Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance

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Bachelor Degree Program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
123 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer

Accounting and finance is a dynamic business sector that offers significant potential for professional growth. Financing forms the basis of any commercial venture and financial planning, monitoring and accounting is an essential business function in any organization. Developing an understanding of how financial institutions operate and the frameworks in which they work is an important platform for a career in the sector.

The BBA in Accounting and Finance program will equip you with the detailed knowledge and skills to take up professional roles in the fields of corporate finance and accounting. You will complete a challenging program of courses, which include banking, securities analysis, capital analysis, portfolio management, financial regulation, wealth management, international financial management, management accounting systems, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).


At CUD, the BBA in Accounting and Finance program will help develop your skills in planning, critical analysis and financial evaluation, to prepare you for the dynamic and challenging world of corporate finance. The degree will also provide you with a platform to move forward in an accounting career, as graduates of this program are well-positioned to advance into professional designation training initiatives, including CMA, CFA, and CA.

CIMA Accreditation

The BBA in Accounting and Finance at CUD is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. This means that as a graduate of the program, you can obtain exemptions from eight of the exams that lead to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Furthermore, you can start your professional accreditation while still studying for your BBA through the special early entry opportunity, which will allow you to sit the Operational Case Study Exam at the end of your second year. As a CUD student, you can register with CIMA at any point during your studies and get access to a wide range of preparatory resources.

For further information, see the CUD exemptions information on the CIMA website.

Career opportunities

As a flourishing sector, particularly in this region, there are a wealth of career opportunities in the finance and accounting sector. Graduate of the program can pursue professional roles in global corporations, government and international agencies, international trade, and international public institutions. The BBA in Accounting and Finance major is designed to prepare students for careers in:

  • Banking
  • Investments
  • Wealth Management
  • Securities Trading & Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Audit
  • Financial Management
  • Credit Control

Affiliation and Accreditation

  • ACCA
  • CFA Affiliation
  • CIMA

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 21 6 27
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 60 6 66
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 24 6 30
Total 105 18 123

Core Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I None 3
ACT 212 Principles of Accounting II ACT-112 3
MGT 202 Principles of Management None 3
ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics None 3
ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics None 3
FIN 201 Managerial Finance ACT-112 3
HRM 210 Human Resource Management MGT-202 3
MGT 210 Business Report Writing LNG-172 3
MGT 231 Legal Environment of Business MGT 202, LNG 172 3
MGT 311 Business Research Methods QBA-341 3
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior HRM-210 3
MGT 361 Operations Management QBA-341, MGT-202 3
MGT 405 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility Complete 90 Cr.H 3
MGT 470 Strategic Management HRM-210, ECO-222, ECO-221, FIN-201, MKT-201, MGT-361, +90 Cr.H 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing LNG-171 3
QBA 241 Quantitative Business Analysis None 3
QBA 341 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making QBA-241 3
SWS 351 Management Information Systems GED-101E 3
INB 360 International Business MGT-202 3
MGT 250 Entrepreneurship MGT-202 & GED-140 3


*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr.H
FIN 325 Financial Markets and Institutions ECO-222 3
BUS 205 Social & Digital Media None 3
MGT 310 Tourism Management MGT-202 3
SPT 112 Introduction to Sport Management None 3

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
FIN 310 Corporate Finance FIN-201 3
ACT 310 Management Accounting ACT-212 3
FIN 350 Portfolio Management FIN-201 3
FIN 360 Investment Analysis FIN-201 3
ACT 330 International Financial Reporting Standards ACT-212 3
ACT 430 Accounting Information Systems ACT-212 3
ACT 450 Auditing ACT-330 3
BUS 400 Internship 90 Cr.H+ min CGPA of 2.0 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
FIN 330 International Finance FIN-201 3
FIN 320 Financial Statement Analysis FIN-201 3
ACT 335 Advanced Financial Accounting ACT-212 3
FIN 480 Financial Derivatives FIN-310, FIN-360 3
FIN 444 Investment Fund ECO 222, FIN 310, FIN 350 with GPA>70% in Finance courses; interviews might be required. 3