Undergraduate

BA/BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

The aim of this new course is to provide you with the knowledge and practical expertise required to have a rewarding career as a financial or management accountant. You will have the opportunity to attain exemptions from accounting bodies and will graduate with very promising employment prospects in a wide range of fields.

Leaders and managers rely on accountants to help them to make informed financial decisions that can contribute to the success of their companies. As an accountant you can play a key role in this process. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of accountancy on this course, you will gain the mix of skills, knowledge and experience needed for a rewarding career in accountancy.

NB This course is subject to validation

 

Why QMU?

  • You will be able to work towards gaining exemptions from accountancy bodies.
  • Learn in-demand financial and accounting skills and develop high-level critical understanding of the important issues in these fields.
  • This course has been specifically designed to give you the key skills, knowledge and professional qualifications to help you forge a rewarding career in financial or accountancy management.

 

About the course

Leaders and managers rely on accountants to help them to make informed financial decisions that can contribute to the success of their companies. As an accountant you can play a key role in this process. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of accountancy on this course, you will gain the mix of skills, knowledge and experience needed for a rewarding career in accountancy.

This course has been specifically designed to give you the key skills, knowledge and accountancy body qualifications to help you forge a rewarding career in financial or management accounting.

You will develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues and theories in accounting and finance. At the same time you will build up a range of in-demand professional skills including teamwork, leadership, time management, numeracy, literacy, digital literacy and oral communication.

Structure

You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules each year.

Teaching, learning and assessment

We will use a mix of methods including lectures, tutorials and small group discussion, case study analysis, software demonstrations and exercises, background reading and research and your dissertation.

A full breakdown of teaching, learning and assessment activity is not yet available for this new course. It will be posted here when available.

 

Modules

As this course will be new for 2020, specific information about content and modules is still in development. More information will be published here when it is available.

 

Placements

You will be able to engage with local employers when you are working on your dissertation. This will be a very valuable way to gain real-world skills and to work through theoretical ideas from a business perspective.

 

Exchange opportunities

N/A

Careers

You will graduate with an impressive range of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in financial management and accounting. As there are financial management and accounting opportunities in every field from corporate finance to government, charity to sports management and IT to new media start-ups, where you take your first career steps is up to you.

 

Entry requirements

Scottish Higher: Standard BBBC, Minimum: BCCC

A Level: BCC

Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

International: IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5

Required subjects: Maths (grade B) and English at Nat 5/GCSE

Mature/Access: Related Access course – see our website for details at www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications.  We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications or experience.

Associate student places

N/A

Professional registration/ accreditation

N/A

Teaching staff, class sizes and timetables

For more information, please see ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’.

Awarding body

QMU. For more information, please see ‘External Review’ section on the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ page.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2020/21 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Undergraduate).

Special Information for EU Applicants: EU students starting their studies up to and including academic year 2020/21 will have the costs of their tuition fees met by the Scottish Government for the duration of their course. For more information, see https://www.qmu.ac.uk/brexiteu-student-funding-update/

Teaching staff may be subject to change.