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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Accounting


The BSc. in Accounting is designed to educate students on the theories, principles and practices of accounting.  Students who take this major are able to record, analyze, control, interpret, and communicate information about money flows and balances. Students are qualified to commence a professional career in accounting on graduation in all areas of business, government, and nonprofit enterprises.  The BSc Accounting major will also provide a fast track to gaining professional certification in Accounting. The curriculum aims to develop competencies which include (a) understanding the principles of organization and management in business operations; (b) ability to practice accounting, including income tax; (c) knowledge in specific elements of business law, economics, and information systems; (d) Knowledge of human relations as they apply to successful business operations in a rapidly expanding economy; and (e) understanding and being skilled in effective communication for business. Start Date for 2023/24 Academic Year: August 2023

  • Listing ID: 5304
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Business and Management
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 5 - Bachelor's Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 04 Business Administration and Law- 041 Business Administration- 0411 Accounting and Taxation
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: FULL TIME (3 Year Programme): Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language and Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects. PART TIME (4 Year Programme): Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level / BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) with compulsory English Language and Mathematics.
  • Number of Credits: 90
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