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BA Accounting Programme

BA Accounting falls under the school of Business and Economics which has Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A)
amongst other programmes. The B.B.A. programme offers specialization in various areas including Accounting and Finance.
The specializations equip the students with business and professional skills and emphasize on ethical standards and practices.

COURSE  DISTRIBUTION

YEAR I
FIRST SEMESTER
ABA 101:    Introduction to Business Studies                        C
ABA 102:    Introduction to Management                             C
ABA 103:    Introduction to Accounting    I                          C
ABA 104:    Elements of Marketing                                      C
AEC 101:    Introduction to Microeconomics                         R
AEN 105:    Communication Skills.                                      R
SCS 101:    Introduction to computers I                              R
SCS 103:    Programming in Pascal                                     R

SECOND SEMESTER
ABA 105:     Business Environment                                  C
ABA 106:     Business Law I                                            C
ABA 107:    Management Mathematics I                          C
ABA 108:    Business Communication                              C
ABA 109:    Introduction to Accounting    II                     C
AEC 102:    Introduction to Macroeconomics                    R
SCS 112:     Desktop publishing                                      R
SCS 114:    Introduction to spread sheets & Databases     R

YEAR II
FIRST SEMESTER
ABA 201:    Behavioral Science                                                C
ABA 202:    Introduction to Finance                                         C
ABA 203:    Intermediate Accounting I                                     C
ABA 204:     Fundamentals of Human Resource Management     C
ABA 205:    Management Mathematics II                                 C
AEC 201:    Intermediate Microeconomics                                R
SCS 203:    Information Systems Analysis & Design                  R
SCS 207:    Web Design and Publishing                                   R

SECOND SEMESTER
ABA 206:    Business Statistics                                               C
ABA 207:    Organization Theory                                            C
ABA 208:     Business Law II                                                 C
ABA 209:    Cost Accounting                                                  C
ABA 210:     Intermediate Accounting II                                 C
AEC 205:    Intermediate Macroeconomics                              R
SCS 211:    Visual Basic Programming                                    R
SCS 214:    Management Information Systems                        R

 

YEAR III
FIRST SEMESTER
ABA 301:    Principles of Taxation                                C
ABA 302:    Company Law                                          C
ABA 303:     Financial Management                             C
ABA 304:    Public Sector Accounting                           C
ABA 305:    Auditing I                                                C
SCS 306:    Internet Computing                                  R
SCS 310:    Multimedia and Graphics                           R

ELECTIVES (ONE)
ABA 306:    Managerial Economics                              E
AEC 316:    Industrial Economics                                E
AEC 320:    Economic Policy Analysis                           E

SECOND SEMESTER
ABA 313:    Trust and Executorships Accounts                     C
ABA 314:    Tax Planning and Management                         C
ABA 315:    Quantitative Methods in Business I                    C
ABA 316:    Research Methods in Business                          C
ABA 317:    Auditing II                                                      C
SCS 322:    Electronic Commerce                                       R
SCS 324 (a):    Statistical Analysis with SPSS                       R

ELECTIVES (ONE)
ABA 318:    Financial Institutions and Markets                     E
ABA 328:    Banking Law and Practice                                E

ABA 330:    Industrial Attachment

 

YEAR IV
FIRST SEMESTER

ABA 401:    Auditing Practice and Investigation                        C
ABA 402:    Quantitative Methods in Business II                        C
ABA 403:    Advanced Financial Accounting I                            C
ABA 404:    Management Accounting I                                     C
ABA 405:    Strategic Management                                          C
SCS 409:    IT and Society                                                      R
SCS 436:    Internal Controls and security Issues                      R

ELECTIVES (ONE)
ABA407:    Insurance Theory and Practice                                E
ABA 413:    Entrepreneurship & Small Business Mgt                  E
AEC 418:    Project Appraisal and Evaluation                            E

SECOND SEMESTER
ABA 415:    Advanced Financial Accounting II                        C
ABA 416:    Management Accounting II                                 C
ABA 417:    Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounts                    C
ABA 418:    Total Quality Management                                  C
AEC 402:    Public Finance     & Fiscal Policy                          R
SCS 416:    Human Computer Interaction                              R
SCS 437:    Information Systems Applications                        R

ELECTIVES (ONE)
ABA 424:    Labor Law                                                        E
ABA 421:     Insurance Risk     Management                         E
ABA 426:    Accounting Theory                                           E

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

  • Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission to the university.
  • Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


DEGREE  STRUCTURE
The department offers course within the degree structure as spelt out by the faculty.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • The Department offers courses in terms of units as defined by the Faculty; a unit is defined as one hour lecture per week per semester, or two hours of tutorial per week per semester, or three  hours of practical work per week per semester.
  • There are CORE, ELECTIVE and REQUIRED courses.  CORE courses are mandatory, while ELECTIVE courses may be chosen by students from an approved list of courses in fulfilling the full-time load requirement.
  • The normal fulltime load for one academic year shall be at least 40 units but not more than 48 units.

Course units from the department shall be distributed as follows:

  • A minimum of 12 units in each of the first two years and a minimum of 21 units in each of the subsequent two years for the 3.3.2.2. degree pattern; and
  • A minimum of 12 units in each of the first two years and a minimum of 42 units in each of the subsequent two years for the 3.3.1.1. degree pattern.

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS.

  • The general University examination regulations shall apply.
  • A written research project shall be marked out of 100% marks.
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