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Accounting and Finance (with Professional Placement) City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree is delivered by Cass Business School, City, University of London. This top-ranked BSc equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your accountancy or finance career.

Your career in finance and accountancy launches here. During the programme you gain a thorough grounding in a wide range of core and optional modules. You will become proficient in all areas of accounting and finance, from financial accounting and corporate finance to financial management, taxation and economics.

If you’re ambitious, determined to succeed in the field of accounting and finance, and have lots of drive, a can-do attitude and a strong work ethic, you’re ready for this course. During the course, you’ll master your subject knowledge and acquire the professional acumen and key skills to stand out as a professional in your field.

The BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree is both highly selective and highly demanding. You will be working hard for the rewards it delivers. The degree is delivered in strategic partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). By meeting the relevant criteria you can achieve up to eight exemptions from the ICAEW's Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA) and receive similar exemptions from other professional accountancy bodies.

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance is available as a three-year degree, or four-year degree for those who wish to take up a one-year work placement sandwich option. This offers excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience to prepare students for their career, and to make contacts in the business and finance world. Students also have the option to apply for a study abroad sandwich year at one of our highly-respected partner institutions across the world. In an increasingly globalised business environment this is excellent preparation.

If you wish to study the BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance at Cass, but do not satisfy the entry requirements, the Foundation course can provide students with an entry route onto the programme.

Course details

Modules

In each year of your degree, you choose a number of modules that allow you to either focus more deeply on finance and accounting, or to broaden your studies into areas including business forecasting and corporate social responsibility.

In the first year, students will develop the fundamental knowledge required for a successful career in many areas of business, including accounting, finance and financial markets, economics and law. This year also focuses on consolidating quantitative skills in business and finance applications.

In the second year, students will acquire a deeper understanding of accounting, financial markets, risk management, valuation and capital markets. You develop the ability to prepare financial statements according to international accounting standards, analyse financial information for performance measurement and valuation purposes and apply financial tools to value assets trading in financial markets. You will also gain exposure to more complex topics such as financial econometrics, assurance, taxation, risk analysis and modelling.

The final year sees you tackling more advanced topics in both accounting and finance, including audit and assurance, taxation, financial management and corporate finance. As part of the BSc in Accounting and Finance course, you are required to undertake a final year project on a topic relevant to your studies.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices including:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations, taking place at the end of each term (or at the end of a year, if a module is taught over two terms
  • Class tests
  • Online quizzes and tests, using the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Presentation
  • Group projects and individual projects

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N4N3
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 7/grade A is also required if not taking A Level Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Please note GCSE Maths grade 7/grade A is also required. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Please note GCSE Maths grade 7/grade A is also required. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Scottish Higher AAAAA Please note this should include a minimum three subjects at Advanced Higher (grades AAA) and a minimum two other subjects at Higher (grades AA). This must include Maths grade A at either level. Additionally English at either level or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 7/grade A is also required if not taking Pre-U Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points Please note the IB total can include up to 3 bonus/core points and must include a minimum grade 5 in each subject. This must include Maths or Maths Studies at Standard or Higher level. Additionally English is required at Standard or Higher level, or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/courses/accounting-and-finance

Fees and funding

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