Accounting & Finance


Subject Area Accounting and Finance
Professional Certifications Associate of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years (3 trimesters / year)
Course Location American International University, West Africa, The Gambia
Intakes January, May & September

This course aims at producing professional accountants and finance managers with requisite skills and knowledge to support industries and government offices. The course is specially designed to ensure that students are prepared to fit seamlessly into accounting and financial roles in all institutions, private or public. The curriculum is uniquely developed to give the students competitive edge in learning and practical experience. The contents of the course are robust and structured to guarantee that the students have a reasonable head start ahead of their cohorts from many universities around the world.

The ultimate goal of the program is to meet the evolving global needs through teaching, research, and services. At CMIT, AIUWA, we combine an understanding of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply knowledge to businesses, industries, financial or government environment. We integrate professional curriculum to all general academic curriculum thereby making all our students work-ready after graduation. This integration and the quality of our faculty distinguish our course from other degrees in Accounting and Finance.

Students are exposed to up to date software, real-time databases and state-of-the-art research tools widely used in the industry. There are opportunities for overseas exposure through study trips and internship programmes.

Minimum Entry Qualification for Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Qualifications Academic Requirements
West Africa Examination Council. O level. Five credits in relevant subjects (Mathematics and English compulsory)
Course/lab work assessment and written examination.

In the world of Accounting and Finance, qualified graduates with the appropriate skills and aptitude are high in demand and can work in many units of organizations and firms. The list below is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. Our graduates are qualified to pursue the following positions:

Professional Certifications

Associate of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
Year 1

  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Basic Accounting Processes and Systems
  • Business Law
  • Basic Computer Application
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Principles and Practice of Financial Accounting
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Finance of International Trade
  • Elements of Banking
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
  • Fundamentals of Psychology & Sociology
  • Elements of Policy and Development Planning
  • Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

Year 2

  • Strategic and Operations Management
  • Business Communication and Research Methodology
  • Applied Mathematics for Social Science
  • Basic Financial Modeling
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Preparing Tax Computations and Returns
  • Management Accounting  
  • Costing and Quantitative Techniques
  • Taxation
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Corporate Law
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Economics of Trade Policy

Year 3

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Financial Reporting and Ethics
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Information Technology
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Advance Audit and Assurance
  • International Trade and Payments
  • Topics in Investments Funding
  • Operations Research
  • Economic Development of Regions (US, UK, Asia and Africa)
  • Financial Instruments and Institutions

Year 4

  • Research Project
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Business Strategy
  • Merger Acquisition and Corporate Re-structuring
  • Business Valuation
  • Financial Markets
  • Economic Development Theory
  • Bankruptcy & Receivership
  • Accounting Standards & Institutions

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