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Accounting and Finance

Aim of the Program

The master degree in Accounting and Finance is aimed to prepare students for careers as accountants, auditors, financial executives, consultants, and lecturers. Also provides theoretical, conceptual, technical, and practical knowledge in managing the financial function in every organization: financial or non-financial, private or public, large or small, profit seeking or not for profit.

After completion of the master of Accounting and Finance, students typically go on to work as accountants in industry, pursue professional accountant status or work as financial officer. When the degree is recognized for this purpose, graduates will therefore pursue the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Accountant (CA) or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (or other) designations, and thus take up “articles” at an accounting firm accredited for training, so as to meet the relevant work experience requirements and will then also sit the associated Professional Examination.

The Master of Accounting and Finance program will be granted upon fulfillment of the following requirements:

The Thesis Master Program, the completion of 21 credit hours which consist of:

  • 2 three-credit core accounting and finance courses
  • 5 three-credit technical electives
  • A non-credit seminar course in the field of accounting and finance
  • Maintenance of a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3
  • A dissertation/thesis in the field of accounting and finance

The Non-thesis Master Program, the completion of 30 credit hours which consist of: 

  • 3 three-credit core accounting and finance courses
  • A non-credit project in the field of accounting and finance
  • 7 three-credit technical electives
  • Maintenance of a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3

The core accounting and finance courses should be completed prior to enrolling in the technical elective courses. The thesis can only be taken upon successful completion of the core accounting and finance courses and the technical elective courses. Each semester students can enroll in a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 courses. Students who lack adequate foundation in basic accounting/finance courses are required to successfully complete (minimum C grade) the following courses (non-credit) before proceeding with the accounting and finance master program;

  1. ACFN 211 Accounting
  2. ACFN 203 Business Finance
  3. ACFN 361 Cost Accounting

Academic program(Thesis option)

Academic program(Non-thesis option)