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Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Finance

Accounting

This highly practical degree aims to educate and prepare you for a range of careers within the accountancy and finance professions or as general managers; it will give you a solid grasp of accounting techniques, taxation, financial legislation, financial management and business strategies and demonstrate how they are being applied in today’s business world.

Our degree is recognised by the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). The curriculum and assessment is designed to impart the knowledge needed to pass the professional qualifications, providing a significant number of exemptions, depending on which optional modules you take.

You’ll be taught by lecturers, some of which are qualified accountants with substantial experience in practice and industry, many with active research interests in areas such as auditing, banking, stock markets and return on investments. They regularly bring contemporary practice into the classroom, for example, monitoring relevant news stories like the furore around public pensions or executive bonuses, to stimulate debate and discussion.
Throughout the course, teaching is designed to embed professional skills. You’ll have access to the one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe, which incorporates the best analytical, news and data platforms to give you first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools. You will use industry-standard business software packages, including SAGE and SAP.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities which develop you personally and professionally. These include: online phase tests, such as ‘My accounting lab’ or BPP SCORM; and graduate assessment days, interview techniques and telephone interviews.

**Key course benefits**

- Outstanding facilities include our trading floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.

- Coventry Business School was ranked ‘excellent’ in 2018 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries.

- Exemptions from up to eight papers of the professional qualifications from the UK’s leading professional accounting bodies, whose representatives have visited our students in the past to speak about the professions and give advice and guidance on how to secure a job.

- Practical focus includes preparing and analysing corporate accounts, as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations, from sole trader partnerships to large corporations like Easyjet, Ryanir and Ben & Jerry’s.

- Designated Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) to work with you throughout your course. All our EPTs have previously worked in industry and have experience of being a recruiter; they understand the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates.

- Opportunity for all students to apply for an internship or sandwich placement, typically as a trainee accountant or in management accounts, which previously has included companies such as Tesco, the NHS, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), IBM, as well as a large number of small to medium-sized accountancy firms and organisations.

Modules

For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Accounting

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Finance
73%
med
Accounting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

Accounting

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,202
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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