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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

This course achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017

Course overview

On this course, you will learn the principles of accounting and finance, while developing the key skills you need to succeed in the financial marketplace.

This course aims to realise your potential while at the same time increasing your skills and employment prospects. We provide you with all the tools, techniques and experience you need to succeed in a highly competitive financial world.

Our tutors are professionally qualified and have worked in industry, giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge.

Why choose this course

The accountants in our teaching team are all professionally qualified, the majority with the Big Four accounting firms. All our teaching staff pride themselves on putting our students first, and you will always have academic support when you need it. Your tutors will work with you as an individual to make the most of your career opportunities.

How you learn is almost as important as what you learn, and it is our job to ensure we give you all the information you need in as interesting and varied a way as possible.

You will listen, learn, discuss and gain hands-on experience of how business and finance work through:

Lectures

Seminars

Tutorials

Workshops


At the University of West London, we aim to combine traditional academic teaching with up-to-date training in the skills needed to be successful in the modern world.

Studying with us

The course will help you develop the practical skills essential for success in your chosen career. In five years, you can earn a prestigious honours degree together with a professional accounting qualification.

Modules

Year one (Level 4)

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Introduction to Management Accounting

Professional Skills for Accountants

Quantitative Methods

Introduction to Economics

Computer Skills for Accountants

Year two (Level 5)

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Financial Management

Taxation

Auditing in Context

Business and Corporate Law

Year three (Level 6)

Financial Reporting

Corporate Finance

Performance Management and Control

Plus three options from:

Advanced Taxation

Project

Auditing

Financial Modelling

International Business Finance

How will this course be assessed?

Year one - 58% written exam, 0% practical exam, 42% coursework
Year two - 60% written exam, 0% practical exam, 40% coursework
Year three - 52.5% written exam, 2.5% practical exam, 45% coursework

Career and study progression

Accounting tends to be non-cyclical, with professionals needed in both buoyant economic times and also when the economy is not performing well. The course has been designed to maximise exemptions that may be obtained from the professional accounting bodies' examinations.

On completion of this course, graduates will be in a position to apply for a vast range of accounting and finance appointments in areas that include:

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Auditing

Taxation and Corporate Finance.


Upon graduation, you will gain maximum exemptions- no institution offers more exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

When you graduate you will be awarded up to nine exemptions from ACCA and it is possible to become a qualified accountant within two years of graduation. This means that in a period of five years you can achieve a good honours degree and a prestigious accounting qualification.

Most of our students go on to study for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations.

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