BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTANCY

Rationale

In order for a country to develop, it is necessary to create a pool of trained personnel in the various fields of national economy. The right direction had been taken in other fields such as medicine, engineering, Diploma in Accountancy, among others. It is also a natural corollary that professions of accounting should follow suit. Based on this fact the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy was introduced at the Kenya Polytechnic University College in the year 2010. It is worth to note that this is the first time in the Republic of Kenya a Bachelors degree course in Accountancy is being offered in a public University.

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (B.SC. ACC) course is designed for those who have an interest in accounting profession at bachelor’s level and wish to develop their general knowledge of the accounting concepts with a view to pursuing a career in diverse fields of accounting, finance, taxation, audit and information technology. The course prepares the candidate for career in Accountancy to work in both the public and private sectors of the economy. The course will also ensure a constant supply of accounting scholars for our institutions of Higher learning. This skill is currently missing in a major way.

Entry Requirements

Examination

Minimum requirements

Cluster subjects

Subject grouping

KCSE

The applicant should have a minimum of C + overrall grade plus at least a C + in the cluster subjects

  • English/kiswahili
  • Mathematics
  • Any group III subjects
  • Any other subjects

Group I:

  • English, kiswahili,
  • Mathematics

Group II:

  • Biology, Physics,
  • Chemisty

Group III:

  • History & Government,
  • Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education

Group IV:

  • Home Science,
  • Art & Design,
  • Agriculture,
  • Aviation Technology,
  • Computer Studies

Group V:

  • French, Gernan,
  • Arabic, Music,
  • Business Studies

A-Level or equivalent

Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes and a subsidiary pass in the General Paper at A-level and have passed with a credit in English at O-levels.

N/A

N/A

Higher Diploma in Business Management or equivalent

Applicants with a Higher Diploma (HDip) in Management offered by The Kenya Polytechnic University College or any other recognized examining body shall qualify for admission

 

N/A

 

N/A

CPA/CPS II qualification

Holders of CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent qualification

N/A

N/A

Exemption from any Courses in the Programme

Higher Diploma in Management or Equivalent

Applicants with the Higher Diploma or equivalent shall generally be exempted from the first two years of study on the programme, except that a candidate shall be required to take any course units in the first two years of study on the programme that they might not have covered in their earlier course of study to the satisfaction of Senate.

Diploma in Business Studies or Equivalent

Applicants with the Diploma in Accountancy, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing or Procurement & Supplies Management or equivalent shall generally be exempted from the first two years of study on the programme, except that a candidate shall be required to take any course units in the first and second years of study on the programme that they might not have covered in their earlier course of study to the satisfaction of Senate.

For the Diploma (B-TEP) holders, the units that are core to the Degree of study shall have a maximum of 50% credit transfer.

Other Qualifications

The point of entry into the programme for candidates with qualifications other than KSCE, A-Levels, Diploma or Higher Diploma or CPA shall be approved by the Senate on the recommendations of the Academic Board of the School of Business & Management Studies and the College Academic Board, and shall be based on the qualifications of the applicant.

Contact hours and distribution of key courses

The programme is covered in 3600 hours and 66 course units. Considering that a nominal hour for a practical semester is counted as half a contact hour, the total contact hours on the programme comes to 3120 of which 1466 are dedicated to lectures while 1654 shall be taken up by practical and tutorial work. Thus on the programme, 47.0% of the contact time shall be allocated to lectures while 53% shall be taken up by practical and tutorial work.

Distribution of the hours by subject areas

Subject Area

Nominal

Hrs

Contact hrs

Units

% Nominal Hrs

% Contact Hrs

Accounting and Finance

1056

1056

20

30

33.3

Business & Management

624

624

13

17

20

Economics

192

192

4

5

6

Mathematics, Statistics & quantitative methods

288

288

6

8

9

IBLS

864

432

9

24

13.6

Law

96

96

2

2.7

3

Projects

144

144

3

4

4.5

Information Communication Technology

336

336

6

9.3

10.6

Total

3600

3168

66

100

100