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Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance

  •   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.