IntroductionThe program aims to:
- Provide students with knowledge and technical skills in the area of accounting in the global economy.
- Develop the student's ability to apply knowledge and to think critically.
- Enhance the student’s employability as a professional accountant in different types of institutions.
- Prepare the students for lifelong learning.
Coordinator’s WelcomeOn behalf of our instructors and teaching assistants we would like to welcome you to the Accounting programme. We trust you will find your programme of study enjoyable; and that the knowledge and skills that you will gain at MSA will be both satisfying and rewarding. This programme awards the degree of BA (Hons) in Accounting.
The programme provides you with a solid foundation in different theories and skills associated with Accounting and Finance. This will enable you to work in different fields of accounting. It can also prepare you for postgraduate studies and for major professional Accounting qualifications.
The handbook provides you with necessary information that you will need about your university life. You will find a list of the courses you need to complete in order to fulfill the requirements of the accounting programme, as well as the objectives of the programme and the skills you need to acquire.
The Faculty of Management Sciences at MSA University strengthens its relationship with the big four Accounting firms in Egypt by organizing competitions and simulations in taxation, auditing and stock market. The Faculty of Management Sciences extra curriculum activities decrease the gap between the professional life and the academic life.
You will find in the Faculty of Management Sciences a whole team of dedicated instructors, teaching assistants and administrators who will give you all the support, advice and guidance you need. So do not hesitate to come to us with any queries you have.
Wishing you the best of luck in your academic and future life.
Hala El Marsafy.
ContentThe programme is studied over a minimum of four years (2 semesters per year namely Fall and Spring Semester with the Summer as being optional). In order to graduate, you have to successfully complete all modules with a total of 135 credit hours.
The programme is divided into study units called modules. Each module, on average, has a load of 3 credits. Modules are set at levels 1,2,3,4 indicating progressively more advanced studies.
A student can't register in a module unless he has passed all prerequisite modules. This system of perquisites is used to ensure that a student taking a module has undertaken the necessary preparatory work. The aims and outcomes of each module contribute to the overall aims and outcomes of the programme.
Accounting Programme– Four Years Plan:
CareersThe programme prepares students for a wide variety of future careers in banks, brokerage firms, accounting firms, and multinational corporations in various industries. Some students join the Certified Financial Accountants, Certified Financial Management, Association for Certified Chartered Accountants, or choose to specialize by continuing their education at the Master’s level.
MSA University is always keen to offer its students a competitive edge to compliment their Bachelor degrees. And because many students are interested to acquire a strong foundation in many areas of study, MSA University decided to introduce minors that will be of interest to MSAians with high academic achievement, in many exciting areas.
Earning a minor allows students to address their diverse academic interests and develop extra skills, which for a future employer is very important to show that they have a second area of expertise. The student can chose a minor that goes in handy with the student’s major or a minor that is in a totally different field to add excitement to their studying experience at MSA. For example, if you’re an Engineering student, how about taking up a Management minor? You sure would like to open up your own business one day, and you’ll certainly need to learn more about organizational management and how to become a great leader.
It's a very flexible way to plan ahead and combine their areas of interest and save time and money in their years of university study; it only consists of 5 courses. The only requirement is a minimum of CGPA 2.00 in the first year in university.
It’s worthy to mention that taking a minor will extend the student’s regular graduation time by one semester.
Chose a minor and stand out!
Accounting major can choose one of the following minors:
1. Economics Minor:
- International Trade – ECO403
- Economic Planning and Project Evaluation – ECO409
- Public Finance – ECO306
- Labor Economics – ECO308
- Environmental Economics – ECO412
2. Marketing Minor:
- Marketing Analysis and Planning – MKT202
- Marketing Research – MKT301
- Advertising and Media Campaign – MKT402
- Sales Management – MKT403
- Optional Modules (one module = 3 credit hours):
Note: Students must take five courses above their standard curriculum. Kindly refer to the Student Affairs Office for more information.
- Buyer Behavior – MKT302
- Managing Distribution Channels – MKT306
- International Marketing – MKT401