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Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc. Accounting and Finance

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About the Programme

Interested in a career in Accounting or Finance?  A BSc. Accounting and Finance degree can provide you with all the tools you need to get started on your professional path. This programme not only delivers the knowledge required to enable you to prepare financial and accounting information in accordance with international financial reporting standards; but it also equips you with the knowhow and techniques for managing company assets, liabilities and investments.

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 and finance profession operates. 
  • The fundamentals of auditing financial statements. 
  • Methods of financial valuation and reporting.
  • Keys to financial decision-making.
  • keys to investment analysis
  • the intricacies of securities,security markets and institutions


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide cross section of areas related to Accounting and Finance. These areas include ethics, taxation and accounting information systems.

Professor C. Justin Robinson has published extensively on banking, finance and investments in the emerging market context. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Bank of Barbados.


Career Opportunities

If you want to:
  • Audit financial statements
  • Become a Professional Accountant
  • Teach Accounting and/or Finance
  • Become a Banking Professional
  • Become a Stock Broker
  • Become a Private Wealth Manager
  • Become an Investment Analyst
This is the programme that you are looking for!

Why Study in Barbados

Boasting idyllic ocean views and a potpourri of cultures, Cave Hill Campus is the ideal location to benefit from a world class education while having a diverse international experience.

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. Cost and Management Accounting
  2. Financial Accounting
  3. Elements of Banking and Finance
  4. Financial Management
  5. Financial Institutions & Markets
  6. International Financial Management
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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