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Department of Accounting

Accounting, described as “The Language of Business”, is the study of the concepts and techniques used in reporting on matters related to an entity’s financial status and performance. Entities compete in both input and product markets that is why accounting information is essential for managers to plan and control business activities. Information generated through the accounting process helps in communication and analysis of financial reports that are required for business decision-making.

The mission of the Accounting Department is derived mainly from the grand vision and philosophy of the University and the Faculty. Accordingly, the department is in pursuit of excellence in accounting education and professional practice via a rigorous academic program that promotes critical thinking, interpersonal skills, technical competence and above all ethical practices.

The goals of the program are to:
  • Provide students with adequate accounting knowledge that qualifies them for employment in accounting practice and the profession
  • Enable students to prepare, analyze and communicate accounting information using information technology to facilitate the decision-making process
  • Develop skills of ethical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Prepare students to conduct research in accounting and related areas
Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the B.SC in Accounting, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the conceptual framework of accounting and the mechanics of accounting cycle.
  • Understand the core concepts of cost and management accounting and the uses of accounting information in the decision-making process.
  • Understand the auditing standards, practice and rules of professional conduct.
  • Understand the relevance and applicability of accounting models and theories.


  • Ability to prepare financial statements for profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Ability to use accounting analytical tools to develop skills and critical thinking.

Competence (Autonomy and Responsibility)

  • Ability to combine and consolidate financial information.
  • Prepare students to conduct research in accounting and related areas.
  • Develop ethical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving.


  • Enable students to prepare, analyze and communicate accounting information using manual and information technology to facilitate the decision making process.

Role in Context

  • Develop an adequate accounting knowledge that enables them to acquire a position in accounting profession.

Admission Requirements

The normal entry requirement is the UAE Secondary School Certificate, or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum average grade of 60 percent, & TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 500.

Graduation Requirements

Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree upon fulfillment of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of 126 credit hours, which normally takes eight semesters.
  • 8 weeks of industrial internship (after the completion of 96 credit hours including seven Accounting compulsory courses
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  • Business labs
  • Accounting labs
  • Statistics labs

Department of Accounting

Name Ext Email Designation
Lilian Gheyathaldin Salih 6507 Head of department
Mohd Ariff Bin Kasim 6521 Assistant Professor
Siti Rosmaini Binti Mohd Hanafi 6517 Assistant Professor
Ibrahim Elsiddig Ahmed Ibrahim 6523 Associate Professor, HOD
Sayed Abbas Ahmed Altayeb 6027 Associate Professor

Courses Offered by the Accounting Department

(i)    400 292 Principles of Accounting I (3,0,0,3)

Accounting is something that affects people in their personal lives just as much as it affects very large businesses. Financial accounting is concerned with the provision of accounting information to owners, investors and other external users. The term accounting may refer to different activities, for example collecting, recording, processing and communicating economic data to produce useful accounting information. This course is a study of the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting as applied to sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.

(ii)    400 394 Principles of Accounting II (3,0,0,3)

The users of accounting information need complete and comparable information to assess company profitability and financial position. The course provides details on the preparation of financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow) as well as the accounting treatment of their components 

(iii)    420 401 Intermediate Accounting I (3,0,0,3)

Like other human activities, accounting is largely a product of its environment. Therefore, accounting objectives are not the same today as they were in the past. To provide managers and other interested parties with useful information, they must know how this information can be generated. “Accountants must act as well as think,” therefore it is important for business administration students to understand how accounting reports are prepared, as well as why. The course places particular emphasis on valuation procedures and alternative accounting treatments of various assets and abilities.

1)       Pre-requisite: 400 394

           (iv)    420 501 Intermediate Accounting II (3,0,0,3)

Like other human activities, accounting is largely a product of its environment. Therefore, accounting objectives are not the same today as they were in the past. To provide managers and other interested parties with useful information, they must know how this information can be generated. “Accountants must act as well as think,” therefore it is important for business administration students to understand how accounting reports are prepared, as well as why. The course places particular emphasis on valuation procedures and alternative accounting treatments of various assets and abilities.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 401 

            (v)    420 502 Managerial Accounting (3,0,0,3)

Managers in every organization are better equipped to perform their duties when they have a reasonable grasp of accounting data. Decision-making, which is “the choice of alternative courses of action” is the core of the management process, that depends ultimately on useful accounting information. This type of information will be provided through management accounting, which refers to accounting information developed for managers within an organization. The course is designed primarily for students who have studied basic accounting for two semesters. Emphasis is placed on accounting as a tool for planning and control.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 603 

           (vi)    420 705 Governmental Accounting (3,0,0,3)

The aim of this course is to equip the students with the theory and practice of fund accounting in government units and not-for-profit organizations. In the process, the course discusses all issues related to the preparation of financial statements of the government units and non-profit organizations.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420401

         (vii)    420 602 Auditing (3,0,0,3)

Auditing is interdisciplinary in its scope and methodology, encompassing accounting theory and applications, legal aspects, managerial issues, environmental factors and computer processing. In its modern sense, an audit is a process whereby the accounts of business entities and managerial performance are subjected to scrutiny to develop an opinion on fairness of financial statements and effectiveness of management. The general concern of auditing could be derived from the famous statement of Confucius: “The aim of the superior man is truth.” This course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts and standards. Concentration is mainly on auditing standards, ethics, principles and procedures used by external auditors in conducting financial and managerial audit.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 401

