Accounting (MSc)

Programme Overview

This programme is designed to produce accounting thinkers, researchers and practitioners who can meet the demands of an increasingly complex and internationally competitive business environment in keeping with international developments in accounting education in recent years.  The programme continues to be one of the sources for the provision of Chartered accountants in Jamaica and the degree is accepted as the final professional examination for admission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. 


Programme Objectives

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

• Hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field with at least a Lower Second Class Honours .

N.B. There are special pre-requisites for students with non UWI, non-Faculty of Social Sciences and non-programme specific degrees.

Programme Structure

Core Courses

Data Warehousing and Mining 
Decision Models for Managers 
Decision Support Systems 
Governance and Policies 
Information Systems in Organizations 
International Business OR Production and Operations Management 
IT Economics 
Organizational Theory and Behaviour 
Project Management 
Software Engineering

Research Project

In lieu of a thesis, each participant in the programme will be required to undertake a project which will entail defining and developing a software system which has real potential for solving a practical problem of significance to managers. The system will require students to draw on their capacity to analyze business problems as well as on their ability to implement the software development tools, techniques and concepts learned throughout the programme.




Careers after Graduation