Kurdistan Business School

Business and Management

BSc in Accounting and Finance


The 480 credit BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in any Accounting position in business, government, and social enterprises around the world. It is positioned to meet the accounting and finance needs of increased industrialisation and development in Kurdistan.

To apply, the student should have a high school score of 70% and above is required, pass the entrance exam test set by the department and a minimum English Language requirement of 45 in PTE, 5.5 in IELTS or 64 in ibt-TOEFL followed by an interview.

Teaching Methods

During lectures, students usually participate by making systematic notes (lecturers rarely dictate). Students are expected to make notes on different activities being lectures or video or audio-visual presentations.

As for tutorials, students may have regular tutorial sessions timetabled for certain modules.  The division of the class into smaller groups for tutorials means that not only will they have the opportunity to participate, but that such participation is a requirement. In tutorials, students develop the skills that they will need to pass the module.

In the case of practical activities, sessions involve problem solving and similar work including the use of computers in their various applications in laboratories. In addition, seminars often involve the presentation and discussion of a paper.  Later in the programme students may find that many seminar papers are given by fellow students, but in the first year, the topic under discussion may be drawn from a case study or a video-recording.  The purpose of such activities is to help students to learn by doing.


The BSc. in Accounting is a four-year programme. Each year is divided into two semesters. Normally four taught modules are given in each semester each module bearing 60 credits. The student must score at least 50% in each module in order to successfully pass the semester. In the final year the student is required to write a graduation project.


Evaluation methods and assessment strategies are not necessarily different with existing methods of the University. However, each course specifics will be highlighted in the module descriptors.

Admission Criteria

Admission requirements are: 

  1. Secondary school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school score of 70% and above.
  2. School Entrance Test  (Consists of general knowledge questions)
  3. Minimum English Language requirement is 45 in PTE, 5.5 in IELTS or 64 in ibt-TOEFL.
  4. Interview 
  5. Personal Statement - Essay format with a minimum number of 300 words.
  6. 2 Recommendation Letters

Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered.

Tuition Fee

2500 USD per academic year

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