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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Business

Program Name : Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 30


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 6

Description : (PART-TIME PROGRAMME)BGCSE/equivalent. Applicants with a Certificate in Accounting and Business Studies or equivalent qualification will be considered. Offered as an evening part-time programme at centers in Francistown, Gaborone, Jwaneng, Lobatse, Mahalapye, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe. Entry Requirements 1. The entrance requirement shall be as specified in general regulations 10.2.1. 2. A pass in CABS will be exempted from some courses in DABS. Programme Structure The programme will extend over a period of six semesters. Students will take four courses in each semester. Except the General Education Courses, all courses of this programmme are core courses which must be taken and passed for the award of the certificate. Each core course consists of 3 credits and each General Education Course consists of 2 credits. The total number of credits for the entire programme is 68. Assessment 1. Two pieces of continuous assessment tests for each semester course. 2. The continuous assessment to final examination is in the 2:3 ratio. 3. There will be a two-hour end of-semester examination for each course. Progression from one Level to the next The General Academic Regulations 00.9 will apply in this case. Award of the Certificate 1. A student must pass all the courses in three levels with a minimum GPA of 2.0 2. The Classification of results will be in accordance with general regulation 10.4

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(DABS) Credits : 3
  BUSINESS MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Credits : 3
  BASIC ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (DABS) Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS II (DABS) Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  MICRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3
  BUSINESS STATISTICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  MACRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  BUSINESS FINANCE Credits : 3
  BUSINESS LAW Credits : 3
  TAXATION Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS Credits : 3
  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  COST ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  AUDITING Credits : 3
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS Credits : 3
  HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  SALES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR Credits : 3
  MARKETING MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  PURCHASING MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.
Contact Details :
4775 Notwane Rd. Gaborone, Botswana Private Bag UB 0022. Tel: +(267) 355 0000 Gaborone, Botswana