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BSc (Hons) in Accounting


Mode of Study: Campus Learning | Distance Learning

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Accounting is targeted at those wishing to enter the accounting sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, public sector companies or accounting firms. The programme develops understanding of accounting with taxation, audit, assurance, commerce, industry, finance, strategic management, etc. Various career positions available in the market may be Accountants (Senior, and Chief), Auditors (Senior), Educationist, Taxation, Audit Managers, Chief Finance Managers, Chief Finance Officers, Accounts Consultants, Senior Level Manager, Teller, etc.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

  • C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • A5-FBF-13: Fundamentals of Business and Finance (20)
  • D5-CS1-13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (10)
  • B5-BS1-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 1 (10)
  • A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • B5-BS2-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 2 (10)
  • D5-CS2-17: Communication and Study Skills 2 (10)
  • A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
  • A6-FA1-17: Financial Accounting 1 (20)
  • B6-MIE-17: Micro - Economics (10)
  • A6-CDA-17: Computerised Accounting (20)
  • A6-COA-17: Cost Accounting (10)
  • A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation (20)
  • A6-FA2-17: Financial Accounting 2 (10)
  • A7-TAX-17: Taxation (20)
  • A7-MAC-17: Management Accounting (20)
  • A7-FR1-17: Financial Reporting 1 (20)
  • A7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance (10)
  • A7-FR2-17:Financial Reporting 2 (10)
  • A7-AAS-17: Audit and Assurance (20)
  • A7-PPA-17: Professional Practice in Accounting (60)
  • A8-AFR-17: Advanced Financial Reporting (20)
  • A8-CGV-17: Corporate Governance (20)
  • B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • A8-PRO-13: Project (40)
  • B6-MAE-17: Macroeconomics (10)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following:
    • A7-PSF-17: Public Sector Financial Reporting (10)
    • A7-COL-17: Company Law (10)
  • Select any two from the following:
    • A8-ADT-17: Advanced Taxation (20)
    • A8-AAA-17: Advanced Audit & Assurance (10)
    • B8-STM-17: Strategic Management (10)


Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

YearSemModuleCredits
Year 1Sem 1C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers20
A5-FBF-13: Fundamental of Business & Finance20
D5-CS1-17: Communication & Study Skills 110
B5-BS1-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 110
Sem 2A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting20
B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business20
D5-CS2-17 Communication and Study Skills 210
B5-BS2-17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 210
Year 2Sem 3A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance20
A6-FA1-17: Financial Accounting 110
B6-MIE-17: Micro Economics10
 A6 - CDA-17: Computerised Accounting20
Sem 4A6- FA2-17: Financial Accounting 220
A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation20
A6-MAE-17: Macro Economics10
A6- COA-17: Cost Accounting10
Year 3Sem 5A7-TAX-17: Taxation20
A7-MAC-17: Management Accounting20
A7-FR1-17 : Financial Reporting 120
Sem 6A7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance20
A7-AAS-17: Audit and Assurance20
A7-FR2-17: Financial Reporting 210
Elective –I (Select one module form below) 
A7-PSF-17: Public Sector Financial Reporting10
A7-COL-17: Company Law10
Year 4Sem 7A7-PPA-17: Professional Practice in Accounting60
Sem 8A8-AFR-17: Advanced Financial Reporting20
A8-CGV-17: Corporate Governance20
Elective –I (Select one module form below) 
A8-ADT-17: Advanced Taxation10
A8-AAA-17: Advanced Audit & Assurance10
B8- STM-17: Strategic Management 
Year 5Sem 9A8-PRO-13: Project40
Elective –I (Select one module form below) 
B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship20
E8 - ISD - 18: Innovation for Sustainable Development20

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com