BSc in Accounting and Finance
*THIS PROGRAMME IS SUBJECT TO APPROVALThe 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.
- 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
- One passport size photo
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
|Principles of Management
|Academic and Employability Skills
|Quantitative Methods in Business
|Principles of Marketing
|Fundamentals of Accounting
|Introduction to Finance and FinTech
|Principles of Corporate Finance
|Commercial Law of Iraq
|Managing Operations and Services in Industry 4.0
|Auditing and Assurance Services
|Money and Banking
|Applied Research Methods
|Computer Applications in Accounting
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