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Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc. Accounting (Special)

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About the Programme

Do figures excite you? Are you detail-oriented? A BSc. Accounting degree will prepare you for a future in one of the most highly demanded professions, regardless of where you are in the world. At the Sagicor Cave Hill  School of Business and Management, we boast of the fact that our undergraduate programmes in Accounting and Accounting and Finance are certified by the ACCA; one of the world's most prestigious certification bodies for professional accountants.  Students of the BSc. Accounting can qualify for several ACCA exemptions, thereby reducing the time its takes to gain the professional ACCA designation.  

What Will I Study?

You will discover:

  • How to prepare accounting and financial information in accordance with international financial reporting standards.
  • The legal and regulatory frameworks under which the accounting profession operates.
  • The fundamentals of auditing financial records.


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide cross-section of areas related to Accounting, Corporate Governance, Finance, Ethics, Taxation and Accounting Information Systems. 

Dr. Donley Carrington has served as a Chief Examiner for CAPE Accounting, and Mrs. Diana Weekes-Marshall has also served as an Examiner for the Caribbean Examinations Council.

Career Opportunities

If you want to:
  • Join an accounting or auditing firm.
  • Become a Professional Accountant.
  • Lay the foundation to teach accounting at the secondary and/or tertiary level.
  • Provide tax advisory services.
  • Become a Forensic Accountant.
  • Become an Auditor who specialises in internal audit, external audit and/or compliance.
Then this degree is for you!

Why Study in Barbados

Ten minutes away from the beach and the country’s capital Bridgetown, UWI is ideally located to offer local, regional, and international students comfort and convenience in a multi-cultural setting. Meet students from more than 75 countries at an accredited university.
Save money by completing your undergraduate degree in three (3) years rather than four (4).

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: 3 yrs full time; 4 - 6 yrs part time



As a St. Lucian student, I chose UWI because I believe that only a Caribbean institution can fully cater to the needs of Caribbean students. My desire to attend UWI became concrete when I received the UWI Open Scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in Accounting.

My UWI experience was enhanced by the lecturers I consider to be UWI's best asset. They incorporated their experiences into the classroom which made me look forward to classes. The office staff was also supportive; I would especially like to acknowledge Mrs. Neila Hinkson for providing excellent student support.

One advantage of choosing a programme from the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management is that I was able to obtain exemptions from some ACCA papers and also financial savings as it relates to registration and exemption fees. Accounting students interested in going on to pursue their professional designation whether it be  ACCA or CPA will find the UWI Cave Hill programmes advantageous.  Also, the advice and personal interaction with the Accounting lecturers helped in the performance of my duties as an Audit Assistant after graduation.

In my final year, one event that kept me going was receiving a departmental award. My secret was trusting God, keeping connected to Him as He helped me to succeed in every course and every aspect of university.
Allyer Montoute
St. Lucia
Bachelor of Science Accounting Special (First Class Honours)


Programme Details

You will do courses in:

  1. Financial Accounting
  2. Management Accounting
  3. Financial Management
  4. Advanced Accounting Theory
  5. Auditing
  6. Taxation and Tax Management
  7. Fraud Examination
See Course Guide and Complete Course List »

We offer internationally competitive tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid opportinities are available. There is also a payment plan to suit your education budget. Click here to view the the Student Financing webpage »

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year. Click here for our Entry Requirements and to Apply Now! ».

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