University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course will give you the key accounting and 'nancial skills employers are looking for, as well as broader business and management expertise. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the applied aspects of accounting, together with the team'working, problem'solving, communication skills and commercial awareness which companies need in a complex global business world.

These skills and knowledge will open up a range of job opportunities in areas such as 'nancial and management accounting and other closely related fields. You can develop your career in the private or public sector, and the course will help your progression to professional quali'cations. The course provides exemption from up to 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The course has also been re'accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Many graduates also undertake further study, proceeding to a Master’s degree in accounting or 'nance.

The course offers 'exibility in the accounting areas in which you might choose to specialise. There is an emphasis on international developments in accounting and 'nance, and an opportunity to study a foreign language at each credit level.

You will be also able to develop practical skills through the use of accounting software such as Sage, and the Financial Market Suite (FMS). The FMS utilises the Bloomberg platform, a state'of'the'art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions.

Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, exercises demonstrating the use and application of accounting techniques, and problem'based and blended learning (including group work in first and second years) designed to engage your interest. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, case studies, and in'class tests as well as time'constrained exams.

Course Modules

First'year core modules cover the global business environment, introductory financial accounting, management accounting fundamentals, computerised methods in accounting, and quantitative methods for accountants; you can also take a Westminster elective module from across the University. Core modules in the second year focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility, financial accounting and reporting, intermediate management accounting, and auditing. You can then choose either one or two options (depending on whether you take the work placement or study abroad year) from law and business, corporate governance, or a Westminster elective. In your final year your core modules cover global strategic management, advanced financial accounting and reporting, advanced aspects of management accounting, and financial management. You can also choose up to two modules from taxation, company law, or a dissertation; and either a Westminster elective, or a professional experience module.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees