City University London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance is designed to meet employers' needs for well'trained accountancy professionals and is one of the few UK degrees supported by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). As well as focusing on finance and accounting, students can broaden their studies into areas including languages, business law and corporate social responsibility. This degree produces well'rounded graduates with skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in business, finance and accountancy. The degree is available as both a three and a four year degree for those who wish to take up a one year work placement option. Cass Business School has links with many leading accountancy and finance firms and can offer placements at firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, ICAP and Goldman Sachs. Work placements enable students to network with professionals and gain valuable work experience. Students studying Accounting and Finance have the option to spend a year abroad at leading institutions in Europe and further afield including Technische Universit't M'nchen, Munich, Germany and the National University of Singapore. As the course is designed in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), students who meet the relevant criteria can achieve the maximum exemptions or credit for prior learning from the ICAEW's Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA) and prepare for the four external examinations.

Course Modules

Year 1 Core modules: financial institutions; foundations of economics for finance; introduction to business law; introduction to financial accounting; introduction to finance; introduction to management accounting; introduction to statistics; professional skills. Elective modules, applicants choose 1 from: international business environment; introduction to management; introduction to visual basic. Year 2: 10 Modules (8 core and 2 electives). Core modules: assurance; corporate law; financial accounting; financial accounting 2; financial markets; management accounting; principles of finance; principles of taxation. Elective modules, applicants choose 2 from: business and industrial economics; company valuation; European business culture; European studies; financial analysis; financial econometrics; IT for business; personal finance; portfolio theory and investment valuation; risk analysis and modelling. Year 3: 9 modules (7 core and 2 elective.) Core modules: audit and assurance; corporate finance; corporate strategy; final year project; financial reporting theory and practice; strategy for business; taxation. Elective modules, applicants choose 2 from: advanced financial economics; asset'liability management; business forecasting; corporate social responsibility; European business seminar; financial forecasting; financial services regulation; international financial management; technical analysis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

84% Go on to work and/or study

In work 42
Studying 23
Studying and working 19
Unemployed 11
Unknown 5

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 69%

Total Coursework: 27%

Total Practical: 4%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation