Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

1.1 Background

Increased use of computers in business operations has created demand for computing specialists with business and management skills. Students on the BBC degree programme will develop conceptual and practical I.T skills in integrating financial, organizational, marketing and production/service function with an overall business strategy in addition to acquiring specialized vocational training in the given area of interest. This course aims at providing students with the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge in the fundamentals of computer science; core business and management skills. It combines core modules in computer science and business management. These will include accounting software, networks, databases, systems security, human resource management, financial management and the business environment. Graduates of BBC will be ‘hybrid‘ managers, with skills in computing, business management, and vocational studies.

1.2 Programme Rationale

The changes that have taken place in the global economy in the last 20 years have been driven primarily by businesses in their search for competitive advantage. Businesses have come up with new products driven primarily by new technologies, the challenges require human resources equipped with both business and information technolgy skills. A central element in business has been the computer. Most of the processes in business have been computerized including accounts, human resources databases, production processes, invoicing and data collection.

The process of computerizing in the country has been slow because of the high cost of computers. However many of the organizations have now acquired computers and are adapting their businesses to modern computerized businesses.

This programme is intended to provide people who can assist not only in the process of computerized business processes but help to run the computers themselves in business organizations.

1.3 Programme Objectives

The BBC aims;

  1. To Provide professional guidance in the selection and implementation of ICT projects;
  2. To Address the increasing demand for ICT literate business professionals;
  3. To leverage ICT technologies as a strategic asset in business and organizations;
  4. To Make appropriate business decisions for ICT investments;
  5. To Provide business solutions and professionals in Uganda and Africa at large;
  6. To Add business value by effectively applying modern ICT technologies in business and organizations;

1.4 Programme Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, the students should be able; –

  1. To Identify and implement ICT Projects for organizations.
  2. To Apply ICT knowledge and skills to facilitate organizational decision making.
  • To Provide ICT advisory services within an organization.
  1. To deal with challenges of the changing global business environment
  2. To exhibit technical skills and competencies required in an undertaking or managing business as specialized area, for example Marketing, Accounting and Human Resource Management

1.5 Career Prospects

BBC graduates are ideally placed to work either in the business software industry and developing the use of IT in business. Others will take up Managerial positions in ICT- based sectors, and other positions such as Web-Designers, business planners, Systems Analysts, Project Managers, and Lecturers. Others take up further studies in Business Computing; while others will use the vocational skills acquired in this course to start up their own business. Possible employers range from consulting firms to ICT users such as the government, banks and insurance industry. The course also trains students to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses with aid of ICT’s and vocational studies. Others will take up further studies in Information Technology related courses.

Year 1: Semester I

Course Code

Course Name

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BCS 1101

Computer Fundamentals and Application

30

60

60

4

BAM 1106

Micro Economics

45

45

3

BAM 1102

Principles of Management

45

45

3

BAM 1101

Principles of Accounting

45

30

60

4

BAM 1104

Business Communication Skills

45

45

3

BIT 1101

Fundamentals of Information Systems

45

 

45

3

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

20

Year 1: Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BAM 1205

Quantitative Methods

45

45

3

BIT 1205

Introduction to probability and  Statistics

30

30

45

3

BCS 1202

Structured Programming

30

60

60

4

BAM 1201

Intermediate Accounting

30

60

60

4

BIT 1203

Introduction to web Systems and Technology

30

60

60

4

BIT 1202

Fundamentals of Database Systems

30

60

60

4

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

22

Year 2: Semester I (4 Core courses & 1 Elective)

Course Code

Course Name

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BBC 2102

Research Methodology

45

45

3

BIT 2103

Information Assurance & security

30

60

60

4

BBC 2105

Event Driven Programming

30

60

60

4

BIT 2102

Database Management Systems

30

60

60

4

BIT 2101

CISCO-IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software Repair

30

60

60

4

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

19

Year 2: Semester II (5 Core courses )

Course Code

Course Name

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 2203

Systems analysis and Design

30

60

60

4

BCS 2202

Application Development. VB.NET

30

60

60

4

BIT 2202

Computer Networks & Data Communication

45

30

60

4

BIT 2205

Cloud Computing

30

 

60

60

4

BAM 2204

Financial Management

45

45

3

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

23

Year 2: Recess Term

BBC 2301

Industrial Training

15

90

60

4

BBC 2302

Business plan Development

15

90

60

4

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

8

Year 3: Semester I (5 Core courses & 1 Elective)

Course Code

Course Name

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

ACC 3103

Advanced Accounting

15

30

60

4

ACC 3105

Corporate Finance

30

60

60

4

ACC 3102

Management Accounting

15

60

45

3

BBC 3104

Business Intelligence & Data warehousing

30

60

60

4

BIT 3102

IT Project Planning and Management

45

30

45

3

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

17

Year 3: Semester II (4 Core Courses )

Course Code

Course Name

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BBC 3201

Statistical Data Analysis using SPSS

30

60

60

4

BBC 3203

Research Project

15

90

60

4

BBC 3204

Enterprise Network Management

15

45

60

4

BBC 3205

Computerized Accounting

15

45

60

4

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

16