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University of Buckingham, UK

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Course Overview

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3 Years

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180 ECTS

ICON3_MQF 6
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€7,000 per year

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March and September

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance is designed to build essential knowledge and skills. The course also provides an opportunity for students to study a wide range of general business and accounting subject areas. In addition, completion of the degree provides students with eligibility for a number of professional exemptions enabling future continuation of their studies to become a fully qualified accountant.

Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Provide a comprehensive foundation for students intending to pursue a further professional accountancy qualification on graduation.
  • Provide a comprehensive introduction to the worlds of accountancy practice, commerce, industry and finance.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills essential for employment in the modern business environment

Career Prospects

Graduates who have successfully completed this course have gone on to further study at most of the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, London, Oxford and Cambridge and have secured jobs in senior positions around the world.

Career options for a student who has completed the Accounting and Finance degree course provides a platform for a career in accounting and finance, it also serves as a basis for a career in general management, banking, financial services and consultancy (for which a solid grounding in accounting and finance is increasingly recognised as desirable). Graduates wishing to become professional accountants can ‘fast-track’ the completion of the relevant professional qualification. Those desiring to use accounting and finance training for wider management may want to pursue a Masters degree in Management thus attaining an MQF level 7 degree.

Awarding Body

University of Buckingham, UK

Duration

3 Years

EQF/ MQF Level

6 – (European/ Malta Qualifications Framework)

ECTS

180 ECTS

Modules

 

Module Title

ECTS

Introduction to Financial Accounting

7.5

Information-based Decision Making

7.5

Understanding Business and Management with Embedded Academic Skills

15

Introduction to Management Accounting

7.5

Economics for Business

7.5

Marketing Fundamentals

7.5

Management Accounting

7.5

Law of Obligation

7.5

Behaviour in Organisations

7.5

Financial Accounting

7.5

Principles of Corporate Law

7.5

Auditing Theory

7.5

Financial Management

15

 Financial Reporting

15

Advanced Management Accounting

7.5

Taxation A

7.5

Taxation B

7.5

Business Simulation

7.5

Audit and Assurance

7.5

Financial Risk Management

7.5

Statistics for Business & Economics

7.5

Mode of Study

Evening classes

Exemptions

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance will be eligible for exemptions from the following professional bodies. Alternatively, students who are already in possession of these qualifications may be eligible for exemptions in the course.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting
  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • In addition, the papers listed below will be exempted on the basis of the corresponding accredited modules.
  • F6 Taxation on the basis of Taxation A & B
  • F7 Financial Reporting on the basis of Financial Reporting

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Full exemption from Certificate in Business Accounting:

  • C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
    • Required module: Introduction to Management Accounting
  • C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
    • Required module: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
    • Required modules: Quantitative Methods 1 AND Quantitative Methods 2
  • C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
    • Required module: The Economic Environment of Business
  • C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
    • Required modules: Introduction to Business AND Introduction to Management AND Corporate and Business Law AND Introduction to Marketing

CIMA Professional qualification, Operational level

  • P1 Management Accounting
    • Required modules: Introduction to Management Accounting AND Management Accounting
  • F1 Financial Operations and Taxation
    • Required modules (only available to Single Honours Accounting and Financial Management students): Financial Accounting AND Financial Reporting AND Financial Management AND Taxation A AND Taxation B

CPA Australia

  • IT and Business Processes on the basis of   BIS 1 and BIS 2
  • Economics and Markets on the basis of  The Economic Environment of Business, Quantitative Methods 1 AND  Quantitative Methods 2
  • Foundations of Accounting on the basis of Introduction to Financial Accounting AND Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Business Law on the basis of Corporate and Business Law
  • Business Finance on the basis of Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting on the basis of Introduction to Financial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Taxation A AND Taxation B
  • Management Accounting on the basis of Introduction to Management Accounting AND Management Accounting
  • Accounting Concepts and Principles on the basis of  Financial Reporting and Auditing

ICAEW

Please contact Global College Malta directly to discuss ICAEW exemptions.

Assessment

Students’ knowledge will be assessed through various assessment methods.

Study Material

All students will have access to EBSCO, the world’s largest online library, Moodle for class notes and Turnitin for the upload of assignments.

Entry to the course

  • Matriculation Certificate equivalent to A’Levels
    • 2 A-Levels and 4 Intermediate subjects, including Systems of Knowledge) OR
    • BTEC Diploma or equivalent

AND

  • Secondary Education Certificate (GCSE)minimum Grade C/4 in Mathematics & English
  • If the candidate’s first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.

Bachelor courses offer a flexible entry process and the Admissions Team is happy to consider entrants from all backgrounds with slightly lower qualifications if they are able to demonstrate alternative eligibility for the course. This may be in the form of relevant work experience, ideally for a minimum of 3 years.

Students are advised to forward their CV to Global College Malta to evaluate the candidates’ eligibility for the course.

Fees and Funding

EU Students: €7000 per year

International Students: €7000 per year

Application Fee: €250

Registration Fee: €250

Administration Fee: €250/ year

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