Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance

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 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 & 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.
Admission Requirements
Programme NameBachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
Programme Duration3 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.

ModeDual Mode (Online and Physical)
Fee Per SemesterUganda Shillings 1,150,000
Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of three academic years. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Program Options
Year 1 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
EC 103Business Economics30-30453
EC 104Quantitative Methods I30-30453
BA 104Business Communication30-30453
BA 110Fundamentals of Accounting I30-30453
BA 207Business Law4530-604
CS 101Computer Applications & Systems3030-453
Semester Load    19
Year 1 Semester 2 (5 Cores)
AF 200Fundamentals of Accounting II303030604
EC 211Quantitative Methods II3030-453
IT 204Business Information Technology303030604
BA 300Taxation & Tax Management45-30604
BA 307Organizational Behaviour45-30604
Semester load    19
Year 1 recess term
TM 100Community Engagement I-300-755
Recess Term Load    5
Year 2 Semester 1 (5 Cores)
BA 101Principles of Management30-30453
BA 204Financial Management45-30604
BA 219Intermediate Accounting I45-30454
BA 221Production & Operations Management30-30453
EC 313Managerial Economics30-30453
Semester Load    17
Year 2 Semester 2 (3 Cores)
TM 201Research Methods30-30453
BA 222Employability & Enterprise Skills30-30453
BA 301Strategic Management30-30453
Accounting Option
BA 210Company Law45-30604
BA 302Cost & Management Accounting45-30604
Semester Load    17
Finance & Banking Option
AF 203Intermediate Accounting II303030604
BA 223Banking, Money & Finance45-30453
Semester load    16
Year 2 Recess Term
TM 200Community Engagement II-300-755
Recess Term Load    5
Year 3 Semester 1 (2 Cores)
BA 310Ethics & Corporate Governance30-30453
AF 205Audit Theory & Practice303030604
Accounting Option
AF 206Income Tax & Tax Accounting30-30453
AF 300Advanced Management Accounting451530604
BA 322Advanced Financial Accounting451530604
Semester Load    18
Finance & Banking Option
BA 203Marketing Management30-30453
AF 207Banking Law30-30453
AF 301Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management451530604
Semester Load    17
Year 3 Semester 2
AF 208Risk Management & Assurance153030453
TM 301Project-120-604
Accounting Option
BA 212Computerized Accounting45-30604
BA 323Advanced Financial Management30-30604
AF 303Public Sector Accounting30-30453
Semester Load    18
Finance & Banking Option
AF 209Management of Financial Services451530604
AF 210Credit Management30-30453
AF 304International Business Finance30-30453
Semester Load    17
Year 3 Recess Term
TM 300Community Engagement III-300-755
Recess Term Load    5
  1. The minimum graduation load for BSc. Accounting and Finance (Accounting Option) = 123
  2. The minimum graduation load for BSc. Accounting and Finance (Finance and Banking option) = 120
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)

International Students

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of ProgrammeFees per academic session (USD)Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree$700$30
Undergraduate Diploma$500$30
Undergraduate Certificate$250$30
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