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 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 you with a foundation in the procedures of auditing and international taxation.
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.
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:
- Management Accountants
- Budget Officers
- Financial Managers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Credit Controllers
- Financial Analysts
- Payroll Coordinators
- 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
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60 cp of General Education 78 cp from Program Core, 54 cp from Major and 12 cp of Electives.
1. General Education (GED)
Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following six (6) categories: (a) Information Technology and Mathematics (18 cp), (b) English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp), (c) Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6 cp), (d) Natural Sciences (6 cp), (e) Humanities or Arts (6 cp) and (f) Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp).
2. Program core
|Subject code||Subject title||Credit points|
|ACCY111||Accounting Fundamentals in Society||6 cp|
|ACCY112||Accounting in Organizations||6 cp|
|COMM101||Principles of Responsible Commerce||6 cp|
|COMM113||Business Oriented Information Systems||6 cp|
|COMM121||Statistics for Business||6 cp|
|ECON101||Macroeconomic Essentials for Business||6 cp|
|ECON111||Introductory Microeconomics||6 cp|
|FIN111||Introductory Principles of Finance||6 cp|
|MARK101||Marketing Principles||6 cp|
|MGMT102||Business Communications||6 cp|
|MGMT110||Introduction to Management||6 cp|
|MGMT316||Operations Management||6 cp|
|COMM334 (Capstone)||Intercultural Applications of Socially Innovative Business||6 cp|
|Subject code||Subject title||Credit points|
|ACCY200||Financial Accounting II A||6 cp|
|ACCY201||Financial Accounting II B||6 cp|
|ACCY211||Management Accounting II||6 cp|
|ACCY231||Information Systems in Accounting||6 cp|
|ACCY305||Financial Accounting III||6 cp|
|ACCY312||Management Accounting III||6 cp|
|ACCY328||International Taxation||6 cp|
|ACCY342||Auditing and Assurance Services||6 cp|
|FIN222||Corporate Finance||6 cp|
Students are expected to complete 2 electives (12 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.
General Education Subjects
Information Technology or Mathematics (18cp)
|MATH015*||Foundation Mathematics A||6 cp|
|STAT015*||Introduction to Statistics||6 cp|
|CSCI015*||Computer Applications||6 cp|
*Challenge Tests are available in MATH 015, CSCI 015 and STAT 015. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a mark of 60% or above.
English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp)
|GED010||Academic Study Skills 1||12 cp|
|GED020||Academic Study Skills 2||6 cp|
Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 cp)
|ARTS017||Islamic Culture||6 cp|
Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp)
|PSYC015||Introduction to Psychology||6 cp|
|SOC103||Introduction to Sociology||6 cp|
Natural or Physical Sciences (6 cp)
|ENVI030||Environmental Sciences||6 cp|
|PHYS030||Foundation Physics||6 cp|
Humanities or Arts (6 cp)
|ARTS035||Introduction to Philosophy||6 cp|
|LAW101||Law, Business and Society||6 cp|
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