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.

ACCA Accreditation

UOWD’s Bachelor of Commerce (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.

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).

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 degree after completion

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60cp of General Education, 54cp from the program core, 6 cp Capstone subject and the specific major requirements as specified in the table below. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%. 

 

General Education (GED)

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credit Points

Pre-Requisites

GED010

Academic Study Skills 1

12

 

GED020

Academic Study Skills 2

6

GED 010

MATH060

Foundation Mathematics for Business

6

 

OPS113

Business Oriented Information Systems

6

 

ARTS017

Islamic Culture

6

 

ENVI030

Environmental Science

6

 

PHYS030

Foundation Physics

6

 

ARTS035

Introduction to Philosophy

6

 

LAW101

Law, Business and Society

6

 

PSYC015

Introduction to Psychology

6

 

SOC103

Introduction to Sociology

6

 

INE301

Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

6

 

 

Program Core

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credit Points

Pre-Requisites

ACCY111

Accounting Fundamentals in Society

6

 

COMM101

Principles of Responsible Business

6

 

COMM121

Statistics for Business

6

STAT015

ECON100

Economic Essentials for Business

6

 

FIN111

Introductory Principles of Finance

6

 

MGNT110

Introduction to Management

6

 

MARK101

Marketing Principles

6

 

ECON102

Economics and Society

6

 

ACCY112**

Accounting in Organisations

6

ACCY111 or ACCY100

MGNT102

Business Communications

6

 

COMM331 (Capstone)

Integrative Business Capstone

6

96cp including all core subjects

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

 

Major

In addition to the GED and Program Core, students are required to complete the following major core subjects and electives:
 

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credit Points

Pre-Requisites

ACCY200

Financial Accounting II A

6

ACCY112 or ACCY102

ACCY201

Financial Accounting II B

6

ACCY202 or ACCY200

ACCY211

Management Accounting II

6

ACCY112 or ACCY102

ACCY231

Information Systems in Accounting

6

ACCY112 or ACCY102

ACCY305

Financial Accounting III

6

ACCY201

ACCY312

Management Accounting III

6

ACCY211

ACCY342

Auditing and Assurance Services

6

ACCY201

FIN222

Corporate Finance

6

(ACCY102 or ACCY112 and ECON111) or (FIN111 and ACCY112 or ACCY102) or (ACCY112 and ECON102)

Plus 6 electives. zero level (00) subjects cannot be taken as electives

Students who plan on completing the ACCA program upon graduation are mandated to enrol in ACCY328 International Taxation as part of the electives for fulfilling all ACCA waiver requirements agreed with UOWD.