Certificate in Accounting and Finance Course at Megasize College

Certificate in Accounting and Finance Course at Megasize College

What is Accounting and Finance?

Financial accounting is a branch of accounting concerned with the summary, analysis and reporting of financial transactions related to a business. This involves the preparation of financial statements available for public use.

Certificate Programmes

The field of hands-on certificate programmes is crucial in developing countries such as Botswana. Such professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisations. Botswana is in the heart of Southern Africa therefore it gives the nation a geographical advantage to become the hub of practical professionals and experts. These certificate programmes (NCQF Level 5) will equip students with transferable skills applicable to other industries too, as well as equipping them with the knowledge and skills to start their own businesses or easily get absorbed into the respective industries. ISBS gives equal importance to practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

The Department offers three-degree programmes: Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Information Systems (Business Information Systems). The department also offers combined major programs in collaboration with other departments of the University. The department also plays the role of Academic Advisor to the Center of Continuing Education (CCE), which runs the part-time Diploma in business studies and the distance education degree programmes in Accounting and finance

In addition to the undergraduate programs, the Department offers an MBA and a PhD in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies.

If you are thinking of a career in business, consider what accountants do. They are at the centre of business operations of all kinds. More specifically:

  • They work with business enterprises to develop business strategies
  • They assist Board of Directors by implementing corporate controls
  • They help investors by analysing company performance
  • They help government to develop new measures to improve economic efficiency
  • They work with all types of business enterprises to measure and communicate financial performance.

An Accounting graduate can suitably work in any industry, commercial sector, service organisation, financial sector, transport industry, public sector, government, education department, agriculture, legal services, tourism, social service organisation, accounting firms, counselling centres and even in defence.

Accounting offers competitive starting salaries and long-term growth potential. It is a degree that equips you to do just about anything you want in the business world. A good background in accounting will serve you well no matter where your career takes you.

Careers in Finance

The Bachelor of Finance Programme aims at providing quality graduates with skills in:

  • financial management
  • international finance
  • international monetary system
  • investment management
  • credit management,
  • banking practice
  • marketing of financial services
  • credit risk management
  • actuarial analysis
  • corporate risk management
  • tax planning and insurance.

Careers in Business Information Systems

The Bachelor of Information Systems (Business Information Systems) programme will equip students with skills to function as:

  • systems analysts and programmers,
  • systems integrators,
  • network administrators,
  • database administrators,
  • web-developers,
  • systems security experts and end-user specialists,
  • computer auditors,
  • project managers
  • telecommunications specialists.