Bachelor of Accountancy with Information Technology

Course Overview

The increasing digitalized world has changed the role of accountants due to technological advancements. This has enhanced the accountant’s ability to analyse and interpret data and making the accountant’s job a little easier.  This course hinges on preparing graduates who can integrate traditional accounting principles with software and information systems to create a centralized entity’s financial data. This digitalization also simplifies the process of processing financial information. An information technology accountant will be able to work at a professional services firm, in the accounting department of a private company or in government and non-profit sector. The rapidly evolving relationship between accounting and information technology means accountants now need to understand how technology impacts business, and how it can be used to improve operational efficiency, achieve regulatory compliance, support financial reporting and management and even increase revenues. They must also have an appreciation for how to capture and communicate technology needs for their business.

What you'll study

Semester I

    • Business Mathematics
    • Business Law
    • Principles of  Accounting
    • Principles of  Computing Science
    • Introduction to Business Information System  
    • Development studies

Semester II

    • Financial Accounting
    • Web development
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
    • Operating Systems
    • Business Communication
    • Practical Fieldwork Report

Semester III

    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Principles of Auditing
    • Principles of  Economics
    • Database Principles
    • Financial Management

Semester IV

    • Financial Reporting
    • Cost Accounting
    • Public Sector Reporting
    • Research Methodology
    • Business Taxation
    • Practical Training Report

Semester V

    • Advanced Financial Reporting
    • Management Accounting
    • Auditing and Assurance
    • IS Security and Risk Management
    • Strategic Business Management
    • Information Systems Management

Semester VI

    • Corporate Reporting
    • Systems Audit & Forensic
    • Performance Management
    • Advanced Business Taxation
    • Forensic Accounting and Auditing
    • International Finance
Entry Requirements

  • Form VI (six) with at least two principal passes in Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics and Commerce with total points not below 4.0 obtained from the scoring: A=5, B+ = 4, B=3, C=2, D=1, E=0.5, F=0 for those who completed studies in year 2014 onwards OR
  • Form VI (six) with at least two principle passes in Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics and commerce with total points not below 4.0 obtained from the scoring: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F= 0 for those who completed studies before year 2014 OR
  • An appropriate Ordinary Diploma with second class or average of “B” pass OR,
  • An NTA Level 6 with at least Second Class equivalent qualification in the related subjects

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll be able to:

  • Learn accounting skills and business principles – along with database theory and applications, computer science concepts and web programming.
  • Develop the problem-solving, critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills that need to applied in the business environment.
  • Integrate relevant accounting and information technology skills.
  • Put information close to accountants
  • Improve the capacity of accounting information exchange; organize, store and retrieve information
  • Develop accounting database for easy access and database decision making.

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates will work in roles including:

  • Assistant accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Cost accountant
  • Financial analysts
  • Auditor
  • Excel Accountant Expert
  • Tally Specialist
  • Quick Book Accounting Specualist

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work

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/=


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