The Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Banking and Finance (BScABF) program provides comprehensive training to students in the field of Accounting, Banking & Finance by way of interaction, projects, presentations, industrial visits, practical training, job orientation and placements. The curriculum, which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Banking and Finance, emphasizes critical learning outcomes required by students to succeed in the professions of Accountants and Financial Analysts. Students will learn and apply these specific skills in the core courses, refine and practice them in their specific concentration, and use and demonstrate competency of the learning outcomes in additional coursework as they fine-tune skills for their professional careers. Successful completion of BScABF requirements ensures that graduates comprehend the relationships among accountancy, economic principles and finance.
The BScABF program is designed to give students a strong foundation in accounting, banking and finance fundamentals. The BScABF prepares students to be effective leaders by emphasizing conceptual, analytical, technical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Each BScABF course is built on a forward-looking curriculum reflecting the ever-changing needs of today’s organizations. Students can expect to discuss current issues, learn from past case studies, forecast future trends, and participate in group discussions.
All students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Banking and Finance (BScABF) degree must complete the following requirements:
|General Education Requirements
An important advantage is that with the successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Banking and Finance, the student also acquires the professional certificate “General Banking” of the American Bankers Association (ABA).
The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Banking and Finance (BScABF) incorporate the objectives of the CBS. The aim of the program in Accounting, Banking and Finance is to provide the necessary education, skills and values to students who seek a career in accounting- and finance-related profession in the industry, in the financial services sector, in financial and accounting institutions, or in government.
- Demonstrate knowledge of essentials in the fields of accounting, banking and finance to provide sound information through valid processes to users of accounting and financial services.
- Show thorough competence in understanding quantitative and qualitative methods as applied to problem-solving in the fields of accounting and finance.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to explain, evaluate, and present financial and accounting information to varied audiences.
- Employ integrity, ethics, and social responsibility in accounting and financial practices.
Specific objectives of the foregoing elements include:
- use a variety of analytical techniques to identify complex accounting and finance problems, generate and compare alternatives and develop a solution
- select and implement the appropriate research skills and tools (information technology and / or quantitative analysis) to solve problems
- integrate their functional knowledge in applied settings (e.g. case analyses, group projects, research papers)
- demonstrate knowledge relating to the concept of value creation and the role played by each functional area of the firm
- demonstrate a level of proficiency and self‐confidence appropriate to be a team or project leader
- define key components of the business operating environment(s) and explain how these components impact on organizational performance and decisions
- diagnose cross‐cultural issues in a case setting and propose appropriate solutions
- demonstrate knowledge of how issues and decision criteria change depending on cultural perspectives and location
- demonstrate highly effective oral communication skills in professional settings, including: professional presentations and persuasive presentations.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of the program students shall have:
- A comprehensive knowledge of the functional areas; as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems
- The ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analyzing problems
- A global perspective based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organizations
- A good understanding of the ethical and environmental ramifications of corporate decisions
- The ability to lead and to interact effectively in group situations
- The ability to manage in culturally diverse environments
- Acquired analytical and research skills to deal with business problems
- Developed the ability to learn autonomously