These regulations are for the Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting honours programme. This degree intends to equip students with Accounting skills. The regulations cover the rationale, aim and objectives, learning outcomes, career prospects, entry requirements, modules and their synopsis. The modules of BCom Accounting honours degree are financial accounting, business communication, principles of management, micro and macro economics, business law, accounting information systems, business statistics, corporate finance, principles of marketing, management accounting, managerial finance, investment analysis, research methods and statics, company law, tax law and practice, public sector accounting, auditing, financial statement analysis, public finance management systems and corporate governance and ethics. These regulations read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees of the Reformed Church University hereinafter referred to as the General Regulations. RATIONALE OF THE PROGRAMME The programme is a direct response to the increasing demand for highly qualified and competent accounting world over in view of the demand for observance of good corporate governance. This is also in response to the need to complement the efforts of other universities in Zimbabwe. The programme facilitates the improvement of general business discipline and best practice in human resources development in the quest for properly managed economies and financial sectors. AIM OF THE PROGRAMME The programme aims to produce manpower with accounting knowledge to work in the various organisations. INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES The programme intends:
RATIONALE OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme is a direct response to the increasing demand for highly qualified and competent accounting world over in view of the demand for observance of good corporate governance. This is also in response to the need to complement the efforts of other universities in Zimbabwe. The programme facilitates the improvement of general business discipline and best practice in human resources development in the quest for properly managed economies and financial sectors.
AIM OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme aims to produce manpower with accounting knowledge to work in the various organisations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
The programme intends:
Graduate have a wider choice of career path in all sectors of the economy such as Accountant, Auditors, Consultants, Finance Directors, Managers, Researchers, Company Secretary, Forensic Accountants, Stockbrokers, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Controllers, Chief Finance Offers, Tax managers, Financial Analysts, Compliance Officers and Lecturers.
Fours (4) years conventional fulltime programme
Three (3) years block release programme
To be admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting Honours a candidate must normally have:
- At least five (5) O-Level passes at grade C or better including English and Mathematics. In addition a candidate must have at least two (2) ‘A’ level subject passes which include Accounting, Mathematics, Management of Business, Economics and Geography.
- Candidates who have successfully completed a Diploma in Accounting or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places.
- Candidate admitted under 6.4.1 above will normally be exempted from studying courses in Part I on a module for module basis.Mature Entry
- Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) O-levels including English Language and Mathematics and have worked for a relevant organisation for more than three years. The said candidates should be twenty-three (23) years of age or over.
A student may, in approved cases, be exempted from certain courses provided that the student shall have successfully completed approved degree courses elsewhere and that the student shall be required to complete at least 75% of the programme courses through Reformed Church University. The student must fulfil the following conditions to qualify for exemption:
- The syllabus of the institution from which the student completed the course must be equivalent in content to at least 80% of the course being applied for exemption.
- The student in the given course/subject must have obtained a pass of 60%, 2.2 or B whichever is applicable.
- To ascertain the student’s competence in the course, the university may grant exemptions by requesting that the student takes an exemption examination for the course(s) applied for.
Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of forty (40) courses over four (4) years.
Each course in part one and two worth ten (10) credits and for Work Related Learning courses, Work-Related Learning Action Report (HACC 301) worth sixteen (16) credits, Work-Related Learning Employer Assessment (HACC 302) worth twenty-nine (29) credits and Work-Related Learning Academic Supervisor’s Assessment (HACC 303) worth seventy-five (75) credits. Part four courses each worth eleven credits and Dissertation (HACC 420), weighs twenty-two (22) credits.
HACC101 Financial Accounting 1A
This course reviews the complete accounting cycle and the creation and management of accounting information for business entities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental principles and skills of the accounting profession, including recording of transactions, financial presentation of accounting data, and the uses of accounting information.
HACC102 Business Communication
This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop communication skills, skills that are essential to academic success (e.g. referencing and research skills) and other skills that are transferable to a career in the accounting profession or other employment. Emphasis is placed on employability skills development (e.g. presentations, group work) and practical learning opportunities are offered.
- EDUCATION & SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Media & Development Studies