Accounting and Finance BSc Hons

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree encompasses study of both accounting and finance, and is accredited by the major professional accountancy bodies. The accounting courses involve detailed technical material to enable you to grasp key concepts necessary for analysing and preparing information to meet companies’ external financial reporting requirements. 

Entry Requirements

WASSCE: A one year Foundation Programme is required. 

‘A’ levels: CCC or above (Direct entry into undergraduate level)

IB students: 27 points (Direct entry into undergraduate level)

IB French system: Overall mark of 9 in the total average score (All students outside France need a 6.5 IELTS score)

IELTS: 6.5 or above (minimumm of 5.5 per component)

Pearson: 65 or above (minimum 51 points per component)

 

Course Overview 

 
Employability is one of the key objectives of this course and the modules prepares you (as well as gives you an edge) to be able to get employed with the necessary skills needed in the industry you plan to practice in.  It also prepares you if you intend on continuing this subject as a professional course.
We combine the practical aspects of finance with the business environment - as a student here, you will have the added advantage of being able to engage with and use case studies from real firms to aid you in understanding and appreciating finance first hand.  
 
The accounting and finance undergraduate programme is a 3 year programme.  However based on your academic standing you have the option of spending your second year at our main Lancaster campus in the UK.  This is great for those of you who would like to take a year to experience the British culture without putting your studies on hold.  Other benefits of a year abroad is the opportunity to develop your cultural competence and to widen your global network.  It broadens your education in a new teaching and learning context and provides you with different perspectives on your discipline.
 
Your skills acquired during this course will allow you to gain strong skills in time management, resource management, qualitative decision making and analytical thinking. These are the essential skills necessary for managers in any industry and/or company to make impactful and informative decisions which ultimately contribute to the success of the company. 
 
At LUG, you will have the added advantage of listening to guest lectures from practitioners in respected organisations to give you an overview of working in industry and guide you along your career path by giving career advice and answering any questions you may have.
 
The overall educational goal of the programme is to produce graduates who are able to reflect on and understand the disciplines and practices of Accounting and Finance by equipping students with the theoretical and practical skills needed to embark on a career in this field. 
 
All Accounting and Finance students are members of the Business Society, a student initiative led club.  This club aims to drive engagement between students, staff, faculty and industry.  As a member of this club, you would work in teams to organise workshops as well as have the opportunity to develop business skills and engage with companies in various industries.  
“Life at Lancaster is informative and progressive. The university has made me who I am today.  Before I came here, I knew very little about critical thinking. Lancaster University Ghana is a fun place to be because you meet people from different cultures, tribes, and countries.”- Daniel Kojo Boateng
 
 

Modules

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Intro to Accounting and      Finance
  • Accounting Information       Systems and Auditing
  • Financial Accounting I                                     
  • Statistics and Computing for Management
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Intro to Management Science/ Operational Research 
  • Intro to Statistical Methods      for Business
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Principles of Economics
  • Management Accounting         for Business Decisions
  • Employability
 
  • Principles of Finance
  • Option
 
  • Intro to financial accounting for managers
  • Option
 
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Our optional modules cover topics under the field of Marketing, Politics and International Relations Economics and International Relations as well as additional Financial Management courses
 

Assessment

 
  • - Coursework and Exam
  • - Form of assessment - report, presentation, portfolio, etc
  • - Exam periods: May and August
 

Placement Opportunities:


We are engaged in industry where our careers department support and groom students for internships in various sectors such as banking, mining and telcos - just to name a few!