Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

Programmes Aims and Objectives

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

The course provides all the necessary skills and knowledge for a successful career in the fields of Accounting and Finance, and has been approved by the ACCA for 9 exemptions from the ACCA professional qualification title of Chartered Certified Accountant. Graduates can also find employment and advance up to executive levels in international organizations.

Aims of the Programme
1. To provide expertise in Accounting and associated fields.
2. To provide students with the theoretical, technical and empirical background necessary for financial problem solving and financial decision making, within the complex and changing global business environment.
3. To offer a broad-based education, which will provide a good starting point for students' future professional careers and further studies.
4. To encourage a way of thinking which will help students meet the challenges of new ideas and find innovative solutions to new problems they will encounter in their professional lives.

Objectives of the Programme
1. To develop good skills in financial accounting and financial reporting.
2. To master the auditing and taxation skills, as well as cost and management accounting.
3. To be able to make financial statement analysis, which, together with information technology skills, will give 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 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-ACCA-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 System 12.00

Semester 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ACG-1002-ACCA-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-ACCA-ZM Financial Reporting 12.00
UU-BBA-2001-ZM Research and Writing 12.00
UU-ACG-3300-ACCA-ZM Corporate and Business Law 12.00
UU-ACG-3120-ZM Advanced Management and Cost Accounting 12.00
UU-ACG-3100-ACCA-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-ACCA-ZM Audit and Assurance 12.00
UU-BBA-3012-ACCA-ZM Organizational Behaviour 12.00
UU-FNE-4100-ACCA-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-ACCA-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-ACCA-ZM Strategy and Business Policy 12.00
UU-ACG-4210-ACCA-ZM Taxation 12.00
UU-ACG-4130-ZM Advanced Accounting Theory 12.00
UU-ACG-4500-ACCA-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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