The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree provides students with technical financial accounting skills which are complemented with a solid foundation in business management and general education competencies that enhance workplace performance.  The programme is relevant to individuals seeking careers in financial services in a variety of related fields in the public and private sector. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting will earn the Associate in Applied Science – Management with Accounting after the first 61 credits.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).



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    4 Years (FT)
    5-6 Years (PT)


    City / South




                                                COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                         CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

    ACCT 126 Fundamentals of Accounting 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    ACCT 210 Cost and Management Accounting 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1 SOC 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
    BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 MATH 119 Finite Mathematics 3
    ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
    ECON 125 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Students are required to complete fifteen (15) credits taken from the list of courses below
    ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
    ENTP 220 Caribbean Business Environments 4 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 3
    ENTP 310 Managing Family Enterprise HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
    ENTP 410 Social Entrepreneurship 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3
    FINC 205 Financial Management 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 1
    FINC 310 Corporate Finance 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
    LAWW 310 Business Law 3 SCIE 121 Fundamentals of Natural Sciences 3
    MGMT 125 Principles of Management 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
    MGMT 205 Management of Information Systems 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
    MGMT 210 Introduction of Project Management 2 ARTS 120 Survey of Art History 1
    MGMT 300 Organisational Behaviour 3 CLTR 120 Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago 1
    MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing 3 MUSC 120 Introduction to the Study of Music 1
    STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
    Total Credits in the Major Area of Study 55 FREE ELECTIVE COURSES
     SPECIALIZATION COURSES Four (4) elective credits to be taken from courses offered by the College
    ACCT 215 Intermediate Accounting I 3 Total Credits  Free Elective 4
    ACCT 216 Intermediate Accounting II 3
    ACCT 222 Accounting Systems and Applications 3
    ACCT 230 Intermediate Cost Accounting 3
    ACCT 250 Auditing 3
    ACCT 310 Business Tax 3
    ACCT 410 Advanced Financial Reporting 3
    ACCT 415 Advanced Auditing 3
    ACCT 420 Advanced Cost and Management 3
    ACCT 499 Accounting Simulation 4
    Total Credits in Accounting Specialisation 31

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, students must successfully complete 120 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

    Required courses in the major area of study 55 credits
    Required courses in accounting specialization 31 credits
    Total courses in major area of study 86 credits
    Support courses   4 credits
    Core curriculum courses 30 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 120 credits

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