Bachelor of Accountancy

Course Overview

This course offers competence-based training which provides students with ability to execute, in the real world, relevant tasks to a specified level of proficiency. We use professional and experienced lecturers to teach real world accounting skills in order to equip aspiring accountants with the professional competencies needed to provide services that are relevant in the globalized and rapidly digitizing age in which business transactions are increasingly complex. In this regard students are also taught how to use accounting packages such as PASTEL, Tally etc.  Additionally, this course enables students to combine practice and theoretical knowledge of financial accounting. The course will provide decision making skills in the financial analysis and ability to identify financial accounting problems and opportunities in real life situations.

Accredited by:

ACCA and CPA (Tanzania)

This course is accredited by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania (NBAA) and Association of chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accreditation exempts graduates from specific professional examinations.

What you'll study

Semester I

    • Business Mathematics
    • Business Computer Application
    • Business Communication
    • Development Studies
    • Introductory Accounting
    • Introductory Macro Economics

Semester II

    • Financial Accounting
    • Business Statistics
    • Business Law
    • Introduction to Macro Economics
    • Principles of Marketing

Semester III

    • Intermediate Financial Accounting
    • Management Information System
    • Cost Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Research Methodology
    • Ethics and Good Governance

Semester IV

    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Taxation and Public Finance
    • Operational Research
    • Corporate Finance
    • Practical Training

Semester V

    • Financial Reporting
    • International Finance
    • Public Sector Accounting
    • Management Accounting and Control
    • Principles of Management

Semester VI

    • Financial Reporting
    • Advanced Public Finance and Taxation
    • Auditing and Assurance Services
    • Strategic Management
    • Organizational Behavior
Entry Requirements

Lower Second Class Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 in Finance and Banking , Economics and Finance , Insurance and Risk Management,  Cooperative Management and Accounting , Economics,  Taxation, Credit Management , Procurement and Logistics Management or Accountancy , Microfinance Management, or any related qualification AND 4 passes at O level or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0. OR

Form VI with two principal passes in the following subjects: Economics, Accountancy, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography or Mathematics. An applicant must have at least a subsidiary or pass in Mathematics at O’ level if one of the principal passes is not Mathematics. The two principal passes MUST make an aggregate of 4.0 points as a minimum or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

What you'll experience

On this degree course you will be able:

  • To compile financial accounting reports for a separate entity following the IFRSs and IASs.
  • To interpret tax laws and principles to provide tax advisory services to the business.
  • To evaluate finance and entrepreneurial principles in managing dynamics of business.
  • To evaluate evidence from financial statements to give users confidence on the state of affairs and results of operations and account for costs incurred.
  • To elaborate mathematics and statistics techniques and principles used in solving real world business problem.
  • To analyze the legal, ethical and governance framework affecting business operations.
  • To learn accounting packages such as PASTEL, TALLY and QUICKBOOKS.

Careers and opportunities

  • Assistant accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Cost accountant
  • Financial analysts

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
  • Practical teaching

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through

  • Written exams
  • Presentations
  • Practical work
  • Competence tests
  • Group discussions

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/=


EAC                US$ 820

SADC              US$870

Others            US$900

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 1,500,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Intakes October