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 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.

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 (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


3.    Major

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


3.     Electives

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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