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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

​The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Banking and Finance and Islamic Finance Track requires the successful completion of:

  • 19 semester credit hours of University Requirement Courses;
  • 6 semester credit hours of Required General Elective Courses;
  • 6 semester credit hours of Free Elective Courses;
  • 85 major requirements.

    Total of 130 semester credit hours.

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.

Dr. Amal El Tigani Ali

Associate Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

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, Dean, School of Business & Law, Acting Chair, Finance & Accounting Department, Acting Director Banking & Finance Program


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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