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Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons)

University of Greenwich, the United Kingdom

University of Greenwich

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BA (Hons)Full-time3 yearsSeptemberfind outfind out
BA (Hons)Part-time6 yearsSeptemberfind outfind out
BA (Hons)Sandwich4 yearsSeptemberfind outfind out

About Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons) - at University of Greenwich

Our degree will help you understand financial and management accounting, and how it affects planning, decision making and budget control.

The courses will give you confidence in analysing and communicating information, so you can explain concepts and manage new projects. This will develop your core skills so you can choose to take your career in any direction. 

You will also learn to prepare financial reports and use software and systems. You will build these practical skills in lab exercises using MS Excel, SAP ERP 6.0 and SAGE 50 Accounts software.

Employability

If you successfully complete relevant course options, you will be exempt from a number of exam papers leading to professional qualifications from ACCA, AIA, CIMA, CIPFA, CPA Australia, ICAEW and IFA. This will set you on the path to becoming a qualified accountant after university.

You will have the option to undertake a work placement, providing the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Previous university students have secured placement years at Lawrence Grant solicitors, IBM, Northern Trust, Goldman Sachs and Currency Exchange Corporations Ltd.

We have strong connections with the City and companies in Canary Wharf, the financial centres in London. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to start your career.

Youwill connect with employers through our dedicated Business SchoolEmployability Team who focus on developing your employmentskills. They also provide you with CV support and will inviteyou to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters fromindustries. The team was shortlisted for the Times HigherEducation Leadership and Management Awards.

We are actively improving job prospects for graduatesthrough the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per centof 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or furtherstudy by January 2016.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities. 

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challengewhich rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners receiveda prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Ranking

Our accounting and finance subjects at the University of Greenwichare ranked:

  • Third in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Third in London for course satisfaction in theGuardian University Guide 2016. 

Greenwichis one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia andNew Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

Wehave also been named as one of the "mostinternational" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

This degree aims to:

  • Prepare you for a career in the accountancy and finance sector
  • Equip you with the skills required for a complex and changing business environment.
Degree re-structure

This degree is currentlybeing restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies andstudent feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latestindustry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practiceacross institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated oncethese are confirmed.

Notes about fees for this course

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

  • Undergraduate finance pages
  • International students' finance pages

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Greenwich to find course entry requirements.

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