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The Department of Accounting is an offshoot of the defunct Department of Management Sciences, one of the six foundation departments of Veritas University Abuja (The Catholic University of Nigeria), which took off in the 2008/2009 academic session after the University was established in 2007. From its inception, the defunct Department of Management Sciences offered two undergraduate degree programmes, namely,

  1. B. Sc. (Accounting)
  2. B. Sc. (Marketing and Advertising)
In 2013, these programmes became independent departments.

The academic curricula of the Department is based on the Benchmark and Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) as stipulated by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the examination syllabi of the relevant professional bodies, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), to which many of the undergraduate students aspire to belong.

Our Programmes

B.Sc. Accounting

The undergraduate programme of the Department has come as a private-sector Catholic university initiative to satisfy the needs of Nigerians and non-Nigerians for high quality education in Accounting.

This undergraduate programme leads to the award of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with the following objectives:
  • Producing graduates with strong moral character who are sufficiently trained in the humanities, social sciences, and management disciplines to prepare them for the variety of job opportunities that will be open to them after graduation.
  • Preparing the graduates for the tasks that they may be confronted with in life and enable them to bring their training to bear in whatever roles they may be called upon to play in the cause of national development.
  • Preparing the graduates to fit into varieties of job opportunities in teaching, research and development, and management positions in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
  • Building strong capacity for developing entrepreneurial skills in the graduates for optimal utilization of their talents and professional, vocational, and skills training for self-employment so that they will become creators of jobs, rather than job-seekers.

Department Contact Info

Faculty of Management Sciences

Block C
Veritas University, Abuja


Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Our Mission
Admission Requirement
Departmental Staff

To make its Accounting programme responsive to the needs of the graduates, the government, industry, and the society thereby supporting the socioeconomic and moral development of the country and scientific research to advance knowledge in the disciplines it offers.

Admission Requirement


Candidates seeking admission through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level of any of the four-year programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree of the Department should possess a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) or its equivalents (GCE/WASCE/NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Economics, Mathematics, and any other two subjects. Equivalent five-subject credits obtained in examinations conducted by the National Board for Technical Education (NABTEB) are also accepted.

In addition, the University requires that the candidate makes an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Furthermore, the University screens all candidates for admission into its degree programmes.

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking Direct Entry admission to the 200-level should possess, in addition to the minimum of five credit passes at the GCE/SSC/NECO examinations, any of the following qualifications:

  • The Advanced Level GCE passes in at least two subjects specified as follows:
  • Business Management, or Economics;
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination in relevant subjects.
  • National Diploma (ND) Upper Credit or equivalent in the subject applied for or related field.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Lower Credit in related field.
  • First degree in a related area from a recognized university.
  • Final stage of the Accounting Technician Scheme (ATS) ICAN examination   

Furthermore, the University reserves the right to screen Direct Entry candidates before admission

Success Musa SENIOR LECTURER View Profile
Matthias O. Ugwudioha Professor View Profile
Ioraver Nyenger Tsegba Professor View Profile
Uchenna Joseph Uwaleke Associate Professor View Profile
Ngozi Eunice Okoroafor LECTURER I View Profile
Magnus Nkemjika Ogujiofor ASSISTANT LECTURER View Profile
AGGREH, Meshack LECTURER I View Profile
Eruse, Edirin Ufuoma ASSISTANT LECTURER View Profile
NNEDU, STANLEY CHINONSO Graduate Assistant View Profile
Angela Chinenye Ibe Assistant Lecturer View Profile
IZEGBU O. Ikechukwu Assistant Lecturer View Profile

Why Study Here?

With over 30 undergraduate programmes and 21 Postgraduate programmes to choose from, Veritas University offers you a unique opportunity to be the very best that you can be.

Located in a serene environment enveloped by nature and boasting state of the art facilities for study and recreation, you are assured that your experience here at Veritas University will be a pleasant one.