Programme Description

Strong organizations know that their long-term health depends on a well-managed balance sheet.

Our Bsc in Accounting programme is designed to provide rich educational experience and equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to lead, from a financial perspective. Career opportunities in this field are generally substantive and in high demand.

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Delivered entirely over the internet, our Accounting programme is ideal for career professionals who need flexibility, convenience, and quality. The OAU Centre for distance learning delivers a comprehensive business curriculum, many ways to customize your , and personal support every step of the way. Earn the same highly ranked OAU as full-time and part-time programs — with the same curriculum, taught by the same faculty – and join a network of prestigious business school alumni.

Additional Program Highlights:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge with a specific area of emphasis and customize your learning to meet your lifestyle
  • Support team dedicated to the needs of working professionals
  • One-course-at-a-time curriculum

Applicants for admission into the programme should possess:

  • Ordinary level credits in five (5) subjects – English language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two from: Government, Financial Accounting, Geography, Literature in English and Yoruba at not more than two sittings.
  • Candidates for the ‘O’ Level admission must have satisfied the National cut off mark of 180 for UTME.

Direct Entry to part 2 (Four Years)

         Direct Entry applicants should possess:

  • Five credit passes in the GCE (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two (2) of these must be at the Advanced Level.
  • Ordinary level passes must include English Language, Economics and Mathematics
  • Advanced Level passes shall include Economics or Accounting

NOTE: subjects are not counted at both levels of the examination. I.e. you cannot duplicate same set of subjects passed at Ordinary for A level passes (with the exception of Economics).
OR One of the following certifications:

  • OND at Upper Credit Level in Accounting, or Banking and Finance
  • ATS-ICAN final stage certificate
  • Final stage of association of Nigerian Accountants (ANAN),
  • Final stage of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS),
  • Final stage of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

Direct Entry to Part III (Three years)

  • Five (5) credit passes in O/L including Mathematics, English and Economics

          AND any of the following certifications:

  • HND in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Final stage of ICAN certificate (ACA)
  • ACCA or CFA, ACIB, ANAN (Plus HND or BSc in any Discipline)
  • HND in Banking and Finance.

The programme duration is typically 5 years (For direct entry, check admission requirement). Students take up to 5 courses every semester.

Download the Accounting (Year 1 – 5) Programme course structure here.

Graduates with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting have career opportunities that include but are not limited to:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Bank Branch Managers
  • Controllers
  • Auditors
  • Treasurers