Bachelor of Public Administration (Public Sector Accounting)

Bachelor of Public Administration (Public Sector Accounting)

The public sector is increasingly becoming dynamic in contemporary economy, and critical to public expenditure management.

The programme at DUC is designed to cover areas of public budgeting, accounting and financial control and reporting, public sector accounting and the legal framework regulating public sector management. It aims at enabling students to develop a logical framework for understanding the principles of accounting pertaining in the public sector management. It also seeks to improve the quality of general purpose of public sector financial reporting by governmental agencies, improved assessments and decision making towards the allocation public resource, and increasing transparency and accountability.

Rationale:

This programme aims to provide a broad education and training in modern business profile, suitable for a wide range of students in key areas of areas of public sector and other allied disciplines. This is to enable students gain tools for critical reflection and competence to use their acquired knowledge as facilitators of commercial enterprise and economic growth and development.

Goal & Objectives:

To produce skilled persons in the field of public sector accounting for employment in the accounting and finance departments of the central and local government sectors of the economy, and other organisations where such skills and disciplines are required. Students are therefore exposed to courses that will equip them with the knowledge, understanding and skills for employing reflective and objective critical thinking in their fields of endeavour in order to contribute meaningfully in creating value for organisations, and become citizens capable of functioning in a highly complex, interdependent global society.

Students will gain practical knowledge, understanding and analytical skills in the core areas of public sector accounting, economics, accounting, finance, research and forecasting, critical thinking in their reading, researching, writing, reporting and speaking, analysis and application of theories and practices of sound business traditions and principles, skills in numeracy, IT, communications and problem solving, and the importance of the life-long pursuit of truth, acceptance of individual responsibility which will prepare students for higher research, academic and professional pursuits.

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