BACHELOR IN ACCOUNTING
The BS in Accounting Program of Prince Sultan University was accredited by the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia on 21/9/1426 H, 24/10/2005 G. The decision to run BS in Accounting Program (the Directive No. 7/B/4453, is dated 3/4/1420 H, 17/7/1999 G; Written Telegram No. 10117, is dated 25/5/1420 H, 6/9/1999 G).
The BS in Accounting program started in 2000 in the men’s campus. The enrollment in this program started in the Academic Year (AY) 2000–2001. The program in the campus for women started in the AY 2013–2014. The main campus for both men and women is Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There is no branch campus for this program. The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers a flexible curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Students seeking a degree in this field are required to take a minimum of 135 semester hours from the framework of courses.
The Department of Accounting of Prince Sultan University is the first university in the Middle East to be accredited by six major professional accountancy bodies:
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
- The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
The BS in Accounting program is accredited by the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAA), Saudi Arabia for 7 years (2015-2022).
The program is benchmarked with the Department of Accounting, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE; Accounting and Financial Management, Northumbria University, UK; College of Business Administration, Rider University, USA; the School of Accountancy, University of Denver, USA; and Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, USA.
The department aims to equip its students with the essential quantitative skills, commensurate to the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Standard A7. The revised curricula incorporate the courses offered by professional bodies such as ICAEW, ACCA, IMA, CIMA, AIA, and CIPFA. The Department of Accounting plans to offer four Accounting tracks in response to the contemporary business and accounting demands.
- Zakat and Tax
- Accounting Analytics
- General Track
This program provides a fast track to qualification as a Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant, or Chartered Public Finance Accountant.
Our students were placed for internship opportunities in Big Four accountancy firms (KPMG, Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)). Most of the students are offered a job during the internship. 100% of our students are offered a job within six months of their graduations.