BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting

This three-year programme is designed to equip you for a successful career in the accountancy profession or financial sector, or for a financial role in industry or government. The BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree is specifically designed for those students who wish to go on, after graduation, to become a qualified accountant in order to pursue a career, either in professional practice, or in corporate finance. A degree  in accounting and finance has long been viewed as an excellent grounding for a career in business, regardless of whether you intend to become a professionally qualified accountant or not.

What you need to know about Finance and Accounting

This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-­world business situations. For students that are already considering undertaking a professional accounting qualification, the degree has been structured to provide the maximum possible number of exemptions (9 foundations papers in total) from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative analysis.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree syllabus has also been carefully designed to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy. This enables students to gain an excellent grounding in accounting and finance tools and techniques together with the wider understanding and real-world insights required by all finance professionals.

This programme also delves into various aspects of business operations, from the challenges of managing people, processes and customers to the way organisations operate within a global political, legal and social environment. The demand for qualified accounting and finance professionals continues to grow internationally. The course offers you a route into the financial professions, as well as fostering skills that are vital to a range of careers in business. This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-world business situations.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

There is a wide range of career opportunities for graduates, including both public and private sector. This course is ideal if you are planning to obtain a professional qualification after graduation and become an accountant, or if you wish to pursue a career within accounting, finance or banking sector.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Director/Manager
  • Accounting/Accounts Supervisor
  • Accounting Vice President
  • Assistant Director Of Finance
  • Audit Supervisor
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Analyst/Manager
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Accounting/Financial Officer
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Contracts And Financial Compliance Manager
  • Controller
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Payroll Manager/Analyst
  • Director Of Financial Operations
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Company Secretary
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Management Consultant
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Retail Banker
  • Financial Consultant/Analyst
  • Financial Assurance Manager/Specialist
  • Senior Budget/Financial Analyst
  • Senior Cash Management Analyst
  • Financial Engineer

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Business Planning
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • The Accountant in Business
  • Business and Company Law
  • The Economic Environment

Year 2

  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Managing Business Performance
  • Financial Reporting for Business
  • Taxation for Business
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting/Decision Making
  • Accounting Software and Models
  • Financial Environment

Year 3

  • Financial Management in Organisations
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Auditing
  • Major Project
  • Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Audit and Forensic Investigations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting Project

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

MBA in Finance Master Degree

This MBA in Finance Master Degree has been designed for those ready to make the leap into management roles from an existing job and those who are aspiring to become managers. The course has a particular focus on the finance function and considers ways in which resources can be managed to support business development, particularly internationally.

What you need to know about The MBA in Finance Master Degree

The MBA in Finance Master Degree course prepares you for senior roles that have major financial responsibility. The course will provide you with the ability to apply and critically evaluate a range of financial techniques. Our aim is to accelerate your progress towards well-paid positions of leadership.

The course will develop knowledgeable and capable executives, who will move quickly into key positions in the financial sector. The degree focuses on the operation of financial markets and the strategic management of financial entities.

You will gain practical insight and skills in a range of financial and strategic management topics in financial services and markets. You will develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors. Case studies and contemporary issues figure prominently in the programme.

You will develop a deep strategic understanding of the different functions within organisations. You will also learn how to re-apply the best of international management practices and how to implement approaches that deliver outstanding results. Therefore, MBA in Finance is most sought programme in across the world.

In this MBA in Finance Master Degree course, the students are offered the knowledge and skills of analytical thinking, continuous process, concept of managerial decision, maintaining balance between risk & profitability, coordination process and centralised nature.

The course is included with the corporate finance, budgeting, costing, international finance, investment & securities and working capital management. These subjects prepare the students to work with any financial organisation.

The MBA in Finance Master Degree is designed to allow you to develop an understanding of key aspects of business and management. You will study topics related to accounting and finance, human resource management, marketing and strategic management. By the end of these modules you will have an understanding of these critical aspects of business. Those who major in Finance will also study international finance.

Course Length:  1 year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

Financial knowledge is a key component in many aspects of the business world. For this reason, a background and finance can open a number of doors for employment options. The range of careers open to graduates with an MBA in Finance comes with a corresponding range of potential salaries.

You may feel that an advisory role in a large investment bank may be the way forward. Opportunities may also lie within accountancy, corporate finance, insurance and risk management.

Example of job opportunities for graduate with an MBA degree in Finance:

  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Financial Analyst/Manager
  • Corporate Risk Department Manager
  • Collections Department Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Relationship Manager
  • Research Analyst/Director
  • Manager Of A Finance Department
  • Finance Project Manager
  • Financial Control Manager/Director
  • Financial Research Analyst
  • Financial/Securities/Investments Analyst

Finance Director/Manager/Chief

  • Financial Administrator/Manager/Director
  • Financial Evaluations Director
  • Financing And Administration Director
  • Financial Planning And Reporting Director/Manager
  • Audit And Compliance Director
  • Auditing Department Manager
  • Audit And Compliance Director
  • Investments Research Director
  • Revenue Accounting And Controls Section Chief
  • Business Analyst
  • Assigned Public Accountants Chief
  • Assistant Accounting Manager
  • Credit Risk Management Analyst
  • Commercial Or Investment Banker
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Accounting Director/Manager
  • Accounting And Financial Control Chief/Director
  • Group Accounting Manager
  • Treasurer
  • Collections Department Manager
  • Real Estate Or Insurance Finance Manager

And more;

  • Applicants are required to submit proof of Bachelor Degree Diploma;
  • For candidates with over 5 years’ experience at a managerial level but without an undergraduate degree the programme leader will review applicants based upon their suitability for the course;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;
  • Management, Accounting and Control
  • Financial Management and Control
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business Environment
  • Global Corporate Strategy
  • Information Management
  • MBA Dissertation

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability, and critical thinking. Coursework often involves both individual and group-based working and utilises case studies and problem solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, with both seen and unseen questions.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England        

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, who wants to apply for a postgraduate course you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company. If you’re starting a master’s degree, you could get a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,609 to help with course fees and living costs. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.

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