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.
The aim of the Accounting and Finance programme is to:
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.
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.