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BSc Administration – Accounting Option

Duration

Students must complete eight semesters in four years to earn Bachelor Degree in this programme. Top Up students must only take four to six semesters to graduate for the award.

Fees

Freshers

  • Fees for fresh and top-up students (Ghanaian Students) is GH¢1,500.00
  • Fees for Fresh and top-up students (International Students) is US$1,250.00

Continuing Students

  • Fees for continuing students (Ghanaian Students) is GH¢1,327.00
  • Fees for continuing students (International Students) is US$1,080.00

Cohort

There are two intakes in an academic year. They are;

  • September(mainstream) intake
  • January intake

Note: The January intake completes it 2nd semester in August (summer school) and merges with the mainstream in September.

Campuses and learning centres where programmes are available

This programme is available on all GTUC- Satellite campuses in Ghana. They are:

  • Accra(Greater Accra Region)
  • Kumasi(Ashanti Region)
  • Koforidua(Eastern Region)
  • Takoradi(Western Region)
  • Ho(Volta Region)

Criteria for Admission
Candidates for admission to the various courses will normally be expected to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University as specified in the Academic Regulations. This requires achieving either:

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSCE) and WASSCE holders: Passes in six (6) subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better including English, Integrated Science, Mathematics or Social Studies in the relevant areas of study.
  2. General Certificate of Education (GCE) holders: Five (5) credit passes at GCE Ordinary Level including English and Mathematics. Passes at the GCE Advanced Level in three (3) subjects with grade D or better in the relevant field of study.
  3. Other Qualifications: International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the American Grades 12 and 13 examinations, etc. which are equivalent to the SSSCE and GCE.
  4. Holders of verifiable qualifications in courses of approved content in relevant field of study from recognized institutions. This is assessed on individual basis.
  5. Mature Students: Mature applicants must be 25 years and above at the time of submitting the application, be in gainful employment and pass an entrance examination and interview.
  6. ‘Top Up’ Applicants: Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognized polytechnic with at least 2nd Class Lower Division and holders of verifiable diplomas from accredited tertiary institutions. This will be assessed on individual basis.
  7. International Students: International students may be considered for admission if they hold qualifications equivalent to those stated above, and demonstrate a competence to study using the English Language. In addition to the above entry qualification, the applicant shall be required to produce two letters of recommendation from his/her high school.

Admission criteria are set and monitored by Coventry University. Applications with non-standard qualifications are sent to the Faculty of Engineering and Computing in Coventry University for a decision.

Entry requirements

4-yr Degree Programmes

Admission to level 100 would require the following entry qualifications:
Senior Secondary School applicants seeking admission must have passes in six subjects with an aggregate score of 20 or better in the WASSCE/SSSCE including core subjects such as Must have passes in core subjects such as English, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies with passes in 3 electives such as Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Literature, French, Economics, Cost Accounting, Business Studies, Business Mathematics, Typing, Clerical Office Duties, Literature in English etc.

OR

Three passes in Advanced Business Certificate Examinations in addition to five passes in GCE ‘O’ Level or GBCE including English and Mathematics
Applicants with American Grade 12 school certificate must obtain a minimum of Credits in relevant subjects.
Holders of GTUC 6-month Certificate Programmes with a minimum Cumulative Weight Average of 80%.
Five passes in General Business Certificate Examination including English and Mathematics and three passes in Advanced Business Certificate Examination in relevant subjects.
Candidates with GCE Advanced Level must have passes in 3 subjects of which at least one must be grade D.
Holders of International Baccalaureate (IB).

Mature Students

Candidates who apply as mature students must meet the following requirements:
i. Be at least 25 years of age
ii. Have at least three (3) years work experience
iii. Have a relevant professional or work experience, or have authored some work in a relevant field.
iv. Must have passes in three (3) core subjects’ i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus a pass in any two elective subjects that are relevant to faculty requirements.
v. Must have credits in 5 ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
vi. Diploma from a Teacher Training College

In addition, mature students must go through a compulsory mature access course for a period of at least 2 months. The applicant must also pass a competitive Mature Students Entrance Examination in order to gain admission. The examination comprises:
Papers in Mathematics and English Language.
ii. Papers in Physics for candidates applying for programmes in Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Engineering. Applicants to other faculties must write papers that are specific to the requirements of the faculties as well as papers in Logic and topical issues.

2½ yr Top Up Degree

Candidates must have an HND qualification with a minimum grade of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized Polytechnic.
Holders of GTUC Diploma with a minimum Cumulative Weight Average (CWA) of 65%.

Course content

First Year

FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS SECOND SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 3 FRENCH II 3
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS 3 INTRO TO ECONOMICS 3
INTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTER

APPLICATIONS

3 LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING 3
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTARTION 3 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 COMPUTER APPLICATION IN MANAGEMENT 3
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH I 3 COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3
COMMUNICATION SKILLS I 2

Second Year

FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS SECOND SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
FINANCIAL ACOUNTING I 3 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 3
BUSINESS LAW 3 BANKING OPERATIONS & REGULATIONS 3
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3 INTRO TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3
E-COMMERCE 3 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 3
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 COST ACCOUNTING 3
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3

 Third Year

FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS SECOND SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
QUANTITATIVE METHODS 3 RESEARCH METHODS 3
FINANCIAL MARKETS 3 BUSINESS ETHICS 3
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II 3 BUSINESS FINANCE II 3
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 3 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 3
BUSINESS FINANCE I 3 COMPANY LAW 3
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM 3

 Fourth Year

FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS SECOND SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
AUDIT AND INTERNAL REVIEW 3 AUDITING AND ASSURANCE 3
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 3 FINANCIAL REPORTING 3
TAXATION I 3 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 3
PROJECT WORK 3 TAXATION II 3
ENTREPRENUERSHIP 3 PROJECT WORK 3
PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING 3