BA (Hons) Accountancy and Business Studies

The Bachelor with Honours in Accountancy and Business Studies course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. The programme enables you to develop essential skills for a career in the world of accounting and finance.

Programme objectives

Throughout your studies you will develop a broad understanding of accountancy practices, commerce, industry and finance as well as building a strong knowledge base and mastering problem solving and analytical skills. Our course will help you to develop an understanding of the internal functions and structures of organizations as well as development of appropriate skills and knowledge required for working in the world of business. You will learn Research work aimed at utilizing the skills acquired and mapping it in real business world environment. You’ll also develop teamwork and communication skills through group work activities within an extremely supportive environment.

Awarding Body:

After the successful completion of the programme requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the University of Stirling (UoS).

Professional Accreditation

The graduates of the programme have been exempted from 8 papers (out of 13) from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). www.accaglobal.com

Career opportunities

The skills and knowledge delivered by this course are designed to increase the employability of our graduates. With the course providing our students with a broad grounding in the subjects of Accountancy, Finance and Business Studies combined with problem solving and analytical thinking, our students are immediately employable and go onto a variety of career options in the Accountancy profession or the wider financial sector.

Accreditation

Diploma in Higher Education

Bachelor Degree with Honours

Duration

Two Years (Four Semesters)

Four Years (Eight Semesters)

Study type

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time/Part Time

Credit

240

480

"Our graduates are exempted from 8 papers (out of 13) from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)"

Core modules

The Global Business Environment: An Introduction

Accounting I

The Management Challenge: An Introduction

Accounting II

Fundamentals of Business and Management

Finance I

The Organization of Business

External Reporting

International Business

Accounting Information and Employment

Entrepreneurship

Auditing

Strategic Management

Advanced Financial Accounting

Dissertation

Programme entry requirements

  • Year 1 Entry: Pass in the Secondary School with pass of 60% result in either the English placement test or Muscat College Foundation Programme.
  • Year 3 Entry: HND (in a related subject only) with minimum B’s in all the Graded Units. A Graded Unit which has been upgraded to a B will be acceptable
Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be considered through the accreditation of prior learning, which may be certificated or experiential. The admissions and registration staff are responsible for determining the grounds on which accreditation is acceptable. All applications are subject to approval of the Ministry of Higher Education. Please check Accreditation of prior learning (APL) entry condition in new student entry requirement page

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
– Sydney J. Harris

Academic Plan

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
  • The Global Business Environment: An Introduction
  • Accounting I
  • Introductory Microeconomics or Introduction to Computing Science
  • The Management Challenge: An Introduction
  • Accounting II
  • Introductory Macroeconomics or Programming and User Interface Design
Year 2
  • Fundamentals of Business and Management
  • Finance I
  • Fundamentals of Marketing or Fundamentals of HRM or Data Structures, Objects and Algorithms
  • The Organization of Business
  • External Reporting
  • Finance II
Year 3
  • International Business
  • Accounting Information and Employment
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
  • Auditing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Analysis
Year 4
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Business Studies Dissertation*
  • Responsible Business in Society
  • Business Studies Dissertation

Key Information

  • Degree type: BA (Hons) from University of Stirling
  • Total Subjects: 24 Modules
  • Duration: (4 Years)
  • Start date: September
  • Class Schedule:
    - Full-time: morning, starting 8am (5 days a week)
    - Part-time: Afternoon, starting 2:30pm (5 days a week)