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NQF Level 7, 398

Bachelor of Accounting (General)

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Accounting (General) is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in any of the sub - systems of the accounting function, including auditing and taxation. The degree represents a coherent introduction to the broad knowledge, concepts and problem - solving techniques in the areas of Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Taxation and Auditing. Students will have the opportunity to develop the required cognitive/intellectual skills, practical skills and key transferable skills, and apply these to complex accounting issues in the context of an organisation.

The Bachelor of Accounting (General) specifically aims at:

providing students with a sound foundation in the fundamental concepts, theories and frameworks of the four sub - systems of accounting;
developing the ability of students to analyse information from a wide range of sources;
equipping students with the requisite skills to work effectively as individuals and as members of a team;
enabling students to communicate effectively in the workplace.
The programme also intends to provide a diverse range of skills and competencies that are both discipline - specific and job - related and facilitates the development of highly generic cognitive and intellectual skills that would enable graduates to apply their knowledge and learnt competencies to the practices of Financial and Management Accounting, taking into consideration international generally accepted accounting practices.

Admissions Requirements

General admission requirements of NUST including at least a D symbol at NSSC Ordinary level in Mathematics or Accounting. Applicants applying via the Mature Age Entry Scheme must score at least at least 50% in the English- and 60% in the Mathematics Test of NUST

Career Opportunities

Middle level Accountants, Internal Auditors or Tax Assistants in the public and private sector.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title


FAC 511S

Financial Accounting 101



Commercial Law 1A


Semester 2

FAC 512S

Financial Accounting 102

Financial Accounting 101

CMA 512S

Cost & Management Accounting 102



Business Law (Accounting & Finance)

Commercial Law 1A

Year 2 – Diploma in Accounting and Finance
Semester 3

CMA 611S

Cost & Management Accounting 201

Cost & Management Accounting 102


Company Law

Business Law (Accounting & Finance)

Semester 4


Taxation 202

Financial Accounting 201


Auditing 202

Financial Accounting 201

Year 3
Semester 5

GFA 711S

Financial Accounting 310

Financial Accounting 201 & 202

GMA 711S

Management Accounting 310

Cost & Management Accounting 201 & 202

Semester 6

MAF 411S

Managerial Finance 320

Financial Accounting 201 & 202 and Quantitative Methods


CAC 710S

Computerised Accounting 301

Financial Accounting 201 & 202



Work Integrated Learning

All core courses in Accounting and Finance up to Semester 4.


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