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Accounting

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is considered one of the most versatile degrees in business. The Accounting program at Dar Al-Hekma offers a thorough and rigorous academic program in accounting studies. Students will get an in-depth understanding of the technical and theoretical aspects of accounting, including auditing, taxation, financial management, management science, economics and marketing. The program will prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in numerous sectors of the economy. Also, it can help students meet professional designation requirements, including the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Accountants are in high demand in Saudi Arabia;due to the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Program Mission

"To graduate professionals equipped with concepts and skills of international standards in the area of accounting and auditing."

Why Choose Accounting Program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

The Hekma School of Business and Law incorporated an Accounting program in order to reflect the needs of the labor market and recent market developments, such as the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in Saudi Arabia, effective from 2017. The curriculum will reflect both the entrepreneurial character of Dar Al-Hekma's institutional philosophy in graduating female leaders and entrepreneurs. It will allow the Schools' graduates to enter yet another exciting labor market segment, which is currently undergoing local change due to standard and international changes as a result of continuous technology-related developments and diversification. The accounting program at Dar Al-Hekma University will prepare the graduates for international certificates such as Certified Management Accountant(CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA).

In this context, accounting students will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance; master computational and calculation skills as well as techniques used in professional accounting practice; and finally become skilled in the area of corporate governance, corporate financial analysis and financial planning.

ProgramTOEFL Score (University Level)Required Certificate PercentageQudurat Test ScoreOther Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Accounting 510A minimum High-School Percentage of 80%
65%None

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Knowledge

  • Explain concepts, principles and practices related to business.
  • Identify a broad range of accounting-related, management-related and general knowledge, including basics of financial, cost and managerial accounting, auditing and Islamic accounting in a local, regional and international work context.
  • Identify accounting principles that give guidance for standard-setting and interpretation of the accounting system that complies with these standards.

Cognitive Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze, manage and make decisions to deal with the challenges and complexities of the national and global business environment.
  • Critically evaluate the acquired accounting, managerial and general knowledge in different situations and cases in the workplace.
  • Develop analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Illustrate the connection between theoretical and practical knowledge.

Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • Work independently and/or as part of a team
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Communication, Information Technology, Numerical

  • Use techniques and methods of inquiry to collect and interpret data in order to provide information that would support strategic decisions
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills


Year One
Semester – FallSemester – Spring
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
BBUS 1301Introduction to Business3BACC 1301Principles of Financial Accounting3
MATH 1301College Algebra3BMGT 1301Principles of Management3
BMKT 1301Principles of Marketing Management3BECO 1201Principles of Microeconomics2
COMM 1301  

Communication

 Skills I

3MATH 1303Calculus3

ICTC

1301

Information and Communication Technology3BBIS 1301Business Information Systems3
ARAB XXXX      Arabic Studies3ISLS XXXXIslamic Studies3
Total Credit Hours18Total Credit Hours17
Year Two
Semester – FallSemester – Spring
Course Code Course TitleCredit Hours Course Code Course TitleCredit Hours 
BACC 2301Principles of Managerial Accounting3BBUS 2302Quantitative Analysis for Management3
BECO 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3BFIN 2302Financial Management3
BSTA 2301Statistics for Business3ACCT 2302Intermediate Accounting I3
ARTS XXXXArts and Design2ARAB XXXX   Arabic Studies3
COMM 1302   Communication Skills II3LOGC 1201Logic and Problem Solving2
xxxx xxxxFree Electives3xxxx   Required General Ed Electives (HUMN, NASC, SBSC)3
Total Credit Hours17Total Credit Hours

17

 

 

Year Three
Semester – FallSemester – Spring
Course Code Course TitleCredit Hours Course Code Course TitleCredit Hours 
BMGT 3301International Business Management3BMGT 3304Strategic Management3
BMGT 3201Legal Environment of Business2ACCT 3302Accounting of Government and Non-Profit Organizations3
BBUS 3302Research Methodology3ACCT 3303 Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3301Intermediate Accounting II3EMOl 1201Emotional Intelligence2
BMGT 2301Principles  of Organizational  Behavior3ISLS XXXXIslamic Studies3
ENTR 3301Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking3xxxx xxxxRequired General Ed Electives (HUMN,  NASC, SBSC)3
Total Credit Hours17Total Credit Hours17
Year Four
Semester – FallSemester – Spring
Course Code Course TitleCredit Hours Course Code Course TitleCredit Hours 
BBUS 4301Business Ethics and Social Responsibility3ACCT 4303Zakat and Tax Accounting3
ACCT 4301Auditing and Assurance Services3ACCT 4304Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 4302Advanced Financial Accounting3ACCT 4305Internship: Accounting3
XXXX XXXXMajor Elective 3  
BBBF 1101Basic Body and Brain Fitness1xxxx xxxxFree Electives3
ISLS XXXXIslamic  Studies2
Total Credit Hours15Total Credit Hours12

 

 


Qualified accounting professionals are thus in high demand across the board due to the importance of accounting for all businesses and individuals across all industries and sectors. Some of the most popular job titles and career paths in corporate or personal finance, credit consultancy or risk management include:

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Controller
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Credit controller
  • Collector/Collection Agent
  • Estate Planner
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Raiser
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan/Loan Administrator
  • Payroll Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Revenue Agent
  • Stock Broker
  • Financial Trader
  • Investment analyst
  • Tax Examiner
  • Tax Manager/Tax Specialist

Also, accountants may work in management consultancy, banking, insurance companies, hospitals, schools, businesses and the public sector, building societies, stock market and working for multinational companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations. Moreover, accounting students may pursue an advanced business degree, such as an MBA or acquire professional designations such as CFA or CPA.

Ms. Arwa Fouad Bajbeir

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Ms. Sarah Fareed

Visiting Lecturer

Hekma School of Business and Law

Key Facts

Program Name

Accounting


Academic Degree

Bachelor


Credit Hours

130


Program Length

4 Years


Mode of study

Full time

Dr. Amal El Tigani Ali

Vice President, Finance & Administration Division, Acting Dean, Hekma School of Business & Law


DBA, International Business Finance (Finance & Investment), George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, 1984

MBA, Finance & Investment, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, 1980

BSc (Honours), Business Administration (First Class), University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1975

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