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Department of Accounting - Program

Department Chair: Rabindranath Bhattacharya

The Department's primary objective for the Accounting program is to expose students to the many facets of accounting. It provides accounting and business knowledge about practical and conceptual accounting, and the use of accounting information for effective managerial decision-making purposes. The program prepares students for careers in private, public, and non-profit organizations. It also provides a solid undergraduate foundation for students interested in continuing on to graduate programs in Accounting or other fields of study. The Department of Accounting reviews its curriculum on a regular basis to meet the dynamic needs of labor markets - local and international.


The mission for the Department of Accounting at American University of Kuwait is to produce accounting graduates who have the academic and professional base of knowledge to meet real world challenges.


The vision of the Department of Accounting is to be recognized for its excellence in teaching, accounting research and professional services.


  • Appreciation of diversity of people and perspectives
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Concern for students and emphasis on the need for accounting students to learn to think critically and communicate effectively
  • Integrity and ethics
  • Global orientation


Upon completion of the BBA major in Accounting, the student will be able to:

  • Construct, interpret, compare, and evaluate company annual reports - including the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
  • Identify and use key measures of financial and nonfinancial performance evaluation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Explain and illustrate the nature and purpose of International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Provide an appreciation of the different institutional issues and accounting practices in an international context.
  • Describe the nature of ethical problems facing financial and management accountants, and identify possible impediments to ethical behavior.
  • Critically compare and contrast traditional and modern costing methods.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of short term and long-term decision-making principles and techniques.


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