BS Accounting


The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is an undergraduate degree program that provides students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the field of accounting.

It equips students with a solid foundation in international accounting principles and practices through the study of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

The combination of accounting and business courses in the BS Accounting program helps the students develop skills in book-keeping, preparing and analyzing financial statements, besides establishing emphasis on financial reporting under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) covering the areas of recognition, measurement, and disclosure decisions. Specialization in Accounting provides students with a wide range of business administration skills while also enriching the students’ knowledge in accounting practices, financial reporting, tax planning and auditing..

The courses have been designed and subject to constant modification to ensure that the gap between accounting theory and practices is appropriately bridged. Graduates will be capable of planning and providing accounting systems and services relating to taxation and the financial dealings of organizations and individuals and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses33
Communication skills09
Social Sciences18
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
Non-Business electives06
General Business requirements33

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACT 140Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACT 145Managerial Accounting3
ACT 340AFinancial Accounting and Reporting I3
ACT 340BFinancial Accounting and Reporting II3
ACT 341Financial Accounting and Reporting III3
ACT 342Advanced Financial Accounting3
ACT 343Accounting for Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations3
ACT 344Computer Applications in Accounting3
ACT 345Cost Accounting3
ACT 348Auditing3
ACT 349Business Income Taxation3
ACT 436Financial Statement Analysis [ Advanced]3
ACT 4399Accounting Projects (Major)3
FIN 204Financial Management3

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have diverse opportunities in various sectors, including public accounting firms, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Graduates may find employment in the following roles:

  1. Staff Accountant
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. Tax Accountant
  4. Auditor
  5. Budget Analyst
  6. Cost Accountant
  7. Financial Planner
  8. Internal Auditor
  9. Forensic Accountant
  10. Corporate Accountant

Additionally, some graduates may choose to pursue professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to enhance their career prospects and increase earning potential.

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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.