Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Auditing

General

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Program Description

The Bachelor in Accounting and Auditing program provides rigorous business education with a careful blend of accounting concepts and professional practice. The degree develops ethical leaders for accounting careers across the public and private sectors. The objectives of the program include developing sound technological expertise, analytical and communication skills, and global awareness that are essential for success in the accounting profession. The program provides comprehensive training in the core professional areas of accounting and prepares students to earn the ACCA, CIMA, and other professional accounting certification.

Goals

The overarching common goals are to:

  • Offer undergraduate programs in business administration with integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and comparable, in terms of quality and standards, to leading programs offered at universities in Europe and the US.
  • Educate and develop business leaders capable of effectively managing organizations in Kazakhstan and internationally, in an ethical manner.
  • Prepare graduates who will make significant contributions to the community in which they work, whether in business or in the public and non-profit sectors.

Program Objectives

Common objectives of programs are to:

  • Provide students with undergraduate-level, cross-functional knowledge in the areas of Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Operations Management, Business Law, and Taxation.
  • Foster students‘ critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Provide a solid foundation knowledge to graduates who want to pursue graduate study in the field of business and related disciplines.
  • Educate undergraduate students for ethical service to their society and the broader regional and international community.
  • Provide specialized knowledge and develop necessary skills for successful careers in one of the areas of Accounting and Audit, Finance, Management, and Marketing.

Common Learning Objectives

The common learning objectives of all undergraduate business programs are to ensure that graduates have:

  • Satisfactory knowledge of:
    • The microeconomic business issues and macroeconomic business environment
    • The core business disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Management, Information Systems Business Law and Taxation;
    • Quantitative and qualitative techniques of problem-solving
  • The necessary cognitive, interpersonal, and self-management skills to:
    • Communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively in written and oral English.
    • Use information technology for the retrieval, analysis, and presentation of information.
    • Work effectively with others in the pursuit of common objectives.
    • Undertake supervised independent research and internship, involving the synthesis and application of theoretical constructs to topics in the fields of business, with a specific focus on Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
    • Describe the interdisciplinary nature and challenges of business operations and apply cross-functional knowledge for the strategic management of organizations.
    • Ethics as they apply both to general business practices and in the area of specialization.

Common Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

At the successful completion of each program, students will be able to:

  • Describe and articulate key concepts and major paradigms and theoretical perspectives within the discipline of business administration.
  • Identify and apply various decision-making tools and techniques in functional areas of Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
  • Analyze and solve business problems, using the necessary quantitative and qualitative tools.
  • Use information technology for the retrieval, analysis, and presentation of information for effective management of business organizations.
  • Communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively in written and oral English.
  • Describe and apply the concepts and theories of ethics as they apply to business organizations.
  • Synthesize and apply integrated knowledge for the effective strategic management of organizations.
  • Undertake supervised practical training and independent research, involving the synthesis and application of theoretical constructs to topics in the fields of business.

Unique Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) –Accounting and Audit

At the successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Describe and apply accounting techniques in the evaluation of a company's activities.
  • Demonstrate analytical and computational skills in determining the optimal level of capital structure.
  • Analyze the current business and investment environment (domestic and international), including the effect of changes in exchange rates, interest rates, and inflation, in making investment and portfolio management decisions.
  • Explain and apply the methods of evaluating portfolio performance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in analyzing financial statements of banks and banking operations and performance.
  • Describe financial regulations and supervision requirements and demonstrate computational skills in calculating the capital adequacy ratio.
  • Describe and apply the concepts and theories of ethics as they apply to the field of Accounting.

Degree Requirements

Specific course requirements for a BS in Accounting and Audit program are as follows:

Courses Credits
Core Courses 63
General Courses 39
Specialty Courses 27
Internship 4
Graduation Project Internship 4
External Assessment of Education Achievements 0
State Examination Specialty 1
Diploma Preparation and Defense 8
Total 146


Required Courses – 93 credits, including:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Taxes and Taxation
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Cases in Accounting
  • Research Methods in Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments

Elective Courses – 36 credits, including:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Business and Corporate Valuation
  • Global Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Business
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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KBTU considers its mission to provide high-quality education for future leaders in business and industry, to promote innovative technologies and research in the most advanced and prospective areas of science for the benefit of the region and the country as a whole. The strategic vision of the University is to promote the ideals of academic excellence, scientific progress, and national well-being, to maintain the status of an undisputed leader in the field of technical and business education. The major goals and ambitions of the university are the creation of a scientific and educational center with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical potential and a developed modern material and technical base, the development of a dual vocational training, training of highly qualified specialists who have professional and personal competencies with emphasis on financial, power-generating sector, spheres of high and information technologies and the maritime industry. Read less