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Coventry University

Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: NN43

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

**Course developed for international students only**

If you are seeking to build a successful career in the finance industry, this career-focused course will help prepare you for roles as financial advisers, finance managers, management accountants and financial analysts. Drawing on your previous studies and experience,  you will have the chance to develop your knowledge, understanding, critical thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of international accounting and finance.

We focus on the tools, techniques, challenges and issues facing modern international business organisations, reflecting on contemporary accounting and financial thought and practice. We will examine issues such as regional differences with regard to accounting and financial standards and their impacts on overseas initial public offerings. 

Wherever possible, teaching is geared towards embedding professional skills and putting theory into practice. You’ll participate in trading games using our Bloomberg trading floor, which incorporates analytical, news and data platforms to give you first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools. 
Academic staff members teaching on the course include qualified accountants with experience in practice and industry all over the world, having worked for companies including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG.

**Key course benefits**

- Specialist content covers the identification, analysis and solution of financial decision making.

- Outstanding facilities include our state-of-the-art trading floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.

- Experienced staff, who have worked as auditors for Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG in different countries and as ACCA markers in the UK.

- Opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and visit key financial institutions, such as the London Stock Exchange and Bank of England.

- Opportunity to join a variety of student led societies, including the Accounting and Finance society, the Investment Society and the Financial Trading Society.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

- **Advanced English for Business and Management:** Supports development of your proficiency in English language within the context of accounting, finance and business. The emphasis is on developing practical reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and will involve activities and tasks designed to increase the range and effectiveness of your use of language and the development of study and communication skills in a professional and academic context.

- **International Corporate Reporting:** Focuses primarily on the preparation and analysis of published financial statements by public limited companies. You will be introduced to some of the key International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS’s), enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply a number of IFRS’s and accounting theory in the preparation of the published financial statements of entities, including a simple group. You will also be able to develop the skills necessary to critically analyse and interpret these financial statements and become aware of their limitations.

- **International Finance:** Provides an understanding of the international dimension of finance and how this impacts upon business so that you are better able to appreciate the workings and operation of currency derivatives markets, the international money and capital markets and the principles of currency risk management. We will explore currency markets, international parity conditions, international money and capital markets, the nature and importance of currency risk and strategies for managing currency risk, including the application of derivatives to manage such risks.

- **Financial Theory:** Aims to further develop your understanding in the key concepts in finance, including the function of capital markets, the relationship between risk and return and how to price a variety of financial assets.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Accounting

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
med
Accounting
82%
med
Finance

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.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

92%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

Finance

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

38%
UK students
62%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

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
92%
med
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.

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
76%
med
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Accounting

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

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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.

Finance

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

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£20k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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