BA Degree in Accounting and Finance (Regular, Evening and Distance)

Programme name: BA in Accounting & Finance
Programme type: undergraduate
Mode of delivery:  Classroom and community-based
Duration: 3 years for regular, 4 years for extension and distance and 5 years for summer programs

Graduation Requirements           

To graduate from the program the student should take all courses offered in the program, a total of 180 EtCTS for regular and 170 EtCTS for evening and earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 or better by the end of the program, and earn no ‘F’ grade in any course. The student is also required to have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all major courses by the end the program.

1.1.           Degree Nomenclature

BA Degree in Accounting and Finance and the Amharic version is: የአርት ባችለር ዲግሪ በአካውንቲንግ እና ፋይናንስ

1.2.           Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the program is English Language

(2)  Program Objectives

2.1.           General Objectives of the program

The program of Accounting and Finance plans to meet the University’s mission of instilling into present and future-leaders knowledge of current and future accounting, auditing and finance practices and relevant skills through student–centered high quality, viable programs which are fully recognized internationally and by both the private and public institutions in Ethiopia. Hence, the Department seeks to sustain its growth and relevance through:

  • A highly educated and motivated faculty Viable programs which have local relevance and fully recognized internationally.
  • Relevant curriculum leading to an exceptional learning environment with full access to new technologies and computer-mediated learning
  • An abundant level of intellectual capital created through scholarly activities
  • Research that meets the needs of the local and international business and academic communities;
  • A fully integrated international perspective
  • A full understanding of employer needs obtained through constant monitoring of the business environment through linkage program

2.2.           Specific Objectives of the program

The program of Accounting and Finance has the following specific objectives:

  • To produce graduates in its regular degree program to satisfy a portion of the demand for accounting and finance graduates.
  • To enhance the relevance and timeliness of instruction, as well as the technical competency of the staff, by conducting applied research and developing innovative educational materials and techniques.
  • To provide students with sufficient academic, technical, logical, analytical, and professional base from which to pursue a career in accounting and finance and to advance to further study and a potential academic career in accounting and finance
  • To be a major provider of consultancy services to the public
  • To put 80% of its second year complete and third year complete students into internship programs in which students gain practical experience
  • To establish linkage programs with different stakeholders from which the program will be able to tap resources and share experiences

(3)  Graduate Profile and Professional Profile

3.1.           Graduate Profile

Upon graduate from the program, the graduate from BA degree in Accounting and Finance should have accounting and finance knowledge and understanding that enable them to:

  • Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial statements competently;
  • Audit financial statements and the underlying accounting systems, controls and records, and express an independent professional opinion about them;
  • Identify, measure, gather, analyze, interpret and communicate cost and other types of information to management for planning, control, performance measurement, and decision making related to pricing, operating, investing, and financing activities;
  • Identify and anticipate control risks both in manual and computerized accounting systems, and to suggest and establish better controls to safeguard business resources from risk exposures of illegal acts;
  • Analyze and design accounting information systems, and use computer applications in business transaction cycles;
  • Develop the specific skills, modes of analysis and institutional background useful to work in finance areas for profit-making businesses or not-for-profit enterprises
  • Start and run their own business;
  • Manage financial resource and risk exposures of business firms, manage financial institutions, analyze investment opportunities and execute professional services  in  investment institutions,   brokerage & dealer firms and in investment banks;
  • To conduct accounting and finance related research and to form linkage with various accounting and finance oriented and research based institutions both locally and abroad.
  • Work clerical activities like, keeping general accounts, records and reports; payroll processing and billings.
  • Prepare tax return and perform tax plan
  • Internalize an appreciation for the role of ethics in both the profession and the business world.
  • Be prepared for graduate studies, professional certification and advanced trainings in accounting, auditing, finance, and management

3.2.           Professional Profile

With additional training and work experience, the graduates of the program can pursue careers and render professional services in the areas of accounting and finance in various forms of organizations ranging from private, governmental and non-profit entities. After successful compilation of the three years undergraduate program of accounting and finance, students will be able to be:-

  • Accounting clerks: Keeping general accounts, records and reports; payroll processing and billings; Perform cost and managerial accounting and control, data generation and supervisions; Disbursement voucher process and control; and bank reconciliation and banking activities;
  • Cost analysts: keep accounts of product costing and provide other relevant cost information
  • Auditor both internal and external: Work as an assistance auditor (both internal and external ); Pre-audit inspection and investigation; Operational audit, partial financial audit, cash audit, compliance audit, branch audit, interim reports audit, advance clearance;
  • Tax specialists- prepare tax return, work as internal revenue agents and tax administrator.
  • Information system designer and manipulator-Generating information which is of financial and non-financial in nature necessary for management; and analyzing, designing and installing accounting systems (manual or computerized).
  • Financial management –running revenue and expenditure management  capital investment decisions; risk and insurance management  and budgeting
  • Financial analyst: financial planner, investment advisor, project coordinator; rendering financial consultancy services.

