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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements School entry requirements apply 180 UCAS points or equivalent; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent Direct entry into the second or third year is available for suitably qualified students
  • Academic Title
    Accounting and Financial Information Systems, BA Hons
  • Course description
    The Business School has an excellent reputation in the field of accounting and finance. This programme has been developed with professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions providing services such as insurance, investment and commercial banking and asset management.

    The programme places emphasis on integrating accounting, financial and systems theory with the practical application of information technology skills using current business software. Information management and systems play a major role in the management of the finances of many organisations. Students graduate with a highly marketable combination of accounting and finance expertise and transferable analytical, software and systems skills. The accountancy, banking and finance sectors offer high salaries, making them a career of choice for those looking for well-rewarded jobs.

    After successful completion of the first year of studies, students may continue with this degree, or transfer to the second year of the BA Hons Accounting and Finance degree or its specialist stream BA Hons Accounting, Audit and Assurance Services.

    Year 1

        * Introduction to Financial Accounting
        * Cost Accounting in Organisational Context
        * Quantitative Analysis and Information Systems
        * Introduction to Financial Institutions and Accounting
        * Personal and Professional Development

    Year 2

        * Management Information Systems
        * Management Accounting Control Systems
        * Computing and Financial Applications
        * Research and Professional Development
        * Options from a range including:
              o Business Law
              o Project Management
              o Taxation
              o Management Accounting

    Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

    Final Year

        * Dissertation
        * Strategic Financial Applications
        * Designing Financial Applications
        * Options from a range including:
              o Audit and Internal Review
              o Ethics and Corporate Governance

    Assessment

    Exams and coursework

    Professional recognition

    Depending on their chosen options, students attract differing levels of exemption from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA)

    Career options

    Financial modelling in large organisations, business and finance analyst positions, systems analysis and design, specialist finance or accountancy trainee positions, consultancy and general business management

    Attendance

    3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich; 6 years part-time

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