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Foundation in Accountancy (FIA)

Faculty : Commerce

Fees : Fees

Department : Accounting and Finance

Programme Duration : 



The Foundation in Accountancy (FIA) is a professional qualification offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with the aim of providing accounting skills, competencies and knowledge at the technician level. 


1.1Applicants must have completed the Botswana General Certificate of General Education (BGCSE), or its equivalent, and have achieved at least a pass in any of the following: Mathematics, Commerce, Accounting or Business Studies. OR 

1.2Other qualifications may be considered on their merit as alternatives. This option is subject to approval by the Academic Affairs Board. 

Modules to be covered: 

Introductory Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting 

  • Management Information (MA1) 
  • Recording Financial Transactions (FA1) Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting 
  • Maintaining Financial Records (FA2) 
  • Managing Costs and Finances (MA2) 


Foundation in Accounting 

  • Accountant in Business (FAB) 
  • Foundations in Management Accounting (FMA) 
  • Foundations in Financial Accounting (FFA) 

Foundation in Accounting 

  • Foundations in Auditing (FAU) 
  • Foundations in Financial Management (FFM) 
  • Online Ethics Module 
  • Industrial Attachment 

Career Opportunities 

Candidates choosing to peruse FIA enter a world of unlimited possibilities. 

The FIA qualification provides an excellent foundation to pursue a career in any of the following fields: 

  • Finance Officers 
  • Audit Assistants 
  • Forensic Accountants 
  • Internal Auditor in Business 
  • Business Advisory Services 

Upon completion of FIA Programme students may proceed to study towards the ACCA / BICA qualification gaining exemption at the Fundamentals Level. ACCA / BICA qualification leads to becoming a Chartered Accountant.