The Department of Accounting and Finance Management prepares students for the challenges associated with creating value for a firm’s shareholders and other stakeholders in a rapidly changing and highly competitive world. The program emphasizes financial theory (concepts, methodology and the latest research), as well as application and training with relevant insights and framework to support professional roles. Good financial management is, therefore, extremely important to the economic health of business organizations. However, the constant shifts in economic conditions, intense competition for financial resources and questionable business practices have made financial management a complex and challenging undertaking.
The program is designed to meet the challenges posed by this complex but exciting area that has assumed much greater importance in the wake of the recent financial crisis in the world. This crisis has taught us that prudent financial management could mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful business enterprise. The Accounting & Finance program is tailored first to impart a broad-based education in the fundamentals of business and management and then develop the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to become prudent, astute, and ethical financial managers.
The curriculum aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in finance and accounting as well as the functioning of financial institutions, insurance, and banks. The Department prepares leaders for the challenges associated with maximizing the shareholder’s value and other stakeholders in a rapidly changing and highly competitive world.
With a degree in Accounting and Finance Management, you can work as:
Providing financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports
Preparing asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
Documenting financial transactions by entering account information.
2) Financial Analyst:
After getting Accounting and Finance degree, you can work as financial analyst for stock market or investment firm
Determine the risks and benefits of investment activities, including both selling and buying investments
Examining financial gain and loss of specific stocks, mutual funds, estates and other investment types
Prepare reports and make recommendations based on analyzed data and market trends
3) Finance Manager:
Finance managers develop and maintain the overall financial goals of their company.
Other responsibilities include managing budgets, reviewing financial reports, managing employees in the finance Department, analyzing market trends, developing a network of financial contacts, and analyzing the results of investments.
Other careers you can pursue with accounting and finance degree include roles within financial trading, which involves buying and selling financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, assets and shares for investors such as individuals or banks. You may also find the fast-paced, challenging role of a stockbroker interesting, in which you’ll manage and support clients in making informed decisions to invest in the best shares to buy or sell to get the most return on their money. You could also work within commercial banking as a teller, sales associate, trust officer, loan officer, or branch manager. Or, if you have an overlapping interest in law, a role as a licensed conveyancer may suit you, in which you’ll work as a specialist in property law to deal with legal, administrative and financial aspects of property transactions. Finance graduates could also pursue roles in the hedge fund, taxation, and management consultancy and data science sectors.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3.5 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year
to as Fall and
Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include intersessions and Summer
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$ (for 30 credits). However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15% discount on the tuition fees. This discount does not apply to international students. For self-funded students and those awarded Merit Scholarships, the below tuition rates apply:
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from January, 2021.
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the successful completion of 30 credits.
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