CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE GRADUATES
A graduate in accounting and/or finance has a wide variety of career opportunities. The Department prepares, equips, trains and develops the students for career possibilities in business and industry, hospitals, schools, universities, religious and not-for profit institutions, public accounting, proprietorship, government service, and in many other recognized organizations. It is common observation that almost every organization has accounting and/or finance personnel among the ranks of its officers and employees. The graduate may become an accountant, controller, treasurer, manager, financial analyst, chief executive officer, investment consultant, tax advisor, purchasing or marketing officer, production supervisor, or handle any
business-related position in the afore-cited organizations.
An applicant who scores on the KCSE a minimum of C or its equivalent, in both English and Mathematics, in addition to meeting the entrance requirements of the University, may be considered to pursue either a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Finance, or a minor in Accounting or Finance or an Associate degree in Accounting or Finance. Additionally;
1. An applicant asking to do a BBA Accounting or Finance degree may be admitted into the department of Accounting & Finance on the basis of a CPA II qualification and may be exempted from doing Fundamentals of Accounting I & II (ACCT 111 &ACCT 112). This is in addition to other University admission requirements. Any other exemptions will be as per policy – either through challenge examinations or transfer of credits.
2. An applicant who holds a CPA(K)- Finalist qualification and desires to obtain a BBA Accounting or Finance degree may be admitted and exempted from doing ACCT III, ACCT112, ACCT 211, ACCT 212 and any 100 or 200
code Accounting & Finance courses. Any other exemptions will be as per policy- either through challenge examinations or transfer of credits.
A student wishing to transfer from other departments of the University, but has not met the direct entry requirements, may be allowed to transfer provided he/she has an average grade of at least C+ in MATH 111 and 112 and an average grade of at least C+ in ENGL 111, 112 and 113.