The Department of Accounting and Finance started as one of three independent departments of the Faculty of Business, established in September 1997. Prior to September 1997, the School of Accounting and Management Studies (SAMS) offered the Faculty of Business programmes. In 1995/96, SAMS introduced three new Bachelor’s degree programmes: Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc), Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing). These programs were taken over by the Faculty of Business in 1998. At the beginning of August 2003 the Faculty of Business introduced two more degree programmes: Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Information Systems (Business Information Systems), to be run through the Department of Accounting and Finance

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