The Department of Computer-Aided Accounting focuses on training students to work in the field of accounting in which, today’s rapid changes require entrants to be fully-equipped in computer-aided accounting practices. In each academic semester, the courses focus on delivering systematic accounting information allowing students to first learn the basics of accounting which they then reinforce by practicing using computer programs. They also learn to analyze financial statements. Students graduating from this program may work in the independent auditing sector, in accounting departments of business organizations, in public practice accounting or as certified public accountants.
Students are able to access the required course materials from the University's library and online course management portal. Furthermore, as part of the coursework, students benefit from the laboratories and/or field work (for practical courses) to implement the theoretical input into practice. In addition to the laboratory exercises; practical implementations, combined with the case studies from real life situations, course internships and independent studies offered within courses also help students to apply theory into practice. Moreover, seminars given by experts from the sector/market; invited guest speakers for relevant courses, summer internship where students work in a company for 30 days and collaborations with other organizations offer authentic learning and potential employment opportunities for students. The Cyprus International University Finance Laboratory is also equipped with the highest level of technology, supported by the TradeMaster platform. The financial laboratories, usually found in America and Canada, are available within the campus and are aimed at helping students get closer to the business world and preparing them for the professional setting of the finance industry throughout their education.
After completion of the Computer-Aided Accounting program, students will have excellent job opportunities in accounting sectors such as accounting and financial consultancy companies, independent auditing institutions, banks, finance companies, stock exchange intermediaries and brokerage houses, public finance institutions and accounting and finance departments of business enterprises. Graduates will also have a chance to work as Certified Public Accountants and/or Certified Financial Officers, auditors, consultants, lecturers, pursue professional accountant status or work as financial officer. On the other hand, our program also prepares our students to excel academically and pursue an academic career by completing our master and Ph.D. programs.