The overall goal of the programme is to provide business education aimed at developing accounting personnel and managers with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities in the prudent management of funds in the private and public sectors of the economy.
Components of the programme
This is a four-year degree programme, made up of course work and a project work. The first year of the programme would focus on University-wide courses. The second year courses focus largely on Faculty-wide and departmental courses. The major finance courses (electives courses) starts from Level 300.
Students offering Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) would undergo two (2) months industrial attachment during two separate long vacations (Level 200 and 300). The purpose is to expose the students to real work situations to enable them better appreciate the principles and concepts taught in the lecture room.
Objectives of the Programme
Having completed the programme, the graduate will:
1. be equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities required for the prudent management of funds;
2. be able to prepare and present financial reports in accordance with the relevant Accounting Standards (i.e. International Financial Reporting Standards), and in line with the institutional, legal and regulatory framework in Ghana;
3. be provided with opportunities for career development and advancement in the field of accountancy;
4. gain global significance and work efficiently and effectively in any part of the globe; and
5. develop entrepreneurial spirits coupled with confidence, innovativeness, creativity and a hunger for success in their chosen discipline.
CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.
ILT 101: Information Literacy
The rationale of the course is to equip students with skills that will enable them access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. Students will be able to use ICT efficiently and effectively when they have basic knowledge of computers. The course content include: Types of libraries, library resources and their uses, the role the library plays in the academic community, introduction to computers, the internet.
CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.