The Bachelor of Business and Accounting program prepares learners for a career in the specialized area of professional accounting, providing a solid grounding in the essential functions of accounting and finance to operate in public, private and social sector organizations. The program emphasizes the global importance of the accounting profession and prepares learners to manage financial transactions in multinational and global companies.

The first two years of the program offers a strong foundation in key business functions within the field of accountancy and the processes that link them. Advanced courses such as Financial Accounting, Cost accounting, Business Law, Auditing Theory and Practice, Financial Statement Analysis provide a more detailed examination of the functional areas of the accounting practice. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.



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CIMA Exemptions: As a graduate of the Bachelor of Business in Accounting, you will get an accelerated route, with 11 exam exemptions, to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). In fact, you can start your professional qualification while studying at HBMSU with a special early entry opportunity, as early as the second year of your degree. For more information visit, CIMA Exemptions 

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a secondary school certificate or its equivalent as provided by the Ministry of Education with a minimum overall average of 70% from either literary or scientific section. For full admission requirements and conditional admissions, please see Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 792 per Credit Hour (123 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience

High School graduates, professionals starting in the business and accounting career path, administrators, financial administrators, managers, supervisors, and facilitators from the public, private and social sector organizations and accounting firms.

Program Goals

Develop the learners’ analytical competencies to apply accounting procedures, principles, and methods to the measurement of the financial welfare of organizations
Develop learners’ awareness of the contemporary issues in accounting in the workplace, and the role of accounting in the local, national, and world economies
Provide learners with the opportunity to critically and reflectively engage in, and expand their awareness of ethical issues in accounting, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional practice
Develop learners’ abilities to apply analytical, problem-solving, decision making, oral and written communication, and information technology skills in the context of Accounting and Finance
Provide learners with practical opportunities to develop and apply skills in electronic accounting

Program Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of the essential business and accounting principles as applied to local and global environments
Recognize and match the appropriate International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) to different business contexts
Recognize the appropriate financial data required to produce various reports for stakeholders
Explain the appropriate concepts and principles of auditing, assurance, and internal control systems suitable in different business situations
Use specialized accounting software and information technology systems to analyze accounting data and prepare reports for external and internal users
Employ relevant information and internal reports to support enterprise decision making and strategy implementation
Evaluate internal control processes and the risk levels in planning audit activities
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and information technology skills in accounting and other business contexts
Take responsibility for leading and participating in auditing teams and committees
Demonstrate responsibility towards, and develop awareness of, future learning opportunities and professional development
Demonstrate ability to work both independently and in teams, and evaluate and function effectively in novel situations

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Business in Accounting

  • Financial Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Trust Officer
  • Management Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Cash Manager
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