The course offers you the chance to gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for a broad range of potential career options within finance, accountancy or general management. Sound financial knowledge and accountancy skills are needed so businesses can make the right decisions, develop the right strategies and achieve growth, while also considering issues of ethics and sustainability. Almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration to ensure the business remains on track and meets its targets. Key course benefits *Tailor your study to your chosen career path This course allows you to broaden your knowledge and skills or focus on specialisation as you see fit. You will first study a wide range of subjects laying a solid foundation for a career in accounting, finance or financial management. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to select from a range of optional modules to focus on a particular area of interest. Prepare for professional qualifications* Our degree is closely aligned to the syllabi of professional accountancy bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).Put your skills to the test Prepare and analyse financial statements, as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations. Develop practical skills in our Bloomberg Trading Floor Develop your skills in our Trading Floor*, which is currently one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. Benefit from real-world exposure Prepare for a future career in accounting and finance with a work placement*. Past students have undertaken placements with L'Oreal, Vauxhall Motors, and Digitus Accountancy Limited. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the 2023/24 intake. Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to secure certain exemptions from ACCA papers, depending on your choice of modules. Please note that additional papers will be required to be taken to become /qualified through the ACCA, which will incur additional costs, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement*. Qualifying will be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. Exemptions Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) This course is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) for the 2023/24 intake. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to secure particular exemptions from certain ICAEW papers, depending on your selection of modules, and you will also need to fulfil thepractical experience requirement to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Please note this is subject to availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs. Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA) This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA) for the 2023/24 intake. Upon successful completion you will be able to secure exemptions from CIMA papers, depending on your choice of modules. Please note that additional papers will be required to be taken to attain the CIMA qualification, which will incur additional costs, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement*. This may also be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements For more information please visit our website.
Year One This course has a common first year which enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Year One Modules
- Principles of Financial Accounting
- Principles of Management Accounting
- Principles of Finance
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Business Economics
- Entrepreneurial Thinking
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- European Foundation for Management Development
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. 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
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.