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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

January 2023

September 2023

January 2024

About this program

BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Our program will give you a head start on professional accounting qualifications when you graduate with eight exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional examinations. ACCA is a globally recognised body for professional accountants.

You will start this degree with an exploration of diverse topics. You’ll study statistics, economics, law and information technology to gain a truly solid understanding of the field.

In the second year the program goes on to explore managerial and financial accounting, looking at computer applications in management and calculus, to give you a thorough foundation in accounting processes and systems.

Deepen your understanding of Taxation and Financial Reporting as well as specialising in topics of your choice, such as Wealth Management or Global Investor.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an internship in a leading financial or management organisation in London.

Students who study this program will gain exemptions from the ACCA qualification as follows: Business and Technology (BT), Management Accounting (MA), Financial Accounting (FA), Corporate and Business Law (LW), Performance Management (PM), Taxation (TX), Financial Reporting (FR) and Audit and Assurance (AA). These papers are previously known as F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7 and F8.

Admission requirements

  • A Level: 96 UCAS points
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
  • Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1


  • Foundations of Business
  • Functions and Applications
  • Transitions I
  • Transitions II
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Creative Expression
  • Research and Writing I

Plus one of the following:

  • Visual Thinking
  • Narratives of Change

Year 2


  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Computer Applications in Management
  • Calculus with Applications
  • Probability & Statistics I
  • Research and Writing II
  • Change in Practice

Year 3


  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Investment
  • Legal and Ethical Concepts in Management
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

Plus one of the following:

  • Service Learning: Digital Collaboration
  • Service Learning: Leadership in a Changing World
  • Service Learning: Environment and Society
  • Service Learning: Global Citizenship and Migration

Year 4


  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • The Financial System
  • International Finance
  • Financial Management

Plus one of the following:

  • Valuation and Cash-Flow Modelling
  • The Global Investor
  • Wealth Management
  • Sustainable Strategic Management

Scholarships & funding

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


  • £9,250 (UK/EU)
  • £14,750 (INT)
  • $38,000 (US)


  • Acquire advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and master the skills demanded by the financial industry
  • Gain eight exemptions from some of the professional accounting examinations, accelerating your career progress
  • Benefit from practical work experience in an accounting/finance-based, integrated internship
  • Complement the study of Accounting and Finance with valuable minors from other academic disciplines such as Maths, Law or Sustainability, improving your employability
  • Learn a variety of key business skills such as problem solving, data analysis, IT and communication skills, all highly valued by employers
  • Study in an international environment in London, a world-leading financial and accounting centre

Career paths

Graduate Destinations

Below is a list of where some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work.

  • World Bank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Stonewall
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund
  • BBC
  • Bloomberg L.P
  • PwC
  • NBC News
  • Christies, Al Jazeera

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Richmond, The American International University in London

At Richmond, The American University in London we offer a Liberal Arts education renowned for its flexibility and broad-based curriculum. We have campuses in two of London’s premier area – Richmond and Kensington. Our Liberal Arts approach is designed to...

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Why study at Richmond, The American International University in London

  • Our multi-disciplinary Liberal Arts degree programmes for undergraduates
  • Our international and specialist education for postgraduates
  • The UK university where you can graduate with both a UK and US degree
  • Exceptional teaching – our students put Richmond in the top five London universities for overall satisfaction levels on the quality of the course – 2021 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Experience life in London, the top student city in the world
  • Accredited Internships to enhance your employability
  • Scholarships – making studying with us more affordable
  • Study Abroad opportunities for undergraduates on a global scale

Contact info

Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond Hill Campus
Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP London
United Kingdom

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