Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Work

The BA in Social Work is designed to prepare generalist social workers whose practice is characterised by quality, competence, respect, dedication to professional principles and the pursuit of social and economic justice. Students develop social work skills that enable them to help people understand and manage the conditions of their daily living, accomplish life tasks and realise individual and collective aspirations. The programme’s focus is on critical thinking; practice without discrimination; respect for human diversity; advocacy; ethics; analysis of social policies; social change; the use of supervision in practice; evaluation of research studies; and the use of evidence-based theoretical frameworks to understand human development across the life span.

Through course work and the field work practicum, students engage in the helping change process while interfacing with the Bahamian community. Under the supervision of a social work practitioner, the field experience provides a period of orientation, observation and supervised practice in the delivery of social services.  Students are exposed to a range of social work roles and tasks and develop competencies necessary for generalist social work practice.

BA in Social Work graduates are practitioners who are able to function proficiently in generalist social work practice with diverse multicultural clients and at-risk populations in a variety of government and private social service agencies.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting

The BBA in Accounting provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles of accounting, its operations, professional ethics and services. Students obtain an in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and international accounting standards enabling them to perform financial and governmental accounting, auditing and attestation functions, fraud and forensic accounting and taxation functions in the private and public sectors both locally and internationally. Students utilise ethical practices in keeping with accounting standards and established criteria. They learn to prepare financial statements using appropriate software and other spread sheet programmes; to audit components of financial statements; apply and analyse accounting principles; and apply research skills to provide informed recommendations. Students are encouraged to join UB’s Institute of Internal Auditors Club and The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants Student Chapter.

BBA in Accounting graduates are provided with knowledge, expertise and skillsets that are transferable to the work environment. They obtain accounting and auditing positions in the public and private sectors both locally and internationally and successfully complete the Certified Public Accountants Examination (CPA), the Certified Internal Auditors Examination (CIA) and the Certified Fraud Examiners Examination (CFE) within a year after graduation.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management

The BBA in Managementprovides students with a broad range of management competencies and skillsets. Students are exposed to a variety of business courses such as entrepreneurship, project management, economics and finance, computer information systems, accounting, marketing and statistics.  They acquire proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites; utilise statistical packages such as Minitab and SPSS;and are able to review computer generated management information to make informed decisions. They learn to prepare financial statements and compile management accounting data. They also learn to assess the economic environment and organisational human capital requirements and to recruit, train and manage human capital. Students are required to take two research courses to prepare them for the workplace or for graduate studies.

BBA in Management graduates are able to engage in innovative solutions to the benefit of all stakeholders and can utilise project management techniques to ensure efficient, desirable outcomes. They are able to assume entry-level positions in local and international industries, become entrepreneurs or pursue graduate studies.

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Primary Certification

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Secondary Certification: Business Studies

The BEd Secondary Certification in Business Studies prepares students to provide instruction up to the twelfth grade level and in accelerated school-based programmes. Students are exposed to accounting principles related to the accounting cycle of a sole trader in a service or merchandising enterprise, to principles for partnerships and corporations and other related issues. They learn about management and computerised accounting, financial management and the role of various systems and users. In two instructional methods courses, prospective teachers discuss best practices in planning, preparing, presenting and evaluating lessons. Under the guidance of a faculty supervisor and field cooperating teacher, they complete their capstone requirement – Teaching Practice – applying pedagogical theory, skill and competencies to practice.

Associate of Business Administration (A.B.A.) in Computer Information Systems

The ABA in Computer Information Systems is designed specifically for students at UB-North. This programme provides students with the requisite skills and technical competencies for entry-level positions in both the private and public sectors. It is ideally suited for students who plan to work in the computing environment or students planning to matriculate into the Bachelor of Business Administration Computer Information Systems degree programme.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.Sc.) in Electro-Mechanical Technology (cyclical)

The AASc in Electro-Mechanical Technology, designed specifically for students at UB-North, seeks to provide a cadre of world class tradesmen in the key areas of Metal Fabrication, Welding, Mechanical and Pipefitting.  Students are exposed to a broad range of general and specific technical education courses and are provided with the necessary theoretical and laboratory preparation for the trade application.  Students take foundational courses in General Physics, AC Circuits, Statics and Chemistry; they take courses in Material Science, Dynamics, Electrical Devices and Machines; and select three of the following areas for in-depth study and analysis — Fluid Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Mechanical Fabrication Technology, Electrical Devices and Machines II. The AASc in Electro-Mechanical Technology ensures that studentslearn concepts and principles, develop problem solving skills and participate in field experiences which link theory to practice.

Academic Enhancement Progamme (AEP)

Recent high school graduates between the ages of 16 to 24 years who wish to attend UB but who do not meet requirements for direct entry into a degree programme may enrol in the Academic Enhancement Programme, a seven-week academically-intensive enrichment experience. A one-time opportunity, students must complete all courses within the seven weeks with a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each course. Students complete nine courses

Mature Academic Enhancement Programme

This programme is designed for adults 25 years and older who do not meet requirements for direct entry but who wish to enrol in a UB associate or bachelor degree programme. The Mature Academic Enhancement Programme is offered during the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters and summer (May) sessions. Students take courses in Mathematics and English. However, students interested in a degree in Nursing, Biology or Chemistry must complete Academic Enhancement Biology and Chemistry if they do not have BGCSE (or GCE) passes with grade ‘C’ or higher in these subjects. Students who wish to pursue a degree in primary education must complete Academic Enhancement General Science.  Students who successfully complete the Mature Academic Enhancement Programme are admitted into the UB associate or bachelor degree programme of choice.

Basic Upgrading Programme for Traditional Age Students

This programme provides upgrading courses to traditional age students between the ages of 16 to 24 years who have completedhighschool but do not meet the requirements for the Academic Enhancement Programme. Upon successfulcompletion ofthisprogramme,studentsareacceptedintothe Academic EnhancementProgramme.