BSc Accounting

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Whatever the economic climate, businesses across the World always need accountants. Whether you’re hoping to work in the private, public or voluntary sector, this course could help you gain a thorough grounding in accountancy to take you to the next step in your career.

Start Date

September entry


4 years

Entry requirements

See below

Fees Per Session



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Aisha Ka’oje

(Accounting, 300 Level)

'Nile University has a lot of clubs whose activities have helped me realize my potential and learn a lot outside the classroom. The campus also has a well-stocked and beautiful library which makes learning easier and studying more comfortable.'


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Element of Economics
  • Mathematics I    
  • Use of English I    
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills

Second Semester

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • Principles of Economics
  • Mathematics II    
  • Use of English II    
  • Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence    
  • Computer Applications I

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting II    
  • Auditing and Assurance, I    
  • Introduction to Finance    
  • Statistics I        
  • Economic Theory    
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Entrepreneurial Studies I

Second Semester

  • Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
  • Commercial Law    
  • Money and Banking    
  • Business Communication
  • Statistics II        
  • History and Philosophy of Science

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Taxation I    
  • Cost Accounting    
  • Audit and assurance II
  • Financial Reporting (IFRS/IPSAS)    
  • Research Methods    
  • Production Management    
  • Entrepreneurial Studies II

Second Semester

  • Management Accounting    
  • Financial Accounting    
  • Taxation II        
  • Forensic accounting and fraud control
  • Environmental/Oil and Gas Accounting
  • Elements of Management    
  • Elements of Government

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Public Sector Accounting    
  • Accounting Theory    
  • Executorships & Bankruptcy Accounting
  • Business Policy and Strategy, I
  • Management Information System

Second Semester

  • International Accounting    
  • Research Project        
  • Financial Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy II    
  • Analysis for Business Decision

The university campus is safe and welcoming with great facilities. There are plenty of social activities including clubs you can join and sporting events so there is always something to do or take part in.

Student at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.


  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Economics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Economics/Principles of Accounting and any two Arts or Social Science subjects

How will I be taught?

The course will feature classroom discussions, assignments, group projects, case studies, lectures, questions and exercises from textbook, power point presentations, student experiences and responses.

Career support

This degree will equip you with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the economics and accounting disciplines, enabling you to develop highly valuable, transferable skills that will help you embark on a rewarding future. As a result, you will find a wide range of career and study options open to you.

Accounting graduates are in high demand, with the professional skills and experience that today’s employers are looking for in professions such as:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking
  • Development consultancy
  • Fund management
  • Insurance
  • Management consultancy
  • The Civil Service
  • Teaching
  • Telecommunications.

Further Study

MSc Accounting

Fees and Finance

The full-time tuition fee per session for undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

Sectoral Advisory Board

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.

Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of 

a) Curriculum of the department 
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships

2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship 
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of "X" Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources. 


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Members of the SAB:
The current members of the Sectoral Advisory Board are:





Prof. Ofili Ugwudioha


Nile university of Nigeria

Dr. Jacob Alada


AD4 communication Ltd

Mr. Muhammad Buba Mamman



Mr. Faruk Maiturare


Border Communities Development Agency










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