Ethiopia Adventist College Programs


Ethiopia Adventist College Programs

Ethiopia Adventist College Programs

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UNDERLYING ASPECTS OF THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM: Ethiopia Adventist College Programs

Introduction

Times are entirely different due to changes in the environment.  Globally, business is becoming more customer-focused and educators should consider the students, society, the country and the whole world as its customers. With customer-focused orientation, quality and customer satisfaction are first and foremost.  It is high time to re-engineer the focus of education.

A number of public Ethiopian higher education institutions are currently attempting to use Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) as a change management strategy to obtain radical changes all their services. With the advent of the new thinking, the need for paradigm shift to customer-centered approach. One of the many dimensions of the institutional transformation through BPR, curriculum development, is the principal sub-process in the Teaching Learning Core Process. It is presumed to serve as a bridge to link the community /stakeholder and the university. Business organizations are in dire need of industry-relevant graduates, and employers have set certain criteria in selecting accounting graduates needed by their companies.

The College has been using the conventional course based delivery system with its many drawbacks including lack of academic coherence, poor assessment and evaluation, fragmented knowledge, poor quality and relevance of the curriculum as a whole which could not produce highly qualified and competitive graduates to the world of work. These and other concerns over the teaching-learning process have called for institutional transformation which includes the curriculum improvement.

It is in this regard that the Department of Accounting has recently made a major revision of its curriculum.  A thorough review of the existing degree offerings were done and it resulted to changes of the curriculum that had been essentially unchanged for some years.  The revised accounting curriculum will provide students with the combination of a broad business background and technical accounting knowledge necessary for success in this dynamic profession.  It will develop the conceptual and technical accounting skills as well as written and oral communication skills.  The curriculum allows the students to explore a wide range of subject areas.  Graduates of Accounting will then be prepared for professional careers in public accounting, as well as for managerial accounting positions in government and industry. The accounting curriculum also provides an excellent background for students who want to pursue graduate work in business, public administration, or law. Today’s business environment, with increasing responsibilities for analysts and advisers, requires extensive knowledge of individuals entering the accounting profession.

Rationale of the Program

The Accounting program aims to prepare accounting graduates who will serve the professional and technical needs of the community, in particular; and the society, in general; in private and public institutions in the areas of accounting.  Apart from the professional and technical competence required in this field, the department in its teaching methodology, also aims to develop in them moral and ethical values which should be interwoven into the lifestyle of every student in accounting, who in many cases, will become future trustees of financial and other economic resources that belong to an organization.  Studying accounting is an excellent means for students to prepare for their future. Challenging and rewarding professional opportunities are open to students majoring in accounting. The accounting curriculum prepares students for careers in auditing, corporate accounting, management consulting, government and not-for-profit organizations and taxation.

Vision

To be a provider of industry-relevant and highly specialized Accounting education at undergraduate level in Ethiopia.

Mission

The Accounting program strives to provide quality educational experience for undergraduate students pursuing careers in accounting. The Accounting course offered in EAC provide students with broad training in accounting skills.  The program is designed to create an environment which maximizes the development of critical skills such as problem solving, analysis, communication, and teamwork.  Furthermore, the program tries to incorporate business ethics to produce graduates who can honestly and morally serve the society.

Program  Objectives      

Upon completion of the degree, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, the graduates will be able to:

  • Develop the skills, techniques, methods and diligence necessary for the accounting profession.
  • Record, classify, summarize and prepare financial statements based on generally accepting accounting principles accounting to international accounting standards.
  • Analyze and interpret accounting information for management’s decision-making.
  • Establish an accounting system for business or improve an existing one where necessary.
  • Provide management with other important cost and financial information in terms of cost-volume-profit analysis, capital investment evaluation, variance analysis, gross profit analysis, and other aspects in the field of management accounting
  • Develop a system of internal control where assets are protected.
  • Endeavor to make use of technological advancement to enhance efficiency in the practice of accounting profession.
  • Become professionals in the field of accountancy by preparing for the ACCA or CPA Licensure examinations when desired.
  • Prepare a feasibility study and apply it in the actual development of an enterprise.
  • Manifest the enduring values of honesty and integrity in his job assignment, profession and in his relationships with other persons, business and government.

