Bachelor of Commerce: Accountancy (BCOM ACCY) Degree
Accounting is about communicating and analysing financial reports.
If you have a logical mind and an aptitude for numbers, the UOWD's Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) - Accountancy in UAE 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.
Spring - January
Summer - June
Autumn - September
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
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.
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.
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.
Accreditation and Recognition
All Business programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Also, all Business programs of the University of Wollongong are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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.
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 42 cp of General Education, 72 cp from program core (including 6 cp Capstone subject) and the specific major requirements.
|Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit Points|
|MATH060*||Foundation Mathematics for Business||6|
|OPS 113||Business Oriented Information Systems||6|
|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|
|OPS 216||Operations Management||6|
|MGNT110||Introduction to Management||6|
|Plus at least one of the subjects from the following list|
|ECON102||Economics and Society||6|
|ACCY112||Accounting in Organisations||6|
|COMM331 (Capstone)||Integrative Business Capstone||6|
* Challenge tests are available in MATH060. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.
|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, Students must select seven (7) elective subjects of which a maximum of three (3) can be at 100 level and remaining subjects must be at 200 or 300 level. Zero level subjects cannot be taken as electives.|
General Education (GED)
All students enrolled starting autumn 2020, must complete 42 credit point of General education as follows:
|Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit Points|
|GEDA010||Academic Language Skills||6|
|GEDB010||Research Language Skills||6|
|GED 020||Academic Study Skills 2||6|
|ARTS317||Muslim Societies Across the Ages||6|
|INE 301||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||6|
|One subject from Arabic Language *||6|
|One subject from UAE Studies **||6|
|* Options in Arabic Language|
|ARA 101*||Arabic for Beginners 1A||6|
|ARA 102*||Arabic for Elementary level users||6|
|** Options in UAE Studies|
|GEOG222||Society and Environment||6|
|IRAE135||UAE and International Relations||6|
* Placement tests will be conducted in ARA101 and ARA102 at the start of the semester
For students who enrolled prior to Autumn 2020, please refer to the following link
Dr Kashif Saleem
PhD, Economics and Business Administration, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; MSc Economics, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland; MSc Business Economics, University of the Punjab Pakistan; BCom Auditing and Accounting, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
He is a member of the Multinational Finance Society, the Graduate School of Finance, Finland, the Eurasia Business and Economics Society...
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