1 What is Accounting?
Accounting is a field that involves the systematic recording, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of financial information. It plays a crucial role in helping individuals, businesses, and organizations make informed economic decisions.
2 Why Should I Study Accounting as a Course?
Studying Accounting is a great idea because it helps you learn how to handle money, make smart financial plans, and understand the financial health of businesses or individuals. This knowledge is important for making good decisions and following financial rules. Plus, it opens up opportunities for a satisfying career in different areas.
Note: Please be aware that the requirements listed below may vary in some schools. In such cases, it is recommended to refer to the PDF version of the JAMB Brochure for accurate information. Also, check Jamb Subject Combination for Accountancy.
3 O’Level Requirements to Study Accounting
To study Accounting at the University in Nigeria, you must have obtained Five (5) SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects.
7 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Accounting a Commercial or Art course?
Accounting is a commercial or administrative course. In most Nigerian Universities, it falls under the Faculty of Administration, not Arts. However, it can still be studied by Art Students provided they have the relevant subjects.
Can Science Students Study Accounting?
Science students who want to make a change will be able to study Accounting. However, This will depend on whether they meet the subject requirements in their SSCE which should even be much easier.
What Jobs can I apply for after studying Accounting?
After studying Accounting, you can explore various job opportunities, including roles such as Accountant, Auditor, Financial Analyst, Tax Accountant, Forensic Accountant, Management Accountant, Budget Analyst, Financial Planner, Internal Auditor, and Cost Accountant.
How many years does it take to Study Finance?
It takes a minimum of 4 years to earn a degree in Finance. However, if you are a direct entry student, this should take at least 3 years since you are more likely to start from the 200 Level.
What is the cut-off mark for Finance?
Students who score at least a minimum of 140 in the JAMB UTME are eligible to participate in the POST UTME as part of the requirements for applying to study Finance in their chosen universities.
Note: Note that the conditions mentioned above might differ in some universities. In such instances, checking the PDF version of the JAMB Brochure for precise details is advisable. You can also access Jamb Subject Combination for other courses.