Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up)

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Course summary

Course developed for international students only If you are seeking to build a successful career in the finance industry, this career-focused course will help prepare you for roles as financial advisers, finance managers, management accountants and financial analysts. Drawing on your previous studies and experience,  you will have the chance to develop your knowledge, understanding, critical thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of international accounting and finance. We focus on the tools, techniques, challenges and issues facing modern international business organisations, reflecting on contemporary accounting and financial thought and practice. We will examine issues such as regional differences with regard to accounting and financial standards and their impacts on overseas initial public offerings.  Wherever possible, teaching is geared towards embedding professional skills and putting theory into practice. You’ll participate in trading games using our Bloomberg trading floor, which incorporates analytical, news and data platforms to give you first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools.  Academic staff members teaching on the course include qualified accountants with experience in practice and industry all over the world, having worked for companies including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG. Key course benefits

  • Specialist content covers the identification, analysis and solution of financial decision making.
  • Outstanding facilities include our state-of-the-art trading floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • Experienced staff, who have worked as auditors for Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG in different countries and as ACCA markers in the UK.
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and visit key financial institutions, such as the London Stock Exchange and Bank of England.
  • Opportunity to join a variety of student led societies, including the Accounting and Finance society, the Investment Society and the Financial Trading Society.


Your main study themes are:

  • Advanced English for Business and Management:  Supports development of your proficiency in English language within the context of accounting, finance and business. The emphasis is on developing practical reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and will involve activities and tasks designed to increase the range and effectiveness of your use of language and the development of study and communication skills in a professional and academic context.
  • International Corporate Reporting: Focuses primarily on the preparation and analysis of published financial statements by public limited companies. You will be introduced to some of the key International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS’s), enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply a number of IFRS’s and accounting theory in the preparation of the published financial statements of entities, including a simple group. You will also be able to develop the skills necessary to critically analyse and interpret these financial statements and become aware of their limitations.
  • International Finance: Provides an understanding of the international dimension of finance and how this impacts upon business so that you are better able to appreciate the workings and operation of currency derivatives markets, the international money and capital markets and the principles of currency risk management. We will explore currency markets, international parity conditions, international money and capital markets, the nature and importance of currency risk and strategies for managing currency risk, including the application of derivatives to manage such risks.
  • Financial Theory: Aims to further develop your understanding in the key concepts in finance, including the function of capital markets, the relationship between risk and return and how to price a variety of financial assets.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • European Foundation for Management Development

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Successful completion of 2 years of academic study in Higher Education in a suitable subject e.g. HND or Diploma of Higher Education. All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up) at Coventry University - UCAS