Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) was established in 1996 as joint venture between the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), The Debswana Diamond Company and the Botswana Institute of Accountants (BIA). BAC asserts itself as a centre for excellence in the Southern Africa region and beyond. BAC provides the highest quality tertiary education in accounting, finance, business, management, hospitality, leisure, taxation, and ICT. The Institution has two campuses in Gaborone and Francistown with accommodation available.
For over 20 years, we have helped over 20,000 students realize their potential across multiple disciplines including computing, business, entrepreneurship, and several professional courses. Our goal is to build and develop the next generation of leaders by providing high-quality education that will equip them with the skills necessary to lead. We also offer various short-term courses to help equip and empower leaders to further create value in the stratosphere.
To Transform lives in Africa and beyond and develop leaders who make a difference in their businesses, communities and society. We do this through excellence and innovation in teaching, research, outreach and scholarly practice.
Accountability- We accept, own and complete our duties within authority and on time. We honour our commitments and take responsibility for our actions.
Collaboration- We work in partnership with others to create, produce and grow. We believe in the power of teamwork to produce greater results.
Excellence- We strive to excel in every aspect of our work and deliver the highest quality services to our customers and stakeholders.
Innovation- We strive to find creative yet practical ways to transform, solve problems and effect impactful change.
Integrity- Through our actions and words, we uphold high ethical and professional conduct in our engagements.
To be the University of Choice for Business Sciences in Africa and Beyond.
To provide a solution towards the skills capacity building and human capital development to meet the economic needs in Botswana and globally. To achieve this mandate, BAC offers a diverse portfolio of programmes through these schools:
Established in 1996 as joint venture between the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), The Debswana Diamond Company and the Botswana Institute of Accountants (BIA), now BICA
Gaborone Main Campus, in Fairgrounds officially opened
Awarded ‘CIMA learning through partnership’, a quality assurance and prestigious accolade awarded to only two colleges outside of Europe.
New partnership established with the University of De Montford for the delivery of MBA.
Courses for Insurance Institute of South Africa established.
Partnership with the University of Sunderland for the delivery of BSc Computer Systems Engineering.
Awarded Premier Plus status byACCA for quality assurance recognition in Africa.
Conferment of first BSc (Hons) Computer Engineering graduates.
Pronounced the only CIMA Premium Learning Partner in Botswana and one of the Five in Africa.
Francistown campus opens with enrolment of students in AAT.
Partnership with University of Derby to offer MSc Strategic Management and MBA top-up for ACCA and CIMA
Introduction of BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing and Certified Internal Audit programme.
BAC Francistown Campus officially opened.
Partnership with University of Derby for delivery of Business & Leisure degree programmes in International Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management specializing in Hair Dressing and Salon Management.
First cohort for MBA programme top-up graduates
First group of AAT students’ graduation for Francistown Campus.
Introduction of Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) at Francistown campus
Launch of School of Business Leisure as a school.
Acquisition of new building space to expand teaching and learning and hostel accommodation across the Francistown city
School of Business and Leisure introduced BA (Hons)International Tourism Management, BA (Hons)Hospitality Management and BA(Hons) Salon Management at FCTVE, Francistown
SBL partners with Sheffield Hallam University in delivering degree programmes in International Finance and Banking, Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership.
First group of Computing student’s graduation from Francistown Campus.
Launch of the Industry Skills Centre for provision of CCNA, Microsoft Office and SAP Academy to offer ERP.
BAC officially launches leisure programmes at the Francistown campus.
Adoption of Nxakato JSS in Sowa Town
First group of SBL students graduate from Francistown Campus.
20th Anniversary Celebrations.
Won the 2016 Diamond Arrow Award from PMR Africa.
Won the 2016 AAT International Training Provider of the Year award.
Adoption of Sebele I Primary School in Molepolole
Won 2017 BICA Best Tuition Provider.
Introduction of Executive MBA and MA Procurement and Logistics Management in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.
BICA graduates first 8 Graduates all studied at BAC.
Introduction of CIPS.
Launch of School of Postgraduate Studies as a School.
Francistown Campus relocates from Barclays Plaza to a new campus - FCE.
BAC-CIMA student wins Position 7 in the World for Operational Case Study
Accredited as an Education and Training Provider
Introduction on Professional Degree in Insurance in partnership with Insurance Institute of South Africa.
1st Woman from Africa and First BAC Lecturer to Win AAT International Tutor Awards at the AAT Training Provider Conference.
BAC Admits 2018 Barclays F.G Mogae Scholarship Beneficiaries to Study MastersProgrammes.
Launch of Online LearningStudy Mode for (AAT, ACCA,CIMA, BICA and CFA).
School of Computing and Information Systems moves to a new campus at Somerset Industrial (Francistown).
BAC Lecturer Nominated highest perfoming instructure in Botswana at the Annual CISCO Safari Conference in South Africa.
More than 13 000 Graduates at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
20 of 23 BICA graduates are BAC alumni.
Launch of Online learning in Eswatini.
Introduction of data sim-cards, laptops and tablets for students to enable remote learning support.
Opening of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship centre at the Francistown campus.
Partnership between Microsoft App Factory and BIH for student innovation and entrepreneurship projects
BSc(Hons) Computing Systems Engineering Student becomes 1st Motswana and one of the 5 in Southern Africa to be Selected by Google to become a Google Developer Student Lead.