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Programs of Study

Accounting Technologist (2 years)

The Accounting Technologist program is a two-year Diploma for bright young graduates for an exciting career in Accounting. The primary objective of the program is to build a talent pool initially for the entire industry by identifying and equipping students with necessary skills for high productivity and performance. The program provides critical accounting knowledge and real-world skills. The curriculum emphasizes critical learning outcomes required by students to succeed in the profession of Accountancy. Students will learn about international accounting standards, processes and terminologies and making them competent in the skills required for Accounting.

Structure/ Curriculum

The Accounting Technologist (two-year Diploma) is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education by offering a core set of specialized courses in accounting. The program incorporates many strong practical components.

Diploma Requirements

All students pursuing the Accounting Technologist two-year Diploma must complete the following requirements:

Diploma Requirements ECTS
Core Requirements 108
Elective Courses 12
Total Requirements 120

Program Objectives

The educational objectives of the Accounting Technologist two-year Diploma incorporate the objectives of the CBS. The aim of the program is to provide the necessary education, skills and values to students who seek a career in accounting-related profession in the industry, in financial and accounting institutions, or in government.

Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of essentials in the fields of accounting 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program students shall have:

  • The ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analysing 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 accounting decisions
  • The ability to interact effectively in group situations
  • Acquired analytical and research skills to deal with accounting problems
  • Developed the ability to learn autonomously
Code Course ECTS
1st Semester
ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting 6
BUS101 Introduction to Business 6
CSC100 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 6
ECO100 Principles of Economics 6
ENG100 English Instruction in Expository Writing 6
2nd Semester
ACC102 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 6
ACC200 Intermediate Accounting 6
FIN101 Introduction to Financial Analysis 6
LAW201 Introduction to Business Law 6
MAT101 Introduction to Business Mathematics 6
3rd Semester
ACC201 Financial Reporting 6
ACC211 Advanced Managerial Accounting 6
ACC215 Audit Principles 6
ACC216 Corporate Law 6
Elective Course 6
4th Semester
ACC202 Financial Analysis and Business Valuation 6
ACC205 Accounting Information Systems 6
ACC210 Business Taxation 6
ACC213 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 6
Elective Course 6
Total 120
Code Course ECTS
ENG201 Business Writing 6
FIN201 Managerial Finance 6
HIST201 History of Modern Europe 6
MAR101 Introduction to Marketing 6
MAR201 Consumer Behavior 6
MAT201 Business Statistics I 6
MGT205 Industrial Relations 6

Detailed information is provided in the Section → Academics → Foundation Course