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A Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides an understanding of perspectives that form the context for business and financial management. The BSc Accounting is a rigorous programme that prepares students for professional accountancy roles and business and public sector management roles. It will equip students with a strong accounting foundation and the necessary accounting skills, as well as teaching the theory and logic behind the use of specific accounting techniques and accounting decision-making. Students are expected to think analytically and to critically evaluate key issues in accounting from a variety of perspectives. They are also expected to apply the analytical accounting approaches.

The Government of Malawi has adopted a strategy for development and growth spanning 2017-2022. This is the Malawi Growth & Development Strategy III (MGDS III) (Government of Malawi, 2017). This blueprint recognizes the failure of the country to develop competitively, resulting in Malawi becoming a consuming and importing nation, with very limited investment in industry, technology and private sector activities that promote manufacturing and export-led growth.

According to MGDS III, the plan for spurring growth recognizes provision of education and skills as key to providing the human capital required for socio-economic development and industrial growth. Unicaf University Malawi aims to play a part in the national effort to increase accessibility to tertiary education in general. Its online model, combined with its scholarship scheme makes high quality tertiary education accessible to a much large number of students than could be absorbed in a traditional face-to-face setting. Unicaf University, therefore meets the goal of availing tertiary education to as many Malawians as possible. More particularly, the BSc in Accounting programme will contribute towards the realization of the national vision for growth and development as outlined by the rationale below.

Programme Rationale

The BSc Accounting programme is designed to meet the professional accounting development and training needs of students. The BSc Accounting programme is also designed to educate students on the broader aspects accounting management and the economics of organizations. It includes a strong international element and considers the essential, underlying theory and concepts that are involved in the accounting sector on a global level, exploring accounting procedures in organizations around the world.  As the Malawian economy and other African economies grow, there will be an ever-increasing need for quality accounting and auditing of private sector and public sector institutions and their activities. There is a strong desire for certificate and diploma level accountants to upgrade to degree level as a stepping stone to becoming a Chartered Accountant. This online programme may appeal especially to those potential students who are working and already have experience of accounting and financial management, but do not wish to give up employment to undertake full-time studies. In this way the BSc in Accounting programme, offered by Unicaf University, expands access to students to enable more trained accountants to graduate. It thus, meets the broader societal needs of Malawi, and African countries in general, for greater numbers of skilled accountancy personnel to facilitate socioeconomic development.

Aim of the Programme

The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting is to prepare students for entry into a variety of fields in accountancy, including corporate accounting, accounting information systems, and governmental accounting. Graduates will gain detailed knowledge of financial accounting and financial reporting.

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Entry requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University Malawi bachelor degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

  • Regular admission to a Bachelor degree programme requires the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) with 6 passes, grades 1-4.
  • Applicants with 6 passes in the Malawi School Certificate of Education, grades 1-6, with at least 2 years postgraduate, relevant experience may be considered for entry.  
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.
  • English proficiency; grade 6 or better on the Malawi School Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • Current CV
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID

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“During my studies, I learned how to think and write scientifically, research independently, use several resources and evaluate the right information. The MSc Organisational Psychology programme has helped me to widen my knowledge of human behaviour in the workplace. I developed evaluative, research, interpersonal, and analytical skills necessary for pursuing my doctoral studies. It has also broadened my view of workplace communication, relationships, interactions, leadership, management, and organisational culture. I acquired skills that will prepare me for the challenges that lie ahead.

After graduation in 2020 with an MSc in Organisational Psychology, I immediately applied for a PhD programme in the USA. Undoubtedly, my Master’s degree from Unicaf University was my gateway to living and studying abroad. 

Finally, I  honestly feel that this would not have been possible without Unicaf University and its scholarship programme. I strongly advise you never to lose sight of your dreams. Seize this opportunity and apply for studies at Unicaf University to gain quality education and internationally recognised qualifications that can open a path to a prosperous career.”  

Emmanuel Okoli, Nigeria - MSc in Organisational Psychology, Unicaf University in Malawi 

The story of Shirley Amimo

“My Unicaf experience has been excellent so far, and the Liverpool John Moores University online Master’s programme that I have enrolled in was the best choice I have made this year. I was fortunate enough to get a generous scholarship and good guidance from my Unicaf student adviser, which, I must say, has lifted a huge burden off my shoulders. Anyone who has not tried Unicaf is missing out on getting an international quality education at an affordable cost. Online learning is very convenient, especially for people like me, who cannot attend on-campus classes or travel abroad to study.” 

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“After receiving my PMP Certification and after participating in many managerial committees inside ELSEWEDY – Electric, decided to expand my managerial knowledge and skills by studying for an MBA degree with a reputable British University such as the East London University. I was able to earn a British MBA online, at an affordable cost and without putting my career on hold, thanks to the Unicaf Scholarship Programme.”

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