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BA in Accounting and Finance (Full Time)

Middlesex University

Bachelor Degree , Accounting And Finance

Course Description

Our course gives you the tools to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding profession.

Why study accounting with us

Accountancy is at the core of every business which means that a BA in Accounting and Finance offers you a range of opportunities in every industry, from banking to fashion and everywhere in between. You’ll develop your advanced theoretical knowledge as well as a practical understanding of all things finance. Covering key areas within financial and management accounting, taxation and business law, you’ll gain a deep understanding the role accounting plays in successful organisations.

Build your hands-on practical accounting skills

You’ll build your knowledge through a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars. You’ll also take part in a range of class-based discussions to further develop your skills and understanding.

We’ve got industry standard software such as Sage and OneSource in our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Lab to give you the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed in the industry.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to do a paid work placement, either as a year-long project or two shorter placements. Here you’ll get the chance to test and improve your technical skills in the real world, as well as building your soft employability skills such as communication and team work.

Get the support you need to succeed

When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the guidance you need, while your Subject Liaison Librarian supports you directly in the Financial Markets Lab. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in your subject.

A BA in Accounting and Finance from one of the best finance courses in London is the ideal first step towards becoming a qualified accountant. We are in the top 5 in London and in the top 300 worldwide in the Accounting and Finance University Ranking (The Complete University Guide 2019 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). It’s also a springboard for other careers like corporate finance, market research, and risk analysis, among many others. Graduates from this course have gone on to have careers with the likes of PwC, Deloitte and City Bank among others.

Our course gives you the tools to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding profession. Why study accounting with us Accountancy is at the core of every business which means that a BA in Accounting and Finance offers you a range of opportunities in every industry, from banking to fashion and everywhere in between. You’ll develop your advanced theoretical...

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Course Content

Our three-year degree (four years with the work placement option) covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Taxation and Business Law. You will also choose from an extensive range of modules that explore the broader business environment, and gain an understanding of the pivotal role of accounting to the success of organisations across the globe.

What will you gain?

You will develop a set of transferable skills to support you on your career journey, such as advanced analytical thinking and problem solving. You will learn how to work effectively in teams as both a leader and collaborator and become a confident communicator both written and verbally, ensuring you can communicate effectively in a business environment. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the UK taxation regime and its practical application in professional settings.

Modules

*module details subject to validation*

  • Year 1

    • Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Financial Data Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory

    • Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (15 credits) - Compulsory

    • Management Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Financial Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory

    • Accounting Information Systems (15 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 2

    • Applied Financial Accounting OR Advanced Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Applied Management Accounting OR Advanced Management Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Business Law (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Financial Mathematics (30 credits) – Optional

    • Operations Management (30 credits) – Optional

    • Financial Project Management (30 credits) – Optional

    • Personal Financial Behaviour (30 credits) – Optional

  • Year 3

    • Accounting Theory (15 credits) – Compulsory

    • Ethics and Sustainability (15 credits) – Compulsory

    • Taxation (30 credits) – Compulsory

    • Corporate Finance (30 credits) – Compulsory

    • Audit and Assurance (30 credits) – Optional

    • Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits) – Optional

    • Business Start-up (30 credits) – Optional

    • Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Optional

    • Advanced Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Optional

    • Corporate Accountability (30 credits) – Optional

    • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 credits) – Optional

    • Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional

Our three-year degree (four years with the work placement option) covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Taxation and Business Law. You will also choose from an extensive range of modules that explore the broader business environment, and gain an understanding of the pivotal role of accounting to the success of organisations across the...

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

112 UCAS points

Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications.

Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can 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. For more information see our Business Foundation page.

Advance entry

For Year 2 entry: 120 UG credits at level 4 degree/HNC/HND in a related subject

For Year 3 entry: 240 UG credits degree/HNC/HND in a related subject

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Qualifications 112 UCAS points Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our...

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Assessment Methods

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any grade you receive from formative assessment does not count towards your final marks.

There is formal ‘summative’ assessment as part of the module, usually towards the end of the module. Assessment methods could include written examinations and a range of coursework including essays, reports, portfolios, and presentations.  The grades from the summative assessments count towards your module mark. Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based on feedback from an external examiner.

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor....

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