College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

​Introduction

Accountancy is a well-established specialization, which has a vital role in any business venture. The accountant is the producer of the information products which are fundamental for making sound administrative decisions in the organization, as well as important investment decisions for bodies outside the organization. In this sense, preparing efficient and highly qualified accountants comes in response to the need to create the basic factors which consolidate competitiveness in the national economy.

Program content

The BA in Business Administration (accountancy) is an integrated program whose academic plan extends over four years offering the knowledge base and skills for preparing the manpower resources needed for all areas of accountancy. Graduates of accountancy are prepared to carry out registration, bookkeeping, and accountancy takes applying international standards and procedures adopted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Graduates are also qualified to prepare quarterly and annual account statements and balance and relevant accountancy technical systems in their employer's organization. They can also be self-employed as accountants or authorized auditors. The accountancy program covers the basic knowledge domains which are needed for graduating efficient professional accountants. It starts with the basic and general skills and quantitative methods needed for practicing accountancy, to move to advanced levels to specialized knowledge components and motor skills in various areas of financial accountancy, tax accountancy, administrative accountancy, and bookkeeping, all of which contribute to the desired learning outcomes.

Program objectives

The BA in Business Administration (accountancy) aims at preparing a specialized workforce and developing the skills and competencies needed for meeting the requirements of the job market in both public and private sectors.

The graduates of this program are expected to:

1-Prepare and design technical accountancy systems in the employer's organization.

2-Register various types of accounts needed in the employer's organization.

3-Perform bookkeeping duties and end of period balance and accounts.

4-Review accounts and relevant documents.

5-Audit accounts and verify their authenticity.

6-Analyze accounts and train employees in accountancy practices.

7-Use IT and specialized computer systems.

8-Supervise accountancy units in the employer's organization.

9-Complete higher studies in accountancy.

Program duration

4 years

Justification for offering BA in Business Administration

The justifications for the program in accountancy include:

-The important role of accountancy in any business or organization.

-The continuous need for qualified accountants in the job market.

-The need in the KSA for Saudi accountants.

-The expansion in accountancy jobs in most organizations in public and private sectors.

-The increasing need for auditors and qualified bookkeepers.

-The increase in responsibilities shouldered by accountants in administrations and organizations.

-The growing interest by learners in various aspects of this specialization.

In addition to the above, the program in accountancy will help in creating a qualified pool of manpower which will occupy a leading role in Saudi businesses and organizations, which in turn reinforces the status of Saudi economy on the world scene.

Employment opportunities

The BA in Business Administration (Accountancy) prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of jobs in the public and private sectors including:

