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 - May
Autumn - August
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
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.
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 60 cp of General Education, 54 cp from program core, 6 cp Capstone subject and the specific major requirements.
|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|
|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|
|OPS 216||Operations Management||6|
|MGNT110||Introduction to Management||6|
One subject from the following 3 options (6cp):
|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.
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)|
|GEDA010||Academic Language Skills||6|
|GEDB010||Research Language Skills||6|
|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)|
|One subject from Natural Science (6cp)|
|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|
|Plus one further subject (6cp) from:|
|Humanities or Arts or Social or Behavioural Sciences||6|
Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.
Dr Alison Thirlwall
BA University of East London, MBA Open University, PhD University of Waikato
Dr Thirlwall obtained her PhD from the University of Waikato in New Zealand (a triple accredited business school), specialising in workplace bullying in New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics. She also holds an MBA...
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