Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Finance and Accounting

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Course summary

This course is ideal if you have a lively and enquiring mind, and are interested in how business really functions and how strategic decisions are made. It opens up a potentially varied but stable and well-paid career, with excellent prospects: organisations will always need to manage their finances. Accreditation This course has been developed by academic experts in collaboration with industry professionals, and is designed to complement the curricula of the leading professional associations. As a result, it is accredited by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW and leads to a range of exemptions from professional examinations with bodies including ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW. During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and become student members of key professional associations. Technology You will learn in our superb modern facilities in the heart of London’s financial district. As part of this, you’ll have access to industry-standard accounting, trading and research technologies, including Bloomberg, Fame, Sage, SAP and S&P Capital IQ. This means you will graduate with the immediate advantage of hands-on experience of the systems used by employers. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certification in Sage, the leading accounting software. Mixing with business This is a very practical course, designed to offer hands-on experience through placements, consultancy projects and simulations. Guest speakers from global employers, networking opportunities and overseas trips all offer essential exposure to the word of work. Close proximity to leading financial institutions within the Square Mile (the financial district in the heart of London) offers opportunities to visit organisations such as the Bank of England, Bloomberg and the London Stock Exchange. Tutors Your teaching staff all have wide-reaching international experience. Some have worked for ‘big four’ firms; some serve on business boards; some hold PhDs; some conduct research or consultancy; some are published; most are senior fellows of at least one professional association. Their experience will be invaluable in understanding the practical application of your theory and in explaining how your career might develop. You will find them all to be accessible and supportive in helping you begin to find your own role in the world of international finance. For more information on our academic staff visit our Staff Directory. Strategic approach This course aims to prepare you for the world of finance and accounting by significantly developing your ability to think critically and strategically. To help you do this, you can engage in interactive, problem-based learning through case studies, live briefs, simulations, consultancies and international projects.  Key Course Benefits;

  • This course is closely aligned to the leading professional associations and to what employers are looking for in graduates.
  • You will graduate from this course with a clear idea of the career options open to you in the world of international finance and accounting and beyond.
  • You will develop your confidence as an individual, as well as within a team, and you will become more skilled in researching, writing up and presenting your work.
  • Between them, our tutors and our Employability Team have an incredible network of contacts in global finance and accounting, which can help you with networking and placements.
  • In your final year, besides the more standard dissertation, you could do an internship or a global business simulation, or develop an entrepreneurship business plan, all of these will stretch your strategic thinking.
  • This is a practical course, which means if you go on placement, and when you graduate, you will transition more easily into the world of work and you will already have learned how to use many industry-standard software programs.

Course details


Your main study themes are: Internationalisation This course aims to prepare you to apply your skills anywhere in the world, perhaps working in a multi-national organisation or moving/ trading money internationally. Frameworks You will learn about all of the systems which govern finance and accounting, including ethics; legal and regulatory frameworks; and international standards. The use of information You will learn to accurately gather, record, analyse, model and present key financial information, both for internal and external use, within the appropriate frameworks. Business strategy This course contextualises finance and accounting so that you will understand its relationship to business and economics. You will understand how business strategy both depends upon, and influences, financial and accounting policy and results.  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.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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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
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.

Provider information

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Coventry University
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Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

International Finance and Accounting at Coventry University - UCAS