceptual foundation in all functional areas of business administration as an essential core for the study of accounting and equips its graduates with the basic knowledge and skills that would enable them to progress in their careers all the way to the level of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or a Managing Director (MD).
The program includes financial accounting, accounting information systems, information systems auditing, cost accounting, managerial accounting, advanced accounting, external auditing, internal auditing, accounting theory and research, as well as a practice-oriented research project. The program focuses on the principles, concepts, and standard procedures for capturing, recording, analyzing, and communicating financial information about an economic entity for decision making by internal/external decision makers.
The program keeps abreast with all developments in the field of accounting and business administration including the impact of information technology (IT) upon both. Computer applications are integrated throughout the related accounting courses. Professional ethical behavior is emphasized throughout the program to highlight the significance of a credible accounting function in society.
To be a flagship for excellence in Accounting Education and a Valuable Contributor to Professionalism in Accounting Practice.
To assure the currency and relevance of the Accounting program by ascertaining that it has a structure which is academically sound, and has an integrated body of knowledge, with a good balance between breadth and depth, and between theory and practice.
Program General Objectives
1. Empowerment of program graduates with up-to-date, comprehensive, well-founded theoretical and practical knowledge and technical/communication skills that will be relevant for a broad range of accounting careers;
2. Meet AACSB standards for accredited accounting programs.
3. Provide conceptual foundations that facilitate life-long learning enabling graduates to overcome the challenges they encounter in their sustainable professional careers.
4. Instill the intellectual contributions that advance the knowledge and practice of accounting through discipline-based scholarship, contributions to practice, and learning and pedagogical research;
5. Equip graduates with the inter-personal, communication, analytical/reasoning, and problem-solving skills that are essential for success in their chosen careers, as well as in their future ability to make efficient and effective contributions in individual and collaborative settings;
Program Administrative Strategy
The objectives of the accounting program will be achieved through:
1. The recruitment and retention of highly qualified faculty members;
2. Periodic revision of the accounting curriculum to accommodate recent trends and developments in accounting education and practice;
3. Continuous improvement of educational and instructional resources;
4. Effective planning for best students recruitment, retention, academic advising, career development, etc., consistent with Nile College Vision &Mission Statements;
5. Integration of IT applications throughout the related business and accounting courses;
The accounting program is designed for students who plan to pursue careers as external auditors, managerial accountants, corporate accountants, internal auditors, or accounting directors in governmental and not-for-profit entities. A graduate from the accounting program will have the necessary conceptual and practice-oriented tools, and training that would enable him/her to move up in the echelons of the organizational hierarchy to the level of a chief executive officer or managing director.