Diploma in Accountancy with IT

Course Overview

With the ongoing rapid changes in science and technology, the transformation in accounting practices is inevitable. The development in Information Technology has brought big changes in the way traditional accounting has been practiced. IT networks and laptop structures have shortened the time required to perform accountant’s functions. This evolving change in technology has highly affected the functions of accountants.  The development in IT influences business, and the way it could be used to enhance operational efficiency, gain regulatory compliance, and assist monetary reporting and control or even revenue growth. This course will equip graduates with skills relevant for the modern world to combine conventional accounting concepts with software program and facts structures.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Basics of Bookkeeping & Store Keeping
    • Elementary Business Mathematics
    • Elements of Computer Systems
    • Commercial knowledge
    • Basics of Communication Skills

Semester II

    • Book-Keeping and Accounts
    • Elementary Computer Networking
    • Elementary Business Finance
    • Elements of Costing
    • Basics of Computer Applications in Business

Semester III

    • Principles of Accounting
    • Basic Accounting Systems
    • Store and Stock Control
    • Business Mathematics and Statistics
    • Operating systems concepts
    • Communication Skills and Office Practice

Semester IV

    • Introduction to Accounts and Auditing
    • Computer Networks
    • Computer Maintenance
    • Practical Training

Semester V

    • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and Auditing
    • Database Concepts
    • Fundamentals of Business finance
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Information System Analysis

Semester VI

    • Taxation
    • Principles of Cost Accounting
    • Web Programming
    • Introduction to Business law
    • Principles of Entrepreneurship
Entry Requirements

Form IV (3 Years Programme)

  • Certificate of Secondary Education with 4 Passes in Non- Religious Studies.

Form VI (2 Years Programme)

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination with One Principal Pass and One Subsidiary Pass.
  • Or any other equivalent qualification e.g. certificate of any recognized institution field of study.

What you'll experience

On this diploma course, you'll be able to:

  • Review statements for accuracy
  • Make certain that records and statements comply with the law
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems to keep up to date
  • Suggest ways to reduce overheads and increase revenues and profits
  • Providing complete, reliable and up-to-date information about the assets of the company, the sources of their financing, the status of settlements with various debtors and creditors, the budget and extra-budgetary funds.
  • Organize financial records
  • Enters all business transactions into the program and the transactions automatically are posted to the corresponding accounts. This is important because any time information is needed, it can found on the computer and is organized.

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates will work in roles including:

  • Cost clerk.
  • Cost controller.
  • Financial controller.
  • Systems Auditors
  • Junior financial analyst

Teaching methods

  • Practical work
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

How you're assessed

  • Presentations
  • Timed tests
  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Case study

Course costs

Registration (IAA)   20,000/=

Examination (IAA)   70,000/=

Application Form (IAA)  10,000/=

Wear and Tear          20,000/=

IAASO                       20,000/=

STUDENT ID             3,000/=

NON CITIZEN

EAC                US$ 700

SADC              US$750

Others            US$780


How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities which are The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process


  • Fee 900,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years (Form IV), 2 Years (Form VI)
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Intakes October and March Intake