Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up)

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Course summary

Do you speak another language and are you interested in accounting and finance? Then international accounting and finance could be an ideal potential future career option for you. Primarily targeted at international students, this course is designed with a specific focus on accounting and finance in an international context, incorporating the study of English language for business, to better prepare you for potential global career options in areas such as business, accountancy or financial management. Key course benefits Aimed at international students, this top-up course has been designed with specific emphasis on international accounting and finance. We aim to adopt a multidisciplinary approach, which covers economics, business strategy, marketing, financial planning and accounting through a range of mandatory modules. An advanced module in English aims to support development of your English skills to a higher level and with a focus on the language used in international business arenas. You will have the chance to practise and learn how to write reports in a suitable academic style on recent accounting, finance and international business topics, such as inflation and Brexit, then present your findings to help build your confidence in communication skills. You will consolidate your previous studies, while having the chance to develop the higher-level skills needed for international business. For example, by examining real-life case studies in financial accounting, management accounting, financial theory and international finance, you will have the opportunity to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills. We encourage you to adopt a problem-based approach to identify, analyse, apply and evaluate real-world business problems, such as the implication of globalisation and relevance of international/corporate social responsibility. You will examine how organisations interact with stakeholders within the external environment, with the opportunity to identify the different users of financial data and their varying needs, investigating the adequacy of information disclosure in corporate annual reports. You will also look at some of the challenges facing financial management in an international context, such as overseas initial public offerings and variances of regional accounting standards. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of accepted techniques and practices, like consolidation of financial statements and investment appraisal, considering how to apply them in different contexts, for example, evaluation of overseas investment opportunities. By studying our top-up course you will benefit from:

  • Specialist content which covers the identification, analysis and solution of financial decision making.
  • Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals*.
  • Opportunities to access support from the university’s sigma centre, which can provide maths and stats help and advice through drop-in sessions with experienced staff*
  • Professional accreditation from some leading professional accounting bodies, including those with a global reach, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Practising Accountant Australia (CPA). Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemptions section*
  • Experienced staff, who have worked in roles such as auditors for large scale professional services firms and as ACCA markers in the UK
  • Opportunities to join a variety of student led societies, including the Accounting and Finance society, the Investment Society and the Financial Trading Society.
  • Potential opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and visit key financial institutions, which have previously included the London Stock Exchange and Bank of England*
*see website for details


Year One The below modules are studied in your first year on the course if you enter at Level 5, having already gained a Level 4 award in a related field. You will need 120 credits to pass the year. Modules Quantitative Analysis - 20 credits Software Applications in Finance - 20 credits English Skills for Finance - 10 credits Employability Skills in Finance - 10 credits Business Accounting For Decision Making - 20 credits Principles of Finance - 20 credits Governance and Ethics in Finance - 20 credits Year Two The below modules are studied in your second year on the course if you enter at Level 5, or the first year on your course if you enter at Level 6. You need 120 credits to successfully pass the year. Modules Academic English for Accounting and Finance - 10 credits Intercultural Communication Skills for Accounting and Finance - 10 credits Corporate Reporting and Analysis - 20 credits Financial Theory - 20 credits International Financial Management - 20 credits Management Accounting for Business Decisions - 20 credits Case Studies in Accounting and Finance - 20 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University 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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £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