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Finance and accounting professionals are vital to all functions of a business. Developed in partnership with key industry players and accredited by the University of Birmingham, our Finance and Accounting course will enable you to apply your numerical abilities efficiently and open up a wide range of career opportunities. Working in collaboration with professional bodies such as ACCA and CIMA, you will gain a detailed understanding of financial systems and an insight into other business areas such as law, marketing, strategy and leadership. You'll also build practical experience working in our state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite as well as having the opportunity of a paid 12-month work placement.
Who’s the course for?
This course is ideal for those who want to become a part or fully certified accountant with the ability to apply for exemptions from a range of professional exams in order to do so. The course will also provide you with opportunities to enhance your employability skills to aid your career progression.
Why should I study the course?
To prepare you for the industry, you'll be immersed into the markets through live and simulated trading in our new Financial Trading Suite, powered by Infront Professional Terminal.
Our course offers the option of a 12-month paid placement, allowing you to gain valuable work experience and develop your skills - plus you won't incur tuition fees during your placement year.
Thanks to UCB's connections with the industry, you will be exposed to the latest technology and digital tools used in the sector.
- You'll have the opportunity to specialise your studies through your final project by researching a topic that interests you or is relevant to your future career plans.
Great. Tell me some more
You will gain valuable work experience on an optional paid 12-month work placement. This is an exciting opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, broaden your experience and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers. You will not incur tuition fees during your 12-month placement.
The new UCB Financial Trading Suite is one of the largest among all UK universities and provides practical training opportunities for our students on business and finance-related modules. Featuring 21 workstations, two large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information, it is also the first university trading suite in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, offering unique benefits for staff and students in using and sharing data.
What skills will I gain?
You will gain first-hand knowledge of market concepts and behaviours through simulated investing and analysis of market opportunities, as well as having the chance to work on live consultancy cases with local and international clients.
You will develop your skills in professional trading and gain excellent academic skills support throughout your study.
With the placement, you will gain a distinct advantage in the graduate job market by developing your work-ready skills.
What about the future?
This course provides an excellent platform for those seeking a career in finance and accounting. Graduating with this degree will enable you to work in any organisation, covering roles such as:
Chartered certified accountant
Chartered management accountant
Chartered public finance accountant
Business development manager
- Tax adviser
You can also continue onto postgraduate study, such as our MSc Finance and Accounting course at UCB.
- Business Communications
- Management Accounting
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Financial Accounting
- Professional Practice in Accounting and Finance I
- Accounting and Information Systems
- Organisation Management
- Business Taxation
- Advanced Business Analytics
- Financial Management
- Professional Practice in Accounting and Finance II
- Audit and Company Law
Work Placement (12 months - optional)
- Financial Reporting
- Advanced Corporate Taxation
- Advanced Audit and Risk
- Business Analysis Research Project
Plus one option from:
- Leadership and Enterprise Strategy
- Portfolio Management
- Performance Management
Modules are delivered as a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, one-to-one tutorials, group projects, virtual learning environment (VLE) and self-directed study. Students are expected to participate and contribute to each session. Lectures are formal teaching sessions that provide essential content and assessment material.
Guest lectures are delivered by professionals from the finance and accounting sectors to enhance your learning and experience. Some modules may be delivered in block format by industry practitioners in order to ensure that their expertise is effectively shared.
Assessments are a mixture of exams and coursework including presentations, essays, reports, multiple choice tests and numerical computations. Our Financial Trading Suite is integrated within our teaching and assessment strategy to deliver a live learning experience.
You will be expected to commit to approximately 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and completing assessments. Canvas, our virtual learning platform, provides 24-hour access to learning and support materials.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://public.dataharvesting.com/ucb/io/aps/1255/v1/index.php Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their course mapped for entry and the conditions of entry will be stated on UCAS track. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form, particularly your personal statement, reference and the qualifications you have taken or are in the process of taking. In most cases, a decision to make an offer can be based on this information alone, however we may need to make further enquiries, particularly relating to your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||
Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|A level||CCC||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||
You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points.
A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE / IGCSE maths grades A*-C or grade 9-4 or equivalent.|
Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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