B.A. Accounting and Financial Information Systems

University of Greenwich | London , United Kingdom
The Business School has an excellent reputation in the field of accounting and finance. This programme has been developed with professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions, providing services such as insurance, investment and commercial banking and asset management.

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The Business School has an excellent reputation in the field of accounting and finance. This programme has been developed with professional accountancy bodies and financial institutions, providing services such as insurance, investment and commercial banking and asset management.

The programme places emphasis on integrating accounting, financial and systems theory with the practical application of information technology skills using current business software. Information management and systems play a major role in the management of the finances of many organisations. Students graduate with a highly marketable combination of accounting and finance expertise and transferable analytical, software and systems skills. The accountancy, banking and finance sectors offer high salaries, making them a career of choice for those looking for well-rewarded jobs.

After successful completion of the first year of studies, students may transfer to the second year of the BA Hons Accounting and Finance degree or its specialist stream, BA Hons Accounting, Audit and Assurance Services.Transfer is subject to passing all courses and obtaining an overall average of 50% or more.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 11200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (30 credits)
  • Management Accounting and Ethics in Organisations (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Analysis and Systems (30 credits)
  • Business and the Financial Environment (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Computing and Financial Applications (30 credits)
  • Management Accounting Control Systems (15 credits)
  • Information Systems (30 credits)
  • Research and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • One option from: Administration, Accounting and Taxation for Small Entities; Taxation; Managing Business Finance; Business Company Law; Language; OR two options from: Management Accounting Control Systems 2; Project Management; Internationalisation, Trade and Markets; Business Law (30 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • Designing Financial Applications (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (30 credits)
  • One option from: Administration, Accounting and Taxation for Small Entities; Banking: Principles, Practices and Regulation; E-Business; Ethics and Corporate Governance; Managing Business Finance; Taxation; Language; OR the following two 15-credit options: Internationalisation, Trade and Markets; Current Issues in Management Accounting (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or Double AVCE

PLUS GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or equivalent qualifications.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four or more years' full-time work experience are considered on an individual basis. Direct entry into the second year is available for suitably qualified students.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Depending on their chosen options, students attract differing levels of exemption from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Association of International Accountants.

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