If you’re a problem solver who loves numbers, this Accounting and Finance BSc is the course for you. The course is accredited by five professional accounting bodies, allowing you to gain exemptions from their exams and kickstart your career if you want to become a chartered accountant, or gain an edge if you see yourself working in the fields of finance. Develop the data handling skills that employers are looking for by working on real-time business data in our Bloomberg Finance Lab. You’ll learn from our expert academics and industry professionals through lectures, seminars, and practical sessions. 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. Reasons to Study Accounting and Finance at Kent
- Our degree is accredited by: ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CPA 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 Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or take a 'Selfie Year' and launch your own business through ASPIRE.
Stage 1 Your first year is a compulsory introductory year, designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the understanding of accounting and finance practices and their related functions, such as economics, law and management, and contexts, such as local, regional and global developments. Stage 2 Your second year is a compulsory, more-specialised year, allowing you to develop your critical thinking of accounting and finance 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 a range of optional modules covering topics such as taxation, auditing, advanced financial accounting and advanced management accounting. You also have the opportunity to study modules from our wider KBS portfolio of business-related topics. This allows you to tailor your degree to your future career and lifelong learning requirements.
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
- Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
- Certified Practising Accountants - Australia
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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.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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