Accounting and Finance (Evening Course)

This programme is open to applications from college graduates who will have completed their HND in Accounting and would like to study in the evenings. It’ll run from the Abertay University Campus on Bell Street, Dundee and will be taught by academics from both Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

12 months including summer term (5.30 – 8.30pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings)

Award Title

BA

Why Study Accounting and Finance?

This programme is open to applications from college graduates who will have completed their HND in Accounting and would like to study in the evening.

It’ll run from the Abertay University Campus on Bell Street, Dundee and will be taught by academics from both Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College.

Join our professionally accredited Accounting and Finance degree and learn how to solve problems, make decisions and be empowered to manage, lead and grow all types of organisations. Get set to think in different ways, unleash your creativity and explore the financial core of the business world.


Why choose this course?


- With evening classes twice a week, you’ll be able to work full-time in addition to your studies
- You’ll graduate with a professionally accredited degree after 12 months, making you more competitive in the job market
- Topping up your HND in Accounting, you’ll learn more about this specialism and the crucial part it plays within Business’ today.
- Provided you meet funding rules, you may have no tuition fees to pay as they may be covered by the Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS).
- You’ll get the opportunity to join our one year full-time MSc Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) straight after graduation - a faster route to becoming a Chartered Management Accountant.

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Entry Requirements

If you’re on track to complete your HND in Accounting with a minimum of Bs in units 2 & 3, or you have 2 year’s post HND work experience which is relevant to the profession, you’re eligible to apply for this programme.

If you’d like to join our full-time BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance programme as an HND Accounting graduate from any education provider, please visit https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/ba-accounting-and-finance/

Modules

Advanced Management Accounting (ANF304)

The use of management accounting for management control and advanced numerical techniques in decision-making. It develops the ability of students to use the most suitable analytical tools to assist in various decision situations.

International Financial Accounting (ANF303)

An exploration of the application of financial accounting theory and practice to current issues in accounting and the development of international financial accounting theory and practice. Module content includes: income and asset management; accounting for groups; assessing company performance and position.

Taxation (ANF302)

An introduction to the main principles of taxes on corporate bodies, capital taxes as they apply to individuals and corporations and the main principles of taxation of income of individuals and unincorporated businesses. Provides students with an advanced understanding of the UK taxation system.

Financial Markets (ANF305)

An introduction to financial markets and institutions. This module provides students with an understanding of the role, functions and tools of the financial services industry in the context of both domestic economies and the world economy and international trade.

Corporate Finance (ANF301)

An introduction to corporate finance that provides students with an understanding of the main sources of corporate finance and the ability to apply key techniques for using and managing financing in large and small organisations.

Auditing (ANF306)

An introduction to audit theory and techniques and their application to practical situations. Module content includes: audit theory; legal and professional considerations; current issues such as the auditor's responsibility for discovering fraud and error; risk based auditing such as business risk and its impact on audit risk; audit objectives such as testing controls; the audit process; reporting.

How the Course Works

Learning and Assessment

Our Accounting and Finance degree is a professionally accredited programme, which means there’s a strong reliance on exams as assessment. However, you’ll be well prepared for these with lots of examples practiced in class in advance. 

We also use other assessment techniques, ranging from presentations and online discussions to finding solutions to industry posed questions.

Additionally, you’ll take part in team working to help develop your collaborative skills, as well as presentations, written assessments and online discussions to enhance your communication skills. 

Accreditation

Programme Fees for 2018

Scottish & EU students

£1,820

On completing your HND in 2 years, it may be that you’re eligible to receive a 3rd year of funding from the Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) to cover your tuition fees for this programme.

More information can be found on the SAAS website

English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students

£9,250

Fees shown are payable annually and may be subject to increase each year. 

Please see our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page for further details. 

International Students

£13,800

Fees shown are payable annually and may be subject to increase each year. 

Please see our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page for further details. 

Scholarships

 

We offer a  corporate/philanthropic scholarship as shown below, which is available to all students to support your studies with us. 

The Robert Reid Bursary

Two £500 awards for students who have overcome challenges to attend university.

Careers

Accounting is always in demand.

By 2018, it’s estimated that there’ll be 279,000 more accounting jobs in the UK, which means excellent career prospects and earning potential for an ambitious and motivated Accounting and Finance graduate.

 

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Choose Your Path

While the obvious career path is to become an accountant, many graduates use their skills and knowledge to get a foot in the door in roles where a strong numeric background and understanding of company finances makes them valuable additions to organisations. Recent Abertay graduates have joined companies such as:

  • Lloyds Banking
  • Henderson Loggie
  • Centrica
  • Ernst & Young
  • NCR
  • BNP Paribas
  • HSBC

 

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Keep Progressing

Successfully graduating from this degree will show employers that you’re a dedicated individual with career ambitions aligned to the accounting and finance sector. You’ll perhaps have a better chance at promotion if you’re currently working within a finance or accounting position, or it could even make you a more attractive candidate within the competitive graduate job market.

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