B.Sc. Accounting

Academic Advising

B.Sc. ACCOUNTING: Academic Year 2013/2014

ADVICE: For the working adult we recommend a maximum of 3 courses for the semester.

First Year Students:

Level 1 courses carry few pre-requisites. All new students should plan to take the Level 1 courses in the sequence given below.

To ensure proper sequencing of courses and fulfill pre-requisite requirements for Level 2 courses, you are advised to consider completing your core courses and FOUN1001 during Semesters 1 and 2.

Plan wisely to suit your particular situation so you may perform at your full potential. You are allowed to take a minimum of one course and a maximum of 5 courses each semester. However, we strongly recommend that you do not attempt more than 3 courses if, as an adult, your job and family commitments make it difficult to meet the academic requirements of your programme.


 

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Course Code FOUN1001
Level Year 1
Course Name
English for Academic Purposes
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ELPT – English Language Proficiency Test

Course Selection Guide

If your offer letter indicates that you are not required to complete the ELPT, it is highly recommended that you register for FOUN1001 in Semester 1.

For those persons requiring ELPT, the earliest offering is: August, 2013.

Candidates who take the test at this sitting should receive their results from the 2nd week of September, 2013.

For persons requiring ELPT,  the next offering is scheduled for:

August 14, 2013

Course Code FOUN1101
Level Year 1
Course Name
Caribbean Civilisation
Semester
1, 2 & Summer
Pre-requisite
None

Course Selection Guide

First year and continuing students:
Note that these are the only Level 1 courses being offered during the Summer.

 

Course Code FOUN1210
Level Year 1
Course Name
Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
Semester
1, 2 & Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
First year and continuing students:
Note that these are the only Level 1 courses being offered during the Summer.

 

Course Code ACCT1002
Level Year 1
Course Name
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Recommended that you first attempt in Semester 1

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1: Comprehensive Problem 10%
  • Web based Multiple Choice Quiz 30%

Final Exam 60% 

 

Course Code ECON1001
Level Year 1
Course Name
Introduction to Microeconomics
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Recommended that you first attempt in Semester 1

Assessment: There will be five (5) types of course assessments: two online quizzes – 10%; 2 discussions – 10%; 1 face-to-face midterm examination – 20%; and a face-to-face

Final examination – 60%.

 

Course Code ECON1003
Level Year 1
Course Name
Mathematics for the Social Sciences I
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
IYMS1001 – Improving Your Math Skills
Course Selection Guide

Recommended that you first attempt in Semester 1

Assessment: The Course Work carries 40% and is made up of :

  • Tutorial submissions – 8% ( 1 % for each submission)
  • Online quizzes – 8% ( 1 % for each quiz attempted)
  • 2 – 5% quarterly quizzes ( First Quarter and Last Quarter)
  • 1 Mid-term exam ( 14% of the Course Work marks)

The Final Examination is weighted at 60%

 

Course Code SOCI1002
Level Year 1
Course Name
Introduction to Sociology
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Unit Participation - 5%
  • Online Quiz (Units 1-3) - 5%
  • Graded Debate - 10%
  • Short Essay - 15%
  • Online Quiz (Units 4-9) - 5%

Final Exam - 60%

 

Course Code ECON1002
Level Year 1
Course Name
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Recommended that you first attempt in Semester 2 or only after completing ECON1001

Assessment:

  • 2 Online Quizzes 5% each
  • Midterm 25%
  • 1 Graded Discussion 5%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code ECON1005
Level Year 1
Course Name
Introduction to Statistics
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Recommended that you first attempt in Semester 2 or only after completing ECON1003

Assessment:

  • Online Participation - 10 marks
  • 2 Quizzes and 3 assignments – 6 marks each

Final Exam - 60 marks 

 

Course Code ACCT1003
Level Year 1

Course Name

Cost and Management Accounting I

Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Recommended that you first attempt in Semester 2 or only after completing ACCT1002

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1: Case Study 5%
  • Assignment 2: Case Study 10%
  • Mid-Term Examination10%
  • Final Exam75%

Total 100%

 

LEVEL 2

Returning Students  (Second/Third Year):

It is always good practice to take your courses in sequence and aim to complete all of your Level 1 courses before moving on to Level 2.

NB: It is highly recommended that you completeall 3 Foundation courses (FOUN 1001, FOUN1101, and FOUN1210) before moving to Level 2.

NB: Some Level 2 core courses will only be offered in Semester 1.

The BSc Accounting is a specialized, practice-based programme and at Levels 2 and 3, there is a requirement to complete a number of practice tutorial sheets under the guidance of your tutor. You should therefore register for no more than 3of the available courses per semester, OR the maximum number of courses per semester that you can reasonably complete successfully to ensure that you do not jeopardize your GPA.

To ensure success at this Level, the working adult should aim to attempt no more than 3 courses per semester. Note that you can register for a minimum of one course in a semester, as necessary.

In keeping with the specialized nature of this programme, it is strongly recommended that you purchase copies of recommended texts as these will serve as useful reference in your future professional practice

REMINDER: Your Levels 2 and 3 courses count towards the type of degree you are awarded. A GPA below 1.0 means you will not be awarded a degree.

