BSc (Hons) in Accounting

Botho University

Program Description

BSc (Hons) in Accounting

Botho University

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Accounting is targeted at those wishing to enter the accounting sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, public sector companies or accounting firms. The programme develops understanding of accounting with taxation, audit, assurance, commerce, industry, finance, strategic management, etc. Various career positions available in the market may be Accountants (Senior, and Chief), Auditors (Senior), Educationist, Taxation, Audit Managers, Chief Finance Managers, Chief Finance Officers, Accounts Consultants, Senior Level Manager, Teller, etc.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • A5 - FBF - 13: Fundamentals of Business and Finance (20)
  • D5 - CS1 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • A5 - IFA - 13: Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B5 - LAB - 13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13: Communication & Study Skills 2 (20)
  • A6 - PEA - 13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
  • A6 - FMA - 13: Fundamentals of Management Accounting (20)
  • B6 - ECO - 13: Economics (20)
  • B6 - QME - 13: Quantitative Methods (20)
  • A6 - FAC - 13: Financial Accounting (20)
  • A6 - POT - 13: Principles of Taxation (20)
  • A7 - TAX - 13: Taxation (20)
  • A7 - AAS - 13: Audit and Assurance (20)
  • A7 - FIR - 13: Financial Reporting (20)
  • A7 - CMA - 13: Cost and Management Accounting (20)
  • A7 - FIM - 13: Financial Management (20)
  • A7 - PPR - 13: Professional Practice in Accounting (60)
  • B8 - STM - 13: Strategic Management (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • A8 - PRO - 13: Project (40)

Elective Modules

Select one from the following:

  • B7 - CFI - 13: Corporate Finance (20)
  • A7 - INF - 13: International Finance (20)

Select one from the following:

  • A8 - ADT - 13: Advanced Taxation(20)
  • A8 - AAA - 13: Advanced Audit and Assurance (20)
  • A8 - COR - 13: Corporate Reporting (20)
  • A8 - PSA - 13: Public Sector Accounting (20)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, A5 - FBF - 13, D5 - CS1 - 13
  • Semester 2: A5 - IFA - 13, B5 - LAB - 13, D5 - CS2 - 13
  • Semester 3: A6 - PEA - 13, A6 - FMA - 13, B6 - ECO - 13
  • Semester 4: A6 - FAC - 13, A6 - POT - 13, B6 - QME - 13
  • Semester 5: A7 - TAX - 13, A7 - AAS - 13, A7 - FIR - 13
  • Semester 6: A7 - CMA - 13, A7 - FIM - 13, elective (one of B7 - CFI - 13, A7 - INF - 13)
  • Semester 7: A7 - PPR - 13
  • Semester 8: B8 - STM - 13, elective (two of A8 - ADT - 13, A8 - AAA - 13, A8 - COR - 13, A8 - PSA - 13)
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 13, A8 - PRO - 13

Botho University Fee Structure

All Botho University programmes follow a credit based tuition fee structure. Every programme consists of one or more modules where each module is worth a specific number of credits. Depending on the level of the module there is a standard fee per credit. The tuition fee for the module is thus obtained by multiplying the number of credits by the fee per credit. Certain modules that require specialized equipment may have an additional surcharge. The tuition fee for a programme can thus be obtained by adding the fees for all the modules required to be successfully completed by a student to attain that qualification. The level and the credit value of the module can be known from the Botho University prospectus website.

For example: Consider the module C5-ICO shown under the BSc (Hons) in Computing programme in the prospectus/website as C5- ICO – Introduction to Computers (20). The number '5' indicates the level of this module; ICO is the module code and stands for "Introduction to Computing" and "(20)" is the credit value of this module. Thus the fee for this module will be 20 (credit value of the module) times 288.00 (Fees per credit for this level) = BWP 5760.00

Given below are the various levels and the standard fee per credit for that level. All fees shown are in Botswana Pula (BWP).

Level Qualification Level Distance Learning Fees per credit (BWP)
5 Certificate 200.00
6 Diploma 225.00
7 Professional Diploma (Honours), Bachelors (Ordinary) Degree 250.00
8 Bachelors (Honours) Degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma 275.00
9 Master’s Degree 300.00
  1. Admission Fee: BWP 500.00
  2. <li>Unpaid Cheque Fee: BWP 300.00</li> <li>Distance Learning Students will have to first pay the Admission Fee to confirm their acceptance of the offer made for enrolment. After the acceptance, they will be guided through to registration of the modules for the programme of their choice. Fees are payable at least ten working days prior to the official commencement of the semester</li> <li>Botho University reserves the right to change the fee structure as and when required. All of the above fees are subject to an increase of 10% every year.</li>

Payment method:
bothopay
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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