This programme is designed to cover the core skills as well as the soft skills essential to embark for a successful career in the accounting and finance world.

You will be exposed to accounting standards, auditing guidelines as well as accounting for decision making. This will enable the diploma holder to be fully involved at middle level of an organization to work as accounts officers and finance officers. They will be involved in the planning as well as the operational level of an organisation. In the first year you will be exposed to managerial and basic accounting skills. The second year builds on the knowledge acquired to expose the students to more advanced concepts in accounting, auditing and the legal environment. Full time students are expected to complete an industrial attachment in semester 4. Some of the key modules taught over the 4 semesters are listed below.

Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Business and Management

Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Course Overview

This programme is designed to cover the core skills as well as the soft skills essential to embark for a successful career in the accounting and finance world.

You will be exposed to accounting standards, auditing guidelines as well as accounting for decision making. This will enable the diploma holder to be fully involved at middle level of an organization to work as accounts officers and finance officers. They will be involved in the planning as well as the operational level of an organisation. In the first year you will be exposed to managerial and basic accounting skills. The second year builds on the knowledge acquired to expose the students to more advanced concepts in accounting, auditing and the legal environment. Full time students are expected to complete an industrial attachment in semester 4. Some of the key modules taught over the 4 semesters are listed below.

Career Prospects

There has always been a demand for accounting related officers at middle management level especially in the private sector. With the diversification of the economy, there is a potential need for well-trained diploma holders in accounting and finance. Successful students will be employed in accounting firms, accounts department of public or private sector organisations as accounts officer, finance officer, treasurer, costing officer, junior accountant.

Teaching Methods

The programme will be assessed in a variety of ways that are appropriate to the subject and learning outcomes within the programme. A range of assessment tools will be used including written examinations, coursework in the form of written assessment, reports and projects, case studies. However, some modules will be assessed wholly on the basis of continuous assessments. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Entry
Requirements

Cambridge Higher School Certificate with at least 2 ‘A’ levels or completion of Foundation Course or equivalent pre-university qualifications.

Course Structure

Semestre 1

  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Reinforcement de la Langue Française
  • Maths
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing

Semestre 2

  • Business English
  • Techniques d’Expression Orale
  • Business Computer Environment
  • Business Statistics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Introduction to Law
  • Personal Professional Project PPP 1

Semestre 3

  • Report Writing
  • Français: Aspects de la Communication
  • Research Methods 1
  • Advanced Business Statistics
  • Personal Professional Project PPP 2
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Financial Reporting 1
  • Company Law
  • Auditing

Semestre 4

  • Communication Skills at Work
  • Techniques D’Expression Professionelle
  • Information System
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Financial Reporting 2
  • Investment Analysis and Finance
  • Taxation
  • Supervised Project

Mode & Fees

Mode: Full Time (2 years) & Part Time (3 years)
Duration of Course: The diploma is of a duration of two years on a full time basis.
Fees:
Local students ( Full time and part time )
• No tuition fees
• Administrative fees : Rs 5500 / year
International students ( Full time )
• SADC countries: Rs 45000 / year
• NON SADC: Rs 80000 / year
Delivery plan & Intake: The course is run over 4 semesters (two academic years) on a full time basis and 6 semesters (three academic years) on a part time basis.
One intake per year in August.

How
to Apply

In addition to a completed application form:
– A letter of motivation
– Academic Results
– Copy of your CV detailing your work history if any

Location

Available at Swami Dayanand Campus

Any further inquiries?

Please contact on the following email: [email protected]