 

Course Code ACCT2014
Level Year 2
Course Name
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
ACCT1002

Course Selection Guide

This course is a pre-requisite for ACCT2015 which is offered in Semester 2.

Essential Text:

All students are required to purchase the following text, available online at Amazon.com

Kieso, D., Weygandt, J. and Warfield, T. (2010). Intermediate Accounting (13th edition). John Wiley. ISBN:978-0-470-37494-8

This text is required for ACCT2014, ACCT2015 and ACCT3041. You are advised to purchase this text for your use at Levels 2 and 3 of the programme.

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1 - Short Answers and Professional Simulation 10%
  • Assignment 2 - Online Quiz 5%
  • Assignment 3 – Group Project 10%
  • Participation – Weekly Discussions 5%
  • Final Exam 70%

Total 100%

 

Course Code ACCT2021
Level Year 2
Course Name
Cost and Management Accounting
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ACCT1003
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Online Quiz - 15%
  • Assignment - 10%
  • Online Discussion (3 topics each worth 5 marks) 15%

Final Exam (face to face) - 60%


Course Code MGMT2006
Level Year 2
Course Name
Management Information Systems I
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Getting to know you 5%
  • Project 20%
  • Graded Discussion Question 10%
  • Participation in weekly units 5%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code MGMT2008
Level Year 2
Course Name
Organizational Behaviour
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
SOCI1002
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

Coursework carries 40% of the overall grade in this course and the final examination is worth 60%. The coursework comprises nine (9) graded discussions

 

Course Code MGMT2023
Level Year 2
Course Name
Financial Management I
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ACCT1002, ECON1003
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1: One (1) online quiz 10%
  • Assignment 2: One (1) graded assignment 10%
  • Assignment 3: Mid-term Exam 20%

Final Examination 60%

 

Course Code MGMT2021
Level Year 2
Course Name
Business Law
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Graded discussion 1: 5 marks
  • Graded discussion 2: 5 marks
  • Short answer assignment 1: 10 marks
  • Short answer assignment 2: 10 marks
  • Web based quiz: 10 marks
  • Final Exam: 60 marks

TOTAL : 100 marks

 

Course Code MGMT2011
Level Year 2
Course Name
Caribbean Business Environment
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
ECON1001 & ECON1002
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Web Quiz 10%
  • Graded Discussions 5%
  • Project 25%
  • Final Examination 60%

TOTAL 100%

 

Course Code MGMT2012
Level Year 2
Course Name
Introduction to Quantitative Methods
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ECON1001, ECON1003 & ECON1005
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Graded online quiz: 10%
  • 2 Graded Assignments: each 10%
  • Participation in online activities: 10%

Final Exam: 60%


Course Code MGMT2020
Level Year 2
Course Name
Managerial Economics
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ECON1001, ECON1003 & ECON1005
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

9 In-course assessments accounting for 40% and a final face-to-face exam worth 60%

 

Course Code ACCT2015
Level Year 2
Course Name
Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
ACCT2014
Course Selection Guide

Essential Text

Kieso, D., Weygandt, J. and Warfield, T. (2010). Intermediate Accounting (13th edition). John Wiley. ISBN:978-0-470-37494-8

Assessment:

  • Web-based Quiz 1 10%
  • Web-based Quiz 2 10%
  • Online Participation – Discussion Forum 5%
  • Tutorial Questions 15%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

LEVEL 3

At Level 3, the core Accounting courses (except MGMT3048 Financial Management II) are being offered in Semester 1 or 2 only. MGMT3048 Financial Management II is offered in summer.

Note carefully the sequence of the courses to be offered. Two of the Semester 1 core Accounting courses are pre-requisites for courses offered during Semester 2.

In order to adequately plan your schedule for the Year you must take note of the semester in which the respective courses are available and the relevant pre-requisite courses.

To ensure success at this Level it is highly recommended that you attempt no more than 3 courses per semester.

 

Course Code ACCT3041
Level Year 3
Course Name
Advanced Accounting
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
ACCT2015
Course Selection Guide

Essential Text

Kieso, D., Weygandt, J. and Warfield, T. (2010). Intermediate Accounting (13th edition). John Wiley. ISBN:978-0-470-37494-8

Recommended Reading

International Financial Reporting Standards,published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This publication, along with other useful accounting publications, is available online for an annual subscription fee.

Please see information below:

International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation website for the eIFRS Online Subscription Service:
https://buy.iasb.org/TIMSSeCommerce/Timssnet/Publications/TNT_Publications.cfm

These readings are also important for your other core courses at Level 3 and will assist you with meeting professional standards on the job.

