BBA Finance and Accounting

The Accounting Programme is designed to meet the expectation of academic and professional needs of the public and private sectors of the economy. The curriculum places much emphasis on understanding and application of basic accounting concepts, standards and approaches to prepare financial statements, suitable for the service, manufacturing and some specialized organizations. The programme further aims at preparing students to effectively apply the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), the Ghana Companies’ Code, and any other financial regulation in preparing financial statements for companies.



Summary of Graduation Requirements

Programme RequirementsCredit Hours (Normative 4 year) Level 100

Advance Standing 1

Level 200

Advance Standing 2

Level 300

General Education (BGE)1612 
Professional Core (BCC)603224
Laweh Requirements (BLR)121212
Specialization and Electives (BAC)404040
Project Work888
Maximum Credit Allowed 13610484
Minimum Credit Pass for graduation1249272

NB       Advance Standing 1 represents students who enter at level 200

Advance Standing 2 represents students who enter at level 300


  • Employment:

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The target market is students already in employment, however, upon completion students could be employed in the following strategic areas;

  • Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)
  • Local Government Institutions (Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies)
  • Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Manufacturing Enterprises
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Media Houses
  • International Governmental Organizations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Construction and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Security Agencies
  • Consultations:

State the levels of consultations for the design of the programme including consultations with the appropriate professional and/or relevant supervisory body where applicable.

The programmes were developed in consultation with industrial practitioners, partnership institutions as well as the mentoring institutions. These programmes are already being run by the mentoring institutions and they have a lot of experience in this field, hence substantial part of the content was provided by the mentor institution.

  • Components of the programme:

Provide details of the curriculum and mode of delivery to include the following:

  1. Required (core) course(s)
  2. Elective course(s)
  3. Research component
  4. Practical training, industrial attachment, internship, clinical experience, etc.
  5. Semester-by-semester structure/schedule of course, showing the credit value of each course


Details of the Curriculum

This is a normative 4-year Programme taken over 8 semesters. It consists of core courses, prescriptive mandatory courses, research component, competency-based learning, practical-based learning and problem solving components incorporated into specific courses. General skills are also assessed through the interim and final assessments.

Below is the structure of the Programme

The BBA Programme Structure is in a format of semester by semester as presented below.

 Course CodeCourse NameCredit
 Level 100 First Semester
1.        BLR 101Principles of Leadership Development4
2.        BLR103Digital Fluency4
3.        BLR 105Scholarly Writing4
4.        BGE 107Business Statistics4
 Level 100 Second Semester
5.        BGE 102Communication Skills4
6.        BGE 104Political and Social Development of West Africa4
7.        BGE 106Introduction to Psychology4
8.        BCC 108Principles of Management4
 Level 200 First Semester
9.        BCC 201Principles of Microeconomics4
10.     BCC 203Business Law4
11.     BCC 205Business Finance4
12.     BCC 207Quantitative Methods4
 Level 200 Second Semester
13.     BCC 202Principle of Macroeconomics4
14.     BCC 204Principles of Marketing4
15.     BCC 206Principles of Accounting4
16.     BCC 208Organisational Behaviour4
 Level 300 First Semester
17.     BCC 301Management Information System4
18.     BCC 303Managerial Economics4
19.     BCC 305Research Methods4
20.     BCC 307Company and Partnership Law4
 Level 300 Second Semester
21.     BAC 302Financial Management4
22.     BAC 304Financial Accounting4
23.     BAC 306Cost and Management Accounting4
24.      BAC 308Auditing  and Assurance4
 Level 400 First Semester
25.     BAC  403Financial Reporting4
26.     BAC 405Taxation I4
27.     BAC 407Public Sector Accounting4
 Level 400 Second Semester
28.     BCC 410 Project Work (Field Practice)8
29.     BAC 404Taxation II4
30.     BAC 406Financial Reporting II4
31.     BAC 412Computer Applications for Accounting4
 Total Credit hours          128

Programme Summary