         (viii)    420 603 Cost Accounting (3,0,0,3)

The relevance of information depends on the decision being made. Decision-making is essentially choosing among several courses of action. Accountants have an important role in the decision-making process, not as decision-makers but as collectors and reporters of relevant information. The accountant’s role in decision-making is primarily that of a technical expert on cost analysis, cost control and cost reduction, information that will lead to the best decision on production, marketing, profitability, performance evaluation, transfer pricing and capital budgeting. The study of the basic concepts and practical aspects of cost accounting is the primary concentration of this course.

1)       Pre-requisite: 400 394

           (ix)    420 604 Advanced Accounting (3,0,0,3)

In most business combinations, one company acquires control over the net assets of another. The transfer of control from one group of owners to another affects the economic interests of many people, including the owners, managers, creditors and customers. Although the single proprietorship is the most common form of business in the Arab world, and although the corporate form of organization accounts for the largest volume of business, the partnership form is widely used by smaller business entities in the Arabian Gulf region. The study of partnership and consolidated financial statements is the primary concentration of this course. Fundamentals of fair value and equity accounting methods are reviewed.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 501

             (x)    420 706 Advanced Auditing (3,0,0,3)

Many accounting students will choose a career in auditing, either in public accounting, private industry or government. These students need to acquire technical expertise and to understand the theoretical concepts underlying current auditing practice. This course is designed to acquaint the student of accounting with the advanced practical aspects of auditing procedures and techniques with reference to the method of their application in commercial, industrial and other profit making organizations, paying particular attention to assessment of risk, concept of internal control and assertions of assets and liabilities.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 602

           (xi)    420 802 Financial Management and Control (3,0,0,3)

This course aims to provide with an understanding of financial statements and the analytical tools available for use in properly managing and adding value to an organization. It focuses on analysis of financial and accounting information and its impact on financial decision-making and profit planning. The course uses some basic applications of statistics in analyzing the impact on financial markets and consequently setting up standards in the field of financial planning in order to ensure the financial stability.

1)       Pre-requisites: 420 604, 420 502

         (xii)    420 707 Accounting Theory (3,0,0,3)

Accounting theory is concerned with the models, hypotheses and concepts that together form the foundation for financial accounting practice. This course traces the historical development of accounting to gain an understanding of how we arrived at current practices, together with the social, political and economic influences on accounting standards.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 604

         (xiii)    420 809 Selected Topics in Accounting (3,0,0,3)

This course is to deal with a number of topics of a controversial nature in accounting. The course deals specifically with the theoretical basis and recent professional pronouncements related to some problems in financial reporting and disclosure, application and implications of accounting profit, profit-sharing under the Islamic accounting system, accounting for mergers and acquisitions, as well as accounting under inflationary conditions.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 401

        (xiv)    420 810 Computerized Accounting Information Systems (2,2,0,3)

The computerized accounting information system combines the skill sets of two areas experiencing rapid growth and change - accounting and information technology. Electronic commerce, direct-business-to-­business communication, paperless work process and many other technology-intensive innovations have created new challenges and opportunities for accountants who also have expertise in information systems. Many traditional accounting functions are now embodied in systems that require a different combination of technical and financial knowledge. The CAIS course is designed to provide the combination of knowledge and skill sets to meet the new challenges and opportunities of the information technology world.

1)       Pre-requisites: 311 102, 420 401

     (xv)    420 612 International Accounting (3,0,0,3)

The global economy is best characterized by a new economic and corporate world in which national boundaries are losing their importance. Multinational and local firms need to be aware of the linkages, ramifications, conditions and demands of the global economy. This course looks at how accounting information that reflects this international reality for both external and internal users can be produced. International accounting takes in all the technical accounting problems in financial accounting, cost accounting, management accounting and auditing that have a bearing on the conduct of foreign operations.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 401 

        (xvi)    420 613 Islamic Accounting (3,0,0,3)

This course provides a broad framework of the structure of Islamic accounting thought. The conceptual framework of accounting, accounting policy, operationalization of terms, financial reporting standardization of accounting practice and profit and loss sharing in Islam on the most controversial issues at the academic and professional levels.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 401

      (xvii)    420 714 Oil and Gas Accounting (3,0,0,3)

Since the early 1970s, oil revenues have transformed the Arabian Gulf region into a modern sophisticated industrialized economy. Crude oil exports, which are the preserve of the Arabian Gulf region, remain the mainstay of economic activity. Oil and gas accounting is concerned with the models and concepts that together form the foundation and practice of financial and cost accounting for oil and gas industry.

1)       Pre-requisite: 420 401

     (xviii)    420 716 Taxation Accounting (3,0,0,3)

Managers of local and multinational corporations face different tax systems in different countries that require adequate tax planning and knowledgeable people in the field of taxation accounting. Taxation of business does vary from one country to another. Not only are tax rates different, but also opinions differ as to definitions of taxable income and types of taxes to be used.

Pre-requisite: 420 401