Accounting and Finance BA

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Accounting and Finance BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of West London’s BA degree in Accounting and Finance is designed not just to increase your technical skills and employability. It is designed to help you realise your full potential in a complex, competitive yet very rewarding discipline, and in the business world generally.

    You’ll learn the core principles of both finance and accounting, as well as developing the skills employers in the financial world demand from graduate employees. All fo your tutors will have earned their professional qualifications and have built invaluable experience working n commerce and industry, ensuring that what you learn has real world application.

    You’ll earn more exemptions from testing into organisations like CIMA, the ACCA or the ICAEW with West London’s BA program than any other. Up to nine expiations are possible from ACCA testing alone. The pathway to becoming certified as an accountant can take as little as 2 years form graduation!

    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 degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time. However, you may take a year of work experience as an intern after year 2, making this a 4 year program in total.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Computer Skills for Accountants
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Management Accounting
    • Professional Skills for Accountants
    • Quantitative Methods

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Auditing in Context
    • Business and Corporate Law
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Management Accounting
    • Taxation

    Year in Internship

    Though this is optional, all students are encouraged to sign up for a year of professional experience as a paid or unpaid intern. This will give you an incredibly valuable store of real world experience. Perhaps more importantly, it will allow you to start building a professional network.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Taxation
    • Auditing
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Modelling
    • Financial Reporting
    • International Business Finance
    • Performance Management and Control
    • Project

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of West London’s Accounting and Finance BA program is delivered primarily as modules, though you’ll do ore project-work as you study at higher levels. Almost all of the modules you take will include practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials, small seminars and large, formal lecture classes.

    Your progress will be assessed via written exams and several types of coursework in years one and two, and by a combination of coursework and both written and practical exams in your final year.

    Career Possiblities

    A career in Accounting and / or Finance is an excellent choice as employment is strong no matter how the economy is performing – in fact, when times are hard most organisations spend more effort looking after their money, not less. Most students do go on to take the ACCA examinations, increasing their employability still further. Many recent graduates of the program have found rewarding work as Taxation Experts, Corporate Finance Professionals, Auditors, Management Accountants and Financial Accountants.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112-120 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent. The full list of qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test such as the IELTS.

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