Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

Programmes Aims and Objectives
During this course, students will be able to study basic principles of accounting procedures and concepts. They will gain important skills regarding the daily procedures of an accounting
department and its management as well as be able to function successfully in key positions within organizations.

The course will enable students to become efficiently equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to advance in international organizations and achieve positive results when operating in executive positions.

Aims of the Programme
1. Gain expertise in Accounting and associated fields.
2. Provide students with the theoretical, technical and empirical background necessary for financial problem-solving and financial decision-making within the complex and changing
business environment.
3. Acquire a broad-based education which will provide a good starting point for the students' later professional work and studies.
4. Receive an academic base to which problems arising in their later professional work can be referred, and a way of thinking which will help them to meet the challenges of new ideas and

Objectives of the Programme
1. Develop skills such as detailed knowledge of financial accounting and financial reporting.
2. Master the auditing and taxation skills as well as cost and management accounting.
3. Lastly, be able to make financial statement analysis, which together with information technology skills, will give the student the confidence to use a wide range of accounting and
business software.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University in Zambia Bachelor degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

  • Regular admission to a Bachelor degree programme requires a full Grade 12 Certificate with O-levels at credit or higher in a number of subjects depending on the course of study or international equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.
  • English proficiency: Grade 6 (Credit) or better on the General Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID

In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information may be taken into account.

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103-ZM Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Semester 1

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MAN-2010-ZM Introduction to Management 12.00
UU-ACG-1000-ZM Financial Accounting I 12.00
UU-BBA-1000-ZM Business Ethics 12.00
UU-ACG-1001-ZM Accounting II 12.00
UU-COM-1000-ZM Computer Systems 12.00

Semester 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ACG-1002-ZM Managerial Accounting 12.00
UU-ACG-2010-ZM Intermediate Financial Accounting 12.00
UU-MKT-2000-ZM Marketing 12.00
UU-BBA-2000-ZM Communication for Business 12.00
UU-MTH-2000-ZM Statistics I 12.00

Semester 3

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MTH-1005-ZM Quantitative Methods 12.00
UU-ACG-2310-ZM Accounting Information Systems 12.00
UU-ECO-2000-ZM Principles of Microeconomics 12.00
UU-ECO-2001-ZM Principles of Macroeconomics 12.00
UU-FNE-2660-ZM Managerial Finance 12.00

Semester 4

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ACG-3600-ZM Financial Reporting 12.00
UU-BBA-2001-ZM Research and Writing 12.00
UU-ACG-3300-ZM Corporate and Business Law 12.00
UU-ACG-3120-ZM Advanced Management and Cost Accounting 12.00
UU-ACG-3100-ZM Advanced Financial Accounting 12.00

Semester 5

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-PSY-1000-ZM General Psychology I 12.00
UU-ACG-3150-ZM Audit and Assurance 12.00
UU-BBA-3012-ZM Organisational Behaviour 12.00
UU-FNE-4100-ZM Financial Management 12.00
UU-BBA-4010-ZM Research Methods in Business 12.00

Semester 6

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-SOC-1000-ZM Principles of Sociology 12.00
UU-ACG-4120-ZM International Accounting 12.00
UU-ACG-4160-ZM Advanced Audit and Assurance 12.00
UU-ACG-4200-ZM Business Taxation 12.00
UU-ACG-4370-ZM Corporate Governance 12.00

Semester 7

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-BBA-4020-ZM Strategy and Business Policy 12.00
UU-ACG-4210-ZM Taxation 12.00
UU-ACG-4130-ZM Advanced Accounting Theory 12.00
UU-ACG-4500-ZM Performance Management 12.00
UU-FNE-4400-ZM Financial Analysis 12.00

Semester 8

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-COM-3010-ZM Digital Business 12.00
UU-ACG-4600-ZM Advanced Financial Reporting 12.00
UU-ACG-4700-ZM Special Topics in Accounting 12.00
UU-FNE-4300-ZM International Financial Management 12.00
UU-ACG-4025-ZM Final Year Project 12.00
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