Bachelor of Commerce: Accountancy (BCom Accy) Degree

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Accounting is about communicating and analysing financial reports. If you have a logical mind and an aptitude for numbers, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accountancy will provide you with a specialised degree in accountancy, that will prepare you for a professional career in this field. At UOWD, The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accountancy will help you understand and critically analyse financial reporting issues and their impact within the framework of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of cost and management accounting techniques for planning, decision-making and performance evaluation. It will also provide the foundation in the procedures of auditing and international taxation.

Professional Accreditation

ACCA
The BCom in Accountancy has been accredited by the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for exemption from 9 out of 14 ACCA papers (the maximum exemption that can be achieved at undergraduate level). On graduation from this program, you can gain professional certification from the ACCA to become a Chartered Accountant.
 
CIMA
The BCom in Accountancy has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The globally recognised CIMA qualification allows graduates to become part of a global network, improving their employability and earning potential across the world.
 
CPA Australia
The BCom in Accountancy has been accredited by CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants). The accreditation offers graduates of the UOWD program direct entry into the Professional level of the CPA Program enabling graduates to pursue a further professional designation that is internationally recognised.
 

Career Opportunities

The UAE’s rapid growth as a major international business hub means there are a wealth of employment possibilities in the financial services sector. Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, – the ‘big four’ accountancy firms – all have offices in Dubai. Graduates of the BCom in Accountancy can undertake professional roles such as:

  • Auditors
  • Management Accountants
  • Budget Officers
  • Financial Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Credit Controllers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Payroll Coordinators
  • Stockbrokers
  • Commodities Traders
  • Industrial Buyers

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. Internationally, the program is accredited by the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CIMA and CPA Australia.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60 cp of General Education, 54 cp from program core, 6 cp Capstone subject and the specific major requirements. 

General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following seven (7) categories:

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
English, Arabic or other languages (18cp)
GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1 12
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
Information Technology and Mathematics (12cp)
MATH060 Foundation Mathematics for Business 6
OPS 113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6
Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6cp)
ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6
One subject from Natural or Physical Sciences (6cp)
ENVI030 Environmental Science 6
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6
One subject from Humanities or Arts (6cp)
ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6
One subject from Social or Behavioural Sciences (6cp)
PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6cp)
INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6

Program core

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
OPS 216 Operations Management 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
One subject from the following 3 options (6cp):
  1. ACCY112 : Accounting in Organisations*
  2. ECON102 : Economics and Society
  3. MGNT102 : Business Communications
COMM331 (Capstone) Integrative Business Capstone 6

*Students majoring in Accountancy or Finance must undertake ACCY112. Students majoring in International Business are strongly encouraged to take ECON102.

Major

Subject Code Subject title Credit Points
ACCY200 Financial Accounting II A 6
ACCY201 Financial Accounting II B 6
ACCY211 Management Accounting II 6
ACCY231 Information Systems in Accounting 6
ACCY305 Financial Accounting III 6
ACCY312 Management Accounting III 6
ACCY342 Auditing and Assurance Services 6
FIN 222 Corporate Finance 6
Plus 6 electives. Zero level subjects cannot be taken as electives

 

Electives

Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.

 

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