Accounting has been a part of the BIBF fabric since its inception in 1981, with one of the first courses ever run being Introductory Accounting. Over the years, the Accounting function has received significant support from the financial sector. Further growth occurred in 1988 with the shift to new premises, but it was in 2008 when the latest development towards what it is today occurred, with the integration with Information Technology.
The Centre has been put into the limelight in recent years, with the changing financial economy giving rise to the importance of strong fundamentals in Accounting and IT. The Centre demonstrated its relevance throughout the recent financial crisis, obtaining continual feedback from member organisations and recruiting specialists to educate its students and staff. For example, it has been essential to cater to the changes in international accounting standards.
The Centre takes great pride in its recent partnership development approach through which we ensure that students can get the best international qualifications locally. With Morgan International (CMA and CPA), Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (CFAB) and ACCA (DipIF), we have shown our commitment to developing local human capital. The IT section has seen particular evolution as a core skills subject rather than an application subject, due to the rapidity with which technology evolves.