Teaching/Learning Methods

The program’s teaching and learning process includes a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate various student learning styles and provides opportunities that will help students to construct their understanding of the concepts and practices of the respective courses involved. The teaching will be inquiry oriented and is aimed at developing students’ greater independence as individual thinkers and as individuals who are capable to work independently and with groups.

Entrance Requirements

  • Students who have successfully completed preparatory program and passed the entrance exam set by the Ministry of Education (MOE) each year.
  • Students coming from TVET; 10+3 or Level 4 shouldfulfillthe following requirements:

a.  Certificate of Competence.                                                                                                                                                                              b.  Certificate of work experience of the same field at least one year.                                                                                                           c. Pass the entrance exam prepared by the College.

Duration of the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting requires a minimum of 108 credit hours.    This program requires at least three years to complete.

Teaching Staff Profile

Mrs. Marylin U. Gloria, CPA, MSC – Head, Department of Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Mindanao State University, Philippines                                                                                      Certified Public Accountant                                                                                                                                                                                  Master of Commerce in Accounting and Taxation – University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Mr. Desta Obse, MBA                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Ethiopia Adventist College, Ethiopia                                                                                                                           Master of Business Administration in Finance – Dilla University, Ethiopia

Mr. Senberu Bullo, MBA                                                                                                                                                                                           Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Ethiopia Adventist College, Ethiopia                                                                                                                           Master of Business Administration – Dilla University, Ethiopia

Mrs. Habtamnesh Terefe, MSA*                                                                                                                                                                            Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Ethiopia Adventist College, Ethiopia                                                                                                                       Master of Science in Accounting – Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Mr. Gemeda Berisso, MBA*                                                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Ethiopia Adventist College, Ethiopia                                                                                                                 Master of Business Administration – Adventist University of Africa, Kenya

     Program Requirements

Summary:

Course Category                               Credit Hours

Major                                                            64

Cross Departmental                                     33

General Education                                       11

Total                                                           108

 

Community  Development and   leadership: Ethiopia Adventist College Programs

Introduction

The Department of Community Development and Leadership has recently completed a major curriculum revision process.                     Several circumstances led to an intense review of the existing degree offerings, and resulted in changes to the curriculum that had existed since the preceding re-accreditation.  The process of revising and developing this curriculum was driven by the overall need to come up with a curriculum that would meet stakeholders’ changing needs.

Rationale of the Program

Program Focus and Concentration

This program has the following focuses:

  • Development theories and practices with their implications for development policy formulation, implementation and evaluation
  • Development leadership and change management with multidisciplinary— methodological and theoretical—footings to enable and prepare the students for public and private settings of development ;
  • Social and economic development principles with emphasis on poverty reduction and livelihoods development; and Entrepreneurial and small business development principles and practices to ensure the self employment and corporate social development.

Vision

Graduates in Community Development and Leadership work with a holistic approach to the community; making a difference in uplifting of the standards of living in the community; and rendering a service without discrimination in regard to gender, race, and class.

Goals

The goal of this department is to prepare young men and women for service as development agents and development organization leaders, and workers in the local communities, either independently or with government and non-governmental organizations which are committed to bring change through empowerment of the communities and committed service.

Objectives

Community Development and Leadership department endeavors to equip students with knowledge, skills and values in development leadership, and social services and social administration; producing graduates who can make a difference in the work place in various communities.  It aims to impart sound community development principles with sound leadership theory in order to produce competent and committed community development agents. Specifically, the program endeavors to:

  • Provide development workers with the professional development competencies in order to alleviate poverty and enhance national development from the grassroots with the ability to facilitate planning, implementing and monitoring viable Community Projects for people holistic development.
  • Produce graduates with skills for research and data interpretation, initiating and implement responsive programs in the community.
  • Prepare individuals that will offer social welfare and social services to communities without regard to class, gender or race.
  • Establish community development programs with excellence in rural improvement and poverty alleviation in rural and urban communities with components of research and adult literacy.
  • Establish entrepreneurial and income-generating programs for development and the facilitation of self-reliance.
  • Prepare students for graduate studies with a Commitment to be agents of change in this World.

