Accounting Distance


The objectives of the program are to:

  • respond to the needs of the country for higher-level accountants, auditors and financial managers;
  • spot and resolve practical organizational problems and enhancing the standards of the profession by actively involving instructors and students in applied research;
  • support the efforts of organizations in designing and/or improving their accounting and internal control systems and in upgrading the skills and knowledge of their employees by conducting short-term training  and giving consultation services;
  • enable students to be equipped with the relevant analytical and critical thinking, oral and written communication skills which are relevant to their field of study;
  • expose students with new developments in Information Technology relevant to prospective position they are expected to assume in the world of work in the area of accounting, auditing and finance;
  • help students become responsible citizens of the nation committed to all sorts of efforts meant for enhancing the economic welfare of the country, Ethiopia;
  • ensure the curriculum meets the requirements of stakeholders and maintains its international standards of the field, and contributes for the development of the profession;
  •      promote faculty’s competency through professional development schemes so as to help them compound their service to the community


Applicants for admission to the Bachelor degree program in Accounting must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • A successful completion of the two year preparatory program with the minimum University Entrance Examinations result set for admission by Ministry of Education for the entry year
  • Completion of Diploma program (12+2), (10+3, Level 4) with two years relevant work experience after graduation and Center of Competency (COC) certified and who pass the University colleges entrance examination
  • A degree program student from other accredited Higher Education Institutions who with drawn for non – academic problems
  • A first degree graduate in any field of study from accredited Higher Education Institutions
  •     These minimum requirements can be scaled up when there is high competition for admission or when the senate of the University College wants to scale it up

When there is high competition for admission, grade point average at graduation, additional training after graduation, service year, gender and supporting letter from their employers shall be consider to offer the limited opportunities.


The normal duration of the BA degree will be 9 semesters (3 years) for distance mode. A total of 111 credit hours of course work and graduate project over the period mentioned above is normally regarded as a full load.


Major Courses:

Course codeCourse titleCredit HoursPrerequisite
Acct 201Principles of Accounting I3
Acct 202Principle of Accounting II3Acct 201
Acct 301Financial Accounting I4Acct 202
Acct 302Financial Accounting II4Acct 301
Acct 311Cost & Management Accounting I3Acct 202
Acct 312Cost & Management Accounting II3Acct 311
Acct 321Financial Management I3Acct 202
Acct 322Financial Management II3Acct 321
Acct 331Financial Markets and Institutions3Acct 302
Acct 332Operations Research4Mgt 212
Acct 341Risk Management &  Insurance3
Acct 342Business Research Methods3
Acct 401Advanced Accounting I3Acct 302
Acct 402Advanced Accounting II3Acct 401
Acct 411Auditing I3Acct 302
Acct 412Auditing II3Acct 411
Acct 421Public Finance & Taxation3Acct 302
Acct 422Project Analysis and Evaluation3Acct 321
Acct 431Seminar in Accounting3Acct 302
Acct 432Government and NFP Accounting3Acct 302
Acct 441Accounting Information System3Acct 302
Acct 442Computerized Accounting       3(2lec+3lab)Acct 201Acct 212
Acct 451Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management3
Acct 452Research project3Acct 342

Related Courses

Course codeCourse titleCredit HoursPrerequisite
Mgt 201Introduction to Management3
Mgt 202Administrative & Business communication3
Mgt 222Business Law3
Mgt 211Mathematics for Management3
Mgt 212Statistics for Management3Mgt 211
Mgt  402Operations Management3           –
Mkt 201Principles of  Marketing3
Econ. 201Microeconomics I2
Econ. 202Microeconomics II2Econ. 201

Common Courses

Course codeCourse titleCr.hrs.Prerequisite
ICT 201Basic Computer skills3 (2+3lab)
Eng 201Sophomore English3
Psy 201General Psychology2
Civ. 201Civics & Ethical Education3

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