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BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

The basic technique of finance is the same whether one is interested in Personal Finance, Business Finance or Public Sector Finance.   It is necessary for everyone to understand how to measure the real cost of money, and the real return from investment.   The course covers the basic mathematics of finance.  That is how to measure present values and future values. BA (Hons) in Finance and accounting is designed for students of different nationalities.  International Accounting Standards have now been adopted in most countries and although Corporate Law can vary from one country to another, the Language and Techniques of Finance are now global.

The delivery of the course is well balanced in terms of lectures, case studies and research work. Students will undertake various methods of assessments to qualify for the degree. Examinations, course work, group assignments and individual research are various methods of assessment during the course.

 Key Learning Outcomes

  1. To understand how the numerous financial markets are connected.
  2. To appreciate the importance of such issues as taxation, transfer pricing, and foreign investment on the global flow of funds.
  3. To compare the different legal and cultural aspects of national financial markets.
  4. To be able to measure the financial returns from investment.
  5. To be able to value a business.
  6. To examine the risks associated with foreign investment and to appreciate the techniques for managing the risk.
  7. Basic understanding of a company’s annual financial statement.
  8. To appreciate the dangers in a basic understanding of financial statements.
  9. To examine some of the creative accounting techniques.

Course Structure

The BA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting is equivalent to 360 credits; 120 of each in 3 progressively challenging years.  All modules (16) have an equal credit rating of 20 credits followed by a dissertation of 40 credits.  The course structure is based on 2 terms (15 weeks each) of study each Year.


Modules of year 1 & 2 are assessed through a combination of exams, individual/group work and class participation. The specialist modules in the final year are assessed by individual/course work and class participation. The last stage of the degree is dissertation which is a research work of 10000 words.

Essential Information

Start Dates: Feb/ Oct

Duration: 3 years

Entry Requirements

A levels or equivalent international qualification

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent


6 Modules of 20 Credits Each

Introduction to Management 

Introduction to Business Economics

Introduction to Business Law

Study Skills and Communication

Introduction to Accounting

Introduction to HRM


Strategic Management

Management Information Systems

Corporate Social Responsibility


Managerial Accounting and Finance

Business Organisation


International Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Business Ethics

Strategic Accounting for Performance

Business Research Methods

Dissertation (10,000 words)