BSc in Accounting and Finance

Four years $3,000 per academic year



The BSc in Accounting and Finance (BAF) is a four-year 480-credit programme designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to succeed in the increasingly internationalising world of accounting and financial services, be it the private, public or third sectors in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Iraq at large and the globe. The economic convergence of the KRI economy and its financial system as well as institutions, require a workforce with the 21st century skills, supportive to the ongoing socio-economic advancement of the region and the country. The BSc in Accounting and Finance aims to: • Provide a rigorous coherent, engaging and intellectually demanding programme that lays a solid foundation of the aspects of business, analytics, accounting and finance. • Promote engagement with political, ethical and moral issues in order to prepare students to take their responsibilities as informed and wise global citizens. • Provide students an understanding of a range of issues in international business, whilst allowing students to learn from issues and experiences relevant to local environment. • Enhance transferable skills relevant to a range of employment opportunities in both private and public sector organisations including the third sector. • Provide students with an award valued by employers looking for people who can demonstrate logical quantitative reasoning and decision making. • Enable students to undertake a rigorous study of the theories and techniques related to accounting and finance. The programme is geared towards developing critical analysis ability of students through an experiential and personalised learning journey. Students’ learning is assessed through a wide variety of methods, including written exams, individual coursework, group projects, oral viva, individual and group presentations, case analysis, reflective journal, and so on.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma: High school certificate attained within the last five years and have obtained a high school average score of 55% or above* along with a summation of marks for Physics and Maths ≥ 120, in particular.
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum English Language requirement is 52 in PTE, 110 in Duolingo, 5.5 in IELTS or 64 in TOEFL iBT.
  • Equalized transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.
  • Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered
  • *Students whose high school average is between 55% - 60% can be admitted to the programme but this will be done on a probation basis for the entire AY1. For the progression to AY2, the students in probation will have to pass all AY1 modules and ensure a minimum average of 60% in AY1.

  • Application Form: Online application is required
  • Official Transcripts: Provide a copy of your official transcript (for applicants who graduated from international institutions, an equalized transcript is required).
  • Certification Letter from High School: Provide an official letter from your High School Confirming your High School Average.
  • A copy of your Passport/ID


The BAF programme contains 480 credits, delivered over four academic years (AY), predominantly in the form of taught modules worth 20 credits each. Six taught modules are delivered during each academic year (AY). A supervised 20-credit Advanced Research Methods (Dissertation) is delivered in the final Semester of AY4, following a taught Business Research Methods module in Semester 1. Key functional and strategic areas of the discipline such as accounting, financial management, economics, computer applications in accounting, digital finance, taxation and public finance, operations and services management in Industry 4, among others, are delivered.

In the final year, students are required to write a 12,000-word research dissertation. Under the current school structure, the programme shares some modules of its first two years with the Bachelor of Business and Management.

Year of Study Module Code Module Title Credits
AY1 SME101 Principles of Management 20
SME102 Academic and Employability Skills 20
SME103 Quantitative Methods in Business 20
EF101 Microeconomic Principles 20
SME104 Principles of Marketing 20
SME107 Fundamentals of Accounting 20
AY2 EF201 Macroeconomic Principles 20
SME201 Introduction to Finance and FinTech 20
AF201 Intermediate Accounting 20
EF214 Principles of Corporate Finance 20
SME203 Commercial Law of Iraq 20
AF202 Cost Accounting 20
AY3 SME301 Managing Operations and Services in Industry 4.0 20
AF301 Managerial Accounting 20
AF302 Taxation 20
SME302 International Business 20
EF309 Digital Finance 20
AF303 Auditing and Assurance Services 20
AY4 EF306 Money and Banking 20
SME402 Research Methods 20
AF401 Advanced Accounting 20
SME403 Strategic Management 20
SME404 Applied Research Methods 20
AF402 Computer Applications in Accounting 20

Mobility within programmes:
The modules delivered in academic year (AY) 1 are mapped with those in other BSc programmes at the School of Management and Economics (SoME). This feature of the programme enables students to switch their area of study to one of the following programmes in academic year (AY) 2:
BSc in Economics and Finance
BSc in Business and Management
BSc in Business and Management (Human Resource Management)
BSc in Business and Management (Marketing)

Final award and title:
Following successful completion of both the core and the specialisation modules, students will graduate with the following degree: BSc in ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE


Skills Development

Holders of this degree have the opportunity to work in both the private and public sectors within Kurdistan. The program aims to develop a critical understanding of modern accounting analysis. develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills, and the ability to apply those skills in an accounting context. In addition, the program by encouraging research skills, communication skills and confidence in problem recognition and solving and prepare students for career and training opportunities in both accounting and related professions – in both the private and public sectors; voluntary organizations; and to prepare those interested in postgraduate study for the transition to an increasingly independent regime of study and research.

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