Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (BSc.AF)

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (BSc.AF)

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance has been developed to train highly skilled and modern Accounting and Finance specialists. The programme, which is the first of its kind in the region, is blended with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Uganda Institute of Bankers Professional Bankers’ Certificate curricula. This is intended to produce unique, shrewd, analytical and widely knowledgeable graduates who will have the capacity to solve large complex accounting and financial problems and demonstrate a sound understanding of the broader business environment.

Students under this programme will select one of the two specialized options:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance

Accounting Option:

Students under this option will be able to complete two levels of ACCA by the time they graduate. They will purse various course units to improve their analytical and quantitative abilities and will have major focus on Accounting Information Systems.

Banking and Finance Option:

Students under this option will be able to complete a Professional Bankers’ Certificate as per the Uganda Institute of Bankers’ curriculum. The unique Banking & Finance professionals from UTAMU will have a unique blend of insights into financial information and financial management information systems

Career options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance can work in public, private or non-governmental organisations in various positions as accountants, financial planners and Analysts, finance Officers, banking officers, auditors, business Managers and tax analysts. Others can be investment managers, treasury officers, investment analysts and tax consultants.

Objectives of the Program

The Main objective of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance degree program is to produce a unique breed of Accounting and Finance personnel for Uganda and the region. Students graduating with a BSc in Accounting and Finance from UTAMU will have the competence and practicability to become comprehensive business advisors and play key roles in the development and implementation of business strategic plans at the Bachelor’s degree level. The specific objectives are:

  1. To provide students with a strong foundation in broad based business education with specialized knowledge in the areas of accounting and finance.
  2. To equip students with a range of skills and competencies needed to succeed in today’s business environment.
Programme Name Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry Scheme
Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry shall require the following:
  • At least two (2) principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent of which one MUST be in Economics.
Diploma Holders Scheme
  • At least a Second Class Lower Division Diploma in Science, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics or related field.
  • At least a principal pass and two subsidiary passes in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent at the same sitting.
Mature age scheme
For admission under mature age, a candidate must have sat and passed the university mature age entry examinations from a recognized Institution. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must be aged 25 years and above.
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,150,000

Program Structure

Year 1 semester 1 (7 cores)
Course Code Course name LH P/FH TH CH CU
EC 103 Business Economics 30 - 30 45 3
MT 111 Quantitative Methods I 30 - 30 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 - 30 45 3
BA 105 Fundamentals of Accounting I 30 - 30 45 3
LW 204 Business Law 45 30 - 60 4
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
MT 100 Computational Mathematics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         22
Year 1 semester 2 (5 cores)
Course Code Course name LH P/FH TH CH CU
BA 202 Fundamentals of Accounting II 30 30 30 60 4
MT 202 Quantitative Methods II 30 30 - 45 3
IT 204 Business Information Technology 30 30 30 60 4
BA 300 Taxation & Tax Management 45 - 30 60 4
BA 307 Organizational Behaviour 45 - 30 60 4
Semester load         19
Year 1 recess term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load         5
Year 2 semester 1 (5 cores)
Course Code Course name LH P/FH TH CH CU
BA 101 Principles of Management 30 - 30 45 3
EC 314 Financial Management 45 - 30 60 4
AF 200 Intermediate Accounting 45 - 30 45 4
BA 209 Production & Operations Management 30 - 30 45 3
EC 313 Managerial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
MT 105 Probability & Statistics 60 - - 60 4
Semester load         21
Year 2 semester 2 (3 cores)
Course Code Course name LH P/FH TH CH CU
TM 201 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
HR 200 Employability & Enterprise Skills 30 - 30 45 3
BA 301 Strategic Management 30 - 30 45 3
Accounting Option
LW 205 Company Law 45 - 30 60 4
AF 303 Cost & Management Accounting 45 - 30 60 4
Semester load         17
Finance & Banking Option
AF 207 Financial Analysis 30 30 30 60 4
AF 201 Banking, Money & Finance 45 - 30 45 3
Semester load         16
Year 2 recess term
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load         5
Year 3 Semester 1 (2 cores)
Course Code Course name LH P/FH TH CH CU
BA 310 Ethics & Corporate Governance 30 - 30 45 3
AF 202 Audit Theory & Practice 30 30 30 60 4
Accounting Option
AF 203 Income Tax & Tax Accounting 30 - 30 45 3
AF 300 Advanced Management Accounting 45 15 30 60 4
AF 301 Advanced Financial Accounting 45 15 30 60 4
Semester load         18
Finance & Banking Option
BA 203 Marketing Management 30 - 30 45 3
LW 206 Banking Law 30 - 30 45 3
AF 304 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management 45 15 30 60 4
Semester load         17
Year 3 Semester 2
Course Code Course name LH P/FH TH CH CU
AF 204 Risk Management & Assurance 15 30 30 45 3
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4
Accounting Option
BA 212 Computerized Accounting 45 - 30 60 4
BA 318 Advanced Financial Management 30 - 30 60 4
BA 317 Public Sector Accounting 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         18
Finance & Banking Option
BA 208 Management of Financial Services 45 15 30 60 4
BA 210 Credit Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 319 International Business Finance 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         17
Year 3 recess term
TM 300 Community Engagement III - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load         5
  1. The minimum graduation load for BSc. Accounting and Finance  (Accounting Option) = 130
  2. The minimum graduation load for BSc. Accounting and Finance (Finance and Banking option) =127

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