Accounting & Finance (RIASA London) at Richmond American University London - UCAS

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The RIASA London programme provides its athletes with the opportunity to work with world class coaches and mentors and provides a wide range of playing opportunities and pathways (in the UK, US and beyond) to match each athlete’s ability and personality. This sports development opportunity is uniquely combined with the offer to study a wide range of undergraduate and masters subjects and to graduate with not only a US accredited degree but also a UK accredited degree from the outstanding Richmond American University London, in the academic subject of your choice. Accounting and finance are more than crunching numbers. A role in either industry will prove both satisfying and challenging and also require strategic thinking. This programme is your opportunity to gain a major step towards a globally recognised accounting qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants. Our programme will give you a head start on professional accounting qualifications when you graduate with eight exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional examinations. ACCA is a globally recognised body for professional accountants. You will start this degree with an exploration of diverse topics. You’ll study statistics, economics, law and information technology to gain a truly solid understanding of the field. In the second year the programme goes on to explore managerial and financial accounting, looking at computer applications in management and calculus, to give you a thorough foundation in accounting processes and systems. Deepen your understanding of Taxation and Financial Reporting as well as specialising in topics of your choice, such as Wealth Management or Global Investor. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an internship in a leading financial or management organisation in London. Students who study this programme will gain exemptions from the ACCA qualification as follows: Business and Technology (BT), Management Accounting (MA), Financial Accounting (FA), Corporate and Business Law (LW), Performance Management (PM), Taxation (TX), Financial Reporting (FR) and Audit and Assurance (AA). These papers are previously known as F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7 and F8. On completing this programme, students will also be able to apply for eight exemptions from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, entering into their Management Level. Graduates will be exempt from the certificate level (BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics, BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting, BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law) and the operational level (E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World, P1 Management Accounting, F1 Financial Reporting, and the Operational Case Study Exam). Top reasons to study this programme:

  • Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts -
  • Acquire advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and master the skills demanded by the financial industry
  • Gain eight exemptions from some of the professional accounting examinations, accelerating your career progress
  • Benefit from practical work experience in an accounting/finance-based, integrated internship
  • Complement the study of Accounting and Finance with valuable minors from other academic disciplines such as Maths, Law or Sustainability, improving your employability
  • Learn a variety of key business skills such as problem solving, data analysis, IT and communication skills, all highly valued by employers
  • Study in an international environment in London, a world-leading financial and accounting centre


We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please visit the above link for a detailed step-by-step guide to the application process. Sport Ed Ex will need to assess your athletic and playing ability. If you sporting assessment is successful, you will then need to apply to Richmond American University London for the degree programme of your choice

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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Please visit for a detailed step-by-step guide to the application process. Sport Ed Ex will need to assess your athletic and playing ability. If you sporting assessment is successful, you will then need to apply to Richmond American University London for the degree programme of your choice.

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Tuition fees

England £24250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £24250 Year 1
Scotland £24250 Year 1
Wales £24250 Year 1
Channel Islands £24250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £24250 Year 1
EU £28650 Year 1
International £28650 Year 1

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Accounting & Finance (RIASA London) at Richmond American University London - UCAS