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Accounting BSc (Hons)

De Montfort University
7 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Leicester
English
Accounting BSc (Hons)

Program description

Accounting BSc (Hons)

Accounting BSc (Hons) will provide you with a high level of technical knowledge to underpin your future career as a chartered accountant. It provides a focused UK higher education academic experience strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff working in a variety of roles within the economy.

The aim of the program is to balance theoretical knowledge with practical application to allow you to develop a critical and questioning approach to the wide range of issues and opportunities faced by accountants in their working environment. It will allow you to understand the conceptual underpinnings of the various areas associated with the role accounting plays in everyday business.

This programme and the exemptions obtained allow you to benefit from a reduction in the time and the cost involved with qualifying as Chartered Certified Accountants. Completion of the program will gain you eight exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as exemptions from CIMA. You will also have the opportunity to experience student life as part of the larger accounting and finance department in a vibrant, global focused university.

This course is available only for international students

Admission requirements

This is a top-up programme only available to students who have undertaken the equivalent of 240 credits at levels 4 and 5.

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications where the previous professional qualifications or experience are within an accounting and finance role.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.


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Program content

Financial Reporting and Accounting

This is a highly technical module intended to allow the development of skills required to prepare consolidated financial statements through application of relevant financial reporting standards. Additionally, candidates will understand how to calculate ratios from these statements, and use these calculations to effectively analyse the companies

Performance Management

This module is a mixture of highly-technical accounting techniques and a theoretical application of management accounting fundamentals. This will provide students with the knowledge to provide advice and support to internal stakeholders on financial based decisions.

Corporate Finance

By undertaking this module, students are introduced to the main principles of corporate financial decision-making. Analytically, using normative economic theory as the basic philosophical foundation, students are exposed to the four essential parts of business finance: Financing decisions, corporate investment decisions, the selection of a suitable dividend policy and the management and forecasting of working capital.

Taxation

This module introduces candidates to the subject of taxation and provides the core knowledge of the underlying principles and major technical areas of taxation as they affect the activities of individuals and businesses.

Critical Skills for Accountants

The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the academic and professional skills required to successfully navigate the UK Higher Education system and qualify as a chartered accountant. It will allow students to obtain and demonstrate their understanding of key business, academic and personal skills necessary for success.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, audio-visual presentations, guest lectures and self-directed study.

Tuition fees

International students: £14,250 per year

Career opportunities

You will be prepared for a career in business in the public or private sectors.

Accounting combined with Economics develops skills that are in high demand in areas such as business, finance and the civil service.

Recent graduates have progressed to careers in positions such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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www.dmu.ac.uk

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