Diploma in Accountancy and Microfinance

  • FeeTZS 900,000
  • LevelOrdinary Diploma
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Duration 3 Years (Form IV), 2 Years (Form VI)
  • Starting DateOctober, 2023


This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the microfinance fundamentals and how microfinance activities are implemented, evaluated and managed. The course is expected to develop competencies necessary for effective management of Microfinance Institutions. A graduate in Accountancy and Microfinance diploma is expected to acquire competences and skills necessary to keep financial records and manage microfinance institutions. In addition, the course will provide an understanding of principles and good practices in managing microfinance institutions.  The course is designed to address the needs of financial institutions and SACCOS in the area of accountancy and Microfinance.

What you'll study
Semester I

  • Basics of Bookkeeping & Store Keeping
  • Elementary Business Mathematics
  • Elements of Computer Systems
  • Commercial knowledge
  • Basics of Communication Skills
Semester II

  • Book-Keeping and Accounts
  • Elementary Computer Networking
  • Elementary Business Finance
  • Elements of Costing
  • Basics of Computer Applications in Business
Semester I

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Basic Accounting Systems
  • Store and Stock Control
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Operating systems concepts
  • Communication Skills and Office Practice
Semester II

  • Introduction to Accounts and Auditing
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Maintenance
  • Practical Training
Semester I

  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and Auditing
  • Database Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Business finance
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Information System Analysis
Semester II

  • Taxation
  • Principles of Cost Accounting
  • Web Programming
  • Introduction to Business law
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
Entry Requirements

Form IV (3 Years Programme)

  1. Certificate of Secondary Education with 4 Passes in Non- Religious Studies.

Form VI (2 Years Programme)

  1. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination with One Principal Pass and One Subsidiary Pass.
  2. Or any other equivalent qualification e.g. certificate of any recognized institution field of study.