Bachelor of Finance and Accounting – BFA

BFA Program Overview

This degree provides students with knowledge of financial environments and modern analytical techniques. Students learn to understand a broad range of finance areas including business finance, accounting, investment management, international financial management and financial economics. Graduates will be equipped for a career in stock brokering, financial services and business.

Upon successful completion, the students will have a variety of career options to select ranging from financial services, banker, insurance, financial planner, financial adviser, funds manager, financial analyst, industrial analyst, investment analyst, investment banker, security analyst, underwriter, options/future trader, treasury, foreign exchange trader/officer, share trader, lending officer, finance officer, corporate or policy adviser, business consultant, research officer, business economist and so on.

BFA Program Objectives

At the completion of the program, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate strong communication skills.

2. Identify, analyze and solve problems in different decision contexts.

3. Think constructively and logically.

4. Make effective and creative use of modern technologies.

5. Acquire specific knowledge and skills relevant to their major study areas.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting, finance, economics and business law.

7. Satisfy educational entrance requirement of relevant professional bodies such as the Zambia Institute of Certified
Accountants (ZICA).

Program Majors

Students who embark on this major will have knowledge and skills in both Finance and Accounting thus this program does not provide for minors.

Program Minors

There are no Minors for the BFA program.

Award Eligibility

BFA Program Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the award of the degree Bachelor of Finance and Accounting (BFA) students must meet the following requirements.

  1. Completion of the following six (6) Foundation courses

  • Business Statistics
  • Marketing
  • Macroeconomics for Business & Finance
  • Economics
  • Managing Organizations
  • Introduction to Law

  2. Completion of the following eight (8) Accounting Major courses:

  • Taxation II
  • Taxation I
  • Financial Reporting or Auditing II
  • Auditing I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Management Accounting
  • Cost Accounting

  3. Completion of the following eight (8) Finance Major courses:

  • Financial Markets
  • Business Finance
  • Credit analysis & Lending Management
  • Finance Theory & Applications
  • Money & Capital Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management

  4. Completion of Leadership or Business Strategy

  5. Completion of Business Research Concepts

  6. Completion of one (1) Research Project

  7. Completion of six (6) Bridging courses

  8. Completion of four (4) Christian Thought and Practice

  9. Not less than seventy (70) percent Chapel Attendance

10. Attend an Introduction to University Studies Seminar

11. Attend an HIV/AIDS Seminar

12. Complete a Community Development Seminar

13. Complete a Career Development Seminar

14. Complete (4) Service Learning participations