-Assistant accountant, accountant

-Accounts analyst

-Assistant accounts reviewer, accounts reviewer

-Authorized (legalized) auditor

-Assistant budget researcher, budget researcher, budget specialist

-Pension accounts reviewer, pension accounts inspector

University requirements: 34 Credit Hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 16
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
CI001 Academic Skills 2
MATH101 Fundamentals of Math 3
ISLM101 Intro to Islamic culture 2
ISLM102 Professional Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2
ISLM103 Islamic Economic System 2 ISLM101
ISLM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM102
Total 34
​College Requirements: 57 Credit Hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
STAT101 Statistics 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
LAW101 Legal Environment of Business 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
E-COM201 Introduction to E-Management 3 MGT101
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT101
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
FIN101 ​ Principles of Finance 3 ACCT101
MGT311 Intro to Operations Management 3 MGT101+STAT101
MGT321 Intro to International Business 3
MGT201 Marketing Management 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behavior 3 MGT211
MGT401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+ FIN101
STAT201 Quantitative Methods 3 STAT101
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MGT211 H.R. Management 3 MGT101
E-COM101 E-Commerce 3
MIS201 Management of Information Systems 3 MGT101
Total 57
Department Requirements: 30 Credit Hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT201 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT101
ACCT302 Advanced Financial Accounting 3 ACCT201
ACCT422 Tax and Z​akat Accounting 3 ACCT201
ACCT402 Introduction to Accounting ​Information Systems 3 ACCT101+ MIS201
ACCT401 Auditing Principles & Procedures 3 ACCT302
ACCT403 Accounting Research and Practice 3
ACCT322 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT301
LAW401 Companies Law 3 LAW101
ACCT430 Internship 6 Complete 90 credit hours
Total 30
Accounting Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT405 Accounting of Financial Institutions 3 ACCT201
ACCT321 Government and Non-Profit ​Accounting 3 ACCT201
ACCT424 Insurance Accounting 3 ACCT201
Total 9
Finance Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN101
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 FIN101
FIN401 Banks Management 3 FIN101
Total 9
E-Commerce Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT404 Web Design 3
E-COM421 E-Business Strategies and ​Business Models 3 MGT401
E-COM301 E-Marketing 3 MGT201
Total 9
Management Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT312 Decision Making and Problems Solving 3 MGT101
MGT323 Project Management 3 MGT311
MGT402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business​ 3 MGT101
Total 9
year1 : Semester 1 ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 8
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
Total 13
year1 : Semester 2​​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills (Continued) 8
CI001 Academic Skills 2
MATH001 Fundamentals of Math 3
Total 13
year2 :Semester 3 ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 Passing the first year
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 Passing the first year
STAT101 Statistics 3 Passing the first year
LAW101 Legal Environment of Business 3 Passing the first year
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 3 Passing the first year
ISLM101 Introduction to Islamic culture 2 Passing the first year
Total 17
year2 : Semester 4 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN101 Principles of Finance 3 ACCT101
MGT201 Marketing Management 3 MGT101
STAT201 Quantitative Methods 3 STAT101
MGT211 H.R. Management 3 MGT101
E-COM101 E-Commerce 3
ISLM102 Professional Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2
Total 17
year3 : Semester 5 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MIS201 Management of Information systems 3 MGT101
E-COM201 Introduction to E-Management 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behaviour 3 MGT211
MGT311 Intro to Operations Management 3 MGT101 + STAT101
ACCT201 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT101
Total 18
year3 : Semester 6 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT101
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
MGT321 Intro to International Business 3
ACCT302 Advanced Financial Accounting 3 ACCT201
Concentration 3
ISLM103 Islamic Economic System​ 2 ISLM101
Total 17
year4 : Semester 7 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT401 Auditing Principles & Procedures 3 ACCT302
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+ FIN101
ACCT402 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems 3 ACCT101+ MIS201​
ACCT403 Accounting Research and Practice 3
Concentration 3
ISLM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM102
Total 17
year 4 : Semester 8 ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
LAW401 Companies Law 3 LAW101
ACCT422 Tax and zakat Accounting 3 ACCT201
ACCT430 Internship 6 Complete 90 credit hours
Concentration 3
ACCT322 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT301
Total 18
Brief Description

The internship ​provides qualified students with an opportunity to receive professional training and experience in an actual work environment. ​ This Internship is an ongoing seminar between the student, the faculty member and the employment supervisor.  ​It involves an Internship Application and Learning Agreement, periodic meetings with the faculty representative, professional experience at a level equivalent to other senior-level courses and submission of material as established in the Internship Application and Learning Agreement.​ Participation cannot be guaranteed for all applicants.

Semester

Semester 8 (10 weeks).

Time Allocation and Scheduling Arrangement

it is required to complete at least 90 hours of the program in order to enroll in cooperative training.

Number of Credit Hours

6 credit hours.

Intended Learning Outcomes

1. Apply academic learning to workplace practices.

2. Practice and develop professional skills, such as oral, written, and interpersonal communications.

3. Use the technology and analytical tools and work in teams that will improve performance in subsequent courses and in future work assignments.

4. Examine one's own attitudes toward work and toward the field of Accounting and to consider which aspects of accounting best match one's own interests.

Assessment Procedures

At the end of the internship period, the student will be evaluated as follows:

40 % for internship activities (assigned by the on-training supervisor).

30 % for the apprehension and the assiduity of the student (assigned by the academic supervisor).

30 % for the substance and the style of the training report (assigned by the department).​

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