Bachelor of Science in
ACCOUNTING

Program Description

Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting is intended for students wanting to build a solid foundation for the business world that extends opportunities in entrepreneurial, government or corporate career paths. Accounting is an ever-growing and necessary tool in the business world that changes with new technological developments. AUM provides all of the necessary courses to prepare you for the Uniform CPA exams as administered by the American Institute of CPAs.

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS ), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major. 

Program length: 

4 years / 8 semesters.

Credits needed to earn the degree:

120 US credists / 240 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

The overall knowledge objective of this program is the acquisition of theory, principles, and procedures of the discipline and professional practice of accountancy, paired with familiarity with the many functional areas of a business and the interrelationships among the functional areas within a business. 

 

Learning Goals

Learning Objectives

Technical Competence

Undergraduate accounting majors will be able to apply and explain  the application of accounting standards and regulation, and where appropriate international accounting standards.

 

Research Skills

Undergraduate accounting majors  will be familiar with various authoritative pronouncements in financial and tax accounting, be able to locate and conduct research using online databases, and be able to resolve accounting issues though their understanding, knowledge, and application of research methods and databases. 

Ethical Awareness

Undergraduate accounting majors will be able to recognize ethical issues and, where appropriate, resolve those issues. 

Teamwork

Undergraduate accounting majors will effectively contribute to the performance of a multicultural, diverse team.  

Critical Thinking

Undergraduate accounting majors will be able to apply accounting knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of accounting policies and theory in order to make informed decisions.

 

Global Perspective

Undergraduate accounting majors will be able to understand global business issues in general and demonstrate an understanding of international accounting standards in particular. 

Competencies

a) Comply with local and international accountancy rules and regulations.

b) Collaborate with a management team to lead the financial operations of a business.

c) Guide a team in structuring accountancy processes of a business

 

Teaching & Assessment

In general, the Accounting modules are taught with a mixture of theory and applied practice. Lectures, case studies, and class discussions are the primary pedagogical model. However, pedagogical approaches may vary from module to module. Assessment methods and policies vary according to each module. In general, business core modules are assessed by written examinations and homework assignments. Business major modules are assessed by written examinations, homework assignments and case studies or projects.  

Career Opportunities

  • Branch Manager at a commercial bank.

  • Financial Planner at a risk management company.

  • Forensic Auditor for court-based legal proceedings.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 101

    3
    English Composition 101
  • MAT 101

    3
    Introduction to Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics
  • HIS 101

    3
    History of the Mediterranean
  • MGT 101

    3
    Principles of Management
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER II

 US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 102

    3
    English Composition 2
  • BIO 101

    4
    Unity of Life (with lab)
  • REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

    3
    Arts/Humanities GE
  • MAT 201

    3
    Business Statistics

TOTAL:   13

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ACC 101

    3
    Principles of Accounting I
  • PHI 102

    3
    Applied Ethics
  • CHE 101

    4
    Introduction to Chemistry (with lab)
  • ECO 101

    3
    Microeconomics
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ACC 102

    3
    Principles of Accounting II
  • COM 101

    3
    Communication in a Multicultural Setting
  • ECO 103

    3
    Macroeconomics
  • PHY 101

    4
    Introduction to the Physical Universe (with lab)
  • PSY 101

    3
    Introduction to Psychology

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER I

 US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ACC 201

    3
    Intermediate Accounting I
  • FIN 201

    3
    Introduction to Finance
  • MGT 340

    3
    Management Information Systems
  • PHI 101 or ATH 101 or REL 101

    3
    Arts/Humanities GE
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ACC 202

    3
    Intermediate Accounting II
  • FIN 301

    3
    Money and Markets
  • MGT 360

    3
    Organizational Behavior
  • SOC 201

    3
    Introduction to Sociology
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ACC 301

    3
    Advanced Accounting
  • MGT 310

    3
    Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 301

    3
    Operations Management
  • PHY 301

    3
    Business Ethics
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER II

  US CREDITS

COURSE

  • FIN 320

    3
    Taxation
  • FIN 350

    3
    Auditing
  • FIN 420

    3
    Research and Decision Making
  • MGT 350

    3
    Consumer Behavior
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   15

Kamila Khaziakhmedova
Admissions Officer 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

Contact the Admissions Office!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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