Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting

TAUs Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting uniquely blends accounting, finance, and business concepts, preparing you for worthwhile careers in business and financial sectors. It fosters an entrepreneurial mindset and financial expertise, enabling you to impact global economies with new perspectives and solutions.

TAU, Zambia, offers the Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting, which equips you to examine financial records, evaluate risks, and handle tax laws with exposure to the fundamental principles and theories of accounting and gain practical experience preparing financial documents.

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting helps you explore career opportunities in diverse sectors, like manufacturing, information technology, private establishments, or government agencies as accountants, auditors, financial advisors, or financial managers.

With disruptive technologies transforming business processes, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance provides accounting professionals with a broad understanding of technology, business analytics, sustainability, and innovation to stand out from the crowd and withstand competition.

Businesses are aggressive, aspiring to increase their bottom line, and need talented professionals with the necessary skills and tools to enhance systems and processes and control their performance.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting courses enable professionals to align their skills, integrating finance, accounting, technology, globalization, sustainability, and emerging trends with hands-on exposure to the business landscape and be industry ready. It also exposes you to multiple business disciplines, like marketing, organizational behavior, operations, and management information systems, equipping you to pursue a thriving career in finance or accounting.


Years Duration


  • Grade 12 certificate / GCE with 5 Credits or better in any 5 subjects


Years Duration


  • 3 years Diploma in relevant specialty from recognized university
  • 2 years Diploma in relevant specialty from recognized university with 3 years of work experience
  • Certificate (6 months) + Diploma (1.5 Years) in relevant specialization from recognized university with 3 years of work experience in management sector (accepted case to case)

Structure of the programme

Course Code Subjects Credits
Year 1
BSC1111 Organizational Behavior 19
BSC1112 Business Communications 19
BSC1118 Computer Fundamentals 19
BSC1114 Principles of Accounting 19
BSC1115 Principles of Marketing 19
BSC3152 Process Management 19
BSCP01 Capstone Project 1 5
Year 2
BSC2111 Business Law 19
BSC1116 Fundamentals of Business Environment(Management Theory) 19
BSC2113 Entrepreneurship 19
BSC2114 Human Resource Management 19
BSC1113 Business Economics 19
BSC2112 Strategic Management 19
BSCP02 Capstone Project 2 5
Total Cerdits 238


Course Code Subjects Credits
Year 3
BSF3121 Cost & Management Accounting 19
BSF3122 Corporate Finance & Financial Modeling 19
BSF4122 International Finance Management 19
BSF4123 Financial Risk and Investment Management 19
BSCP03 Capstone 3 5
Internship / Mini project /publication / Texila -conference 40
Year 4
BSF4124 Project & Infrastructure Finance 19
BBA 4125 Mergers and Acquisitions 19
BSCP04 Capstone 4 5
BSF4121 Security Analysis & Portfolio Management 19
BSP4311 Research Methods and Statistics 19
BSP4511 Dissertation 40

Credit System: One credit represents 10 notional hours of learning. This learning includes classroom, supervised and self-directed hours, assessment time, workplace training, assignment writing, online learning and fieldwork. A normal year of fulltime study (including contact hours and self-directed hours) is 1200 hours (120 credits). Any variation in hours from this requires specific justification. Similarly, any variation from 120 ZQF credits in one fulltime year requires specific justification. Credit units shall not be used for awarding qualifications under the ZQF.

Selection Factors

Students applying to Bachelor of Business Administration program at TAU Zambia campus are selected on the basis of their academic, personal, and extracurricular abilities. Each student will be assessed based on the educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of a successful career in their respective fields.

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Note: New Intake for Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting is currently not open.

What Do You Gain?

  • Formulate an integrative business project through the application of multidisciplinary knowledge
  • Describe the function of management, the marketing process, consumer behavior, and how marketing contributes to organizational growth and customer value.
  • Familiar with current digital technologies and Information Technology (IT) management trends.
  • Describe and apply best practices for effective Human Resource Management system
  • Demonstrate awareness of Business Law, Business Environment contexts of global business practice
  • Describe International Finance Management and Project & Infrastructure Finance
  • Employ Entrepreneurship and Mergers and Acquisitions models to select appropriate projects for a business enterprise
  • Demonstrate firm growth through strategies such Security Analysis & Portfolio Management,
  • Apply Cost & Management Accounting principles
  • Identify and apply Financial Risk and Investment Management policies.
  • Conduct Business Research using appropriate research methods and statistics

Teaching Methodology

  • Total 16 weeks in the Trimester (2 courses per trimester)
  • 4 Modules Per Course, 3 Units per Module & 6 (5-7) Chapters in each Unit = (4*3*6)= 72 Chapters
  • Instructional hours through University Campus: Per course 14 hours  (2hrs x 1days x 7 weeks)
  • Suggestive Lecture Duration: 1 Module in two Classes (2 hrs per class/ per week)
    (Live Lectures – Other than Lusaka Students will receive the transmission of the weekly lectures at the Facility Centre or LMS platform (as per the availability) and shall also have the privilege to join at TAU Campus for any ongoing class at their convenience)

Academic Delivery and Assessment

  • On-Campus program is delivered in Semester pattern and On-line mode of program is delivered in Trimester/Block pattern.
Assessment per Course Weightage
Formative (Internal)

3 MCQ Tests for each Module.

Total Module – 4

Summative (External)
Final Exam (50 MCQ) 60%
Total 100%

Why Choose Us?

  • Uniquely Designed Learning Methodology
  • Outcome Based Academic Delivery
  • Continuous Academic Support
  • Enhanced Learning Management Systems
  • Technology Enabled Services
  • Block Based Learning, Dedicated learning of one subject at a time, focuses on more immersed learning
  • Capstone Project, promote integrated learning and understand the connections between various subjects
  • Article review promote critical thinking and analytical skills among the learners
  • Contextual Project Work, gives an opportunity to the students to relate what is being taught into the context of the real world, and thus eliminating the questions of “Why do I need to learn this stuff?”

Career Opportunity

Many opportunities exist in the expansive field of Finance and Accounting nationally and globally

  • Commercial Banker.
  • Investment Banker.
  • Financial Analyst.
  • Insurance Agent.
  • Public Accounting.
  • Chief Financial Officer.



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