University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance and Economics with a Year in Industry

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Course summary

The Accounting and Finance and Economics course at Kent is designed to create options for students who are interested in the detail-oriented world of accountancy and finance, coupled with a broader understanding of how people and groups make decisions in the context of a broader economic climate. You will initially be introduced to the principles of financial accounting, financial data analysis and economics before delving more closely into areas of economics, such as microeconomics (how individual choices affect things like supply and demand) and macroeconomics (a broader look at large-scale or general economic factors, such as interest rates and national productivity) and a more detailed study of financial reporting. You take a Year in Industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary. You will graduate with the skills and confidence to succeed in your graduate role, and develop valuable work experience for your CV. Reasons to Study Accounting and Finance and Economics at Kent

  • Our degree is accredited by CIMA and CIPFA, with maximum exam exemptions.
  • Gain access to our Bloomberg Lab to use industry standard trading floor simulation software.
  • We feature in the top 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation status from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Gain employability support during your studies and for three years after you graduate.
  • Add a Year in Industry for real-world experience or take a 'Selfie Year' and launch your own business through ASPIRE.

Course details

Modules

Stage 1 Your first year is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the understanding of accounting and finance and economics practices and their related functions. Stage 2 Your second year becomes more specialised, allowing you to develop your critical thinking of accounting and finance and economics with greater emphasis on the key concepts and theories to develop intellectual agility and provides an opportunity to apply theory to practice. Year in Industry: All students spend a year in industry in the UK or internationally, supported by a dedicated Employability and Placement teams. The programme is designed to ensure that students gain experience in the functional areas and industries of their choice. Unique to KBS, students can take a Self-Employed Placement year during which they develop their initial business idea into a feasible business plan. The ‘Selfie’ programme students are supported by an in-house entrepreneur who acts as their specialist mentor. Stage 3 Your final year allows you to develop your specialist knowledge with flexibility to choose modules covering topics such as taxation, auditing, advanced financial accounting, and advanced management accounting. You also have the opportunity to pick modules from our wider portfolio of business-related or economics-related topics. This allows you to tailor your degree to your future career and lifelong learning requirements.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
LN15
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

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84%
Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2023/24 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Accounting and Finance and Economics with a Year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS