The aim of the MTech Accounting with Information Systems programme at Kumasi Technical University is to provide students with a comprehensive and advanced education in accounting, coupled with the knowledge and skills required for effective utilization of information systems in accounting processes. This programme aims to produce graduates who are well-equipped to meet the evolving demands of the accounting profession in a digital age.


The programme objectives are:

  1. Advanced Accounting Knowledge: To provide students with an in-depth understanding of advanced accounting principles, practices, and standards.
  2. Information Systems Proficiency: To equip students with the necessary skills to design, implement, and manage information systems for accounting and financial reporting.
  3. Data Analytics Skills: To develop students' ability to analyze financial data and derive meaningful insights for informed decision-making.
  4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: To foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills for addressing complex accounting and financial issues
  5. Ethical and Regulatory Compliance: To instill a strong sense of ethics and compliance with accounting and financial regulations in students.
  6. Research Competence: To enhance students' research skills, enabling them to conduct rigorous research in accounting, information systems and related fields, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the discipline.
  7. Professional Development: To prepare students for professional and terminal degree (PhD) certifications in accounting and information Systems such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant-Ghana (ICA), PhD in Accounting by providing a rigorous academic foundation and practical skills

Intended/Expected Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Perform advanced financial reporting functions to enable strategic decisions.
  2. Conduct business intelligence analytics and reporting.
  3. Apply advanced Computer-Aided Auditing Techniques in the planning and execution of audits.
  4. Conduct risk assessment and risk management in the computerised work environment.
  5. Perform advanced investment and financial analytics using time saver and other audit applications in excel.
  6. Design efficient and effective accounting information systems for different organisations.
  7. Plan, design and write advanced business research proposal reports.
  8. Conduct full-scale business research and produce a dissertation output.

Admission Requirements

The duration of the MTech Accounting with Information Systems is two (2) years, and to
gain admission to the programme, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum entry


This MTech Accounting with Information Systems will consider the following qualifications for admission:

  • Bachelor Degree holders in Accounting or Finance. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree minimum of (Second Class Lower Division) from a recognized University.
  • Third Class Applicants with Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance with 3 or more years work experience in relevant role may be considered for admission after passing a selected interview.
  • Other Degree holders with Part 2 qualified or fully qualified certificates of ACCA, ICAG, CITG, CIMA, ICAEW, CPA, CFA and or related field of study.
  • Holders of MBA or Equivalent (Applicants may be exempted from some courses)
  • HND Accounting holders with Part 2 qualified or fully qualified certificates of ACCA, ICAG, CITG, CIMA, ICAEW, CPA, CFA and or related field of study.


Foreign applicants from accredited/recognized institutions would be considered for admission in consultation with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission for the determination of qualifications for equivalences.


Applicants working in law enforcement agencies who have accounting background will have an added advantage.


Course Structure

Year One, Semester One

MACT 501 Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice 3 0 3
MACT 503 Performance Management 3 0 3
MACT 505 Financial Management 3 0 3
MACT 507 Corporate Governance and Ethics 3 0 3
MACT 509 Practical: Project 5.1. Quantitative Financial Analytics 1 4 3
  Research Seminar 0 0 0
Total   13 4 15


Year One, Semester Two

MACT 502 Advanced Financial Reporting & Accounting Concept 3 0 3
MACT 504 Audit and Assurance 3 0 3
MACT 506 Taxation 2 2 3
MACT 508 Applied Econometrics 3 0 3
MACT 510 Practical: Project 5.2. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 1 4 3
  Research Seminar 0 0  
Total   12 6 15


Year Two, Semester One

Course Code Course Name T P C
MACT 601 Public Sector Accounting, Finance and Economics 3 0 3
MACT 603 Strategic Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
MACT 605 Business Research Methods 3 0 3
MACT 607 Practical: Project 6.1. Advanced Information Systems Audit 1 4 3
MACT 609 Practical: Project 6.2. Thesis 0 6 3
  Research Seminar 0 0 0
TOTAL   10 10 15


Year Two, Semester Two

Course Code Course Name T P C
MACT 602 Accounting and Research Seminars 0 6 3
MACT 604 Project 6.3. Thesis 0 9 12
TOTAL   0 15 15


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