Entrance Requirements

The following criteria should be fulfilled by the students to be accepted in to the program:

  • Students who have successfully completed preparatory program and passed entrance exam set by the Ministry of Education (MOE) each year.
  • Students coming from TVET Level 4 should secure or fulfillthe following requirements:
  1. Certificate of Competence
  2. Certificate of work experience of the same field at least one year
  3. Pass the entrance exam prepared by the College.Duration of the Program

    The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Development and Leadership requires 111 credit hours, which requires three years of total six semesters to be completed.

    Requirements for Graduation

    The candidate for graduation must have acquired a minimum of D grade in his/her general education courses and a grade of C- in the major area courses to be accepted for graduation provided that the CGPA is 2.0 or above and CGPA in major area is 2.25 or above.

    Summary of Program Requirements

    Course Category                                           Credit Hours

    Major Courses                                                 70

    Supportive Courses                                         24

    General Education Courses                            17

    Total                                                                          111

Management: Ethiopia Adventist College Programs

Dr. Athanase Rutebuka Department Head

Mission
The Management program strives to provide quality educational experience for undergraduate students pursuing careers in management. The courses offered in EAC provide students with broad training in managerial skills and knowledge required.  The program is designed to create an environment which maximizes the development of critical skills such as problem solving, analysis, communication, and teamwork.  Furthermore, the program tries to incorporate business ethics to produce graduates who can honestly and morally serve the society.      Vision
To be a provider of industry-relevant and highly specialized management education at undergraduate level in Ethiopia.                         Program Overview

The newly revised and updated Management program meets the new Educational Policy of Ethiopia requiring students joining the program from preparatory (high school) school to complete their bachelor’s program in three years. When the current management curriculum was designed, attempt was made to integrate suggestions from various stakeholders. Suggestions from these sources indicated that new courses emphasizing computer skills, human resource management knowledge, communication skills, and leadership skills would be desirable. Many of these suggestions have been incorporated in the program.

Rationale of the Program

The rationale of running a management program at Ethiopia Adventist College is twofold. First, management is a crucial element in economic growth of a country. It brings together the factors of production: money, machinery, men, methods, markets and materials to enable the country to experience economic development. A country with enough capital, human and other natural resources can still be poor if it does not have competent managers to combine and coordinate these resources. In the words of Peter F. Drucker, “without management a country’s resources of production remain resources and never become products.” He also noted that “there is no under developed nation as such, but under managed ones.” Second, managers create jobs on one hand and products and services on the other hand.

Program Objectives:                                                                                                                                                                                       Through its programs the department has the objective of producing professionals:

  • capable of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling activities of private, public, non-governmental and governmental organizations.
  • who can competently manage marketing, finance operations, human resources, materials, information resources, etc.
  • who are responsive and effective in working with and through others as well as capable of making and implementing decisions.
  • capable of searching and developing opportunities as well as tackling problems.
  • able to face the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s highly complex and competitive environment.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The program’s teaching and learning process includes a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate various student learning styles and provides opportunities that will help students to construct their understanding of the concepts and practices of the respective courses involved. The teaching is inquiry-oriented and is aimed at developing students’ greater independence as individual thinkers and as individuals who are capable to work independently and with groups. The program uses various types of teaching and learning methods appropriate to each course.

 

Theology

EAC Theology department runs a degree program that trains the students for the pastoral and teaching ministry in Ethiopia Union Mission of SDA.     It runs a degree programs in Theology and a diploma in Religion. The Department is committed to equipping the students with theological and religious, pastoral knowledge, skill for service to the church and community. The Theology students have opportunities of on-hands training, evangelism and internship on and off campus. A curriculum for Bachelor of Arts in Theology has a total credit of 138 units. The curriculum for Diploma in Religion has a total credit of 83 units

CONTACT ADDRESSES: Ethiopia Adventist College Programs

Office of the President:
Email: president@eac.edu.et
Telephone: +251 461 180 226
Office of Academic Dean:
Email: mishika@aiias.edu
Telephone: +251 461 180 227