Department of Accounting
The Philosophy of the accounting programme is to produce graduate accountants, well equipped with qualitative education and skills, to become job creators rather than job seekers; To ensure that our graduates have broad training in accounting and are well enlightened and self–reliant.
Thus, the graduates are impacted with the conceptual and analytical skills to decipher the salient features characterizing the complexities of the dynamic world of accounting. This programme develops the student’s critical judgment, ability to observe and detect, understand, and analyse synthesize data for managerial decisions. Using these managerial concepts, methods, and techniques, they will be able to make objective contributions to organizations and as well contributes to the achievement of national objectives.
Hence, it is on this premise, that the philosophy of this programme is strictly adhered to, by ensuring that the right knowledge is imparted to the students since they are the leaders of tomorrow.
The programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
To develop and improve students understanding of the managerial problems at the various stages of development of the Nigerian society. To prepare them to become successful occupants of leadership and responsible positions, not only in Nigeria but also in any other part of the world.
To provide an appropriate environment that enables the students to raise their level of creativity and promote the spirit of self-reliance, hence equipping them with knowledge and skills necessary for decision-making, defining and solving both accounting and other problems of various organizations and the nation at large.
To provide a firm foundation for applied research in accounting and related fields which will stimulate broad interest in the discipline and create a critical awareness among Nigerians of the causes of contemporary management problems, particularly those affecting the material wellbeing of the people and their immediate society.
To train highly informed and enlightened manpower for managerial and social development, hence contributing to the cumulative stock of human capital and highly well-equipped human resources in the country.
Four-Year Programme (UTME)
To qualify for admission into a four-year B.Sc. degree programme in Accounting, the candidates must register and sit for UTMB examination on the following subject; English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject from Commerce, Bookkeeping, CRK, etc., and have a minimum score as stipulated by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for that session. They are also required to have passed SSCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings with credits in 5 subjects which should include:
Any other two social science subjects, plus an acceptable level of pass in post UTME screening/interview.
Three-Year Degree Programme (Direct Entry)
To qualify for admission into a three-year degree programme, i.e. direct entry, the candidates are required to possess the same academic qualifications as the candidates for the four-year degree programme and, in addition, the candidate is required to have a higher academic qualification, such as G.C.E A-Level, ND, HND, BSc. in one field or its equivalent plus an acceptable level of pass in the university screening/interview.
The Programme is structured to include a period of formal studies in the Universities, planned visits, and Research Project. The BSc. degree programme in Accounting is based mainly on coursework and examination; there is no industrial training. Research projects are provided in the programme of studies in the fourth year.