BAC Acounting and Finance

BAC Acounting and Finance

1.1     BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
OVERVIEW

Botswana accountacy college (BAC) now offers BA (HONS) Accounting and Finance hosted by university of Derby , this program offers great opportunities in business venture.The degree program gives you an excellent start to your business career, introducing you to all aspects of business, Accounting, management and finance and preparing you for a career in an international and dynamic business environment.

Accounting and finance is an increasingly important business function. So even if you don’t want to become an accountant, this degree is an ideal start to a career in general management. BA (hons) Accounting and finance is a truely a flexible degree as you can choose either to concentrate on general business areas or specialise in subjects such as  accounting or finance to really develop your knowledge and skill base practically in the business world.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This degree equips you with a sound knowledge of accounting and business which will enable you to take up a management position in industry and commerce, or become a professional accountant.

During the first stage you will be introduced to the key concepts of accounting, and your knowledge and skills will be developed within a business framework.  The second stage will see you learning more advanced techniques and specialisms in accounting, broadening your analysis and application of techniques in different sectors. You’ll also be developing your teamwork, leadership and project management skills through the work and assessments you undertake

Throughout the degree we will also be developing your personal, transferable skills.  These are the skills that complement your academic knowledge and which improve your employability.  You’ll develop your communication, report writing and presentation skills and be able to manage your time and work to deadlines.  You’ll be able to work independently and be self-motivated, and also work effectively and constructively as part of a team.  These skills are vital to your success, wherever you see your career developing.

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1.1.1 Assessment

There is Internal and External Assessment.

Passing criteria (grades)

  1. D – (Minus) – is the minimum that is required to pass the exam
  2. FM – Failed Marginally
  3. F – Failed

    Grades are calculated using grading criteria. 15 credits are allocated for each exam passed.

For Bridging Course, assessment is only Internal. This is done by BAC to make students ready for the degree course. Internal Assessment has 2 Progress tests and a final test for each module. 40% is the passing criteria for all the tests. 

Grades calculator

Individual Component
Grade
Numeric Equivalent
Overall Calculated
Grade (at least)
Recorded Alpha Grade
Equivalent
A+
24
23
A+
A
22
20
A
A-
18
17.5
A-
B+
17
16.5
B+
B
16
15.5
B
B-
15
14.5
B-
C+
14
13.5
C+
C
13
12.75
C
C-
12.5
12.25
C-
D+
12
11.5
D+
D
11
10.5
D
D-
10
9.5
D-
FM
8
6.0
FM
F
5
1.00
F
Z
0.01
0.01
Z
NS


NS
1.1.2    Progression

a.       Bridging Course

Bridging course is for 6 months and it has 4 modules. Assessment is completely internal. 40% is the passing criteria for all progress and final test. Students should pass all the final papers of all modules to progress to next level.

b.       Year 1

Modules are Core and Prescribed. Core modules should be cleared to consider for year progression.

Year 1 has 2 semesters.

Semester 1 has four modules. 2 modules should be passed to progress to semester 2. Each module passed will earn 15 credits and the minimum expected grade is D – (D minus)

Semester 2 has four modules. Only 1 module for the whole year can be carried forwarded to year 2 and all Core modules should be cleared.

Minimum 105 credits are required to progress to year 2 which is equal to clearing 6 modules out of 8 in year 1 including Core modules.

c.        Year 2

Modules are Core and Prescribed. Core modules should be cleared to consider for year progression.

Year 2 has 2 semesters.

Semester 3 has four modules. Only 2 modules can be carried forward to semester 4. Each module passed will earn 15 credits and the minimum expected grade is D – (D minus)

Semester 4 has four modules. Only 1 module for the whole year can be carried forwarded to year 3 and all Core modules should be cleared. All modules of year 1 should be cleared and carry modules should be of *only* year 2.

Minimum 105 credits are required to progress to year 3 which is equal to clearing 6 modules out of 8 in year 2 including Core modules.

Diploma Certificate is awarded to all students who cleared all papers.

 

d.       Year 3

Modules are Core, Prescribed and Optional. Core modules should be cleared to consider for year progression.

Year 3 has 2 semesters.

Semester 5 has four modules (semester module) of 15 credits each and 1 core module which is a year module of 30 credits. Only 2 modules can be carried forwarded to semester 6. Each module passed will earn 15 credits and the minimum expected grade is D – (D minus).

Semester 6 has eight optional modules and student has to choose two out of eight.         

Student produces Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) incase if they are not able to make it to any exam or produce any assignment.

Student who gets grade FM in either exam or assignment, student is given a chance to resit/rewrite any time after discussing with tutor. If student stills gets FM, student is expected to resit/rewrite on the scheduled exam dates. Both the above attempts are free and if student still get FM, student has to pay and rewrite on scheduled dates.

Each of the modules has Course work and exam and each of them have weightage to contribute to the final mark. Course work can be an exam or an assignment and is based on the module and there can be also a combination of exams and assignments that contribute course work.

1.1.3 Grades Calculation Procedure

 

St.No
Name
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Test 4
Average
Final Exam
Overall
Grade
12445
Bedi
70
75
74
65
71
72
71.5
B+

Average = Sum of marks in all tests/Number of tests (For all course work)

Overall = (Sum of Final Exam + Average)/2

Grade = (Overall/100) * 24 (24 is the numerical equivalent for A+)

            = (71.5/100)*24 = 17.16 = 17 (Rounded to nearest whole number)

Now looking at the Grading calculator 17 is equivalent to B+

Above procedure is followed for exams where there is mark allocation. For assignments grades are given as per the credit framework provided by University of Derby. Lecturer/Tutor reads through the assignments and using the guidelines provided, grades are allocated.

1.1.4    Time Table

Classes run from Monday through Friday and some time Saturday. Based on the number of students, groups or batches are created. Based on the module and availability of rooms, lectures are allocated based on availability.

Format provided.

1.1.5    Fees
Level
Duration
Period
Full Time
Bridging Course
6 months
April - September
P 11 300
Year 1
1 year
Sep – Jan ; Jan - May
P 22 600
Year 2
1 year
Sep – Jan ; Jan – May
P 27 800
Year 3
1 Year
Sep – Jan ; Jan - May
P 35 700
 1.1.6    Reports

a.       Student Results. Format Provided

1.1.7    Invoice Process

a.       Student can be either self sponsored or sponsored by a employer or by DTEF (Department it Tertiary Education Financing)

b.       Sponsor details like Name, Contact Person, Address, Telephone and mobile details are captured and invoice is raised according

c.        If a student is self sponsored, deferrals apply

1.1.8    Graduation Eligibility Criteria

Students will get professional degree when all the required papers are cleared and time period is not a constraint.

1.1.9    BAC Course Manager

Aubrey Mbewe

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