The Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) has been designed to provide students with an undergraduate qualification, preparing them for a career in accountancy or finance.
The aim of this programme is mainly to increase the employability skills of students and graduating trained professionals ready for the market.
It offers in-depth knowledge in both accounting and finance through different means such as lectures, projects, field trips, practical training, internships, case studies, industry speakers, seminars, and various financial and accounting software.
The programme helps students to gain knowledge in the field of financial accounting, bookkeeping, auditing, managerial accounting, international accounting, financial management, investment and portfolio management, and international finance.
We make sure that our graduates are ready to work in the very competitive business market in Bahrain. Due to the strong reputation of our university and its academic programs, our graduates usually start working shortly after graduation. According to our records, our graduates were found to work in the following positions:
Our graduates also develop entrepreneurial skills, and they are encouraged to start up their own businesses.
A1. Concepts and Theories
Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of theoretical fundamentals of accounting and finance, their application to contemporary issues to derive alternative solutions.
A2. Contemporary Trends, Problems and Research
Investigate and interpret contemporary trends, major issues related to accounting and finance through the execution of defined research projects.
A.3 Professional Responsibility
Demonstrate knowledge and adherence to professional responsibilities and business practices, as a business professional, in the field of accounting and finance including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
B1. Problem solving
Use specialist-level computational and technological skills to analyze accounting and financial data and generating output used in decision-making.
B2. Modelling and Designing
Demonstrate creativity in using accounting and financial models, empirically identify causal factors underlying, as well as to predict financial trends.
B3. Application of Methods and Tools
Apply specialist software-based information systems and statistical tools, to generate accounting and financial sustainable and reliable data used in decision-making.
C1. Analytic Skills
Critically analyze and interpret accounting and financial information using specific accounting and finance tools.
C2. Synthetic Skills
Demonstrate insight of accounting and financial principles and theories in conjunction with professional judgment to generate conclusions in a range of relevant contexts.
C3. Creative Skills
Demonstrate creativity in identifying complex contemporary accounting and financial issues as well as the implementation of relevant solutions.
D1. Communication skills
Use specific skills to communicate technical concepts and theories to a variety of audiences by oral, electronic and written means.
D2. Teamwork and Leadership
Operate at specialized level teamwork skills, and lead, multiple and heterogeneous teams within the framework of jointly tackling problems encountered in collaborating efficiently in a variety of professional contexts.
D3. Organizational and Developmental skills
Demonstrate organizational skills and life-long skills needed to support personal and professional development aligned with independent learning.
D4. Ethics and social responsibility
Demonstrate and appreciate ethical and social reasoning in the decision-making of corporate and governmental organizations in terms of stakeholder welfare including a comprehensive examination of the importance of sustainable development to the economy and society.
During the first year, students are exposed to a range of foundation level courses such as accounting, management, IT and language oriented courses. The first academic year starts the students off with the basic required knowledge for them to initiate their journey into the field of accounting & finance.
In the second year, the student develops further understanding of accounting and finance.
Students also learn about the principles behind macroeconomics, statistics and modern history of Bahrain. MIS and bank management are other courses taught in second year level.
At this stage, students develop their understanding from basic knowledge to the deeper level of accounting and finance.
In the third year of a student’s academic journey, subjects include intermediate accounting, auditing, cost and accounting along with intermediate finance courses.
Further, students will learn money and banking, business law, international finance, insurance and re-insurance and ethics.
During the fourth year, the student is expected to study advanced accounting, contemporary issues in accounting, research method, monetary and financial system, investment portfolio management and can choose two free electives.
Students are encouraged during their university life to get engaged in curricular and extra-curricular activities including attending guest lectures, seminars, conferences, participate in student clubs activities, local and international competitions, sports, and other social activities.
Exemptions from the following ACCA papers upon completion of the programme:
|Bachelor of Accounting & Finance|
|Business and Technology*||On completion|
|Corporate and Business Law|
|Performance Management (2021 Graduates Onwards)||Managerial Accounting (ACCT 301)
Intermediate Cost Accounting (ACCT 320)
|Taxation (2021 Graduates Onwards)||Taxation (ACCT 411)|
|Financial Reporting (2021 Graduates Onwards)||Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 312)
Advanced Accounting (ACCT 403)
|Audit and Assurance (2021 Graduates Onwards)||Auditing (ACCT 321)
Advanced Auditing (ACCT 422)
|Financial Management (2021 Graduates Onwards)||Financial Management I (FINC 211)
Financial Management II (FINC 312)
Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:
The student can sit for the Operational Case Study exam at the end of his/her 3rd year
To be eligible for consideration for admission at the undergraduate level, an applicant should normally hold a recently issued recognized secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The requirements for admission stated by the University are in all cases the minimum demanded for admission, and their fulfilment by a candidate does not automatically ensure his /her selection. Prior to enrolling at Ahlia University, citizens of non-GCC States should secure residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise, their admission will be conditional and subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University
Applicants must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of an academic programme taught and assessed almost exclusively in the English language. This can be done in one of the following ways:
The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the programme:
Academic Score in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent
The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.
The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.
|Application Fee||BD 20|
|Registration Fee||BD 200|
|Placement Tests Fee ( if applicable )||BD 40|
|Orientation Courses ( if applicable )||BD 1,200|
|100 Level Courses – 12 courses ( BD 300 Per Course )||BD 3,600|
|200 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 330 Per Course )||BD 3,630|
|300 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 360 Per Course )||BD 3,960|
|400 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 390 Per Course )||BD 4,290|
|Orphans and people with special needs||50%|
|High school average of 95% or above||50%|
|High school average of 90% or above||25%|
|High school average of 80% or above||20%|