The Bachelor of Accounting Honours aims to develop intellectual and practical skills in the analysis, interpretation, and
application of advanced accounting, governance, auditing, and taxation and thereby enabling students to identify and solve
advanced accounting related challenges in real‐life situation. Further, this programme enables students to develop their capacity
to conduct supervised research of an applied nature. The Bachelor of Accounting Honours is critical such that it prepares students
for a career as accounting professionals or for other business careers requiring a solid understanding of financial reporting and
accounting. Students will have the opportunity to develop cognitive/intellectual skills, transferable skills, practical skills and a thorough
understanding of the accounting function in organisations.
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Accounting Honours degree will be able to find employment in the
accounting profession, public sector, commerce & industry as credit managers, accounting managers, financial
managers, financial accountants, tax practitioner and public sector finance managers and accountants.
This programme may also serve as an alternative route for those students seeking to be qualified accountants through the
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CAEAW) and others.
The programme oabjective is to provide career growth for students who graduate with the undergraduate accounting degrees
including opening opportunities for them to pursue higher degree programmes.
The programme has been endorsed by members of the Prosgramme Advisory Committee, Namibia Institute of Professional
Accountants (NIPA) and ACCA, while academic peers at higher learning institutions were consulted for purposes of benchmarking.
To be considered for admission to this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor of Accounting degree or equivalent
qualification at NQF Level 7 from NUST or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution, worth at least 360 NQF
credits, or a pre‐NQF Bachelor degree of at least three years duration from a recognised institution with specialisations in
In addition, candidates should have passed or have been exempted from the following courses or their equivalents at an
undergraduate level (NQF Level 7 or equivalent):
• Financial Accounting
• Managerial Accounting and Finance
Further, candidates wishing to take the Taxation course as an elective in semester 2 of the programme should have passed the
Taxation course at NQF Level 7 or equivalent in their undergraduate programme.
The department retains the right to apply additional criteria as may be approved by Senate from time to time. Applicants who are
admitted to the programme may be required to make up for any deficiencies, as deemed necessary by the Head of Department.