Accounting & Finance BA

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Accounting & Finance BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 1,820 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,845

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The BA degree in Accounting and Finance provided by Edinburgh Napier University is one of the best in the country, and contributes substantially to the university’s admirable 95% 6 month graduate employment rate. The program is intended to convey world class financial services expertise, as well as ensuring that students have everything they need to enter employment or further their academic careers.

    It is technically a 4 year degree program, though some students can enter directly into the 3rd or even 4th year if they have sufficient experience or qualifications. Many students do this after transferring from another university course, either at Napier or elsewhere. Successfully completing a related HND would also qualify one for advanced entry.

    No matter what learning pathway you select, you’ll gain a firm basis in the principles of both accounting and finance, preparing you for many different business careers. It is a highly customisable course with many elective options.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 4 years at full time.

    Year 1

    Your first year will see you learning the basic business, numeracy and professionals kills that will support your later learning and prepare you for more advanced modules.

    Year 2

    In the second year of the program you’ll begin to learn about the skills accountancy and financial services professionals are expected to offer potential employers. You’ll also gain experience using real world business tools and applications.

    Year 3

    This will be the first year for many students who qualify for advanced placement. You’ll study the requirements of managing risk and reporting financial information, in addition to taking a few electives.

    Modules:

    • Advanced Corporate Reporting
    • Corporate Financial Management
    • Corporate Risk Management
    • You’ll also select three optional modules, listed below.

    Year 4

    In your final year, you’ll prepare a detailed dissertation, as well as choosing a last few elective modules.

    Modules:

    • Current Issues in Finance
    • Dissertation
    • You’ll also select three optional modules, listed below.

    Optional Modules:

    • Advanced Management Accounting
    • Contemporary Corporate Finance
    • Economics of Business Strategy
    • Financial Services Risk Management
    • Global Financial Markets
    • IT & Financial Services

    Learning & Teaching

    Edinburgh Napier University relies on several teaching methods. The exact methods used are chosen by the course tutor, in accordance with the demands of the material and their own skills and preferences. However, almost all modules make use of both large, formal lectures and smaller, more interactive tutorials.

    This is an advanced honours degree program, so you’ll also complete many hours of independent reading and study for every hour spent in the classroom.

    Career Possiblities

    Edinburgh Napier University’s BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance offers excellent employment prospects in a wide range of business and financial services roles. You’ll be well equipped for a career in management upon graduation. Other options include roles like Assistant Accountant, Stock Broker, Funds Manager, or Investment Banker.

    Students who wish to pursue a professional career in accountancy will need to undertake a professional qualification upon graduating. Many on this path accept trainee accounting roles.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA (Hons) degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded an HND in Accounting before they can apply to year 3, but other qualifications are also accepted.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good score on the IELTS would qualify, for example. The full list of accepted qualifications for international students can be found here.

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