Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Overview

If you're an EU or international student and want to top up your diploma in accounting to degree level, this top up BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management top-up degree course is for you.

You'll build on your previous studies, developing analytical, technical and commercial skills that are sought-after in business. You'll develop your English language ability alongside other international students and emerge with the qualities you need for roles in areas such as accounting, financial analysis and stockbroking.

What you'll experience

On this Accountancy and Financial Management Top Up degree course, you'll:

  • Be taught by professionally qualified staff who have industry experience and expert academic researchers
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the aspects of accountancy and finance management that interest you most and match your career ambitions
  • Be exempt from professional body accounting examinations (for example, ACCA) when you complete certain units successfully
  • Use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data
  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn to real scenarios

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course if you're eligible to work in the UK.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your CV.

What you'll study
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Modules

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Accounting Packages and Information Systems
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Personal Finance
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Taxation

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:

  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Global Financial Management

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Dissertation
  • Financial Investment Project
  • International Accounting Project
  • Independent Study Project
  • Auditing

How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • self-led project or dissertation
  • group work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

You could work in an accounting firm or larger company to complete your accountancy training, use your expertise within the financial sector or branch out into a more general management position.

Previous students have gone on roles such as:

  • management accountant
  • financial analyst
  • management consultant
  • stockbroker
  • finance manager

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. 120 first year HE credits.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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