Undergraduate Programmes: B.Sc. Accounting


The measurement and communication of financial information affects economic decision-making at all levels of society. As a result, accountancy is one of the most essential and fastest growing areas of business activity.

This has resulted in an increasing demand for accounting professionals able to report on organisational performance and provide information to help managers plan, control business activity and make decisions.

Why Study Accounting at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

Studying accounting at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill will equip you with the relevant theoretical and practical skills to act in this capacity.

In addition, should you desire to pursue a professional accounting designation, on successful completion of our programme, you will qualify to be considered for exemptions by some popular professional programmes (e.g. ACCA and CGA).  


Career opportunities

  • Our accountancy graduates are routinely employed by professional accounting firms.
  • Some of our graduates choose careers in finance and banking.
  • Many of our graduates decide to pursue employment in management positions in the public and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Please note that this programme structure acts as a guideline, refer to your Undergraduate Brochure for official programme information.

*The B.Sc. Accounting brochure can be printed from here


1.   ACCT1002 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
2.   ACCT1003 - Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
3.   ECON1001 - Introduction to Microeconomics
4.   ECON1003 - Maths for Social Sciences I OR ECON1004 - Maths for Social Sciences II
5.   ECON1005 - Introductory Statistics
6.   FOUN1008 - Rhetoric II: Writing for Special Purposes OR FOUN1001 - English for Academic Purposes
7.   FOUN1101 - Caribbean Civilisation OR FOUN1210 - Science, Medicine and Technology
8.   MGMT1000 - Introduction to Computers
9.   MGMT1001 - Introduction to Management
10. One (1) of:
       GOVT1001 - Introduction to Caribbean Politics
       PSYC1003 - Introduction to Psychology
       PSYC1004 - Introduction to Social Psychology
       SOCI1000 - Introduction to Sociology II
       SOCI1002 - Introduction to Sociology I


1.   ACCT2014 - Financial Accounting I
2.   ACCT2015 - Financial Accounting II
3.   MGMT2005 - Microcomputer Applications for Business
4.   MGMT2006 - Management Information Systems I
5.   MGMT2008 - Organisational Behaviour
6.   MGMT2020 - Managerial Economics
7.   MGMT2021 - Business Law I
8.   MGMT2023 - Financial Management I
9.   MGMT3024 - Business Communication
10. MKTG2001 - Principles of Marketing


1.      ACCT2017 - Management Accounting I
2.      ACCT3043 - Auditing I
3.      MGMT3031 - Business Strategy and Policy
4.      MGMT3033 - Business, Government and Society
5-8.   Four (4) Accounting Options
9-10. Two (2) Approved Electives

Note. Students are required to select their Accounting Options from the cluster of courses below. Students must satisfy the prerequisites for any option before being allowed to register for it.

Accounting Options

ACCT2018 - Government Accounting
ACCT2025 - Fraud Examination (Semester 1)
ACCT3015 - Accounting Information Systems
ACCT3039 - Management Accounting II
ACCT3040 - Advanced Accounting Theory
ACCT3041 - Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT3044 - Auditing II
ACCT3072 - Services Sector Accounting (N/A)
FINA2001 - Regulatory Environment of Banking and Finance
FINA2002 - Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance
FINA2003 - Information Technology for Banking and Finance
FINA2004 - Portfolio Management
FINA2005 - Risk Analysis and Management
FINA3001 - Caribbean Business Environment
FINA3005 - Bank Financial Management
FINA3008 - Advanced Portfolio Management
MGMT3023 - Independent Study
MGMT3048 - Financial Management II
MGMT3049 - Financial Institutions and Markets
MGMT3050 - Investments and Analysis (Semester 1)
MGMT3053 - International Financial Management
MGMT3055 - Applied Topics in Corporate Finance (Semester 1)
MGMT3090 - Entrepreneurial Finance (Semester 2)
MGMT3096 - Taxation and Tax Management

All of the Accounting options listed above may not be offered every semester. At registration, please consult the Head of Department or the Departmental Office for information about their availability.

Department of Management Studies
Telephone: (246) 417-4295/4296/4297/4546/4547/4300 Fax: (246) 438-9167 E-mail: management@cavehill.uwi.edu