Accounting and Finance (BSc (Hons))

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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Course starts
September

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About Accounting and Finance at University of Kent

Kent Business School has expert accounting staff from the business world and our links with global business ensure that our teaching is always internationally relevant. Our Accounting & Finance degree responds to the needs of the profession and is accredited by the UK’s accountancy bodies. We also offer a qualifying taxation module, which is not available at many other universities. Kent Business School (KBS) provides a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you to make the most of your studies. Based in our brand-new building, you also benefit from up-to-date teaching facilities.  Our degree programme The programme begins with an introduction to accounting, including computer-aided systems, economics and, if you choose, business law. You then go on to focus in greater depth on subjects such as strategic management, investments and the role of the accountant in international markets. You can choose from a wide range of accounting and finance options in your final year of study, allowing you to develop specialist knowledge. Year abroad / in industry You have the option to take this programme with a year abroad or in industry. For details, see Accounting and Finance with a Year Abroad /  Accounting & Finance with a Year in Industry. Exchange partners Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners give you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills. Our exchange partners include these top ranked institutions amongst others: University of Technology, SydneyRenmin University of China, School of Business University of Hong Kong ESSEC Freie Universitat Berlin University of Florence IE Madrid University Stockholm Business School Extra activities Alongside your studies, you can discover how to turn your idea into a successful business at our ASPIRE centre, which provides practical advice and support, and runs our Business Start-up Journey initiative. Kent Business and Kent Enterprise are two of our student-run societies. Their activities have included events with guest speakers from industry and support for budding entrepreneurs. Kent Business School also puts on special events and schemes. These may include: workshops and seminars business challenges enterprise initiatives, including the Business Start-Up Journey networking events. Professional network At Kent Business School, we pride ourselves on the strength of our global connections. These include links with: BBC Barclays Cummins IBM KPMG The Bank of England Kent County Council.

Usually you spend eight hours in lectures and four hours in seminars each week. Some modules have a number of workshops or sessions in computer laboratories. Most of your modules involve individual study using Library resources.

Most modules have an end-of-year examination that contributes 70% to the final module mark; your coursework provides the remaining marks. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree class.

Knowledge and understanding

You gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • some of the contexts in which accounting operates
  • aspects of the conceptual underpinning to accounting
  • the main current technical language and practices of accounting in the UK
  • some of the alternative technical languages and practices of accounting.

Intellectual Skills

You gain the following intellectual abilities:

  • critically evaluate arguments and evidence
  • analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and unstructured problems
  • numeracy skills.

Subject-specific skills

You gain subject-specific skills in the following:

  • recording and summarising economic events
  • preparing financial statements
  • analysing the operations of business
  • undertaking financial analysis and preparing financial projections.

Transferable skills

You gain transferable skills in the following:

  • locating, extracting and analysing data from multiple sources
  • undertaking independent and self-managed learning
  • using communications and information technology in acquiring, analysing and communicating information
  • communicating effectively
  • working in groups and applying other inter-personal skills.

The programme aims to:

  • develop an understanding of some of the contexts in which accounting operates
  • introduce aspects of the conceptual underpinning to accounting
  • provide knowledge, understanding and skills, predominantly from a UK perspective, relevant to a career in accounting or a related area and professional training in accounting
  • offer the opportunity for students to obtain a range of exemptions at the initial stages of professional examinations
  • develop cognitive abilities and intellectual and transferable skills
  • examine aspects of the roles and functioning of accounting from a range of social scientific perspectives.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will study find outHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR | Part Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Part Time Overseas: N/A

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