Accounting (BSc, 4 years)
|Qualification Awarded||Bachelor of Science in Accounting|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek)|
|Mode of Study||Full-time or Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Profile of the Programme
The Accounting programme aims to provide students with the theoretical, technical and empirical background necessary for financial problem solving and financial decision making within the complex and changing business environment.
This programme has been designed for students intending to pursue a career in accounting, or in any other area where financial accounting information and decisions are a central element. Students will have the opportunity to acquire a broad-based education which will provide a good starting point for the students’ later professional work and studies. In addition, students will receive an academic base to which problems arising in their later professional work can be referred, and a way of thinking which will help them to meet the challenges of new ideas and problems.
This course seeks to provide students with the skills employers in the field are looking for: detailed knowledge of financial accounting, financial reporting, auditing, taxation, cost and management accounting, financial statement analysis which, together with information technology skills, give you the confidence to use a wide range of accounting and business software. International developments in accounting are also emphasised.
The BSc in Accounting gives students the potential to pursue many career opportunities, and be employed in the following sectors of the economy:
- Accounting and Audit Firms
- Investment Firms
- Stock Exchange
- Private Sector (Accounting and Finance Departments)
Access to Further Studies
Successful students will be well-placed to pursue further specialised academic study at MA, MPhil, and/or PhD level in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management; and to pursue specialised professional studies (ACCA-Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ICAEW-Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) in the field of Accounting.
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree).
The general admission requirement for entry to the undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.
Regular Academic Admission
Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50%, or equivalent qualifications.
Special Academic Admission
This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission.
English Language Proficiency
Students may be required to take NEPTON, UNIC’s English Placement Test at no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognized English examination which indicates their level of English proficiency.
Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:
- TOEFL – 500 and above
- Computer-based TOEFL – 173 and above
- Internet-based TOEFL – 61 and above
- IELTS – 5.5 and above
- Cambridge Exams [First Certificate] – B and above
- Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate – C and above
- GCSE English Language “O” Level – C and above
- Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English Pass
- Michigan Examination of Competency in English Pass
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include but is not limited to mid terms, projects, and class participation. Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
Students who have completed courses of similar content at a Higher Education Institution as part of an equivalent level degree may be given an exemption for those courses as recognition of prior learning. The maximum number of credits to be exempt is 120 ECTS. The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
On completion of this programme, the student will be able to:
- Critically evaluate accounting concepts and principles and their application in solutions to practical accounting problems, and prepare financial statements of entities, including groups of companies, using relevant financial information, accounting techniques and standards.
- Analyse and interpret financial statements of entities, apply and evaluate financial reporting principles and practices in a range of business contexts and situations.
- Use relevant management accounting techniques with cost information, for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control, within different business settings, and apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.
- Apply financial management techniques to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions of an organisation.
- Explain the general legal framework