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BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Gain a sound understanding of finance and accounting as you prepare for a career in the financial world. The course design enables students to gain specific exemptions from professional accountancy bodies. The course is designed in consultation with leading employers and professional bodies. Achieve the CIMA Business Certificate after successful completion of year one. Gain industry-recognised certifications from CIMA, SAGE: ACCPAC and Microsoft Excel. Qualify for exemptions from CIMA, ACCA and BICA (ICAEW) professional exams.

Accounting is the collection and recording of information about all financial transactions of an entity, and reporting and interpreting the results of those transactions. Finance is the process by which the financial operations of an entity are managed, including decisions about obtaining capital and whether to buy additional assets. On this programme, learners explore both areas and the links between them to prepare you for a related career. As well as developing technical accounting and finance skills, you also enhance vital numerical, decision making and communication skills which enables learners to understand and explain financial information. Learn using case studies enables lerners to apply their learning to real-world situations.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have passed Form 5 BGCSE or IGCSE, or equivalent, in a minimum of 6 Subjects, including Mathematics and English Language. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a pass (C) in Maths and English.

 

Duration of the Programme

The duration of the programme, including the Bridging course is: 3 years 4 months. The programme is offered on a full-time basis. The academic year of the degree programme starts September, but students are required to complete the Bridging Programme before September – usually May to August.

Career Prospects

 A student completing the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance can expect to work in accounting and audit firms, banks, and at the managerial level of any business enterprise. The student can go into any finance or accounting role such as accountant, finance manager or management accountant. Graduates gain immediate recognition and exemptions from the leading Professional Bodies including CIMA, ACCA and BICA (ICAEW). The immediate exemptions are as follows: CIMA = 7 exemptions; ACCA = 9exemptions; BICA = 7 exemptions.

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