 

List of Modules and Courses

Summary of Modules

Module Type

Total Credit Hours

Total CP

Total Work Load in Hours

Major Modules

    78

123

2,106

Supportive Modules

23

37

621

Foundation Modules

12

20

324

   Total

113

180

3,051

Course Break Down

Year I Courses

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

EtCTS

Module Code

Course Code

Mode Delivery

YEAR I, SEM I

   

 

 

 

Principles of Accounting I

4

6

AcFn-M1031

AcFn1031

Semester Based

Introduction to Management

3

5

Mgmt-M1052

Mgmt1051

Semi-Blocked

Mathematics for finance

4

6

AcFn-M1041

AcFn1041

Semester Based

Introduction to  Psychology

3

5

Psyc-M1063

Psyc1061

Semi-Blocked

Communicative English Skills

3

5

EnLa-M1013

 EnLa1011

Semester Based

Fundamentals of Information System

2

3

AcFn-M1041

AcFn1042

Semester Based

 

19

30

 

 

 

YEAR I, SEM II

   

 

 

 

Principles of Accounting II

4

6

AcFn-M1032

AcFn1032

Semester Based

Statistics for finance

4

6

AcFn-M1041

AcFn1043

Semester Based

Principles of Marketing

2

3

Mgmt-M1052

Mgmt1052

Semi- Based

Microeconomics

4

6

Econ-M1072

Econ1071

Semester Based

Basic Writing Skills

3

5

EnLa-M1013

EnLa1012

Semester Based

Civics and Ethical Education

3

5

CvEt-M1023

CvEt1021

Semi-Blocked

 

20

31

 

 

 

Year II Courses

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

EtCTS

Module Code

Course Code

Mode Delivery

YEAR II, SEM I

   

 

 

 

Financial Accounting I

4

6

AcFn-M2081

AcFn2081

Semester Based

Cost and Management Accounting I

3

5

AcFn-M2091

AcFn2091

Semester Based

Risk Management and Insurance

3

5

AcFn-M2111

AcFn2111

Semester Based

Financial Management I

3

5

AcFn-M2101

AcFn2101

Semester Based

Macroeconomics

3

5

Econ-M1072

Econ2072

Semi- Block

Financial Institutions and Markets

2

3

AcFn-M2111

AcFn2112

Semi-Block

 

18

29

 

 

 

YEAR II, SEM II

   

 

 

 

Financial Accounting II

4

6

AcFn-M2081

AcFn2082

Semester Based

Cost and Management Accounting II

3

5

AcFn-M2092

AcFn2092

Semester Based

Financial Management II

3

5

AcFn-M2101

AcFn2102

Semester Based

Banking Principles and Practices

2

3

AcFn-M2111

AcFn2113

Semi-Block

Government and Non-profit Accounting

2

3

AcFn-M2121

AcFn2121

Semester Based

Research Methods in Accounting & Finance

3

5

AcFn-M2131

AcFn2131

Semester Based

Entrepreneurship

2

3

Mgmt –M2142

Mgmt 2141

Semi-Block

 

19

30

 

 

 

Year III Courses

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

EtCTS

Module Code

Course Code

Mode Delivery

YEAR III SEM I

   

 

 

 

Advanced Financial Accounting

4

6

AcFn-M3151

AcFn3151

Semester Based

Auditing Principles and Practices I

3

5

AcFn-M3161

AcFn3161

Semester Based

Ethiopian Government  Accounting

2

3

AcFn-M2121

AcFn3122

Semester Based

Accounting Information Systems

3

5

AcFn-M3181

AcFn3181

Semester Based

Strategic Management

3

5

Mgmt-M2141 

 

Mgmt3142

Semester Based

Senior Research Project I

1

2

AcFn-M3221

AcFn3221

Semester Based

Public Finance & Taxation

3

5

AcFn-M3171

AcFn3171

Semester Based

 

19

31

 

 

 

YEAR III SEM II

   

 

 

 

Operations Management

3

5

Mgmt-M3192

Mgmt3191

Semester Based

Business Law

3

5

Law-M3202

Law3201

Semi-Block

Auditing Principles and Practices II

3

5

AcFn-M3161

AcFn3162

Semi-Block

Project  Analysis & Evaluation

3

5

AcFn-M3201

AcFn3202

Semester Based

Senior Research Project II

2

3

AcFn-M3221

AcFn3222

Semester Based

Accounting  Software Application

2

3

AcFn-M3181

AcFn3182

Semester Based

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

2

  3

AcFn-M3201

AcFn3201

Semester Based

 

18

29