UNILAK

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

About the program

In Rwanda and elsewhere worldwide, there is a fast-growing industry of financial institutions, financial markets, manufacturing companies, and commercial enterprises. The development of these industries needs a good number of qualified and competent accountants to boost it. In addition, almost every institution or organization needs a skilled accountant for the smooth running of its business. Students enrolled in the Accounting Department learn to analyze how accounting is implicated in a multifaceted range of institutional and organizational processes of calculation, reporting, and evaluation and, therefore, grasp the potential of accounting in a wide range of settings. In this way, Accounting students are enabled to better understand the financial structure of an organization and produce and analyze financial information.

Degree awarded

Successful completion of this program leads to the award of a bachelor of business administration in accounting.

Duration of the program

The duration of the Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is 3 years for full-time students.

Graduates career prospects

Accounting degree provides career opportunities at different levels in many, if not all, industries. Specific jobs vary widely among the four major field of accounting and auditing, namely public accounting, management accounting, government accounting, and internal accounting. These jobs include Accountant, Auditor, Budget analyst, Financial analyst, Bank manager, Cashier, Tax collector, Revenue agent, Purchasing agent, Payroll manager, accountant, Accounting clerk, Senior accountant, Accounting manager, Cost accountant, Controller, Financial officer, Budget Controller/officer, Loan officer, Treasurer, Underwriter, Appraiser, Bookkeeper, Consultant, etc. Accounting graduates can also become self-employed.