Next start date: September 2013
Degree type: BA (Hons)
UCAS Code: N4N3 BA/AcF
Duration: 3 years (full-time)
Why choose this course?
Studying on the BA (Honours) in Accounting with Finance degree will prepare you for careers in both the accounting profession and finance generally. Accounting provides a route into both accounting and business – many CEO’s are accountants. The course provides you with the skills and knowledge to deal with the major issues you are likely to encounter in your career. It is accredited by major accountancy bodies, with significant levels of exemption awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), with further accreditation being sought.
What you study
The course is structured around a series of themes encompassing the subjects of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Auditing and Finance. This is underpinned by the study of foundation disciplines including Economics, Management and Law.
In your third and fourth (Honours) years you will focus on current issues in accounting and will develop your special interests in the field of accounting and finance. The course provides opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level, and gain a strategic understanding of accounting and finance.
The context in which public and private sector organisations are operating is fast changing. Organisations in both sectors are being challenged to become ever more accountable for their decisions and use of resources. The public sector is increasingly being asked to be more business-like both with respect to its operating characteristics and its source of funds. Private sector firms find themselves in increasingly international competitive markets, and often operate across national boundaries. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of such challenges and trends and how they may impact on organisations.
How you learn
A variety of teaching methods is used throughout the course. Lectures are used to present new material and to provide you with a framework to build your own learning. At the same time, tutorials and seminars provide an opportunity for discussions and problem solving tasks in small groups. These will help you practise the skills of working with financial information of various sorts, in ways that will form part of your employability skills. You will also be engaged in independent study and enquiry, working with ”live” business problems, engaging with local and national organisations in the public, private and charity sectors, that provide a real-world context for your learning. In addition business simulations and business games are used.
“The IBM University Business Challenge helped me gain many transferable skills which I have subsequently taken forward into my working life. The main skill which I have taken forward is communication. The IBM business challenge helped me gain confidence in putting forward my ideas and also dealing with others such as my fellow peers and clients. This is because in the IBM challenge it was very important to put your ideas forward in a clear and concise manner. I need to do this when I am dealing with clients as it is necessary to communicate with them professionally.” Darren, Scotland
How you are assessed
A number of assessment methods are used on the course. Coursework tasks combine individual and group assessments, and you will be asked to undertake class tests, “live” business problems, presentations, case studies, and reports, as well as examinations.
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Entry to this course is directly to year 2 with an HNC in Accounting, A Level BBC (including Accounting), Advanced Higher BBC (including a B in Business Management).
Advanced entry (year 3)
Entry to year 3 is available to applicants who have completed an HND (or equivalent) in Accounting. Applicants who have completed professional Accounting qualifications or their accredited equivalents, or who have degrees in relevant subjects, or equivalent qualifications, are also invited to discuss their application with us.
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here
Graduates with degrees in accounting and finance are in great demand. Trained to be problem solvers and decision-makers, they offer employers in both the private and public sectors a portfolio of skills and expertise that is vital to the success of any organisation operating in an increasingly competitive and accountable environment. The course offers a platform for a wide choice of career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Recent graduates have obtained employment in professional accounting offices, with major financial institutions such as BNP Paribas and HSBC, and companies such as NCR. Studying at Abertay with our friendly and qualified staff will give you a head start in your journey towards a career in accountancy and finance
Want to know more?
Admissions Tutor: Mr Jason Turner
Tel: +44 (0) 1382 308476
|Fee Category||September 2013 Fees
||Scholarships & Bursaries
|Scottish and other EU students||
£1820 per year.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency
|Other forms of support|
|English, Welsh and Northern Irish
£7000 per year (max. amount payable
You can apply for financial assistance,
|Bursaries & Scholarships|
|Overseas (non EU) students||
£10250 per year.
Fees may be subject to annual increase.
Fees shown are payable annually, and may be subject to increase each year.