The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares the student to enter a range of professional careers in the exciting field of accounting. Students qualified in this field of study will be able to provide competent and effective accounting services in a range of industries. This programme provides a solid grounding in the academic theory underpinning the main concepts of the field of Accounting.

The curriculum includes a significant practical component based on assignments and case studies. A range of more generalised modules such as Business Communication and Computer Skills, which are regarded as essential in today’s competitive business environment are also included in the programme.

Entry requirements

We look for passionate and committed students and encourage applications from students with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Every application to LCIBS is considered very carefully on its individual merits.

Route of entry: Academic Qualifications
Applicants will be admitted to this qualification based on one of the following minimum benchmark qualifications:
  • Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) with 36 points and above including English language or equivalent.
  • An appropriate Further Education and Training Certificate such as LCCI (Marketing Management) or equivalent.
  • Any relevant qualification at NCQF Levels 5 or 6 may render the candidate eligible for exemptions or credit transfer in accordance with applicable University policies.
In addition to the above admission criteria, the following will also be considered:
  • Relevant experience in the business sector
  • Employment experience
  • Prior learning
Need more information? Our Admissions Team are happy to advise on required criteria:

English language requirements:

For those whose first language is not English, it may be necessary to complete an English language test, such as IELTS (International English Language Testing System), PTE Academic (Pearson English language test) or our internal ELP Test, in order to demonstrate the language proficiency needed to complete a degree. All our courses are taught in English.
Language Qualification
Score Required
6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in any component
PTE Academic
A minimum of 56
6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in any component
English language requirement changes are subject to approval.
Applicants should contact the College directly regarding English language requirements when considering making an application.

If a student requires support achieving the required standard of English language skills, a range of English for University courses is offered free of charge. Find out more

Programme Structure:

Credit Points
1 1 Accounting and Finance* 10
1 1 End-User Computing 10
1 1 English Language Skills and Academic Literacy in Accounting 10
1 1 Fundamentals of Operations Management 10
1 1 Principles of Human Resource Management 10
1 1 Principles of Management 10
1 1 Principles of Marketing 10
1 2 Business Communication 15
1 2 Business Mathematics 10
1 2 Financial Accounting I* 15
1 2 Functional Areas of Management 15
1 2 Fundamentals of Project Management 10
Total year credits 135
Credit Points
2 1 Business Ethics 15
2 1 Commercial Law I 15
2 1 Financial Accounting II 15
2 1 Internal Auditing* 15
2 1 Microeconomics 15
2 1 ACCN Elective 1: 15
2 1 ACCN Elective 2: 15
2 2 Commercial Law II 15
2 2 Cost and Management Accounting I 15
2 2 Macroeconomics 15
2 2 Taxation I 15
Total year credits 165
Credit Points
3 1 Accounting Information Systems 15
3 1 Business Statistics 15
3 1 Cost and Management Accounting II 15
3 1 Financial Accounting III 15
3 1 Research Methods 15
3 1 Work Integrated Learning ACCN 45
3 2 Auditing 15
3 2 Corporate Finance 15
3 2 Financial Reporting I 15
3 2 Financial Reporting II 15
3 2 Research Capstone Project ACCN 20
3 2 Taxation II 15
Total year credits 165

Personal development planning

We are here to support you every step of the way, which is why all our programmes incorporate modules focused on your own personal and professional development. We work with you to understand your career aspirations, shape your future and ensure your long term professional success.

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