About the course

The Certificate in Accounting (CiA) is a Bhutan Qualification Framework (BQF) Level 4 qualification with 120 credit point (CP) course designed for the class 12 completed.  The course is designed within the broad context of Bhutanese Financial Accounting practices to suit the private sector accounting skills need. The focus of the course is to develop technical skills and work capabilities to perform the book-keeping and accounting jobs in the business entities including corporations. The participants are provided with a sound understanding and hands on skills of accounting and bookkeeping to prepare for an accounting career in the corporate and not-for-profit organizations. This course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge and skills for those aspiring to pursue membership in accounting professional bodies at an undergraduate level.

 Course level and duration

The CiA is a Bhutan Qualification Framework (BQF) Level 4 qualification undergraduate certificate course with 120 credit point (CP) course. The course is offered in 9 months full time.

Admission requirements

Admission to the course is governed by Admission Policy of the Royal Institute of Management (RIM). For details visit the following link www.rim.edu.bt. To be eligible for admission, participants have completed class 12 in commerce in commerce or other studies with Business Mathematics and/or equivalent.

The course is taught in English and as such participants are expected to be conversant in the English language at the graduate level.

Course aims and objectives

The Certificate in Accounting aims to develop graduates with adequate knowledge, operational skills and personal attributes necessary to become accountants in the private and corporate sectors.

The objective of this course is to make our graduates career ready by:

  • Developing a wide range of bookkeeping and accounting knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for corporate and private sector;
  • Inculcating professional standards of integrity, honesty and ethical competencies;
  • Developing attitude and skills for customer service excellence; and
  • Developing skills and attitude essential for lifelong learning.

Course requirements and learning outcomes

The Certificate in Accounting course is a 120 credit points (CP) BQF level 4 course delivered over 9 months intensive mode spread over three terms. First two terms will be engaged in the campus based intensive teaching and learning focus on skills development. Third term will be industry placement with the objective to develop skills through practical hands-on application. The campus teaching term will comprise of 13 weeks inclusive teaching, assessments and evaluation. The units offered in the course would be of 10 CP. In total there are 10 units of 10 CP and an industry placement equivalent to 2 units (20 CP).

The details of the units offered in each term is provided below.

Term I Term II Term III
Units offered:

1. Financial Accounting I (10CP)

2. Foundations of Accounting (10CP)

3. Cost Accounting (10CP)

4. Business Communications (10CP)

5. Computer Applications and Digital Skills (10CP)

Units offered:

1. Financial Accounting II (10CP)

2. Accounting Information Systems and Processes I(10CP)

3. Accounting Information Systems and Processes II (Tally) (10CP)

4. Business and Enterprise Development (10CP)

5. Taxation in Bhutan (10CP)

Industry Placement

(equivalent to 2 units, i.e. 20 CP)

On successful completion of the course, graduates should:

  • Demonstrate coherent knowledge and operational skills of the bookkeeping and accounting;
  • Be able to maintain proper books of accounts and prepare financial reports of the business entities;
  • Be able to operate accounting information systems (Tally);
  • Acquire professional skills and mindset for timely and quality customer services;
  • Act in accordance with professional standards of integrity, honesty and ethical attributes; and
  • Be able to pursue lifelong learning for professional growth and development.

 Progression requirements

Academic achievement is governed by the RIM Academic Progress Policy. For details visit the following link www.rim.edu.bt. Overall, students must secure a minimum of 50 percent in each unit and must not fail in more than two units in any academic period in order to progress to higher level. Unit outlines may also stipulate the additional requirements such as minimum requirement of attendance and participations.

The offering Department

The CiA is offered by the Department of Finance & Business. For further information on the course, please contact the course convenor. The course convenor details are provided below.

Mr. Sanjit Mohat

Phone : +975 2 351014/ 351013 ext. 203

Email: sanjit_mohat@rim.edu.bt

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