BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Offering exceptional employment rates and exemptions from professional accounting qualifications, our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance prepares you not only for a career in accountancy but also for senior management positions in business and industry worldwide. Why choose this course? Reflecting the highest professional standards, this degree focuses on how accounting and financial principles can be applied practically. You will develop the skills and techniques to devise and deliver solutions to complex management problems. Is this course for you? Depending on your module choice, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance makes you eligible to apply for exemptions from qualifications offered by the likes of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AIA and CPA Australia. This will accelerate your career progression because you can achieve membership of the key professional bodies more quickly. How will you learn As well as learning advanced financial techniques, you will gain important skills in communication, report writing and presentation. Optional modules in the final year, together with an independent study, allow you to specialise in areas that interest you most. Opportunities and experiences You can choose to take a year long placement to add further substance to your CV. Through our partnership with international accountancy firm Mazars we offer a Mazars Accelerate Pathway (MAP) with guaranteed, paid student placements to a select number of students, providing valuable experience of working in a professional environment. You will also work in our Financial Markets Lab, harnessing up-to-the-minute information and technology used by financial professionals worldwide. Work placements and internships We'll encourage and support you to take work placements and internships. In between your second and third year, you can take an optional placement year or a summer internship. This is a valuable opportunity to gain experience and develop your practical skills, network and build your professional profile. Careers and employability Accounting and finance graduates are in demand the world over, so you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields. Our former students have gone on to excel in local practices, multinational accounting firms, merchant banks and other major businesses. Did you know? We also offer this course:
- With a Foundation Year
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Derby
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