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1: Comprehensive problem 10%
  • Graded Discussions 5%
  • Mid-term examination 20%
  • Online participation 5%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code MGMT3046
Level Year 3
Course Name
Company Law
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1: Re-drafting clauses 10%                        
  • Assignment 2: Case Study 10%
  • Assignment 3: Case Study 10%
  • Assignment 4: Case Study 10%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

Course Code MGMT3048
Level Year 3
Course Name
Financial Management II
Semester
1&Summer 
Pre-requisite
MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Quiz 1:   5%                         
  • Quiz 2:   5%                         
  • Graded Discussion 1: 10%                
  • Graded Discussion 2: 10%                
  • Case Analysis #1: 5%                        
  • Case Analysis #2: 5%                        
  • Final Exam: 60%                               

Total: 100%

 

Course Code ACCT3043
Level Year 3
Course Name
Auditing I
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
MGMT2021, ACCT3041, MGMT3046

Course Selection Guide

Recommended Text

Arens, Alvin A., Elder,Randal J. and Mark Beasley. Auditing and Assurance Services. An Integrated Approach (13th Edition). Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0136084737

Assessment:

  • Participation: 10%
  • Graded Discussions: 10%
  • 2 Coursework Assignments: 20%
  • Final Exam: 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code ACCT3039
Level Year 3
Course Name
Advanced Managerial Accounting
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None

Course Selection Guide

Recommended Text

Kaplan, Robert S. and Atkinson, Anthony. Advanced Management Accounting (3rd edition). Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780132622882

Anthony, Robert., Hawkins, David and Merchant, Kenneth.  Accounting Text and Cases (12th edition). McGraw Hill. ISBN:  9780073100913

Assessment:

  • Graded tutorial sheet assignments - 20%
  • Mid-term project (using case study format which is subject to change)-10%
  • Graded Quizzes - 5%
  • Participation - 5%
  • Final written exam - 60%

Total: 100%

 

Course Code ACCT3040
Level Year 3
Course Name
Accounting Theory
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None

Course Selection Guide

Recommended Text

 Schroeder, R. G., Clark, M. W. and Cathey, J. M. (2009). Financial Accounting Theory and Analysis: Text and Cases. 9th Edition. John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Assessment:

Coursework                                                         

  • 5 Case Analysis @ 5marks each                  25%                       
  • Research Paper (Individual Task)                15%
  • Final Exam                                                          60%

Total: 100%

 

Course Code MGMT3051
Level Year 3
Course Name
Taxation I
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None

Course Selection Guide

Recommended Text

Denbow, Claude H. Income Tax Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Tottel Publishing. ISBN: 9781845926205

Assessment:

  • Graded Discussions and Participation 10%
  • Assignment 1: 5%
  • Assignment 2: 5%
  • Project 20%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code MGMT3031
Level Year 3
Course Name
Business Strategy and Policy
Semester
2 & Summer
Pre-requisite
MGMT2006 or MKTG2001, MGMT2008, MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Getting To Know You (GTKY), Picture and Expectations 5 %
  • The quality of submissions made in two (2) Graded Assignments 5% each
  • An essay-type in-course Assignment 15%
  • Quantity, quality and timeliness of Participation in weekly Discussions 10%
  • Final Examination 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code MGMT3011
Level Year 3
Course Name
Management Information Systems II
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
MGMT2006
Course Selection Guide

 Assessment:

7 In-course Assessments totaling 40% and a Final Examination worth 60%

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose 1 only)

Only 1 elective course is approved for this programme.  In deciding on your elective you should take note of the pre-requisites and availability of the courses, by Semester.

 

Course Code MKTG2001
Level Year 2
Course Name
Principles of Marketing
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ACCT1002, ACCT1003, ECON1001, ECON1005
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Multiple choice quiz 10 marks
  • Graded discussion 10 marks
  • In course assignment (Essay) 20 marks
  • Final examination 60 marks

Total 100 marks

 

Course Code ECON3051
Level Year 3
Course Name
Topics in Economic Development
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ECON1002
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Coursework 40 marks (40%)
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code GOVT2031
Level Year 3
Course Name
Public Sector Management
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Assignment 1: Extended essay 30%
  • Graded Discussions on Tutorial Questions 10%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code MGMT3017
Level Year 3
Course Name
Human Resource Management
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
MGMT2008
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Report 20 marks
  • Graded Discussion (Human Resource Planning) 5 marks
  • Graded Discussion (Collective Bargaining) 6 marks
  • Participation in e-tutor posted Discussions 9 marks
  • Final Exam 60 marks

Total 100 marks

Course Code MGMT3037
Level Year 3
Course Name
International Business Management
Semester
2 & Summer
Pre-requisite
ECON1001, ECON1002, MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Graded Discussion 5%
  • Graded Quiz 5%
  • Weekly Participation with Etutor 10%
  • Mid Semester exam 20%
  • Final Exam 60%

Total 100%

 

Course Code SOCI2007
Level Year 3
Course Name
Survey Design and Analysis
Semester
2 & Summer
Pre-requisite
SOCI1002, ECON1005
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:

  • Graded Discussion #1                         2%                         
  • Graded Discussion #2                         3%
  • Web-based Quiz #1                             10%
  • Web-based Quiz #2                             10%
  • Course work Assignment                   15%
  • Final Written Examination                    60%

Total 100%

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