Economics and Accounting BA

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Economics and Accounting BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 16,700

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Leicester’s BA in Economics and Accounting is a great way to gain the skills you’ll need to succeed in business, as well as a potential for CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualification.

    The first year of the program shares the exact same curriculum as Leicester’s Banking and Finance, Business Economics, Economics, and Financial Economics BA programs. That means you can switch between them easily any time before beginning year 2.

    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 BA course is delivered over 4 years, with the third year spent either in an industrial placement or studying abroad.

    Year 1:

    Throughout year 1, you’ll gain a basic understanding of economics as well as the mathematical and statistical skills you’ll need to pursue the rest of your degree.

    Core Modules:

    • Macroeconomics 1
    • Maths for Economics 1 & 2
    • Microeconomics 1
    • Statistics for Economists 1 & 2
    • Topics in Applied Macroeconomics
    • Topics in Applied Microeconomics

    Year 2:

    In year 2 you’ll take core modules in economics and accounting, and select an optional module to begin specialising your degree experience.

    Core Modules:

    • Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • Intermediate Microeconomics
    • Introductory Econometrics
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Topics in Applied Econometrics

    Option modules – choose one from:

    • Principles of Finance
    • Principles of Personal Taxation

    Year 3 (Placement or Study Abroad):

    In your third year, you will have the opportunity to apply for a paid placement position or to study abroad at one of Leicester’s partner institutions.

    A year in industry will give you important real world job skills and help you build your business network. A year abroad will give you an international perspective and help you distinguish yourself from other graduate job applicants.

    Year 4:

    This year will feature only 3 core modules, as well as 4 optional modules and your Dissertation.

    Core Modules:

    • Audit and Assurance
    • Financial Reporting
    • Management Accounting

    Select any 2 modules from this list:

    • Advanced Macroeconomics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Economic History 2
    • International Finance
    • Principles of Business Taxation

    And another 2 from this list:

    • Advanced Microeconomics
    • Business Law for Accountants
    • Industrial Economics
    • Investment Management
    • Management Science

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Leicester’s BA programs typically involve 8 hours of lectures each week, supplemented by 4 hours of tutorials or other classes. There will also be a series of seminars, tutorials and practical studies, which will vary from module to module. Lastly, you will do coursework and group or independent study as well.

    Career Possiblities

    Leicester’s BA program in Economics and Accounting ensures that you have the opportunity to spend a year in industry or studying in an international context. Either one will give you the employability edge over other graduates.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Leicester’s Economics and Accounting program typically requires applicants to have earned 3 A Levels at ABB or higher, or 2 AS Levels can be counted as a single A Level.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall.

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