The Department, which was started in the 1993/1994 academic year under the Faculty of Management Sciences, now offers three degree and two sub-degree programmes. The degree programmes consist of B.Sc. (Hons) Accounting; M.Sc.(Accounting & Finance); and Ph.D (Accounting & Finance). The sub-degree programmes are the Diploma in Accounting, and the Diploma in Banking & Finance.
The mission of the Department is to provide students with qualitative education and training that shall facilitate their successful negotiation of the various bends in life.
Students are to kindly note that accounting is one of the distinguished professions in the world. The membership of every profession is usually preceded with adequate and relevant training. In accounting, the training is done in stages with the understanding of certain courses being prerequisites for the understanding of other courses at higher stages. This has informed the Department’s strict enforcement of the prerequisite rule which requires students to pass a prerequisite course at the lower stage before proceeding to take a related course at a higher stage.
The Department remains one of the few accounting departments in the country that is sufficiently staffed with full time faculty members who have excelled in both the academia and the industry. This has manifested in the high calibre of our graduates. The Department is highly determined, and fully prepared, to maintain these standards.
As we wish you success in your academic pursuit, we hope that you will find this handbook useful and also embrace our B. Sc. (Accounting) programme with open arms.
Dr. Joseph Kwaghkor Achua
(Ag. Head, Department of Accounting)
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
1.2.1 Philosophy and Objectives
The education and training curriculum of the Faculty aims at moulding the total being by developing the mind and imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge that encourage self-reliance in the individual. The curriculum also seeks to assist the individual to understand, exploit and if need be, change his environment.
In conformity with the foregoing philosophy, education and training in the Faculty of Management Sciences of BSU has the following specific objectives:
a. To provide basic knowledge necessary for an understanding and analysis of problems related to the management of industrial, commercial, public and other human organisations.
b. To inculcate in the students of management the skills required for identifying and defining problems and taking appropriate decisions, using the most appropriate scientific techniques and tools.
c. To inculcate in the students an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental factors and realities and their impact on management practice and decision making.
d. To develop leadership and inter personal relation skills needed for understanding and managing organisation and group dynamics.