Program Details


This syllabus provides a foundation for further study of Accounting at pre-professional and professional levels. It provides opportunities for individuals to acquire relevant competencies, attitudes and values for the work environment and to develop an awareness of the social and ethical responsibilities of accountants and users of financial information regionally and internationally.

Business Studies – Accounts


Candidate MUST have Five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency including Mathematics, English and Priniciple of Accounts.



The first is the award of a Certificate showing each CAPE Unit completed.

The second is the CAPE Diploma, awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed at least six Units, including Caribbean Studies.

The third is the CAPE Associate Degree, awarded for the satisfactory completion of ten CAPE Units including Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies and Integrated Mathematics.

To qualify for an Associate Degree, you require ten (10) units, including Communication Studies, Caribbean Studies, Integrated Mathematics, 4 core courses based on your specialization, 2 approved adjunct/supporting courses and 1 other elective course of your choice.


General Education Requirements

Communication Studies Caribbean Studies Integrated Maths
COMM1001 Module 1 - Gathering and Processing Information
COMM1002 Module 2 - Language and Community
COMM1003 Module 3 - Speaking and Writing
CCST1181 Module 1 - Caribbean Society and Culture
CCST1182 Module 2 - Issues in Caribbean Development
CCST1183 Module 3 - Investigating Issues in the Caribbean
CMTH1331 Module 1 - Foundations of Mathematics
CMTH1332 Module 2 - Statistics
CMTH1333 Module 3 - Calculus

Core Courses

Financial Accounting Unit 1
ACCT1011 Module 1 - Accounting Theory, Recording and Control Systems
ACCT1012 Module 2 - Preparation of Financial Statements
ACCT1013 Module 3 - Financial Reporting and Interpretation

Cost and Management Accounting Unit 2
ACCT2011 Module 1 - Costing Principles
ACCT2012 Module 2 - Costing Systems
ACCT2013 Module 3 - Planning and Decision Making

Management of Business Unit 1: Management Principles and Processes
MGMT1121 Module 1 - Business and its Environment
MGMT1122 Module 2 - The Management of People
MGMT1123 Module 3 - Business Finance and Accounting

Management of Business Unit 2: Application in Management

MGMT2121 Module 1 - Production and Operations Management
MGMT2122 Module 2 - Fundamentals of Marketing
MGMT2123 Module 3 - Small Business Management



Adjunct/Supporting Courses

Candidates pursuing the CXC CAPE Associate Degree are required to select at least two CAPE® Units from the Approved Adjunct/Supporting Course Listing in order to fulfil the requirements of the degree.

  • One Unit must be selected from the Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • The second Unit must be selected from the Natural, Physical Sciences and Technology OR Social, and Behavioural Sciences.


At least 2 single Units can be chosen from any of the CAPE® options based on the following categories:

Humanities and Fine Arts

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Natural, Physical Sciences and Technology

Art and Design Unit 1 

Economics Unit 1 or 2

Applied Mathematics Unit 1  

French Unit 1 

Entrepreneurship Unit 1 or 2

Biology Unit 1  

History Unit 2

Geography Unit 1 or 2

Pure Mathematics Unit 1

Law Unit 1

Sociology Unit 1 or 2

Environmental Science Unit 1 or 2

Spanish Unit 1 


Information Technology Unit 1 or 2








Choose one units from any other CAPE® syllabus


CAPE Subjects CSEC Subjects
Applied Mathematics
Art & Design
Caribbean Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Digital Media
Environmental Science
Information Technology
Integrated Mathematics
Literatures in English
Management of Business
Pure Mathematics
Principles of Accounts
Visual Arts or Clothing & Textiles, or Technical Drawing, or Information Technology, or Woodwork
Biology, Chemistry
Chemistry, Mathematics
Information Technology , Mathematics
None but Information Technology and Visual Arts are assets
None but Economics and Mathematics are assets
Geography, Integrated Science or Chemistry or Physics or Biology
None but English A is an asset
French but English B is an asset
Information Technology
History or English B
English A, English B
Principles of Accounts is an asset
Physics, Mathematics
History or Social Studies or Geography
Spanish but English B is an asset
None but English A is an asset


**Note Well

Even if the student has done the examination at CSEC and has failed, he/she will be eligible as he/she will have knowledge of the content.

When it is mentioned that a prerequisite is an asset, it does not mean that one cannot pursue the course of study. It means that further advisement must be sought with the lecturer of that subject to make an assesment to determine if the student does not have that particular prerequisite labelled as an asset.